Webley MK VI

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Webley MK VI

Postby ian27 » Tue May 15, 2007 6:09 pm

After much searching I got myself a nice Webley Mk VI .455 today. I did source a couple in England, but due to the idiotic gun laws, it was going to cost me an arm and a leg to get it brought over. The revolver is in very good condition with bright bore and strong rifling. Now the big wait for my Firearms Licence to come back!!! Took a quick pic with the camera on my mobile. Doesnt do it justice.
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Who's a happy little Ian then?

Postby DuncaninFrance » Wed May 16, 2007 2:36 am

:bigsmile:
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Postby Niner » Wed May 16, 2007 9:50 am

Looks good Ian. I know you are looking forward to getting it in your possession like a kid waiting for Christmas. You won't have to leave it at an approved range to be able to shoot it, like Joe does in England, will you?
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Postby awo425 » Wed May 16, 2007 10:21 am

Nice!!!!!!!!!

One day I will add one to my collection too :roll:
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Postby ian27 » Thu May 17, 2007 5:09 am

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I am in the lucky position that we can still have handguns, and keep them at home. They must only be used on approved ranges. I can get pretty much any handgun I want, but I am not allowed semi or fully automatic rifles. The problem starts when you want to have more than one firearm of the same caliber. The powers that be say 'you've got a .303 rifle, why do you need another one?' It leads to some very lengthy reports trying to explain, but if you can justify it, it is usually no problem. I just hope that they don't ever try to introduce the stupid legislation here that they did in UK Mainland. Joe doesnt get to fire his Webley that often, and I am just thinking that it is a wonder that some enterprising individual here has not offered shooting weekends for guys in UK Mainland.

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Well stop wasting time Ian!

Postby DuncaninFrance » Thu May 17, 2007 5:42 am

And when you have finished with them send them down here and we can give them some semi auto's to play with!! :lol:
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Postby 24626151 » Thu May 17, 2007 1:30 pm

weekends in your corner have been offered before but a lack of take up seems to have killed them off. I had to deal with the one weapon per calibre rule but won them over with 2 x 9mm, 2x .455, 9 x .22 rifle, 4 x .303. I could go on but barring the pistols you might not speak to me again. I also have several sporting rifles and a double barrelled shot pistol. I must post a pic of that one day as it really is a curiosity!
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Postby Niner » Thu May 17, 2007 9:20 pm

Ian, thanks for the response on the gun laws. Just hope it doesn't get as restrictive in the US some day as what you in Ireland and the guys in England have to put up with.
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Postby A square 10 » Thu Jul 12, 2007 5:05 pm

that looks like a very fine mkVI , glad you succeeded in finding it
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Postby ian27 » Thu Jul 19, 2007 8:42 am

I forgot to mention that the Webley has engraving on the backstrap as follows; C.W.H Salter 6 SWB. I have checked, and it apears that CWH Salter served in the South Wales Borderers from 1914 to 1920. He apparently had the rank of Honorary Second Lieutenant. I have checked with the National Archives Uk, and I can get a copy of his Medal Card for the princely sum of £3.50. It will be nice to have. I really must do some more research.

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Postby joseyclosey » Thu Jul 19, 2007 1:37 pm

Its really nice to make a connection like that Ian,

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Postby Dave_n » Thu Jul 26, 2007 5:22 pm

One advantage of having gone West almost 40 years ago (when it was easy!!) is that I now have cut (3) (0.45ACP) and uncut (1) (0.455) Mk VIs, 4 X Mk IVs in 0.38/200 three Enfields (Mk 1, 1* and 1**)in 380/200 and a couple of S&Ws in the same calibre plus a beautiful 0.455 S&W Mk II and to top it off, just picked up an Inglis HP No2 Mk 1. Great advantage to having a C&R FFL. Dave_n (PS my sister loves to have me take photos of her shooting some of these as she is a magistrate in the UK and uses the photos to "scare the plod")
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Postby ThePitbullofLove » Sat Aug 04, 2007 10:56 pm

That sir is a fine lopoking Webley...
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Postby A square 10 » Wed Aug 22, 2007 10:57 pm

dittos - very nice webley ,
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Postby awo425 » Tue Dec 25, 2007 2:16 pm

Now here is mine:



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Postby ThePitbullofLove » Tue Dec 25, 2007 8:50 pm

That's a nice looking Webley as well, sir.

Unfortunately, I've yet to find a nice one... :(
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Postby A square 10 » Wed Dec 26, 2007 10:24 am

gotta agree , fine looking revolver - looks to be uncut , congrats
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Postby awo425 » Wed Dec 26, 2007 11:32 am

It is uncut,:

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Postby Pilgrim » Sat Mar 08, 2008 5:29 pm

Just got my first, 'fixed' to use .45acp. Not much finish on it but the price was right.

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Re: Webley MK VI

Postby The Virginian » Mon Mar 21, 2011 1:02 pm

Just remember to use downloaded .45 ACP or .45 Auto-Rims to prevent it from shooting ammo that is too hot for it to handle. The .45 ACP ball load is basically a proof level load as it compares to the .455 Webley.

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