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The Wind That Shakes The Barley

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The Wind That Shakes The Barley
The wind that shakes the barley poster.jpg
Movie Poster
Country FRA.jpg France
GER.jpg Germany
ITA.jpg Italy
IRL.jpg Ireland
ESP.jpg Spain
CH.jpg Switzerland
UKD.jpg United Kingdom
Flag of the United States.jpg United States
Directed by Ken Loach
Release Date June 23, 2006
Language English
Studio Sixteen Films
Matador Pictures
Regent Capital
UK Film Council
Distributor Pathé International
Main Cast
Character Actor
Damien O'Donovan Cillian Murphy
Teddy O'Donovan Pádraic Delaney
Dan Liam Cunningham
Sinéad Ní Shúilleabháin Orla Fitzgerald
Micheál Ó Súilleabháin Laurence Barry
Bernadette Mary Murphy
Peggy Mary O'Riordan

The following weapons were used in the film The Wind That Shakes The Barley:


Mauser C96

The Mauser C96 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.

Commercial Mauser C/96 - 7.63x25mm 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 FN Model 1910 during the pub scene, though it is never fired.

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


Webley Mk. IV

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

Webley Mark 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 Mark 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.

Smith & Wesson Mk. II Hand Ejector

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

Smith & Wesson Mark II Hand Ejector - .455 Webley
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 - .45 ACP
IRA members fire Colt Official Police (L), Colt New Service (C), and Webley Mk.IV (R) revolvers.


Lee Enfield No. 1 Mk. III*

The Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mk III* 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 Mark 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 1898

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 Karabiner 98AZ

Damien (Cillian Murphy) carries a Mauser 98AZ Artillery Carbine throughout the film.

Karabiner 98AZ - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Damien lies prone with his Kar 98AZ.
Damien marches with his Kar 98AZ (left).
Damien advances with his Kar 98AZ.

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.

Karabiner 98 kurz - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A Mauser Kar 98K is aimed at RIC members.
An IRA member carries a Mauser 98K.

Machine Guns

Vickers Mk. I

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

Vickers Mark I - .303 British
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.


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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