A contributor has recently sent us some photos of weapons used by the Irish Republican Army, third West Cork Brigade. We thank you very much. The pistol is a Webley and Scott Ltd London & Birmingham, 6.3 mm automatic pistol.
The machine gun is a Lewis, marked Animes Automatiques Lewis Belgium and Birmingham Co Ltd proof marks.
Many weapons used by the IRA in west Cork were captured from Crown forces and it can be well assumed that these weapons were captured at some of the famous ambushes in that area. I have no further details so please don’t ask as these were sent in by sender unknown.
Lee Enfields, Mausers, Webleys, Lewis and Vickers were all used, along with a multitude of shot guns, mills bombs (grenades) and numerous different types of pistols/revolvers. Some British writers would have you believe they used hatchets too, no comment.
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