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Old January 14th, 2020, 12:00 PM #1
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Webley Mk V Commercial

Just home from Atlantic Guns, with a Happy Not Disapproved email from MSP.

A Webley Mark V, only made for a couple years 1913-1915. Something like 23,000 total, of which the commercial version was made in a narrow SN range, with the total commercial production around 2,000. Most of the commercials were bought by Brit officers heading for the battlefields, and I'm told their names were often engraved on the backstraps.

This one has no such inscription, and looks to be possibly unfired. I jumped on it the minute I saw it, but had no idea of how rare a bird it was until the shop researched it.
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Old January 14th, 2020, 12:03 PM #2
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I don't think I've ever seen one quite that nice. Excellent score!
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Congratz! That is really nice!
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Awesome! Nice pickup. I go to Atlantic Guns in Rockville Thursday when the Colt 1917 I bought gets released from Maryland's seven-day jail.
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Old January 14th, 2020, 05:35 PM #7
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Awesome! Nice pickup. I go to Atlantic Guns in Rockville Thursday when the Colt 1917 I bought gets released from Maryland's seven-day jail.
Is that the one I saw in the Silver Spring shop? Lovely revolver.
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Wow. Looks like it just popped out the factory. That's beautiful. Caliber?
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Wow. Looks like it just popped out the factory. That's beautiful. Caliber?
.455 - I was delighted to see that the cylinder had not been "shaved" to accommodate 45acp.

The lightening grooves in the cylinder each have a proof stamp too. The Brits proof every chamber.

You might notice the broad arrow on what I think is the cam lever lock screw, third pic bottom left. It's the only broad arrow mark on the piece. I assume it was pulled from a pile-o-parts for the military pistols; I haven't seen another commercial Mk V so I don't know if all these are broad-arrow marked.
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Is that the one I saw in the Silver Spring shop? Lovely revolver.
Yes, it is. It's kinda uncommon to find one in such fine original condition...but it was made post-WWI so it never saw issue except maybe to the Post Office or other government agency as the last of them did.
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