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historicgun 07-08-2011 11:19 PM

webley pistols?
i am currently looking at a webley pistol and as i researched its serial number i learned it was made from 1949-1951 a good amount of blueing is missing but its in pretty good shape overall..could anyone tell me anything more about it? it has a white 51 on the side of it as well does that mean anything?

Firearms4ever 07-08-2011 11:33 PM

I don't know much about the Webley firearms, but I think the 51 means it was made in 1951. I could be wrong, but that would be my guess.

historicgun 07-08-2011 11:35 PM

well that may be the case but it looks like it was painted on like they sometimes do on world war two rifles but thank you

Firearms4ever 07-08-2011 11:37 PM

Here's a link to a website that I think will help you out. Modern Firearms - Webley

historicgun 07-08-2011 11:40 PM

thank you very much

historicgun 07-08-2011 11:43 PM

the pistols on this site are only .455 the one im looking at is .38s&w sorry for not mentioning that before

Firearms4ever 07-08-2011 11:47 PM

I was looking at the site and the last Webley it mentions is the Mark 4 which is in .38 s&w.

utf59 07-09-2011 03:36 AM

Pics always help.

If the number is painted on as you describe, it could just be an armory number.

doctherock 07-09-2011 05:46 AM

I can tell you its a British pistol. The .455 was used in the 1911 British version in WWII. They also had the .38 pistol, cant tell you much more.

historicgun 07-09-2011 04:26 PM

thank you very much i will try to get pictures up as soon as i can

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