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Webley Revolver Questions

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Dr. Sandman, Jan 18, 2013.

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  1. Dr. Sandman

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    I found a Webley revolver for sale, and I like it. It is a Mark V and it says ".38" on the side. The serial number is A38xxx. Does this all make sense? Has this gun been retooled? Is it really a Mark V or is it a Mark IV? Does it fire the .38 S&W cartridge? Asking Price is $500. Does anybody have any thoughts about this gun? Anybody have any info about the serial number? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. 9 fingers

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    You might want to check with The Firearms Forum if you do not get the answers here.
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  3. murdoc rose

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    It's a mk IV 38-200 service revolver in 380-200 more than likely. No way to tell for sure without a picture.
     
  4. Collector0311

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    Sandman, I hope you don't mind if I piggyback on this post!
    I also found a Webley near me. LGS said it was a MkVI, 450. But machined to accept .45acp
    I've never heard of this conversion but I've always wanted a Webley.
    Is this conversion common? Safe?
     
  5. Jaymo

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    IIRC, i's common, but not safe.
     
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    .38-200 is the British version of .38 S&W.
     
  7. Jim K

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    AFAIK, Webley commercial Marks never reached V (5); they ended at IV. There was a British government Mk V but it was in .455.

    Jim
     
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    If the markings are correct, and you have is an Webley MK V, it would be in .455 Webley and made from 1913 into WWI. This is the rarest of the Webleys, and if unaltered is quite a collector's item

    On the other hand, if it is a .38 (British equivallent to .38 S&W) then it is probably an Enfield No. 2 MK I.
     
  9. Jaymo

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    I'd like to have a Webley or Enfield. I like that 380/200 load. 200 grain with a wide, pretty flat nose, soft lead bullet. Not the best SD round out there, but a far cry from the worst.
    I'd really only want it for a fun gun, though.
     
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    If I ever find a converted Webley, in good shape, for a good price, I'll probably buy it and load it with BP, a BP sub, or Trail Boss.
     
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    I load a .455 Webley Mk VI with .45 ACP on moon clips and .45 Auto Rim with 3.6-4 grains of bullseye and a 255 grain .454 LRN projectile.
     
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