Bruce, you are right about the dumping of instantly obsolete rifles on the Boer republics. The 4 years between the Jameson raid and the 2nd Anglo boer war was a time of hectic small arms purchases by the 2 Boer republics. The Raid opened their eyes to how woefully unprepared they were for a war against Britain. It was also a time of unprecedented small arms development. Many a rifle contract was cancelled before delivery because the design had been overshadowed by something new. That is how some Guedes rifles were delivered to the Boers. (Ordered and cancelled by Portugal.) They were obsolete before they touched the shores of Africa.