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    Always like those pics. Specially the one overset where the Britishicon are fixing bayonets... What caliber would the Boer breechloaders be? 2 pounder?
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    Yes definitely a two pounder, as they had to lug them around everywhere.
    You look at those timeless photos, no re enactor could emulate them could they?
    The second photo looks like he is spattered in blodd the old Commandant...................doesn't he realise he should be at the back, not at the front where blood is spilt!!
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    There wasn't a front or back in that war. That was reserved for European type battles.

    No reserves, no divisions, regiments, companies, etc. The commando could be any size depending on the commandant, planting or harvesting time, threat to home and hearth.

    That 2 pounder isn't. 75mm Frenchicon quick firing gun.

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    Daan,
    Hard call that, certainly with that particular breach/venturi I still think its a 2 pounder, could of course be the 12 pounder as both had similar features.
    If you look at the diagram I have attached, there are many characteristics that fit the original image albeit the carriage/frame is slightly different. Be good to have an experts opinion on it!
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    The Boer republics bought the guns from Franceicon and Germanyicon just before the conflict.

    The picture on the right is of a Creusot 75mm QF. Compare the size of the round held by the man on the left and the cases on the ground right. The weight of the shell about 12lb. Sights on the right of the barrel. Interrupted screw thread on the breech block.

    2 pounder would be about 37mm, much smaller. Due to lack of ammunition [all had to be obtained from the Britishicon forces against their will] the Boer forces wouldn't have used captured British artillery much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daan Kemp View Post
    a Creusot 75mm QF.
    I'd have to agree on that, a 75 would be about three inches, which the discarded cases appear. Love to just do some casual poking with one...at reasonable ranges on direct line of sight/shot... Looks like fun.
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    I rest my case mee lod, thanks for that. Always good to get a knowledgeable answer through rational thought and knowledge!!

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