A 265-grain bullet intended for military purposes, designed to comply with the Hague Conventions. I have tried in the past but most are modern re-loads. I'm thinking that most 1939-1945 Webley No. Greener suggests that if six shots were not enough to dispel the emergency then the remaining time might be better spent than trying to hurriedly reload. 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 Pryse patent was not limited to the opening and locking of the action but Charles Pryse is credited with the first rebounding hammer mechanism which was part of his 1876 patent. Try rotating the slug between the jaws of the caliper. Barrel and top strap assembly of a Webley-Pryse revolver. Officially adopted 9 December 1913, with a 4-inch 100 mm barrel, although some models produced in 1915 had 5-inch 130 mm and 6-inch 150 mm barrels. I also have another Lithgow Bren where the serial numbers all match where one is prefixed with a B whereas the other numbers are prefixed with a A, this mistake was never corrected.
I have a Lithgow Bren that the 6 in the serial number has been remarked with a 9 above the 6. 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. It also had a recoil shield or back plate which was dovetailed into the frame to allow it to be replaced if it wore out. They remained reasonably popular until the Second World War, but are now generally sought after only as collectors' pieces, since ammunition for them is for the most part no longer commercially manufactured. According to your list above it was made in 1940 or 1941. Modern powders are much more energetic.
This forced the British government to buy substitute weapons chambered in. The cylindrical bullet had hemispherical hollows at each end—one to seal the barrel, the other to deform on impact. The Mk 1 cartridge's bullet on the rim. This was chopped into a grain size suitable for the small case. The pistol also it has two triangular wings either side of the frame, just ahead of the cylinder, these guides aided the holstering of the revolver. The lowest known is a commercial pistol No.
He looked it with a magnifying glass and he doesn't think it was ever fired. Later Pistols were the marked with usually a threedigit batch number. These few went to Royal Navy Service. Often many different models in many different calibres were produced at the same time. A very interesting revolver from the '20's. On the cylinder, my numbering is quite a lot straighter, though not perfectly straight by any means. For further information we suggest the book Webley Revolvers by Gordon Bruce and Christian Reinhart Air Pistols Webley started producing Air Pistols in 1924 and today still produce Air Pistols to the same design principle see below the Tempest The early Air Pistols were marked with serial numbers up to the beginning of World War 2.
In my case it looks like an attempt to correct a '2' which had been punched upside down. Edited October 23, 2012 by Tony B I can't comment on Webley serial numbers but I do have a few odd Brens. For example, on a the barrel stamp, to the left and right of the number, is a pretty good edge that can't be seen in your photo. The completed round sized to. I do know that mine is som years older and i like to know if i can fire smokeless powder in it,for example Vihtavuori N320. Custer Association of Great Britain. Thanks Chris, the number sounds like a bad strike.
We work hard to bring the best Firearms Forum has to offer! I have a list of dates for Enfield No2 revolvers from this site but am looking for data for the Webleys. The 'Sold out Service' marking would most likely be from the original British contract to supply the revolvers to the Queensland Government. I've only fired less than 10 rounds in the piece and it appears in no less than 95% original condition. He is taking it apart and giving it a thorough cleaning and oiling. It was designed to be carried in a coat pocket or kept on a night-stand, and many have survived to the present day in good condition, having seen little actual use. Cheers, Simon Wilkinson of Wilkinson Sword fame retailed Webley's and it is possible that they might be able to help. 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.
The Webley is a revolver and breaking the revolver operates the , which removes from the. For those of you not familiar with the gun, here's the background: This was an online auction score. Best bet is to leave a generous sprue on top, this seems to minimize the defect. Firing large cartridges, Webley service revolvers are among the most powerful top-break revolvers ever produced. I have allready bought some 455 brasses to load from Midwaysuomi.