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.
Caliber:.455 in.
Barrel Length:5 inch (12.5 cm).
Overall Length:11 inches (27.6 cm).
Action:Double Action.
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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