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    Posted: December 04 2019 at 6:12pm
there are so few posts here , seems i might be the only one that has interest here , not sayin its bad , just sayin i miss trading info on these old revolvers too 

my early one is a webley 1916 second year production no1 mkVI 455cal
adopted 05/24/15 webley produced them from 15-21 , 








my second is an Enfield 1923 no1 mk VI 455 cal version , 









these are the large bore versions - i also have a 22cal trainer version 
webley mk VI with a conversion system 











i have holsters but never found the pritchard bayonet for these , another of those hens teeth items one needs to be very lucky or know someone to find , 









sorry thats on its side , cant figure out how to rotate it 
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Awesome collection, especially the .22 trainer, anymore info on that one? thanks for posting, flathead
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Very nice revolvers a-Square. I don't know anything about these; is there a rear sight? From the photos it looks like there's only the front blade.
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I've got a very similar early MK VI; it belonged to the C/O of the Regiment my Grandfather, my Dad and I belonged to.  He had carried it in France in WWI.  It shoots quite good, I reload for it using copper plated bullets, Starline .455 Mk 2 cases.  The sights are actually quite good. 
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A wonderful collection that you have put together there Asquare, and a fantastic idea for display, it works very well. 

That 1923 Mk.VI is rare amongst the rare. They just don't change hands very often and are seldom seen outside of collections. It is a real gem.
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A-Square, I think I may have a holster for one of those. The one on the belt looks very much like one I picked up a few years ago. I'll have to dig it out at the weekend to check.
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It's nice to see a British revolver collection in the USA.
As a Brit I collect Colts. Below is one of my 3 display cases.
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Left hand, second one down... that truly is a Hog's Leg. Please, what model? (I want to say Walker Colt, but I've heard they are $1000's of dollars.)
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Dragoon?
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looks to be a walker to me , but my colt collection is no where as extensive as that , you have some fantastic and highly collectible pieces in that array , mostly i have reproductions that i acquired for cowboy action shooting , 

the webleys and enfields do indeed have rear sights , they are part of the cylinder latch , the 22 cal is on that gizmo that spaces he cylinder as well , 



never really thought to shoot a photo of the sight picture , this is as close as i can come for that till i get the camera out again , you can make it out i think , even though its of one of the earlier marks they did not change much over the models , 

the display once stood in my office for nearly 20 years - i no longer have it - given to a SASS friend years ago im working on a new one in my gun room at home , life sorta flows like a river - we find ourselves downstream all to quickly 
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I have a 1941 version. The cylinder release is also the sight. I have a second model Colt Navy. It belonged to my great grandfather who used to be a U.S. Deputy Marshal in Moroa County  Illinois...
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Originally posted by hoadie hoadie wrote:

Dragoon?
I'm afraid not. It is the only counterfeit in the case. It is a 19th.Century Mexican copy of a Walker.
The others are all what they look like including the Patterson.
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I have been looking at Webley's for a while thinking about getting into that as well. Problem is I know so little about them that I am unsure what to even start looking at. Just afraid I'll get taken for a ride on them I guess.
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Examples of Colt's Dragoon are incredibly rare. I was once told that there is only four originals.
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Originally posted by Honkytonk Honkytonk wrote:

Left hand, second one down... that truly is a Hog's Leg. Please, what model? (I want to say Walker Colt, but I've heard they are $1000's of dollars.)

If you get a chance to buy a Walker for '$1000's of dollars, snap it up. The prices are 10's of thousands for a rough one 100, of thousands for a good one running up a million or more for something special.
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Thanks for the photos of the Webley rear sight. Looks to be a very good sight picture.
I would like to shoot one sometime to see what I'm missing !

Stanforth that is indeed a very lovely collection of Colt's. I know nothing about them; but they sure look good.
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