We are manufacturing copies of both caliber .38 and .455, if any one is interested in purchase, email me.
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.
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.
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
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. John
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?
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.
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?
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 pistol pictured was mine, I have a few more auctioning on Gunbroker.com. I have a number of other line throwers, slightly different variations of the Schermuly, both individual guns and I have 3 cased sets with some line and rockets, and I have a few empty cases, One wood, the other metal.
2 September 1898. At the Battle of Omdurman, an army commanded by the British General Sir Herbert Kitchener defeated the army of Abdullah al-Taashi, the successor to the self-proclaimed Mahdi Muhammad Ahmad. It was a demonstration of the superiority of a highly disciplined European-led army equipped with modern rifles and artillery over tribesmen with older weapons and marked the success of British efforts to re-conquer the Sudan.