|PRICE:||R 3,850.00 Incl. VAT|
|ACTION||Double action / Single action|
|CONDITION||Fair to good used condition|
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.
Firing large .455 Webley cartridges, Webley service revolvers are among the most powerful top-break revolvers produced.
The Webley Mk VI was manufactured by Royal Small Arms Factory Enfield from 1915 to 1923, and was retired from service in 1947.
The main distinguishing features of the Mk VI over the previous versions are its squared-off “target” style grip (as opposed to the “bird’s-beak” style found on earlier models) and its 6″ barrel.
This particular Webley Mk VI was manufactured in 1918.
This gun is in fair to good, used condition (for an old gun). It is mechanically good and functional.
There is light, uniform wear to the overall, original finish, as well as a few, light tarnish spots, but no signs of surface rust or scratches.
The original plastic grips are still in good condition with no significant marks or scratches.
It comes with an original Webley leather holster in good condition for its age.
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.