1950H.C. Bosman inL. AbrahamsBekkersdal Marathon (1971) 19Gunpowder and lead, and oil to make the springs of our old sannas work smoothly.
1955L.G. GreenKaroo 110The father had his flintlock muzzle-loader with him, an old-fashioned ‘Sanna’.
1963A.M. Louw20 Days 52Here we are going about as usual this morning and not a gun in the house except Oupa’s old sanna.
1971Std Encycl. of Sn Afr.IV. 520The true or French flint lock, known in South Africa as the ‘snaphaan’ or ‘sanna’, was..an improved version of the Dutch snaphaan, in that the frizzen and pan cover were now one unit.
1972D.W. Krüger inStd Encycl. of Sn Afr.VII. 399Both the British troops and the burgher commandos used the flint-lock, which was in general use from about 1760 to 1840. This was the famous ‘Brown Bess’, the standard weapon during the American War of Independence and the Napoleonic Wars. In South Africa this muzzle-loader was known as the ‘sanna’ and was made famous by the Voortrekkers.
1975W. SteenkampLand of Thirst King 58A long smoothbore ‘sanna’ of the Voortrekker pattern, almost six feet long from the gaping muzzle with its ivory-tipped forestock to the deep-bellied butt.
1977S. Afr. Panorama Feb. 40In the case of the Voortrekkers..their sannas (flint-lock rifles with frizzen pan) were part of their life..not only for self-defence but also for food.
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