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    We Need a Change!

    Zulu War Martini Bayonets (TtoB)

    Pat 1853 Bushed
    Pat 1876
    Pat 1860 Bushed
    Pat 1871
    Pat 1875 (Natal Volunteers)
    Bowie (Swinburn Henry Carbine)

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    You should have titled it: We need a CHARGE". Fix bayonets.

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    This is the first time I've seen a Swinburn bayonet! Thanks for sharing.

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    The Bowie bayonet was issued to a few of the Natal Volunteers for use on their Swinburn Henry Carbines. It was considered as being virtually useless and only 190 were acquired. This bayonet saw use at Isandhlwana where it equipped some of the ill-fated men who died under Durnford.

    The Swinburn Henrys came in both rifle and carbine form and were a circumvention of the Martini patent. They were acquired by the Natal Government due to the shortage of Martini Henrys at the time they needed to rearm. The attached photo also includes a cutlass bayonet which was issued to the Natal Naval Volunteers in the 1880s.

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