Dum-dum bullets at the Battle of Omdurman

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Re: Dum-dum bullets at the Battle of Omdurman

Postby Mark » 12 Jan 2016 12:42

I wonder if ammunition from Sudan ended up being transported to South Africa as British troop reinforcements arrived? That said, most British troops during the re-conquest of Sudan were issued with MK II rather than MK IV ammunition.

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Re: Dum-dum bullets at the Battle of Omdurman

Postby bongofury » 05 Feb 2016 23:50

Hi there, I'm new to the forum so please excuse me if I've made a mistake here.
Is this pertinent to your enquiry ?
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Re: Dum-dum bullets at the Battle of Omdurman

Postby RobD » 06 Feb 2016 00:42

Spot on, bongofury! Great picture.
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Re: Dum-dum bullets at the Battle of Omdurman

Postby Mark » 08 Feb 2016 17:04

Bongofury, that's the one!

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Re: Dum-dum bullets at the Battle of Omdurman

Postby rd72 » 08 Feb 2016 20:29

Yes, great picture.. You can see the rail pieces, too...

"We're sending you to do battle with the heathen, but first,.... you have to make your own ammo...." I wonder if there was any hint of feeding issues from the magazine due to the flatter nose... Not that there would be much difference from a Mk IV... but I wonder with the gauges either all different sizes or not used at all, how many rounds were filed "too much" by indifferent Tommies and Jocks...
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