I have a Lithgow Bren that the 6 in the serial number has been remarked with a 9 above the 6. In the new system a small hook engages a lip on the front of the cylinder, when the action was opened, and held it in the frame. Webleys are quite thoroughly discussed there. You can tell the ones that have been shaved, because the bottom third of the serial number along the rim of the cylinder is gone. Thank you, yes it is a Mark V1 with all the features you describe. 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. I only guessed 1943 because I looked up the serial number and that seemed to be when it would have been made but I must have read something wrong.
The suggested loads of Red Dot at 3. Charles Pryse patent system of opening the revolver so as to permit ejection of all fired cases in one action, and enabling more rapid reloading, was adopted by a number of gunmakers both in Britain and Belgium. The difference between the 1915 frame and the 1918 barrel dates may be due to your revolver having the barrel replaced as a repair done in service. With many earleir types upgraded to newer standards. What an absurb concept that seems today. A problem that you may have is that your Webley may have seven groove rifling, making it a bit harder to measure.
Some of the guys over here used to have the cylinders reamed out to bore diameter. Unusually for a revolver, the Webley-Fosbery had a safety catch, and the light trigger pull, solid design, and reputation for accuracy ensured that the Webley-Fosbery remained popular with target shooters long after production had finished. During Raid 55 on Darwin, Pilot Officer Rowe was shot down and killed in action on the 20th of June 1943. I would be grateful for any thoughts on this matter. Do you remember what load of powder you used? The metal surrounding the numbers displays no dips, divits or departure from the curves or sharp angles which pass through those areas. Webley are unable to give valuations.
Hi All, Shot in the dark no pun intended but does anyone know of a way to trace the owners of Private Purchase webley revolvers? Best bet is to leave a generous sprue on top, this seems to minimize the defect. That said, I found a chart on the internet several years ago that I use, without being 100% sure of its accuracy. Is the curve of that edge correct? Ammo is rather scarce, but I did manage to score some boxes of Fiocchi at Shooters Outpost a few weeks back. The bullet is made of a 12:1 ratio lead-tin alloy. I'm thinking its from 1943 based on the serial number on it. Today it was joined by an Enfield No.
Try rotating the slug between the jaws of the caliper. They will have commercial English proof marks as required for all guns put on sale in England, even if they were military surplus, but other than the proof testing by the military and later by the proof house, they were never fired. Officially adopted 21 May 1895, with a 4-inch 100 mm barrel. I wasn't too hopeful but it didn't cost me anything! Unless the serial was put over some other component mark. I 1891 British service cartridges all featured a case diameter of. Another helpful hint , you can cut down 45 colt case to make the brass.
I dont want to shoot it if im not 100% sure. Probably kept someone in deep fried Mars Bars for a week. It's tricky, but the secret is to use a very hot alloy 800 degrees F , and to get the mould hot. Won't stop until I get about a thousand stashed away. This bullet was soon prohibited for use by the military because it was not compliant with the. Rowe more than likely purchased the Webley Pryse Revolver during a visit to the United Kingdom during 1884-1885.
If you enjoyed the video and this article please consider supporting our work. This had a cylinder that was long enough to accommodate the significantly longer cartridge in which the bullet swelled out to. Previously the cylinder axis pin had been retained by a cross screw. Edited 30 December , 2018 by Intercepter101. In addition to the Webley revolvers, the British and Canadian armies also ordered several thousand revolvers, chambered in.
Today, undoubtedly best-known are the range of military revolvers, which were in service use across two World Wars and numerous colonial conflicts. Later under the trade name of P. Anyway, I managed to put some rounds downrange today, and it was very comfortable shooting. Belgian made revolver using the Charles Pryse patent mechanism. Any chance you can post a picture of it? So lock parts are unique to this mark. He said it still has remenante of a protective coating they applied to it when t was originally made. If you go back to the BritMil forum, check the threads about nine or so below your posts - about Webley info and Webley Mk.