Below is a message from a friend of mine. I am not familiar with the guns that he is asking about and was hoping that someone would be able to help. He currently owns a musket for other re-enacting, but that is his only experience. Thanks so much!! ......... since you're into guns, I thought I'd give you some fun homework for your day off. I'm looking into getting a hand gun. Which one do you like better, a Smith and Wesson M1917 or a Webley Mark VI? They're both .45s from WWI. I'm a dork, as you know, and some friends and I are putting together a WWI impression to go re-enacting, so it has nothing to do with home protection or anything. What's it like firing a .45? Do you know where I could get a good price for such an item?