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Marrakai
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"Handguns of Empire" Display
      #265192 - 19/05/15 10:44 AM

Inspired by the previous thread here on NE.com, I finally got around to assembling a display of Webley revolvers for our local rural show on the weekend. The Arms Collectors of the Northern Territory have been putting on displays at several shows around the Top End for many years, and they are well received by firearm enthusiasts, historians, and the public at large.

For your interest:




The labels read as follows:

WEBLEY Mk.VI Service Revolver .455 calibre
c.1914-1939 (this example dated 1917)
with matching officers leather holster also dated 1917

WEBLEY Mk.I Service Revolver .455 calibre
c.1880-1895 (Pattern was sealed 8th November 1887)

WEBLEY Mk.IV Revolver .38 calibre
c.1921-1979. The last model revolver made by
Webley & Scott. This example is marked “War
Finish” and serial numbered in Chinese script.

WEBLEY No.1 Pattern RIC .450 Revolver
Made for the ROYAL IRISH CONSTABULARY
c.1867-87

WEBLEY Mk.IV Revolver .455 calibre
Manufactured 1899-1902. Commonly referred
to as the “Boer War Model” as many officers
and NCOs took it to those conflicts in Africa.

WEBLEY Mk.II Service Revolver .455 calibre
c.1897-1900 (Pattern sealed on 10th October 1894)

WEBLEY No.2 Pattern .450 Revolver
“THE BRITISH BULLDOG”
c. 1879-1914

WEBLEY Mk.VI Service Revolver .455 calibre
fitted with Parker Hale .22 Rimfire 6-shot Adapter
for training purposes. Chambers are bored eccentric to allow use of the centre-fire firing pin.

I'll leave it up to the 'students of arms' to determine which label belongs to which revolver!

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Iowa_303s
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Re: "Handguns of Empire" Display [Re: Marrakai]
      #265195 - 19/05/15 11:46 AM

Very nice display Marrakai

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CHAPUISARMES
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Re: "Handguns of Empire" Display [Re: Iowa_303s]
      #265198 - 19/05/15 12:00 PM

Very nice display Marrakai, your lucky to have such a nice collection.



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Bidgee
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Re: "Handguns of Empire" Display [Re: CHAPUISARMES]
      #265199 - 19/05/15 12:46 PM

That's a nice collection of Webleys you have Marrakai.

Webleys always remind me of Michael Caine in 'Zulu'.


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Checkman
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Re: "Handguns of Empire" Display [Re: Marrakai]
      #265214 - 19/05/15 08:11 PM

Very impressive. Beautiful collection. I only own a Mk VI though I hope to get a Mk IV in the near future.

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Re: "Handguns of Empire" Display [Re: Checkman]
      #265222 - 19/05/15 09:53 PM

Excellent display Marrakai.

I would guessed you would have "one or two".

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Re: "Handguns of Empire" Display [Re: NitroX]
      #265238 - 20/05/15 01:12 AM

Yes, MOST excellent!

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Marrakai
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Re: "Handguns of Empire" Display [Re: Daryl_S]
      #265376 - 22/05/15 10:20 AM

Thanks for your kind comments gentlemen.

One of our members has a bunch of Nazi occupation pistols that make a great display for the shows, most of the different European countries' classic handguns but made during WWII and covered in waffen-ampts! Unfortunately he was 'out bush' for a couple of weeks leading up to the show weekend.

We did have a pretty good collection of Japanese wartime pistols on display though, including a 'baby' Nambu but missing the 'papa' at this stage, soon to be rectified!

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Roy
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Re: "Handguns of Empire" Display [Re: Marrakai]
      #271374 - 05/10/15 08:44 AM

Hi Marrakai,

I just noticed this thread and wanted to compliment you on a wonderful collection and superb display, 'well done'..!

What a great idea for a collection and display, excellent old chap!

I have an interest in Webley's and have a small collection mostly self-loaders and a Wilkinson-Webley but love your idea for presenting them like that.

Cheers, Roy.

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Homer
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Re: "Handguns of Empire" Display [Re: Roy]
      #271399 - 05/10/15 05:49 PM

G'Day Fella's,

Marrakai, a great image, of a fair bit of our Military history!

Doh!
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Marrakai
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Re: "Handguns of Empire" Display [Re: Homer]
      #272606 - 04/11/15 09:23 AM

Thanks guys.
As you will know, the Mk.V in .455 is less common and it has not been easy to find a good example for sale in Australia in recent years. With a bit of luck on my side I finally located one within my price range the other day, marked "T.C.R.E." for Telegraph Company, Royal Engineers. It is on its way north as I type this.

Looks like I will need a bigger display box!

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