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Girlfriend's Grandfather Wants Me To Put Together Revolver: ID?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Deer Hunter, Aug 5, 2008.

  1. Deer Hunter

    Deer Hunter Well-Known Member

    My girlfriend just sent me a picture of a revolver that her grandfather wants me to put together.


    So am I looking at a Webly, here? :eek:
  2. Rugerlvr

    Rugerlvr Well-Known Member

    Looks like a phased plasma rifle in the 40 watt range to me.

  3. lee n. field

    lee n. field Well-Known Member

    I see no picture, eh?
  4. Bartkowski

    Bartkowski Well-Known Member

    The picture is a red "x" right now.
  5. Deer Hunter

    Deer Hunter Well-Known Member

    Fixed link.
  6. Rugerlvr

    Rugerlvr Well-Known Member

    Yeah, it's a Webley. Looks like it's missing some parts.
  7. Deer Hunter

    Deer Hunter Well-Known Member

    From what she's telling me he may have all the parts, just some arn't pictured. She also tells me that he lost the "bullet clips" that came with the gun when he bought it, so I'm guessing it's been modified to fit .45 ACP.

    He took it appart long ago and doesn't know how to put it back together. He knows I'm a gun guy so he wants me to play with it.
  8. machinisttx

    machinisttx Well-Known Member

    IIRC, that particular variation of Webley isn't terribly common.
  9. Claude Clay

    Claude Clay Well-Known Member

    may the force be with you
  10. mnrivrat

    mnrivrat Well-Known Member

    Look on line for a assembly/disassembly guide for the Webley revolvers, and or check with AGI to see if they have a video guide .

    Looks like a fun project, but if you haven't done one before you will likely need some assistance via a guide, or a person who is familiar with them.
  11. Deer Hunter

    Deer Hunter Well-Known Member

    I'll definantly get some online help with this one. I've never worked on a webly before. And yes, I thought the shorter barrel made it a bit more rare.
  12. shuvelrider

    shuvelrider Well-Known Member

    Check with Numerich Arms for any missing parts if needed and they do carry schematics for alot of firearms , for referance. I am venturing a guess of a Mark IV Webley in .45 caliber from your info. Looked at one awhile back, a conversion done so they would sell on the U.S. market. I was told to keep the loads mild as some of them were prone to come apart from to much pressure of the .45 round. Same diameter as the .455 webley round but the rear face of the cylinder was machined so you could drop in " moon clips " with the .45 rounds and that is where the extra pressure came from, the .45 acp round is abit hotter then the .455. FWIW, hope this helps, still a neat gun cuz of the mechanical design.
  13. Deer Hunter

    Deer Hunter Well-Known Member

    Thanks for all the advice guys. I'm headed up to Houston today for a visit and I'll be checking out the revolver then. I'll be sure to get pics!
  14. Deer Hunter

    Deer Hunter Well-Known Member


    It's a Webley Mark III, .38 caliber revolver. Not a .45 like the owner made it sound like.

    I can't seem to find a guide or assembly instructions anywhere on the ineternet for this thing. All the parts are there, though.
  15. nambu1

    nambu1 Well-Known Member

  16. Deer Hunter

    Deer Hunter Well-Known Member

    Alright, I got it back together.

    However, the trigger wont reset when fired double action and the hammer wont stay cocked when the hammer is pulled back to fire single action.

    I'm thinking it's something with the trigger mechanism. I'll do some more work on it.

    Also, the cylinder wont turn when cocked in either DA or SA motion.
  17. Deer Hunter

    Deer Hunter Well-Known Member

    Ok, I've messed with it a bit and I see what is sorta wrong with it.

    Mainspring is really weak. It needs to be replaced.

    Also, the cylinder will only turn when the trigger is pulled DA if the gun is pointed toward the floor.

    And as I said previously, the trigger will not reset. I'm thinking some parts are worn, but the trigger not resetting? That confuses me. Anyone know what's going on?
  18. Deer Hunter

    Deer Hunter Well-Known Member

    One more post! I swear!

    The grandfather just gave me the revolver. I fixed it up the best I could, knowing I'll need to order a few new parts for it, and gave it back to my girlfriend to give to her grandfather. I left town soon after.

    I got a call today from my girlfriend's father, telling me that when he tried giving the gun back to his dad the grandfather shook his head and said "That's Nick's! He fixed it after all."

    So now I own a Webley Mark III .38 S&W.

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