Webley .455 Mark 6 (VI military)

Catalogue number
  • FIR 76
Department
Exhibits
Production date
1918
Dimensions
  • whole: BL: 6ins Calibre: .455
Alternative names
  • full name: Webley .455 Mark 6 (VI military)
  • simple name: revolver, double action, hinged frame extractor
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Category
Weapons and ammunition

© IWM (FIR 76)

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The Webley Mk VI was adopted for service in 1915; the last of a series of .455 inch calibre Webley revolvers which were the standard issue pistols of the British Army from 1887 onwards. They were robust and powerful weapons, which gave excellent service until replaced by the handier Enfield No 2 revolver (see FIR 385) in 1932.

Physical description

Webley .455 Mark 6 (VI military) revolver & lanyard; grips worn or heat-damaged, barrel plugged

1) stamped on left frame 2) stamped on left of top strap

1) WEBLEY MARK VI PATENTS 1918 2) MARK "VI"

Stamped on cylinder, barrel lug, front of trigger guard

399589

Stamped on top left of barrl rib

18 over crown over GR over crossed pennants over broad arrow over crown over 7Z over B over crown over 19 over E

Stamped on cylinder and left trigger web and rear left of frame

British proofmarks

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