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    I found on-line an interesting article "The .455 Webley & Scott Pistol" (American Rifleman 1964) which has a chart which details both Government Contracts and Private sales deliveries by month/year/serial number. This pistol (serial number 3800) was 1 of 1919 (serial numbers 3691-5609) delivered to the Royal Navy in December 1914. It served through most of WWI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by varifleman View Post
    I found on-line an interesting article "The .455 Webley & Scott Pistol" (American Rifleman 1964) which has a chart which details both Government Contracts and Private sales deliveries by month/year/serial number. This pistol (serial number 3800) was 1 of 1919 (serial numbers 3691-5609) delivered to the Royal Navy in December 1914. It served through most of WWI.
    I need the link to see if my pistol was issued to W. Churchhill. Gary.....

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    Gary, here's the link: Arnhem Jim: The Other Webley - An Addendum. Unfortunately the chart doesn't list any individual names associated with the pistol. I'm sure that mine rather than yours was owned by Winston Churchill!!!

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    Thank you My pistol is owned by me. That is more than enough. Now I know what the accessories are for this. My eyes are open....

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    Here are photos of Britishicon military issue .455 Webley self-loading Mark I cartridges head stamps 1917 and 1918 issued for this pistol and the WWI British contract Colt .455 Webley Government Model pistols. 7 of these cartridges are contained in the January 30, 1919 7-cartridge packet shown above. This pistol is recoil-operated. Here are photos of pistol's open action.
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    After years of searching for a spare recoil spring I found this cache of spare parts on Ebay recently, probably a rare find since it also includes a slide, barrel etc. Now I can shoot this pistol a few times with less worry about replacement parts if needed.
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    Nice find......
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    Picked up mine a few weeks back, 1916






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