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smithart101


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Does anyone have colour photos of the artillery pieces used in the Zulu war, that they would like to share?
Specifically, the 7-pdr RML and the 9-pdr RML as seen at the SA Museum of Military history, Johannesburg. Have any models of these ever been produced?
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Simon
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John Young


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Simon,

I don't have any colour photographs, but I have an original photograph of the two guns of N/5 from Isandlwana after they were recovered.

If that's any use?

John Y.
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smithart101


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John,
thanks for that, have sent you a PM with my email.
regards
Simon
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Sawubona


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There are some pretty high rez photos of a 7pdr RML at the Royal Artillery Museum at this link: http://petruspulcher.monicadue.co.uk/rml7pdrgun.html
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The Lt.


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The following are availabe by Fleurbaix Toy Soldiers at www.fleurbaixtoysoldiers.com.au .........The Lt.




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John Young


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Dear All,

The gun in 'Firepower' isn't the right one it is on the wrong carriage.

The model that Lt. posted again isn't the right one.

The 9-pounder in Harman's link to Bermuda shows the right pattern R.M.L. for the time, the one with the unfused shells in front of it.

For those who might be interested this is a close-up on one of the recovered Isandlwana cannon.



John Y.
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Cannon fired at Cetswayos Coronation
Robin


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The 2 cannon are presently being restored at the Old Fort in Durban.
Unfortunately, according to KG, woodrot has been found and restoration is being delayed.
It is intended that they will be fired again at some appropriate occasion.
Can anyone assist with the wherabouts/fate of the 2 (or 6) Isandlwana cannon

Robin
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John Young


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Robin,

We've gone over the fate of the Isandlwana cannon on a previous thread, either on this or on the old forum. Their fate is unknown I'm afraid.

John Y.
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