Thanks, Eswube; thanks, Toxic Loki! Your feedback is very important, specially coming from a respected veteran artist and a spaniard (as I am drawing SCW firme arms)! Thanks, Farooq! Some of the Spanish pistols, were a little bit different (the Astra family), and inherited a delayed blowback mechanism from the previous Campo Giro, and as they were chambered for a rather powerful round, they need a powerful spring to withstand it. But the other pistols were of much more plain designs, owing almost everything to J.M. Browning previous works. And the sub-machine guns, "under the skin"
, were of the well known blowback system from German designers.
Now, two rifles and two pistols of the SCW: The main rifle of the defenders of San Juan hills was the Mauser 93, which would be the main rifle of the spanish military for 20 years, and was chambered to the 7x53 cartridge or 7 mm spanish.
It was followed by the main spanish rifle of the Civil War, the Oviedo rifle.
Also in 7 mm, is depicted here with the long Model 1913 bayonet instead the shorter Model 1893 one. This rifle was sold to the Paraguayan Army in 7.65 x 53 and was used in the bloody Chaco War. The survivors were resold to the Spanish Republic, so in the SCW it was feasible so find this weapon chambered both in 7 mm and in 7.65 mm.
Gabilondo made during the 1920s several Browning's inspired pistols, and Llama V to VII were close clones of the M1911 but chambered to 9 mm Largo (with enough tolerances to admit the use of .38 auto, specially in the american market), they were well made handguns, of good steel and nicelly machined, accurate and reliable.
A batch of 300 austrian Styer M1912 arrived to the republican forces in the first months of the civil war, and were mainly used by the Navy.
An interesting fact of this pistol is that was chambered for the 9 mm Styer, which was of similar dimensions of 9 mm Largo, but due to differences in the base, the spanish round could not be used in the austrian pistol (but as the tolerances of the Astra 400 were bigger, the austrian round was habitually used by the Wehrmacht in the spanish pistol).
Finally, well after the end of the war, when Spain adopted the NATO cartridge in the late 1950s, an important number of Oviedo rifles were converted to FR-7 short rifles (or mosquetones) for second line troops, with a new barrel by CETME, and a gas like tube for the maintenance kit tools under it, new sights and the bayonet of the then new Cetme C.
Creditis: I borrowed many ideas from the previous work in mauser rifles by Darth Panda, Colosseum and Pombo. Thanks! Cheers.
Edited to correct a cartridge mistake! Thanks, S.