Jan 12, 2010 · Webley Mark IV .38 S&W Many of us, when we think of Webley revolvers, think of this iconic movie image, of Michael Caine and Stanley Baker playing Lieutenant Gonville Bromhead and Lieutenant John Chard in the 1964 movie Zulu , firing away with their Webley Mark VI in .455 Webley. IV-38 is comparable to other service pistols of the time. Some examples will be marked “WAR FINISH”, as Webley didn’t have enough time to perfectly finish the metal or polish some parts.
Mar 19, 2013 · In the early years of World War II (around 1940), the .38/200 lead bullet was replaced by a nickel-jacketed bullet with an average velocity of 600 fps. Still not as powerful as the .455 caliber, it and the gun that chambered it were nevertheless smaller and lighter than the Webley Mk VI, achieving the original objective of the Mk IV and No. 2 Mk 1. Aug 13, 2016 · The Webley Mk IV .38 is an accurate and enjoyable revolver. While it’s finish may be worn down, it’s soaked in history. You don’t buy this gun for competition or for self-defense, you buy it to feel closer to our collective past and to have a great range day with your dad. Be careful when looking to buy one of these. Mar 19, 2013 · In the early years of World War II (around 1940), the .38/200 lead bullet was replaced by a nickel-jacketed bullet with an average velocity of 600 fps. Still not as powerful as the .455 caliber, it and the gun that chambered it were nevertheless smaller and lighter than the Webley Mk VI, achieving the original objective of the Mk IV and No. 2 Mk 1. Mar 03, 2012 · The Mark III was introduced in October 1897 and started with a new range of serial numbers. The lowest known is a commercial pistol No.101 and the highest is 80012 (from Bruce and Reinhart), so yours is obviously an early one. Mark IV serials followed on from the Mark III and there was some overlap as the lowest known Mark IV is 77503.
This Webley MK IV was made in 1942-1943 and has a rough War Finish, which is so denoted on the left side of its frame. This revolver has about 75% of its finish remaining, a bright bore with sharp rifling and no erosion, and some of the crispest markings we have seen on a WWII revolver or pistol. Webley mark IV. This specimen may be a civilian one, but the MK lV has been used by officers in the British Army as well. It is one of the innumerable revolvers produced by Webley & Scott from ca. 1897 until mid-1970. This model exists in .38 and .38-200 caliber (interchangeable) or, like yours, in 450 and .455 calibers (interchangeable).
The overall condition is fine. The metal surfaces bear 95% of its original finish. The markings are clear and legible. The numbers match. The grips are in great shape. The bore is excellent; bright and shiny with strong rifling. The action is excellent. This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic. Barrel is 5 inches. Caliber: .38 S&W