WEBLEY Mk IV .32 Pocket Revolver

PRICE: R 1,500.00 Incl. VAT
REFERENCE NUMBER: 1468

FEATURES:

MAKE Webley
MODEL Mk IV .32 Pocket Revolver
CALIBER .32 S&W Long
ACTION Double action / Single action
CAPACITY 6
CONDITION Good used condition

Item Description

FIREARM HISTORY AND FEATURES:

The Webley Revolver (also known as the Webley Top-Break Revolver or Webley Self-Extracting Revolver) was, in various marks, a standard issue service pistol for the armed forces of the United Kingdom, and the British Empire and Commonwealth, from 1887 until 1963.

The Webley is a top-break revolver and breaking the revolver operates the extractor, which removes the cartridges from the cylinder.
The Webley Mk I service revolver was adopted in 1887 and the Mk IV rose to prominence during the Boer War of 1899–1902.
The Mk VI, introduced in 1915 during the First World War, is perhaps the best-known model.

The Webley Mk IV in .38 was introduced at the end of the First World War as the British military decided that the .455 calibre cartridge was too large for modern military use, and had determined that a .38 caliber cartridge firing 200 grain bullet would be just as effective.
It was nearly identical in appearance to the .455 calibre Mk VI revolver (albeit scaled down for the smaller cartridge), and was based on the .38 calibre Webley Mk III pistol, designed for the police and civilian markets.
The Webley Mk IV Pocket revolver featured a 3″ barrel and compact grip for easier concealment.

FIREARM CONDITION:

This gun is in good, used condition (for an old gun). It is mechanically good and functional.
The overall, original finish is still quite good for its age, with some very light wear along the edges of the barrel, cylinder and muzzle.
There are also some small patches of light surface rust on parts of the frame, which can be easily removed.
The original grips are in excellent condition.
The cylinder lockup is a little loose, but still fireable.

FIREARM SUITABILITY:

While this firearm could technically be used for self-defense and some shooting sports, it would be quite impractical due to the old, uncommon caliber that it is chambered in.
If not for this issue, I would imagine that it is actually quite fun to shoot, and fairly rugged and reliable being a wartime gun.

This gun perhaps has more value as a collector piece due to its heritage and historical attributes.

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