TO THE EDITOR. Sir,—lt may bo of interest to volunteers and members of riflß elub3 to know that in the early part of this year a leading English cartridge manufacturing company, who are also the principal contractors to the British War Department, offered to deliver in the four principal ports of the colony MartiniHenry ammunition at a much lower price than is being paid at present to the colonial company, the said ammunition to be subject to inspection by either an expert appointed by the British authorities or our AgentGeneral, so that the quality throughout should be good and reliable, but to those advantages—price, quality, and saving of expense and trouhle in shipping—the Right Hon. Minister of Defence has turned a deaf ear.
Backed up by the above statement, why not ask an M.H.R. volunteer officer to bring the question before Parliament?—l am, etc, 2.
Dunedin, October 25.
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BAD AMMUNITION., Evening Star, Issue 10454, 26 October 1897
BAD AMMUNITION. Evening Star, Issue 10454, 26 October 1897
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