Scots in the Great War 
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The Armoury.

The weapons used by the men in the trenches.

Webley

The Webley .455in service revolver is among the most powerful top-break revolvers ever produced

A real man stopper it saw service in the Boer War, Great War and WW2 in .455 and .38 Calbre

Long Lee Enfield

.303 Calibre

The Long Lee-Enfield, as it became known because of its 30in barrel, was the standard British rifle throughout the Second Boer War (1899–1902). Superseded by the SMLE before the Great War, it was still being used by many Territorial Force Units 

SMLE

.303 Calibre

The workhorse weapon of the Infantry in two World Wars. Strong, accurate and easy to use / maintain, it earned a reputation as arguably the best bolt action Infantry rifle ever made.

Lewis

Light Machine Gun .303 calibre

Designed in the United States, it was rejected by their Military, instead the first country to adopt it was Belgium, who retained the .303 calibre. The British were also impressed a obtained a licence to make them at  British Small Arms Company (BSA) in Birmingham.

A Lewis gun team was at least two men, but on combat operations four or five men were often deployed in the Lewis gun team. The Number 1 fired the gun, the No. 2. changed the magazine, whilst the Nos. 3, 4 and 5 carried the spare magazines in special canvas transportation bags. It's effective range was about 600 yards.

Bayonet

Lewis Light Machine Gun