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    Posted: December 06 2019 at 6:49pm
i knew we could get things rolling here , wonderful input all the way around , 

bear , im looking to retire in a year , i might be looking to divest some , we shall talk when i get a bit of a better look at things , i have a reasonable assortment of items i might feel inclined to offer to a good home 
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A Webley with a military history:

This revolver belonged to an old family friend, "Jack" Fulford, a retired Lieut- Col. in the South African Police who died many years ago. He carried it throughout the Boer War and, interestingly, recorded the regiments in which he had served on little silver plates inlet on the butt.

2nd South African Light Horse (Roberts Horse)  1899 - 1900
Transvaal Constabulary                                      1900
Steinaecker's Horse                                            1901 - 1903
South African Constabulary                                 1903




I am uncertain of the exact circumstances of the Royal Navy Reserve marking, but remember my mother telling me that Fulford started off as a midshipman in the Royal Navy but had to give it up through chronic seasickness.
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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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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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Examples of Colt's Dragoon are incredibly rare. I was once told that there is only four originals.
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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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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 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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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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Dragoon?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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