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Webley

Webley Revolver

Webley Mark VI revolver which was manufactured by P. Webley & Son, Birmingham, England. It became their best-known model and was standard British Army issue, being officially adopted in 1915, with over 300,000 revolvers produced for service. A powerful weapon, the Webley Mark VI was used until 1932 – being distinguished from earlier Webleys with a 6 inch rather than 4 inch barrel and a square butt. The Mark VI was replaced by the Enfield No 2 revolver and was officially retired as obsolete in 1947. This particular gun was captured c. 1920 from British soldiers attending a social event at Taylor’s Hill, Galway by Irish Volunteers involved in the War of Independence (1919-1921) and ended up in the possession of Volunteer Martin Crowe of Bohermore.

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Museum Reg. GCM2009:004

Location: Display

Photo: Colm Hogan

2017-11-01T11:52:58+00:00

ADMISSION: Free |  OPENING TIMES: Tuesday to Saturday: 10:00 to 17:00 and from Easter to end of September on Sundays: 12:00 to 17:00 (Exhibitions close at 16:45)

Galway City Museum will be closed to the public from Thursday 6th to Saturday 8th February to facilitate essential structural works on the ground floor.  Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
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Beidh Músaem Cathrach na Gaillimhe dúnta don phobal ó Déardaoin 6 Feabhra go dtí Dé Sathairn 8 Feabhra chun oibreacha struchtúracha riachtanacha a éascú ar an mbunurlár. Gabh ár leithscéal as aon mhíchaoithiúlacht.
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