Friday, February 22, 2013

Friday Gun Pr0n #307

Woo boy, next week's the big'un, the G-d's Own Caliber addition. This week, though, we have something a little more sedate:

Kickin' it WWII old school, break-top style! This one comes to us courtesy of the Leonardo of Leather himself, Dennis of Dragon Leatherworks:
The Webley is WW2 vintage, .38 cal, top break. For sale as well. Not a heavy shooter by any stretch...its a VERY old design, and the lockup on this one is loose...which, I've read, is a common problem in the Webley. Still, for someone looking to fill in an empty spot in their WW2 collection of vintage arms, its a decent example of a classic British service pistol.
(Yes, it is for sale. How did you guess?)

I've always wanted a top-break revolver (well, in something other than .22LR. Probably should put that one up sometime). I would absolutely love to get my hands on one of the Schoefield reproductions in .38 Special like one of the Uberti repros to add to the armory. Fortunately for my budget right now, those are not on the MA Approved Firearms Roster - wouldn't want to be flooding the streets with thousand dollar reproductions of Old West revolvers, now... The Webley, though - talk about a revolver steeped in history - and WWII vintage to boot!

Thanks for sharing her with us, Dennis!

That is all.


Mopar said...

But it *IS* C&R-able. Cher's a big topbreak fan, pretty sure Dennis already has a msg waiting for him about the price. :)

Rob Reed said...

"Talk about a revolver stepped in history, and WWII history to boot"

You just summed up the main reason my first handgun purchase was a WWII Enfield #2 Mk 1 revolver in .38 S&W.

I saw it in the case, thought it was a cool piece of history, and could afford the $150 price tag

It also taught me a valuable lesson on the difference between .38 S&W and .38 Special.

Daniel in Brookline said...

Ooh, that brings back memories. Thanks, Jay!

I carried a Webley very much like that as a ceremonial sidearm in 1988 or so. I never had a chance to fire it, but I got rather fond of it.

(My sergeant major didn't like revolvers, and ordered me to carry it unloaded. What he doesn't know won't hurt him, I decided, and carried it with one chamber empty.)