The Lancaster pistol in the Sudan

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The Lancaster pistol in the Sudan

Postby stallturn » 02 Oct 2017 10:10

I am doing some research into the use of the Lancaster pistol during the last two decades of the 19th century.
Analysis of the Lancaster records shows a sales spike in 1885 (particularly in 2Q and 4Q 1885). There is a lot of anecdotal evidence of the Lancaster pistol being used in the Sudan (Burnaby at Abu Klea being the most well-known. Interestingly, Burnaby does not appear in the Lancaster records as a purchaser of a pistol).
Can anyone point me to any specific references to these pistols being used in the Sudan and other Victorian campaigns and actions?
I would be very grateful for any information and leads.
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