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Webley Question

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Geronimo45, May 10, 2007.

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  1. Geronimo45

    Geronimo45 Member

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    This is a Webley Mark VI
    http://www.oryansroughnecks.org/weapons/webley2.jpg
    A lot of folks think it's ugly... but if so, I'd say it's ugly in a classic way.

    Anyways. I understand now that the latch-a-majig on the backside of the cylinder area can be manipulated by the thumb to break the top open. This was a bit of a revelation for me - but then again, I know nothing about revolvers except what Hollywood has to say. I had no idea that the cylinder release gadget on S&W revolvers was anything more than a thumbrest until recently.

    My question is this: what the devil is the triangular gadget in front of the cylinder? Thought it broke down the barrel, but the latch behind it does that. Seems to be a piece of metal with a very definite purpose - but I can't figure that purpose out for the life of me.
     
  2. Jim Watson

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    It is the holster guide, so you can holster the gun without snagging the front edge of the cylinder on the usual cheap flabby leather or canvas military holster.
     
  3. Geronimo45

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    I see. Thanks!
     
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    Thank you for forever ruining the mystery of the strange piece of metal on Webleys for the rest of us, Jim. :rolleyes:

    I didn't know any revolvers even had that feature. Do any others exist that have that little device on the side?
     
  5. Jim Watson

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    Not that I know of offhand, I guess I could go look for some more.

    That is what the "black powder chamfer" on the front edge of a SAA cylinder is for, though.
     
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    Didn't they make an automatic revolver? And might that be one?
     
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