My new Webley.


December 9, 2010, 11:27 PM
Just picked up this pistol today, and fulfilled one of my childhood dreams haha. It's a Webley Mk.VI revolver, made in 1918, and incredibly still chambered in the original .455 Webley (Eley). It's missing quite a bit of its finish, but I bought it because the cylinder wasn't shaved and it's in perfect mechanical condition with a fantastic bore, so I'm not concerning myself with it. I also just picked up two boxes of Hornady .455 Mk.II cartridges, and hopefully sometime soon I'll get to a range and see how it shoots.

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December 9, 2010, 11:37 PM
I'm afraid to ask what a box of .455 goes for.

December 9, 2010, 11:39 PM
They were $18/20 rnd. box. Not as much as I expected to pay!

Jesse Heywood
December 10, 2010, 04:01 AM
Good score! Looks like it should be a nice shooter.

December 10, 2010, 08:54 AM
I had Mk VI in .38S&W. Combination of good trigger and nice sights assured excellent accuracy.

December 10, 2010, 08:55 AM

Very nice aquisition, even more so because it's still in it's original chambering. Great pix too. Thanks for sharing that with us.

December 10, 2010, 11:25 AM
Nice to see it's still in the proper caliber.

Sniper X
December 10, 2010, 11:38 AM
And you shoot with the correct hand I might add!

December 10, 2010, 01:43 PM
Watson ! get in here and bring your revolver!!:D:D Shes a Buet!

December 10, 2010, 04:53 PM
Great looking old piece, please tell us how it shoots!

December 10, 2010, 05:33 PM
Those stubby .455 cartridges are beyond cool! I would seriously love to own one of those revolvers, even one cut for .45 auto would be sweet to have.

A Historian
December 10, 2010, 05:50 PM

December 10, 2010, 06:23 PM
Very cool! Hard to find one that hadn't been converted to .45 ACP.

December 10, 2010, 06:33 PM
perty. had one in 45 acp.... sold it , miss it. have a nagant still and just got some actual (hot) military grade ammo for it... but still wish I had to buy some .455.

December 10, 2010, 06:53 PM
Very nice.

December 10, 2010, 09:38 PM
That's not too bad a price on the ammo. I would have thought it to have been a lot more.

Jon Coppenbarger
December 10, 2010, 09:38 PM
I have had a few and the one you have are very nice pieces of history. All I have right now is the one in 38 with the isreal markings on it. its looks new and a import stamp.

December 10, 2010, 09:46 PM
I have the same revolver and using a small lathe produce my own cases out of 45 long colt cases by maching down the rim thickness, shortening the case. they work pretty good. be safe enjoy your webley.

December 10, 2010, 09:49 PM
I have a Colt's New Service in .455 Eley, along with not quite 2 full boxes of original Dominion ammo. It's a great gun, and an awesome cartridge if you reload. Get Starline cases, and go from there. I'm mostly using .454" 255 gr swc's at around 775 fps. Try .45 Auto Rim data and Unique powder for a good place to start.

December 10, 2010, 11:38 PM
Very nice. I've got a Webley on my list as well.

December 11, 2010, 02:01 AM
"Try .45 auto rim data..." I could be wrong but I belive .45AR is a larger (by volume) case. I'm not sure it would be wise to do that. You could load over pressure rounds by doing that, a little google fu and you can find the right data.

If I'm wrong about different case volume you'll be fine, but I'd check first.

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