A very rare military marked Fosbery, one of only six known to survive from an original purchase of 66 Fosbery revolvers. According to the Admiralty's 'The Technical History and Index' of May 1920, 60 were purchased with 6inch barrels and 6 with 7.5inch barrels in June and December 1915. Factory records for the December order indicate 10 with 6inch and 50 with 7.5inch barrels. Given that all survivors have 7.5inch barrels, and that the longer barrel predominates among Small Frame Wartime Production Fosberys, it is likely that the Technical History is in error.
Formerly considered a loan. Transfer confirmed by letter of 1 June 2005
1-2. stamped on lower left frame
3. stamped on left top strap
4. stamped on upper left frame
5. stamped on right of frame
1. Webley winged bullet trademark
2. .455 CORDITE
3. WEBLEY FOSBERY"
4. broad arrow over crown over B2 over B
5. (serial no.) 4274