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Webley MkIV pocket revolver

Manufactured by Webley&Scott LTD, Birmingham c.1929-39 - serial number 41910.
.22LR six-round step-down cylinder, double action, top break action, 3″ barrel.

An interesting factory conversion that had a limited run in the 1930′s, with fewer than a hundred of these ever made. You can see the noticeably tapered cylinder made to turn this .38-200 revolver into a .22LR plinker.


The Webley automatic pistol

After World War II, the British Army held trials to replace most of its antiquated arsenal; this included the adoption of a new service rifle, a new submachine gun, a new light machine gun and a new service pistol. Dr. Marian Jurek, a Polish engineer who had emigrated to Britain during World War II, had designed two submachine guns whilst serving in the 1st Armoured Division and submitted them to trials, but both were rejected by the Ordnance Board. After the war, Jurek stayed in Britain and worked at Webley & Scott. He designed an automatic pistol that utilized a twin-linked locking system which ensured that the barrel returned to the same position after each shot. This initial prototype was nothing more than a hand-made workshop piece. When trials were arranged to find an automatic pistol for British Army service, Webley selected Jurek’s design to submit to the trials. With some extra funding, Jurek made a better model of his pistol that fared well in trials, but was returned to Webley for further improvements. After a few weeks, Jurek finished his third prototype, with magazine safety and a tougher alloy receiver. Despite initial promise, the Army favored the Browning Hi-Power pistol and Webley cut the funding for Jurek’s design. Before its cancellation, Jurek had designed a fourth model which offered many improvements, but this model exists only as notes and sketches. 

Webley-Fosbery M1901 automatic revolver

Designed by guv G. V. Fosbery c.1895-1897 and W. J. Whiting afterward, manufactured by Webley and Scott starting c.1901.
.455 Webley 6-round cylinder, recoil-operated single action semi-automatic, top break action, lanyard.

If Fosbery’s gun had been produced when it was initially designed, it may have become a commercial success. Self loading pistols were still in their infency back then and save for the Mauser and Borchardt most of them were pretty whimpy. Unfortunately by the time it arrived on the market, Browning was starting its series of pistols, making the Webley-Fosbery obsolete.


The Webley Mark I Semi Automatic Pistol,

For decades the Webley and Scott Company of Birmingham, England was known for producing fine British break top revolvers.  In the early 19th century, Webley and Scott made a foray into the semi automatic market with its Webley Mark I semi automatic pistol.  Utilizing a short recoil action, the Webley Mark I was a single action semi automatic pistol outfitted with a 7 round detachable magazine.  The Mark I was first issued to the London Metropolitan Police in 1911, originally chambered in .38 ACP.  However, it was the big military contracts that Webley was after when it switched caliber to .455 auto in 1913, a cartridge similar to the .45 ACP.  The Mark I was adopted at first by the Royal Navy, then by the Royal Horse Artillery, and finally by the Royal Flying Corps.  However the Mark I failed to secure acceptance with the whole of the British Army.  Originally the .455 auto was loaded with cordite, which caused fouling resulting in jams, misfires, and malfunctions. This problem was greatly exacerbated by British soldiers, who were accustomed to rarely cleaning their service revolvers, and treated semi automatics the same. As a result the British Army stuck with its Webley and Enfield revolvers.  The Mark I also had poor ergonomics, and was uncomfortable to shoot.

The Mark I would serve with the Royal Navy, Royal Horse Artillery, and Royal Flying Corps (later Royal Air Force) throughout World War I.  Production ended in 1932.

Webley & Scott No.1 Mk. III* flare pistol

Manufactured in Birmingham, England c.1918-1930′s for all British and Commonwealth troops - serial number 129324.
1″ Very flare, single shot top-break action, brass frame and extended barrel.

A very ubiquitous model. It might as well considering how ugly the No.4 is in comparison.

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Webley M1905-08 self-loading pistol with Parker-Maxim M1929 suppressor

Manufactured by Webley and Scott c.1905~1912, fitted with a suppressor for use by the Special Operations Executive during World War 2, also called the Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare.
.32ACP 8-round removable box magazine, short recoil semi-automatic.

Pew pew.


Webley and Scott MkIII Flare pistol

Manufactured in Birmingham c.1915 for the British army.
1″/26,5mm caliber ‘Very’ flare, top break action, brass frame and barrel.

Flare pistols like this one were used in WW1 not only as a signaling device, but as a way to illuminate the battlefield at night to locate enemy troops on the no-man-land.

Webley RIC No1 New Model revolver

Manufactured in the 1870′s by Webley & Scott - serial number 27970.
.455/476 Enfield six-round cylinder, double action, pivoting captive ejector rod and side loading gate.

The new model is easily distinguished from the first two iterations of the Webley RIC revolver by looking at its fluted cylinder, its elongated barrel and its knobby ejector rod.


SPRA line thrower

Designed by Alfred James Schermuly and produced during the 1920′s as the Schermuly Pistol Rocket Apparatus.
1 ¾" caliber muzzle fitted over a 1″/26,5mm pistol section.

The SPRA was used by sailors to throw lines of rope to runaway boats or overboard crew. It used a two-stage rocket propelled by a blank cartridge, giving it its proper course, and an internal charge to fly it the rest of the way.

three Schermuly rockets

These guns were conversion of the ubiquitous ‘Very’ flare guns manufactured by Webley, in these cases the MkV and MkIII variants.

a Webley and Scott N°1 MkV flare pistol