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Webley Mk 1

I have decided to do  a short series of posts on the Webley and Enfield revolvers in my collection. The first of the series is the Mk1 455 revolver.

The one in my collection is a cut away pistol.

This is one of any order of 10,000 pistols bought in 1887. This pistol was later converted to a armories cut away gun. All Mk1 guns were black powder guns.

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DSC_0648sA close up of the right side cut away section.

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DSC_0647sA close up of the left side cut away section.

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DSC_0645sAction open.

DSC_0649sYou can see from this photo that this is a Mk1 and not a Mk1* as the shield has not been modified.

DSC_0651sA close up of the cylinder

DSC_0652sLater Mk1 were converted to Mk1* and Mk1** with the addition of a Mk2 pistol shield that was dovetailed into its breech and by adding a new barrel and cylinder.

 

2 comments to Webley Mk 1

  • Andrew

    There are official purchase Mk 1 Webley revolvers in Cal .442 CF. In Cal .455 there revolvers were in service until after WW2. They are more comfortable to fire than the Mk 2,3
    & 4 because of the grip shape. All Mk 1 revolvers have long fragile firing pins which often break due to dry firing. Also Mk 1 revolvers re chambered to .45 acp are dangerous to fire because they are intended for low pressures of black powder and transitional propellants.

  • Where on Earth do you find all these brilliant guns? It took you for years to collect them all, I suppose?

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