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455 Webley Food

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by GunnyUSMC, Jan 22, 2019.

  1. GunnyUSMC

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    The biggest problem with owning a Webley MkVI is finding food to feed it. About two years ago I found some Fiocchi ammo, but it cost me just under $50 to get a box of ammo to my door.
    This past December I was able to get two boxes of Fiocchi from SG Ammo for the total of $78.56 shipped to my door.
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    Last night a friend called me to let me know that Midway USA had the Fiocchi 455 Webley ammo on clearance for $24.08 a box. I just placed an order for three boxes for $93 shipped.
    So if you need some food for your Webley, get some before it runs out.
    https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1...ey-mark-2-262-grain-lead-round-nose-box-of-50
     
  2. MikeInOr

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    Thanks for the heads up! ...but someone took my Webley to the barber shop and had it shaved.

    I assumed you reload?
     
  3. mcb

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    Now if I just had a Mark VI...
     
  4. total recoil

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    Gunny, a little gunsmithing could convert the Webley to a 5.56 with a rail and 30 round cylinder and be cheaper to shoot. Those Britt's were planning to take your money back in the 1900's. :)
     
  5. GunnyUSMC

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    I like it the way it is. It a hoot to shoot.
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    Looks like the piece fielded by Peter O'toole in the movie Lawrence of Arabia. He threw one away and gave one away in the movie. Spotting the old proper firearms in the movie is challenging.
    I believe the Turks were even fielding a 1919A4 ????? Possible?
     
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  7. RevolvingGarbage

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    Thanks for the heads up! Got 100 rounds on the way and added a pack of moon clips to take advantage of the free shipping. This puts me up to 200rnds of shootable .455 that will turn into 200 cases for reloads.

    ETA: Shipped within 2 hours! They must really need the shelf space. I'm impressed.
     
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  8. Speedo66

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    One of the review comments re: the ammo on the Midway site was a person who said he had a rare 1906 Mk V in "stainless". Did they actually make a stainless model or is he just confusing a nickel finish?
     
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    Nickle, hard chrome, ceramic finish of some kind. It could be just about anything besides a Webley Mk.V made of stainless steel.

    The new version of the Webley company is apparently making guns again, so it's possible we could see a new Mk.VII in stainless, however I won't hold my breath.
     
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    Mine has had the finish completely worn off, so that might be the answer.
     
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    Thank You for the heads up on good deal, it be sincerely appreciated. Have a Mark VI made by Enfield.

    Believe starline now sells mark II brass now.
     
  13. GunnyUSMC

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    Webley food showed up today.
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  14. roo_ster

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    1. Heh. They ought to get some CNC machine programming wizards on staff to help out the last three Brits alive who actually worked on the Webley from WWI. Because that sort of unobtanium labor is what would drive such a price.

    2. A .357mag break action revolver. Nice.
     
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  15. Chompiras

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    The Fiocchi 455 is nice but that coating makes a mess in the barrel after shooting. Nice mkVI gunny, I love the patina.
     
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  16. TTv2

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    If you're gonna buy a Webley to shoot, I came to the conclusion years ago that the .38 is better to buy than the .455 or .45 ACP Webleys. Thankfully Federal has come out with their synthetic jacket ammo line, so you can shoot that through the Webley, but .45 is a bit too hot for repeated shooting in a shaved Webley. Also, I'd rather have an unmodified Webley than a shaved one and none of the .38 Webley's have been changed, so their value is going to hold up over time.
     
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    I have two Enfields in 38/200 and they don’t come close to the MkVI when it comes to fun. I guess it’s got something to do with putting big holes in things.
     
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  18. zeke

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    The factory Mark II rounds available for the unshaved Webley's might best be described as anemic. Would certainly agree that standard power factory 45 acp is inadvisable in a shaved Webley, especially the earlier ones.
     
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    1892 Mark I Navy
     

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  21. Chompiras

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    The prevalence ov shaved Webleys ups the value ov the unmodified 455s though, wouldn't you say? I wouldn't mind a 38/200 at all, but I made certain that my first Webley was an unshaved 455 and i'm quite happy for it. Lobbing those big chunks ov lead is a blast!
     
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    My .455 converted to .45 Colt New service (former Mountie gun) and S&W Triple lock both will fire .455 Fiocchi ammo with no problems. I have a few boxes of the full case of that Fiocchi ammo I got 20+ years back from a gun store which went under. I bought a lot of their inventory; all the "Assault rifles" . That was just a year before the 1999 California "registration " and I more than doubled my investment on most things , not the 10 S&W Sigmas (5 in 9mm and 5 in .40) tho. I kept the best two or three and gave them to family members. I think I paid $200 each for them and had a hard time getting any more !
    The .455 rim thickness is somewhere around ..045" and the .45 Colt around .060" . The webley has a huge long firing pin that doesn't fool around ! The Cold New Service pin is pretty long to and the S&W firing pin shorter BUT all seem to work reliably with the Fiocchi .455 ammo in a properly done conversion to .45 Colt. My S&W Triple lock was butchered into .45 Colt from .455 and required a new cylinder to make it good .
     
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  25. TTv2

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    Of course, but then you have the issue of only being able to shoot .455, which is far less common than .38 S&W is. Bottom line is a .45 ACP shaved Webley isn't a good collector's piece, nor shooter unless you reload and use very weak loads along the line of .455 Webley levels.
     
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