Question about Webley Revolver


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Calamity Jane
January 3, 2004, 12:13 AM
*whew*, been busy - long time no post.

Hubby and I have recently come into possession of a Webley Green Target Model 1896 revolver with Serial No. 8XXX. If anyone has any information you'd like to share about this gun and its cartridge, we'd be most appreciative.

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Mike Irwin
January 3, 2004, 01:24 AM
Only info I have is that they tend to bring pretty high prices depending on condition. $2,500 for one near mint isn't unheard of.

BEARMAN
January 3, 2004, 02:22 AM
A website you might find interesting is ( http://hem.bredband.net/b102212/wbystory.html )

Jim K
January 4, 2004, 12:51 AM
I don't know how much I can tell. The Webley-Green was made in a variety of models (I often think Webley never made two pistols alike), some of which had Pryse features. The early ones had the odd cylinder flutes that are always associated with the W.G., but the 1896 model had conventional flutes. W.G. models, unlike most later Webley revolvers, had side plates. Cylinder removal differed among models, with the early guns having the Pryse system, but the 1896 had the same type of disassembly as the later Webleys.

Calibers were .450, .455 and .476. All were really the same, with the .450 having a shorter case, and the .476 differing only in having what we would call a "heel type" bullet with a diameter equal to that of the outside of the case. The barrel inside diameter was the same, and was 1-13 right hand twist with Metford rifling.

They were reportedly very accurate, and did well at Bisley.

Much of this info came from The Webley Story, by W.C. Powell.

HTH

Jim

Calamity Jane
January 10, 2004, 01:28 PM
Thank you very much for the info, guys! You were all very helpful. :)

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