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Article about: Picked up today from a local antiques center. no maker mark but style of the plate seems late Victorian, as does the style of the uniforms, though for the 2nd Boer war I think the British ha

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    Picked up today from a local antiques center. no maker mark but style of the plate seems late Victorian, as does the style of the uniforms, though for the 2nd Boer war I think the British had stopped wearing the red coat abroad. Anyone good on dating the field gun?
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    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Jerry, Hotchkiss guns were big back then...maybe a 1 or 3 pounder...? Late 1800's early 1900's. Only a guess.

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    Hey Jerry. Take a look at this site and scroll down to the 12pdr, 12CWT QF (Long 12') I am pretty sure that is the same gun. It was a naval gun mounted on a makeshift field carriage, hence the "rough and ready" look of the carriage. Nice plate by the way

    South African Military History Society - Journal- Guns in South Africa 1899-1902

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    Thanks Nigel and James fro responding.

    James, your link led me to find this one which gives me a 2nd Boer war date, thanks again. Also the history of them fits well with the Naval person in the picture on the plate.

    QF 12 pounder 12 cwt naval gun - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Nice plate Jerry..I mentioned a Boer War shelf & you are off already lol....Looks like I might have some competiton!! Cheers Terry.

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    Jerry i think that may be a Naval brigade 12 pounder known as a long twelve mounted on improvised field carriages designed by Captain Percy Scott RN, not a 100% sure but it looks quite similar!..
    It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.



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    Quote by Tango View Post
    Nice plate Jerry..I mentioned a Boer War shelf & you are off already lol....Looks like I might have some competiton!! Cheers Terry.
    Thanks Terry.

    I already had one plate posted a while back.

    Plus some other items, a FS helmet from the period, a Silver FS helmet motto for the 17th lancers from that period, a Welsh regiment marked water bottle from the period and some other cap badges from the period (not shown).
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    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Quote by Gunny Hartmann View Post
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    Jerry i think that may be a Naval brigade 12 pounder known as a long twelve mounted on improvised field carriages designed by Captain Percy Scott RN, not a 100% sure but it looks quite similar!..
    Cheers mate, it says the same in the link that James posted and the one I posted.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Quote by Jerry B View Post
    Cheers mate, it says the same in the link that James posted and the one I posted.
    Bugger you beat me to it!....
    It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.



    I'm Spartacus, not really i'm Paul!...

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    Damn it I knew I would lose!!! lol.... Well like I said the Boer war shelf will come as & when!!!. I keep seeing other things to collect first like you do!!!. Mind that is a very nice collection you have going on there. The helmet is outstanding a right centre piece if you ask me!! So thanks for showing the collection but the helmet like I say is tops!! Cheers Terry.

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