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Boer War Mounted Rifle Ammunition Bandolier RARE

  • Closed: Thu 9 Aug 2012, 9:00 pm
Listing #: 499162511
2nd BOER WAR Mounted Infantry BANDOLIER Mark 1 LEATHER 50 Round Introduced 1882

So this bandolier was made TOO EARLY to appear in the fine reference by the O'Sullivan Brothers of Chch. :-(

Leather "Individual Cartridge Tube" type Martini Henry or Martini Enfield Ammunition BANDOLIER of 50 Round capacity

These were used by both New Zealand & Australian Mounted units from 16th May 1882 onward and worn in the 2nd Boer War in South Africa around 1900

I have copied pages # 124 & 125 from the Australian Reference "Saddle Up" by Rick Landers, which depicts this type of bandolier along with other EARLY Colonial Mounted Unit Equipment

This is a VERY RARE and HARD TO FIND type of antique Mounted Rifles & Light Horse Equipment that would have seen service with the early NZMR and Australian Light Horse or ALH

I have included a clipping from one of last year's IS Wright Auction sales (with a MUCH HIGHER estimate) for a provenanced item in POORER CONDITION than that which I offer here

That estimate is in Australian Dollars (AUD$) Then worth MORE than US$

CONDITION = is SUPERB for it's age of OVER 110 years OLD !!......And is EXACTLY "as seen" in my images

You can see in my images that two (2) securing "TABS" are entirely missing. but the STUDS (much harder to replace) are ALL PRESENT :-)

This is the MARK ONE version and the brass studs that the tabs secure onto were ONLY placed through the ONE LAYER of the leather (So are frequently found torn-out)

The 2nd type had the studs riveted right through to the back for greater longevity of stud-life

The leather is remarkably SUPPLE and must have had many loving applications of leather conditioner

BIG PICTURE at the following URL's (you would NEED to "cut & paste" these into your browser, then hit your "enter" key"....."Click on" the derived images ? .....and they will ENLARGE ! :-)

http://tinyurl.com/8a6oey2

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Absolutely GUARANTEED to be 100% GENUINE (just like ALL the items I sell ! :-)

Shipping details

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  • $10.00  Courier delivery in North Island NOT RD or PO Box
  • $12.00  Courier delivery in South Island NO RD or PO Box
  • $8.90  NZPO Standard mail parcel anywhere in NZ
  • $15.00  Airmail PARCEL anywhere in AUSTRALIA
  • $39.90  DHL economy Courier to Australia IF PayPal payment
  • Seller allows pick-ups
  • Seller location: North Shore, Auckland, NZ

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Closes: Thu 9 Aug, 9:00 pm. 2012