What weapons were used in the 1st Afghan war?

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What weapons were used in the 1st Afghan war?

Postby MarkBohleber » 23 Aug 2013 13:00

What weapons were used by the British troops in the 1st Anglo- Afghan war? Were the Brunswick rifles used?

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Re: What weapons were used in the 1st Afghan war?

Postby Mark » 23 Aug 2013 13:16

Weren't the British infantry serving in India still armed with the Brown Bess musket when they fought the First Anglo-Afghan War?

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Re: What weapons were used in the 1st Afghan war?

Postby Tony Barton » 23 Aug 2013 16:05

I think they were still armed with the India Pattern flintlock. The new 1839 pattern percussion muskets seem first to have been used in China in 1842 .
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