One of OBG's readers sent in these pics in an effort to solve the mystery of missing marks. It seems to me that this gun has escaped going to the proof house for some reason or other. Here is his description...
What looks to be a Webley VI in very good condition. There are no import/ENGLAND stamp and no TONS Proof. Fit is excellent, finish is shinny blue (not at all flat).
There is no manufacturers/patent stamp that I can recognize. I know to look for either the Patent or the winged bullet on the left side of Webleys and the Enfield stamp on the right side on Enfields.
Serial numbers are nicely struck on the barrel, lower receiver and cylinder in the normal places, and they match in style, depth, and of course the number (236xxx)
Each chamber on the cylinder bears the crown over GR over crossed lance over P. the Cylinder has not been shaved. The face of the cylinder has a broad arrow, what looks to be an o or c, and a faintly struck mark that looks like a stylized U over something over something else (to faint to make out)
Several broad arrows appear on various small parts including the unlocking lever (above the screw on the left side of the pistol) on the top strap just forward of the rear sight on the left side, the side of the trigger guard on the left side forward of the trigger.
The back strap is marked A.A. over something I can’t make out over 1.A.C.C. over RTC over 66.
On the underside of what I call the holster spreaders (triangular horizontal pieces forward of the cylinder) there is what looks like a crown over Y2 over 13
There is a capital letter M on the grips above the lanyard ring (both sides)
Finally the heal of the butt, forward of the lanyard ring shows a small SA, each with a small arrow over each. The S and A are side by side, but the S and it’s arrow are staggered a little below the A and its associated arrow.
OBG: What marks there are seem to be in the right places and look like the marks on my 1918 Mk. VI. The serial number seems to be about 100,000 before it. Anyone know the deal on the missing marks?