Good morning, gentlemen!
Some firearms of the SCW. The first one is a smg from STAR Bonifacio Echeverria, RU-35.
Very well made, in nicely machined high grade steel. It was a very sturdy and reliable weapon, but expensive and of labour intensive manfacture. 10,000 were ordered in 1935, but less than 500 were delivered before the eruption of the SCW in July 1936.
In Catalonia, during 1938 a smg was made locally, Labora Fontbernat M-1938 (with the aid of the smugled blueprints of the RU-35: the Basque Country fell to Francoist forces during the first half of 1937).
Well made (with exception of the rear sight, which was of weak construction, and was the main problem with the gun) and machined, it was expensive, and less than 2000 were made at the Olot factory in Barcelona, before the factory switch to the production only of mauser rifles. It was used after the war both by the spanish military, and the anti-francoist republican maquis.
Finally, a gun never officialy adopted by the spanish military but widely used in the SCW, "the pistol for the armless", JALOAR.
Designed by Jose Lopez Arnaiz in 1919, it can be locked with the side lever using only one hand. It was carried unlocked, and the pistol does not have any safety device, and was tiggerguardless. It was made in several calibres, from .25 ACP to .45 ACP. Up to 30,000 were built during the 1920s. The main military order was from the peruvian mounted police (the peruvian police, Guardi Civil, was spanish trained), a clever choice for cavalry, in 9 mm Largo for the troopers, and 9 mm short for officers (as sidearm). It was a massive gun but well liked, as it can be locked with one hand with the other being used to hold the reins, and also was reliable, well balanced and accurate. It was used by the peruvian Guardia Civil in the short lived war against the ecuatorian border troops in 1941. Cheers.