Webley Kaufmann Improved Government Revolver W.G. third pattern (variant)
Webley Kaufmann Improved Government Revolver W.G. third pattern (variant). Nickel plated. Pryse-type cylinder retaining pin. Straight style chequering pattern on grip plates.
This 'third pattern' Kaufmann does not correspond to the description in Bruce & Reinhart's 'Webley Revolvers'. It incorporates the 'WG' type stirrup barrel latch, but it also incorporates the Pryse-type cylinder retaining pin (also noted on FIR 1964), and its Kaufmann number is considerably outside the range 1245 to 1316 indicated by Bruce. The Webley serial number does not appear on the barrel lug, but is concealed under the left grip plate. There appears to be no correlation between the Kaufmann number and the serial number on Kaufmann revolvers.
Stamped on left of frame
Stamped on right of frame
MK in triangle 539
Stamped on barrel lug and cylinder
Birmingham proof marks
Stamped on top strap
stamped on left of frame
S.W. SILVER & CO. 29 OLD BOND ST & 67 CORNHILL LONDON
Webley 'flying bullet' trade mark