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The gun has a cross hatched wood grip and lanyard ring.
It is stamped "P.Webley & Son" "London & Birmingham" with serial number 126A as well as the Webley and Scott markings. It is also correctly marked Webley R.I.C .476.
It's an 1880's RIC revolver in its original military matt blued finish with brown patina, this is totally correct military spec with a lanyarring. It could well have seen action
in the Boer War and WW1.
It cocks and dry fires. As it was a very early deactivation the cylinder was bored out so
the cylinder does not rotate when cocked.
The deactivation certificate is dated 27/04/90.
The gun is struck 4 times with the deactivation mark on the chamber, barrel and on either side above the trigger.
~ Dimensions ~
The barrel has a length of 4 inches (10cm), with the revolver having an overall length of 10 inches (26cm).
It weighs 845kg.
~ Condition ~
The gun is in good antique condition. The metal has oxidized to a deep patina. There are small holed in the chamber where the internal structure has been removed in the deactivation process.
~ History ~
The Webley Revolver (also known as the Webley Break-Top Revolver or Webley Self-Extracting Revolver) was, in various marks, the standard issue service pistol for the armed forces of the United Kingdom, the British Empire, and the Commonwealth from 1887 until 1963.
The Webley is a top-break revolver with automatic extraction. That is, breaking the revolver open for reloading also operates the extractor. This removes the spent cartridges from the cylinder. The Webley Mk I service revolver was adopted in 1887. A later version, the Mk IV, rose to prominence during the Boer War of 1899?1902. However, the Mk VI, introduced in 1915 during the First World War, is perhaps the best-known model.
Firing the large .455 Webley cartridge, Webley service revolvers are among the most powerful top-break revolvers ever produced. Although the .455 calibre Webley is no longer in military service, the .38/200 Webley Mk IV variant is still in use as a police sidearm in a number of countries.
~ Postage ~
UK postage is £15, international at cost and it can be viewed in our shop.
*To the customer's Attention*
Prior to sale this firearm will be deactivated at the current UK/EU 2019 Spec. This will imply an extra cost of £60 on the customer's behalf and £60 on our behalf.
Thank you for your understanding.