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    *Sigh* I see a couple of typos in my previous post, sorry about that: I meant to say "I don't see any crossed out marks".

    > has been made up from other dated parts
    The serial numbers on the cylinder, on the body in front of the trigger guard and under the barrel all match and there are no struck out numbers: is it possible to tell if it's a miah-mash of parts?

    > does it still shoot.............£450 ish
    No changes since I last shot it in the late 70s, so I guess the answer is "yes, it still shoots".

    Again, thanks for the help, much appreciated.

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    Oscar Foxtrot,
    If he was issued it in WW2 highly probable something was changed, bearing in mind its a early 2oth century weapon.
    Keep it as clean as it is and try and shoot it if you can, all helps when you come to sell as reassurance.
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    More pics would be better, but am sure the IV was made between 1899-1913 or was it 1903 ? Looks very good for age.

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    Unfortunately, I'm not able to take any more photos because the revolver isn't with me at the moment.

    So, I only have one more question right now: has anyone ever got any information from the Arms Research people at this link:

    Wilkinson Sword research, Webley original factory records archive ?

    To be honest, it isn't 100% clear to me how the process works, but they seem to say if they can't find any information on your particular serial number, you don't get charged. That sounds ok to me, but, as I say, this isn't 100% clear.


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