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|15th March 2004||Bayonets|
By Andrew Holliday
Could anyone tell me what bayonets were used for the Martini-Henry Rifle was it a sword bayonet or a socket bayonest, because in some films and books its a socket bayonet and in others its got sword bayonets, which did they use?
|15th March 2004||John Young|
Both & more!
The socket bayonet was used by all ranks in line infantry battalions below the rank of sergeant. Sergeants of all line infantry battalions & all other-ranks of rifle regiments used the sword bayonet.
There were other variations of bayonet used in the campaign.
|6th April 2004||ronclayton|
Do I recollect that Islandwhana was the first occasion the Zulu had come against the Bayonet? Would most of the 24th have fixed them or had time too?