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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.

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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.

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DSC_1507sTop strap markings

DSC_1488csThe safety pushed to the safe position.

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DSC_1487sTypical markings showing the model and proofing of the pistol

DSC_1486sYou can see the Singapore police markings and the red dot on the safety indicating the weapon is ready to rife.

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DSC_1482sRack markings painted on the butt of the grip

DSC_1496csA quick look at then side by side. showing the frame differences.

DSC_1492csNotice the hump design on the back of the frame and the difference in grip design.

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