Welrod bolt action pistol with replaceable box magazine
The Welrod pistol was a silenced pistol developed at the Station IX of the British Special Operations Executive near Welwyn in Hertfordshire. Unlike earlier suppressed weapons, the Welrod was purpose-designed. A simple tubular structure contained the barrel, silencing assembly and breech mechanism. A removable grip contained the magazine. The Welrod was not self-loading - each shot had to be chambered by manipulating the bolt by means of a knurled grip. The Welrod was intended as a short-range assassination weapon, with a recommended operational range of 8 yards. It was chambered for 7.65mm ammunition, although a version in 9mm Parabellum was produced in limited quantities.
first pattern trigger mounting, long foresight
pistol & magazine