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Given to me by my dad who in the 1970,s lived in SA and was given these items as a present by a zulu guide who had found these items over many years of walking the battlefields,its now against the law to search any SA Battlefield for relics.

found them in the loft recently and have had them displayed.

think there are martini cartridges,bullets,musket ball,looks like bottle top,ammo box screw,and button.

they are probebly quite rare and very intresting.

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Could that be a screw from one of those infamous ammo boxes? Or would they be bigger, made of brass to avoid rusting?

Nice display, is there room in the frame for a print or photo?

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really cool. The bullets that struck something are eery-rock or bone?

When i was a kid my next door neighbor, who was trying to get his money out of Rhodesia (via South Africa) used to fly back about every 6 months. He said he'd met old men who had watched the battle and could remember the officers shaking hands with the last survivors before the final bayonet charge down the hill. Assagis used to be common on the Portabello Road too-real ones.

Great stuff!

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Could that be a screw from one of those infamous ammo boxes? Or would they be bigger, made of brass to avoid rusting?

Nice display, is there room in the frame for a print or photo?

Hi

Have been told it probably is ammo screw as it is bent like a few others I have seen in books due to frantic attempts to open them !!

good idea about photo will get them better displayed

thanks

Matt

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really cool. The bullets that struck something are eery-rock or bone?

When i was a kid my next door neighbor, who was trying to get his money out of Rhodesia (via South Africa) used to fly back about every 6 months. He said he'd met old men who had watched the battle and could remember the officers shaking hands with the last survivors before the final bayonet charge down the hill. Assagis used to be common on the Portabello Road too-real ones.

Great stuff!

Thanks for your reply

cool story

yeh mabbe the bullets hit something?? and have read most of the ammo box screws found are bent as frantic attemps to open ammo boxes bent them !!

think will get re displayed with photos

thanks again for your reply

cheers

Matt

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