Webley Mk IV .38 revolver, UK 1923

  • Made of cast metal (zamak)
  • Can be cocked and dry fired like the original
  • Non-firing replica. Legal and permit free in most countries
  • Excellent for theater and film productions

54.50

20 in stock

Description of the Product

The Webley Revolver was a standard issue service revolver for the armed forces of the United Kingdom, the British Empire and the Commonwealth, from 1887 until 1970.

The Webley is a top-break revolver: breaking the revolver operates the extractor, which removes cartridges from the cylinder. The Mk IV rose to prominence during the Boer War of 1899–1902.

The standard-issue Webley  at the outbreak of the First World War was the Webley Mk V, but there were considerably more Mk IV revolvers in service in 1914. At the end of the First World War, the British military decided that the .455 calibre gun and cartridge was too large for modern military use, and that a pistol in .38 calibre would be just as effective.

The official service pistol for the British military during the Second World War was the Enfield No. 2 Mk I .38/200 calibre revolver, essentially a copy of the Webley MK IV .38/200. Owing to a critical shortage of handguns, a number of other weapons were also adopted. As a result, both the Webley Mk IV in .38/200 and in .455 calibre were issued to personnel during the war. The Webley Mk IV .38 revolver was not completely replaced by the Browning Hi-Power until 1963, and saw use for example in the Korean War and the Suez Crisis. One factor in keeping them in service for that long was their habitual shortage of ammunition; as they had so little ammunition available, they did not wear out from use.

The Webley service revolvers are among the most powerful top-break revolvers ever produced. The Mk IV variant is still in use as a police sidearm in a number of countries. The revolver can be seen in countless films, such as Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Titanic, and Pearl Harbor.

  • This gun is an exact replica of the original. The replica matches the original in size and weight, and the mechanisms of the weapon are working, except for the drum which is specifically blocked. The weapon can be cocked and dry fired like a real one, but the cylinder cannot be ejected, nor the top broken. Due to the materials used, the mechanisms cannot withstand continuous cocking and firing for long periods.
  • Cast metal has been used to make this replica weapon. The handle plates are plastic. Zamac differs from steel in many respects, so the structure of the gun does not withstand pressure, it cannot be used to fire bullets, nor can it be converted to a functional weapon by any means.
  • Replica guns such as this do not require permits in Finland, nor in many other countries. However, since the gun looks real, it should not be carried in public.
  • A replica gun is perfect for historical re-enactment, on a theater stage, in film productions, for collectors of historical memorabilia, and as decoration.
  • Length: 28,5 cm
  • Weight: 700 g
  • Manufacturer: Denix, Spain

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