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Rifles from the Boer War


A pair of rifles from the 2nd Anglo-Boer War period. The one on the left is a Mauser rifle used by the Boer forces during the period, produced by Krupps in Germany and shipped to the Transvaal before hostilities broke out. The other is a non-standard rifle - a Lee Speed sporting rifle owned by Maj. A W Marsden, DSO of the 1st Manchesters which was much easier to use on horseback.


The Museum of Manchester's Regiment, Ashton-under-Lyne, UK. March 2004

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