HMS Tiptoe, where are you now? 6/17/13
From: Mike Waite
I served on Tiptoe in the earley 60s seaman sonar operator great bunch of lads.
From: Augi Dragknar
This is a great story, and nice piece of history.
Holland Submarines 6/14/13
I just found out (Google) that both it as well as a second Holland sub are now located in the Paterson Museum located at the old Rogers Locomotive & Machine Works building...luckily it was spared the fate of becoming a derelict piece of scrap metal in a bad neighborhood.
CB in FL...I used to teach at Don Bosco Technical High School across the street from the Park - ('76-'78)
Holland Submarines 6/14/13
From: Chris Brosnahan
A Holland submarine was on display in Pennington Park, Paterson as of 1978 when I last was in the area....not a good neighborhood now, so I wonder if it's still there or has been turned into scrap metal by the residents to purchase Air Jordans, Nikes or whatever footwear is in vogue in that part of the 'hood.
From: Geoff Green
Did anyone follow up the offer to sell a Webley - Fosbery revolver that occurred on this site? I was too cautious (scared) to respond as it seemed just too pat. However maybe the offer was for real and someone got the only available W-F auto revolver on the planet, and for a really good price at that.
Mystery Webley 6/7/13
I am using this post as it seems to be the only one that has give information about webley revolvers. I have bought 3 books and none of them have any information. So please take pity on me. I have two mark III cal 38 SW. The first one has a serial number of 68xx and is a four inch, with P Webley and son, Birmingham & London. The second is a three inch and is marked Webley and Scott Ltd, Birmingham & London, serial number 30xxx. I have looked all over and am trying to determine if they are antiques. One book said yes, the second, no. I know a lot of records were destroyed during the war, but someone should know Thanks you for your time.
Webley Mk IV 5/16/13
Great article, but the pedant in me feels I ought to point out that the gun was still manufactured after 1923, albeit not by Webley; mine was made at Enfield Lock in 1926 and marked as such, though I gather numbers made at that particular arsenal were in the low thousands.
Lee Metford 5/13/13
From: Jos Van Helden
I have a L.M. MKI* for sale, with a good 303 Metford barrel, nice metal blue turning brown, no rust but lots fo old dry grease. Good stock and fore-end with only normal wear, upper handguard is cracked but can be glued easily.
Enfield 1890, bolt not matching all complete and original, cleaning rod missing.
I just offered the rifle at " www.antiekewapens.nl " the pictures will follow this evening.
Asking Euro 2250,00 plus shipping.
Webley & Scott Ltd 5/12/13
From: Brendon Greig
I have just been given an old side by side shotgun with Webley & Scott Ltd marked on it with the numbers 73606 on all parts, it has been locked in a cupboard for years but still works not that i would like to fire it in this condition.
It has double hammers & the barrels are released by a lever between the hammers the same as a modern shotgun the barrels are quite rusty but still restoreable the stock is in good order but could do wth a clean & repolishing
I would be greatfull for any information you could give me on the age & history
Mark I/IV Tanks 5/7/13
From: Allen Laboon
Well, of course the Abrams would look ancient in 100 years. Everything from the armor materials, to the ammunition, and even the support structures will probably have taken a giant leap by then.
From: Henry Wood
I believe HMS Tiptoe's anchor is part of a submarine commemoration at Blyth, Northumberland. (Blyth was a submarine base during both World Wars.)
Webley & Scott Ltd. 5/6/13
I HAVE A 380 WEBLEY RIC N2.. I WOULD LIKE ANY INFO OF THIS GUN.. PLEASE HELP
From: J Beusch
An interesting amount of partial useful information.
I'm since a few years looking for a mini Gatling or Hotchkiss cannon. The later one was made by an English dealer,
his shop was called Marine Pistols or so.can't locate him anymore. His Replica looked neat and the price was ok,
but my budget was suffering from stress, just bought a Webley Collection at that time. And the gun was in Switzerland
classed as a Machinegun. Now I have the Licence to own fully automatic firearms.
Reloading Information I can mail if somebody needs it.
The Nordenfelt Gun 4/24/13
From: Antoine Vanner
See also coverage on http://dawlishchronicles.com/the-nordenveldt-gun/
Webley Mk VI 4/18/13
I recently purchased a Mk VI. But it hasent got the typical manufacturers stamping on the left side of thframe below the cylinder (military or winged bullet) or the Enfield stamp on the right side of the frame above the trigger that I normally expect. It has no import marks, ENGLAND stamp or TONS proof either. It is named a MK VI on the top strap, and has a broad arrow, as well as multiple small proofs. Lastly it looks to be unit marked on the rear grip strap near the top (IACC) Any thoughts?
Webley & Scott Ltd. 4/12/13
I have a P.Webley .320 hammerless revolver, ser. no.526, can anyone give me more info. about the weapon.age, how much it is worth.
Mark I/IV Tanks 4/5/13
From: Anthony Bordeaux
They're definitely not much compared to today's armored monsters, but they sure were effective enough in their day. In fact, without them, there would probably be no Abrams, Challenger, or Leopard tanks today.
Ferret Scout Car 4/1/13
From: Martin Micheals
"Scout car" is definitely right. This little fighter may be armored, but there's no way it could take the pounding something like a tank could.
HMS Tiptoe, where are you now? 3/31/13
I don't think the middle pic is Tiptoe,her fore planes were square.
Fellows i am looking for enfield that will shoot 45 acp can you help! Thanks
The Martini-Henry Rifle 3/18/13
Hey. I wonder if you can help me, I inherited a old gun from my grandfather but can't find out anything about it. Its got a martini-Henry but i don't know which model. It says Clabrough & Johnstone on the barrel. Is there anything else i need to look for on it to find out more about it or a website that can help me?
Vicker's Gunbus 3/17/13
From: Bill Walsh
The photograph above (captioned: Gnome Rotary from www.aviation-history.com) is in fact a LeRhone Rotary. This is a contemporary of the Gnome but the "plumbing" is different. A good recognition feature of the 100h.p. Gnome is the single push rod in front of each cylinder. The brass pipework between the cylinders in this photograph show it to be a LeRhone Engine.
The Snider Rifle 3/15/13
I am looking for information about the weight, range and muzzle velocity of a Snider-Enfield cavalry carbine, with the shorter 19.5-in barrel. Can you point me to a source?
I am looking to buy a good shooting zig zag, know of any for sale?
Webley Mk VI 3/9/13
Would the stock and bayonet fit on a WW2 Enfield revolver?
how much is this gun?
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