Serial Number 832
This Thompson gun sits in an
It was found in the floor of a water well where it had been abandoned after the
Irish Civil War ended in 1923.
The side which was lying in damp shows sign of obvious corrosion.
Serial number 832 was shipped on date
American Railway Express Company of New York.
This gun was part of the East Side shipment
which was seized by the
authorities in June 1921 but after years of legal wrangling was released to its
“rightful owners” in 1925.
The “rightful owners” were the IRA through
their agents in the
This gun with most of the others then found
their way to
right up to the 1980’s.