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aarondhgraham
December 17, 2009, 03:16 PM
Can anyone tell me what version/model of rifle was used by the British troops at Rorke's Drift?

Thanks in advance,,,

Aarond

Scorch
December 17, 2009, 03:29 PM
IIRC, Martini-Henry rifles firing the .577/.450 Martini Henry cartridge.

darkgael
December 17, 2009, 04:54 PM
Try this link for more info:
http://www.martinihenry.com/zulu-wars.htm

Pete

aarondhgraham
December 17, 2009, 05:43 PM
Just the info I was looking for,,,

kilimanjaro
January 4, 2010, 11:47 PM
For Zulu War authenticity, should be dated 1879 and earlier. Officers furnished their own rifles, these were usually undated commericial models, generally Martinis, but some carried sporting rifles. I believe .577/450 caliber was required for any non-issue rifle, though.