Webley Mark IV Singapore police pistol
This post deals with 2 Webley mark IV pistols. Both of them were issued to the Singapore police force. Both of these pistols are commercial versions and show no military markings.
The first is a standard mark IV webley.
The second version is the police model. This pistol incorporated a hammer safety. With this pistol the safety can only be engaged with the hammer down. The pistol can still be open to load or unload with the safety on. Production of the Police model ended in 1970.
Top strap markings
The safety pushed to the safe position.
Close up of the barrel proof marks
Typical markings showing the model and proofing of the pistol
You can see the Singapore police markings and the red dot on the safety indicating the weapon is ready to rife.
Rack markings painted on the butt of the grip
A quick look at then side by side. showing the frame differences.
Notice the hump design on the back of the frame and the difference in grip design.