Here in Tauranga we are in the run up to the 150 year commemoration of the Battle of Gate Pa, where the Maori beat the British Army. One of the events was the Gun Salute Day. The Armed Constabulary Artillery reinactors had their 6lb Armstrong guns and 12lb Coehorn mortars there. The 43rd and 65th Regiment reinactors were there as well.
Breech loading 6lb (2.5") Armstrong rifled guns
They gave out raffle tickets to the public to win a chance to fire the guns or mortars.
12lb (4.25") Coehorn Mortar
The 43rd and the 65th were there as well
colsjt65, the 65th's Colour Sergeant lecturing to the crowd on the role of the 43rd and 65th at the Battle of Gate Pa.
A couple of my favourite photos from the day.
I also got to fondle the Calisher and Terry Carbine, at the bottom, that colsjt65 is trying to sell me. I really want it but can't justify the price tag.