Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by manchester2, Jun 13, 2015.
Nom de Forum; no "butt plate" on a handgun? Au contrair! Webley's early RIC's had one piece grips mounted by 2 screws, one from the top of the fame, behind the hammer, and at the bottom thru the "butt plate", which in the Pre-RIC models(1868-70ish) had what were known as"butt(or base) plate" mounted ejector rods!! Before the adoption of the barrel mounted ejection system!
Update. For anyone who's interested, I got word last week that Buffalo Bore will indeed be adding .455 to their production line. They will start development soon and are looking to buy 2-3 revolvers for testing.
Isn't this kinda like O. Henry's short story: 'Gift of the Magi'? Sell yer hair/gun to get watch fob/ammo!!
Indeed. They shouldn't have trouble finding a couple. I've got one I can part with.
I don't believe I posted "no butt plate on a handgun". Please remember we were not discussing "Webley's early RICs". We were discussing top-breaks, specifically WGs and the Military Marks such as the MkVI. The reproductions of contemporary parts drawings that I have in my books show that the Military Marks and WGs have "stock plates" not "grips" or "butt plates".
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