Webley MARK VI In 455

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Webley MARK VI In 455

#1 Post by Candyman » Sun Jun 11, 2017 4:57 pm

Back in October I went by the bank. As I was leaving I noticed a few vehicles parked out side the local Pawn & Gun shop that was just down the street. The shop had taken on a few feet of water back in August when it flooded. It appeared that they were open so, I went on over. It was nice to see that they were open and had the place pretty much back together. In the gun shop they had new glass counters and had a pretty good stock of guns. I was shooting the bull with a few friends that were in the shop when I spotted a large revolver in one of the cases. I asked to look at it. It was a Webley MARK VI in pretty good shape. The cylinder looked up good and was not shaved for 45 ACP. The sweet thing is that it was priced at $349.99. I asked about the price and the guy behind the counter said that if it were military marked it would have been priced higher.
Some one had cleaned up the barrel a little, but I wanted it for my collection so, I asked if they could work on the price. I know that I am evil for asking but it never hurts to try. I was told that I could have it for $300. I said I would take it if that was the price out the door. Would you believe that they said OK. I know, I'm a bad man and a thief.
Well here are the pics and you can see that it does have the broad arrow stamps. All numbers are matching. It also has the broad arrow to broad arrow stamp on the left side of the frame.

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I looked through my old ammo and found three cartridges.
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#2 Post by S.B. » Thu Jun 15, 2017 2:39 pm

Very nice(again) glad to see you got this transferred from the original board.
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#3 Post by M67 » Sat Jun 17, 2017 3:48 pm

I remember this Webley! Congratulations!
»You're a disgrace. I'd like to know how you got to be a Captain, anyway. »Yossarian: »You promoted me.« Colonel Cathcart: » That has got nothing to do with it.«

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#4 Post by lifeon2 » Sun Jun 18, 2017 12:04 pm

Nice find, you dont see many that havent been cut for acp anymore

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#5 Post by Itmocksme » Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:12 pm

Nice Webley. I shot my uncut 455 Mark VI last weekend. It was fun to shot. I had a couple of hiccups with it but not bad for a 100 year old revolver.

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My Webley Mk VI

#6 Post by cwo4uscgret » Thu Jun 22, 2017 1:49 am

Sadly mine has had the cylinder shaved. From what I've read the cylinders are not strong enough to shoot factory .45 ACP out of it. I haven't found an un-molested cylinder for it yet. :(

I'm working with a gunsmith on several possible fixes.

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#7 Post by nmcollektor » Fri Jun 23, 2017 5:40 pm

I have one cut for .45 as well. I've looked for a cylinder for several years without finding one.

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#8 Post by garra » Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:40 pm

If you look at the broad arrows you will see a pair that the points are nose to nose. That mark indicates that the pistol was sold. You really lucked out finding an uncut one, the one I have was shaved.

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#9 Post by S.B. » Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:01 am

There are other options?
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#10 Post by S.B. » Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:04 am

Depending on how deep your pockets are Epex has both cylinders and barrels. Another option is this guy,
http://www.partsforantiqueguns.com/webleymarkvI.html and a link to his website
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#11 Post by Kaeto » Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:31 am

I got a plate like that for my Enfield Mk VI on Flee bay but I only paid $20.00 for it. It works like a charm. I also load .45 ACP And AutoRim to Webley Mk II pressures.

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