HC Deb 11 November 1920 vol 134 c1385W

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether the revolver ammunition issued to His Majesty's Forces in Ireland contains a soft-nosed leaden bullet without a covering of nickel plate to prevent it from expanding; and, if so, what amount of such ammunition has been captured by Sinn Fein from the Forces of the Crown?


My right hon. Friend has asked me to reply. The standard pattern of revolver ammunition used by the troops in Ireland is of the all-lead type which was used throughout the War, and is substantially the same as that used with the Martini-Henry rifle and all other types of service rifles prior to the introduction of the present nickel-coated types used with high velocity rifles. I have no information readily available as to the amount of revolver ammunition captured by the rebels.