Arms and Ammunition.—The supply of arms and ammunition at present in New Zealand is officially reported to be as follows : —l7 Armstrong guns, viz., one 40-pounder, six 12-pouuders, tea 0pounders, ten 24-poundor howitzers, eleven 7-ton guns, eleven 64-poun leva, eleven mortars, and fourteeif iron can uon of various patterns ; total, 74 ordnance of all classes. Small arms—Snider rides, 0919 ; Enfield rifles, 11,430; carbines, 1771. Ammunition —Snider, 1,435,822 rounds ; Enfield, 969,105 rounds ; carbine, 131,317 rounds. Besides these, 3,400 Snider rifles and 500,000 roun U of ammunition for them are on their way out from England.
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 14, 28 October 1879
Untitled Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 14, 28 October 1879
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