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Webley .455

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Webley .455

It was the main weapon of the British soldier from the reign of Queen Victoria, through both world wars, to the 1960s.

Jonathan Moore

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I agree with all that is said about the various Mks of Webley and its iconic status - Though I've heard a wet British army greatcoat could stop the .38 load (not that I would care to put that to the test myself.......) However was the break - eject action and hinge catch developed from the Smith and Wesson No1 revolver?
Owen Bray


The sun never sets on a Webley. That was the old advertising slogan used in the Webley ads. It was based on the saying "The Sun Never Sets On The British Empire!" . This big, robust revolver was in the hands of many British Soldiers in so many conflicts from the Boer War to the trenches of World War 1 and even in World War 2 it served in many theatres even though it had been superseded by then by the Enfield .38 (which was widely hated by the British troops). How much more English can you get?
Brian Bringham


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