I suggest you go look more closely at the C proof again. The two problems you will find are proper fill out cured as above , and base voids or damage. Where all of the Mark I pre-1899? Does any one know if these were ever sold on the commercial market? I will have a search but I think with the moving we did It may have got lost. These were marked with a pantograph so mistakes really should have been spotted but they must have happened. My advice is to only shoot smokeless powder ammunition in Mk. However, wartime shortages ensured that all marks of the Webley, including models in.
Any verification of date would be lovely. All Auctions are conducted in Pacific Time. Remove the extractor and extractor spring 16. Type of Finish: The revolver is blued over a somewhat unpolished surface, giving it a flat dull look. General Custer was using them at the time of his death in the Battle of the Little Bighorn. It should be stressed, not all serial numbers are recorded. The metal surrounding the numbers displays no dips, divits or departure from the curves or sharp angles which pass through those areas.
It was extruded in stick form and cut to the length needed for the cartridge. As natman noted, there's precious little of the original finish left and there is some light pitting in evidence. No gun should be fired without being examined by a competent gunsmith. Fairly shortly after the introduction of this loading, however, it became apparent that the all-lead 200grn bullet may have run afoul of the Hauge Convention which outlawed expanding bullets the thought was that lead may deform and expand too easily. You're not the high Bidder until you've been notified by email that you are. The cylinder and barrel lockups are both solid.
Philip Webley, who began producing percussion sporting guns. Compare the numbers, then make up your own mind. A few yrs back i helped a friend work up some loads for the 455 webbley. Because of this, the original 200grn. The Ordnance Factory Board of India still manufactures. I did have a cutting in a scrapbook of the Tiptoe and also the other submarines my husband served on.
Do records exist anywhere that might point to who bought them based on serial numbers etc? Smithsonian file photograph of the British Bulldog revolver used by to assassinate President in 1881 The British Bull Dog model was an enormously successful solid-frame design introduced by Webley in 1872. You might consider this first! Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 70% of its metal finish. A few strokes with a stone should easily fix this. The Seller is required to give the Buyer a minimum of three days to inspect any firearm sold through GunAuction. The were also known to use Webley revolvers, as were most colonial police units until just after the Second World War. Here also a load table with pressure. Several stamps showing arsenal work done, two were crown over L2 over A.
Internal there were redesigns of the lock for manufactuering speed. As a Webley collector for too many years, I agree with all of the above. Remove the extractor lever by drifting out the cam pin 13 releasing the cam 12 and cam spring 14. Does yours have the last three digits of the serial on the right hand side of the frame under the cylinder? The pistols were designed for a 264gr, hollow base, cast bullet at about 600fps. The suggested loads of Red Dot at 3. You will receive an automatic notification with a tracking number upon shipment, to let you know that we have received funds.
American Express needs to be processed here using the item number from the auction site and the Credit Card Total:. It is bright classic european rust blueing. Uploaded with That pistol seems to have the full four digit number. Webley's production originally consisted of hand- crafted firearms, although mass- production was later introduced to supply police and military buyers. Shooters of Webleys converted to. With a high power magnifying glass it appears that the fonts of all the numerals are very similiar excepting that whoever stamped the barrel really 'slurred' them trying to stamp on a rounded surface.
The Pistol, Revolver, Old Pattern, No. This came to include both revolvers and self- loading semi- automatic pistols. Fortunately, my bullets are relatively soft and with the hollow base, they re-expand quite nicely! Remington does offer a 250grn swaged lead bullet meant for. This lack of ammunition was instrumental in keeping the Enfield and Webley revolvers in use so long: they were not wearing out because they were not being used. You are correct regards the C proof but wrong about the use of the 'crows foot' broad arrow.
You'd best start low after you have made sure you have a safe gun. If the cylinder has been cut, please do not fire it with standard. Webley volume production revolvers started to appear around 1853 as the Webley Longspur. Isn´t it safer to have a light bullet, if its produce a lighter pressure? Oct in Tresco, Scilly Isles, England. The problem was officially resolved in 1. I couldn't figure out why they would do this, thanks for your take on it. Overall, his handgun rates in about Very Good condition.