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Armstrong 9-pounder gun


An Armstrong RBL 9-pounder gun on a steel carriage. Armstrong guns were used during the New Zealand Wars, most notably during the bombardment of Gate Pā on 29 April 1864.

This gun was purchased by the New Zealand government in 1886 for the Auckland Volunteer Artillery. After being discovered in a disused mineshaft in Thames it was retrieved by the local Returned Services' Association and restored in a Papakura workshop. The gun is now on display at the National Army Museum Te Mata Toa.


National Army Museum Te Mata Toa 
Accession Number: 1996.1514 
Permission of the National Army Museum Te Mata Toa must be obtained before any reuse of this image.

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