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Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by RevolvingGarbage, Jan 13, 2019.

  1. RevolvingGarbage

    RevolvingGarbage Member

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    Post up your military or police issued service revolvers!

    I'll start with my recently acquired Webley Mk.VI
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    I would like to extend special thanks to member Von der Goltz for help acquiring the vintage. 455 ammo shown. He was even nice enough to send some empty casings from the same ammunition to play with so I wouldn't be tempted to crack open the nice sealed package!
     
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  2. mcb

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    Webley Mark IV. One of the last 250 Webley and Scott Mark VI's made in the 1980's when they finally stopped making them.
     
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  3. jar

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    Webley's are nice.

    Some Brazilian Contract Smith 1917s.

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    A refurbished Smith 1917:
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  4. bannockburn

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    My one and only service revolver:

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  5. Piotr Fita

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    The Webley from the first post is wonderful. As a revolver fan I also must have some service revolvers although not as nice as that one:

    Nagant 1895, made 1937:
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    Swiss ordnance Mod. 1882/29, made 1946, one of the last made:
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    Webley Mk IV .38, made 1944, British Army (I already sold this one):
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    Webley Mk IV, .38, made 1958 or 59, British South Africa Police:
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    And finally the two above Webleys together with the third one, modified to serve as a target gun (not by me, however): Webleys.jpg
     
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    Japanese Type 26. Acquired from the vet who obtained it in Korea at the end of WWII.

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  7. Von der Goltz

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    Glad to help out; very nice revolver and holster! I never had a failure-to-fire with that Brit WWII ammo in my three .455 WWI British New Service; Smith & Wesson and Webley-Scott revolvers.
     
  8. BobWright

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    Nowhere near my realm of interest, other than to admire those revolvers! Thanks to all who posted/will post.

    I do indeed find older revolvers interesting.


    Bob Wright
     
  9. BigBlue 94

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    M1892 Colt New Navy 32-20 1905-1907
    This one in particular was not military, but maybe a smalltown sherriff.

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    Colt 1917 Army 45 acp, and a New Service commercial model in 38-40
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  10. Driftwood Johnson

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    Smith and Wesson Schofield, 1st Model.

    Shipped July 12 1875, one of 3000 sent to National Armory Springfield MA.

    Factory refinished April-1957

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    Another 1st Model Schofield. Part of the same shipment of 3000 to the Springfield Armory. This one has not been refinished.

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    Smith and Wesson Model 1917. Not the correct grips. Shipped in 1918. Came with an almost full box of 45 ACP ammo on half moon clips, also from 1918.

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    I have always assumed this S&W Model 10-5 to be a police issue gun because of what looks like an armorer's rack number stamped above the trigger guard.

    Not as old as the others, I assume this one shipped around 1964.

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  11. NIGHTLORD40K

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    '63 Colt Trooper. Most likely a LEO holster gun judging by the grip wear.
    And my '43 Victory Model-
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  12. MedWheeler

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    A service revolver actually issued to me, circa 1988. The gun is a Smith and Wesson Model 67. The hog was shot from a boat, then towed to the ramp.

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  13. HB

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    I got this 66 for $385. Very accurate gun. It came with target grips. Marked “SD Sheriff”
     

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  14. eastbank

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    my early S&W 1917 .45 acp, no lanyard and non original grips. it will shoot 5-6" groups at 25 yards with a two hand hold with Winchester white box .45 acp. I have a good friend who wants it, but has not upped the trade or cash pile high enough yet.
     

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  15. mcb

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    Now that is a good an proper filthy stainless steel service revolver. The only thing better would be fixed sights and that dirty.
     
  16. SeanSw

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    I'm told this 10-5 was issued in Jordan. It's pretty rough! Shoots straight as I recall but I take my 67-1 out far more often. I've thought about having the barrel cut back to 3" with a round butt conversion but it's probably not worth the time or money.

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  17. GunnyUSMC

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    Colt 1917, manufactured August 1918.
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  18. Sergei Mosin

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    M1895 Nagant, Izhevsk 1944
    M1895 Nagant, Tula 1939
    S&W Model 67-1, 1987, Creighton University Department of Public Safety
    S&W Model 64-5, 1989, Virginia Department of Corrections
     

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  19. GunnyUSMC

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    Webley MkVI
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  20. Corpral_Agarn

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    I see pics of old revolvers, I hit 'like'.
     
  21. GunnyUSMC

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    Two Victory models.
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    The top one is NAVY.
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  22. MikeInOr

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    What is the deal with all the Webley lovers on this board?

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    I bought mine for $200 because a guy I knew was transfered to a different base and didn't want to get in trouble for taking it with him. I don't think he was supposed to have it on the base where he was at. I never particularly wanted a Webley.

    I guess that I never really appreciated it because I paid so little for it. The double action trigger is the worst I have ever seen... worse than my Nagant gas seal revolver. I have had people (burley revolver shooting men) think the trigger was broken because of the stiff pull.

    Are Webleys safe to carry on a loaded chamber?
     
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  23. Dr.Rob

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    Colt New Service 1917 Army, Delivered week of Oct 26, 1918, civilian refinish sometime later, all markings intact. Displayed on my grandfather's WW2 uniform.
     
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    1884 dated mix-master SAA, with an RAC (Rinaldo A Carr, US inspector) replacement cylinder. Probably replaced barrel and ejector housing too.Improperly cleaned. Very likely not a special or issued one, but the RAC mark would date to 1890-1903. The last SAA's were purchased 1890, unsure about the last parts purchase as they were reissued in Philippines.
     
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  25. Driftwood Johnson

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    A few more.

    Colt New Service. 45 Colt at the top, made in 1906. 44-40 at the bottom, made in 1907.

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    S&W Victory Model, made sometime between 1942 and 1944.

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