Wind That Shakes The Barley, The

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The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006)

The following guns were used in this film:


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Lee Enfield SMLE No. 1 Mk. III

The Short Magazine Lee Enfield is the standard rifle of the British army, Black & Tans, Auxiliaries and later the Free State's National Army. It is also the most commonly used rifle by the IRA.

Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk.III* - .303 British
Black and Tans with SMLE rifles
A Black and Tan aims his SMLE with P'07 bayonet
An IRA officer gives orders while holding his SMLE. From the cutout on the rear sight protection ear and the open-grained wood, it's likely an Australian Lithgow-made example.
An IRA member fires his SMLE
An IRA member works the bolt on his SMLE
A Free State Army soldier aims his SMLE

Mauser Gewehr 98

Mauser Gewehr 1898 rifles are used by IRA members throughout the film, most notably by the training officer at the beginning of the film.

Mauser Gewehr 1898 7.92x57mm Mauser
An IRA training officer carries his Mauser Gewehr 98
The training officer shoots a cigarette pack to demonstrate the importance of cover and concealment
An IRA member fires his Gewehr 98
An Anti-treaty IRA member takes cover with his Gewehr 98

Mauser Kar 98a

Damien (Cillian Murphy) carries a Mauser Kar 98a throughout the film.

Mauser Kar 9a - 8 x 57mm Mauser
Damien lies prone with his Kar 98a
Damien marches with his Kar 98a (left)
Damien advances with his Kar 98a

Mauser Karabiner 98k

A Mauser Karabiner 98k is seen in several scenes in the film - an anachronism as the 98K was not introduced until 1935, and the film is set in 1920-1922. It is possible that the armorer did not have access to enough First World War Mausers.

Mauser Kar 98K - 8 x 57mm Mauser
A Mauser Kar 98K is aimed at RIC members
An IRA member carries a Mauser 98K

Webley Mk.IV

Damien (Cillian Murphy) carries a Webley .455 Mk IV revolver throughout the film.

Webley Mk.IV - .455 Webley
IRA members fire Colt Official Police (L), Colt New Service (C), and Webley Mk.IV (R) revolvers.
Damien aims his Webley Mk.IV
Damien fires his Webley Mk.IV

Webley Mk.VI

The Webley .455 Mk VI is the most commonly seen revolver in the film, carried by British officers, Black and Tans, Auxiliaries and several IRA members including Teddy (Padraic Delaney).

Webley Mk.VI - .455 Webley
A British officer advances with his Webley Mk.IV
An IRA commander carries his Webley in an open-topped NCO's holster
Teddy fires his Webley Mk.VI
An anti-treaty IRA member aims his Webley Mk.VI

S&W Mk.II Hand Ejector

Dan (Liam Cunningham) carries a Smith & Wesson Mk II Hand Ejector .

Smith & Wesson Mk.II Hand Ejector
Dan with his Smith & Wesson Hand Ejector

Colt Official Police

The Colt Official Police is carried by some IRA members.

Colt Official Police - .38 Special
IRA members fire Colt Official Police (L), Colt New Service (C), and Webley Mk.IV (R) revolvers.
An IRA members holds his Colt Official Police on Sir John

Colt New Service

Colt New Service is carried by some IRA members - it's impossible to tell from the film, but it is most likely a British army-issued revolver in .455 Webley.

Colt New Service
IRA members fire Colt Official Police (L), Colt New Service (C), and Webley Mk.IV (R) revolvers.

Mauser C96 Broomhandle

The Mauser Broomhandle can be seen in several scenes used by IRA members - the Mauser was a popular sidearm among IRA members, who referred to it as the "Peter the Painter automatic", after a famous anarchist who allegedly carried one.

Prewar Commercial Mauser C/96 "Broomhandle" - 7.63 x 25mm Mauser
An IRA training officer carries a Mauser Broomhandle in a British-style holster
An IRA member aims a Mauser C96
An anti-treaty IRA member holds a Mauser C96

FN Model 1910

An IRA member can be seen with a Browning 1910 during the pub scene, though it is never fired.

FN Model 1910 .380 ACP
An IRA member with an FN Model 1910

Vickers Gun

A Vickers Gun is seen mounted on a truck driven by Auxiliaries.

Vickers Mk1 Machine Gun
An Auxiliary truck mounted with a Vickers gun

Lewis Gun

The Lewis Gun is carried by the IRA flying column in their ambush of Auxiliaries.

Lewis gun - .303 British
An IRA member marches with Lewis gun shouldered.
An IRA member emplaces his Lewis gun.
An IRA member fires his Lewis gun.

Special: Hurling Stick

True to life, many IRA soldiers are seen training using hurling sticks as dummy rifles for lack of the real thing.

IRA recruits are seen drilling with hurling sticks as drill rifles



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