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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2016 10:46 pm 
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Here's a 1915 Webley MkV .455, with 4" barrel and 'birds head grip'. 1915 was the last year Webley produced the MkV and went on to manufacture the MkVI with a different style grip and other minor modifications.
This gun and the following marks, was the choice hand gun for the majority of Brit Officers for many decades, even after the introduction of the Enfield revolver after WW1.
This particular gun has been deactivated to current UK specifications.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2016 11:39 pm 
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Very nice Webley. Thanks for showing. :mrgreen:
After reading up a bit on .455 ammunition,
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I'm thoroughly confused. :oops:

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2016 11:28 am 
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Glad you like the Webley, Berkley. I'll post photos of my other British guns in due course.
I've yet to fully read the link you sent me, thankyou, but us Brits were good at calling ammunition by incorrect sizes; one example I'm aware of is the 75mm fitted to the Sherman Firefly tank in WW2, which we called a 76mm, purely to avoid confusion (?) between the different ammunition used to the standard U.S 75mm.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2016 12:12 am 
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Thanks for posting this Dave,

I love these birds head gripped Webley's. Proper manstoppers, and elegant with it.

I had a MK III and a Mk VI at one time, but chopped them in with the rest of my deactivated guns back in 2005 to help pay off my student debt.

Not a common gun to find, well done!

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