Webley MK V Revolver [Revolver]:
Introduced in British Imperial service in 1914, this revolver served throughout World War 1 and 2 in large numbers, although it was Ultimately replaced by the Webley MK VI.
The Webley MK V is a conventional Double Action revolver. The main difference between this gun and its predecessor was that the MK V Received a thicker cilinder to cope with the advent of nitro-cellulose powders for its rounds, which produced higher chamber pressures than cordite powders. The most interesting feature of the gun is that it is a break-top model, which is opened by hinging the frame apart. Once the frame is fully open, the empty cartridges in the cylinder are ejected by a extractor.
All in all, the british army ordered well over 23,000 MK V pistols. Just in time, for WWI was about to commence....
The Webley holds six rounds of ammunition in its cilinder in .455 inch, a cartridge of comparable power to the .45 ACP.
|Weight:||2.2 lbs (1 kg) empty.|
|Barrel Length:||5 inch (12.5 cm).|
|Overall Length:||11 inches (27.6 cm).|
|Range:||200 ft (60 m).|
|Cylinder:||6 rounds .|
|Cost:||N.A., depends entirely on state of gun and relative scarcity of model.|
|Made in:||Great Brittain.|
|Special:||Strong and reliable in its age. Still relatively easy to find, but care should be taken not to fire powerful loads in these old guns.|
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