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Wilkinson Webley

The Wilkinson Sword Company was practically an institution of the British Officer Corps.  It was there the well heeled Victorian Officer got his martial gear for parade and combat.  Located next door to the Board of Ordnance at Pall Mall, in London, a newly minted officer could get his field and parade sword, and while he was in the shop, could choose from the best revolvers and leather gear in the business.

This business of providing upper crust officers with finely finished firearms wasn't lost on Webley & Scott.  They furnished Wilkinson with nicely polished and finished revolvers, which were also  some of the best revolvers in the world at that time, and with which an Officer of the British Crown could fancy himself well armed.

Such a revolver was for sale on Gunbroker on 26 April 2011, and it has provenance for a martial family of some repute.  It still seems to have excellent fit and finish, which would be true to it's roots, and would make a fine addition to your British revolver collection.

picture of Wilkinson-Webley

Update 3/20/13:  This gun belongs to Roy Shadbolt who has decided to keep this fine revolver.  He has an article about it on his excellent site about Wilkinson fighting knives. it's worth a look.