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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?

Comment on Webley .455 posted 2008-02-13 by Owen Bray from Berkshire


Comment on Webley .455

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the Boer War to the trenches of World War 1 and even in World War 2 it served in many theatres even though it had been superseded by then by the Enfield .38 (which was widely hated by the British troops).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?

Comment on Webley .455 posted 2007-07-18 by Brian Bringham from Oklhoma, United States


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In it's standard unmodified form, it has a double action trigger pull that would require a custom job on a modern Smith and Wesson. It is robust, soldier proof, has stopping power aplenty, it is aesthetically pleasing. It is a shame we do not seem to be able to produce engineering like this any more! All who own them should cherish them. they have a jewel!

Comment on Webley .455 posted 2007-06-27 by Martin Lewis from Wales


Comment on Webley .455

A true masterpiece of Victorian/Edwardian engineering and design.

Comment on Webley .455 posted 2007-06-26 by mike from southern england


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The 455 had long been replaced by the 38" model and then by the Browning High power semi auto, but the 455 is still an icon

Comment on Webley .455 posted 2007-03-02 by simon jeffreys from tunbridge wells


Comment on Webley .455

Superb piece of British innovation and mechanical engineering.

Comment on Webley .455 posted 2007-02-20 by mike Wells from London


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one US publication described the Webley Mk 6 .455 as the best combat revolver in World war 1, which is quite a significant comment from a country that produces so many types of fine quality firearms, especially pistols,including Colt, Smith and Wesson and Ruger. Pretty the Webley was'nt, functional it was, with a cartridge designed to produce short range stopping power, which it did very successfully. many see the Luger as a far better pistol, but where it may look a lot pretier, handle a lot nicer it was never as functional as a military weapon as the Webley, never as reliable,, and never had the same level of short range stopping power against a detirmined opponent. The Webley represents a firearm which helped win an empire in over 100 battles.

Comment on Webley .455 posted 2007-02-14 by peter John Le Sueur from Jersey C I


Comment on Webley .455

The Webley is a icon to the whole world. Representing the fact England has been the world over protecting peace and liberty with its ever present side arm. The beauty of a firearm is not always in its exterior embellishment. But its workability. From the USA.

Comment on Webley .455 posted 2007-02-14 by Robert Osborn from Minden, Nevada , USA


Comment on Webley .455

Not just fine engineering, but also an important [and indeed life saving] tool over many decades of service to King, Queen, Country and Empire. Wherever the British went, the Webley came too ... a reliable friend in the most hostile environments.

Comment on Webley .455 posted 2007-02-13 by Piers Gardiner from Jersey


Comment on Webley .455

a splendid revolver which helped Britain to contue to show the world that the British Army was the best in the world. we need reminders like this....

Comment on Webley .455 posted 2007-02-13 by ROBIN MACDONALD from knebworth


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