Model: Mark VI
Serial Number: 2527
Year of Manufacture: 1915-1923
Caliber: .455 Webley. The cylinder has been relieved and now accepts .45 ACP in moon clips, and .45 Auto Rim rounds.
Action Type: Single and Double Action Top Break Revolver
Markings: There is a “D” with an arrow inside, and an “X” with saps on top and bottom on the left side of the barrel assembly ahead of the cylinder. The left side of the frame is marked “Webley / Mark VI / Patents / 1918”, and another “D” arrow proof. The top strap on the left side is marked “’18” Crown over “CR” over crossed flags over “P”, arrow, crown over “72” over “B”, and “Mark “VI””. The external rim of the cylinder is marked “3 67 969”. The chambers are marked crown over “GR” over crossed flags over “P”. The front of the barrel assembly at the hinge is marked “367969”. The bottom of the frame ahead of the hinge is marked “367969”. The right side of the frame above the trigger is marked “3 / 2527”. The left side of the trigger guard is marked crown over “DR / B”.
Barrel Length: 6”
Sights / Optics: This revolver is mounted with standard military sights, a blade front sight and a trough in the latch rear sight.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are checkered wood. There are handling marks and scratches but no mentionable cracks or losses. The checkering is still sharp. The grips rate in about Very good overall condition.
Type of Finish: Military Blue
Finish Originality: All Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp and deep. There is no apparent erosion. This may be the best military bore we have seen in a long time.
Overall Condition: This revolver retains about 85% of its metal finish. The grip strap all the way around (front, back, bottom) is now brown frosted with pitting. The trigger guard has a small scratch and has turned gray. The remainder of the finish is remarkably free of erosion and pitting with just a little surface erosion at the muzzle, and on the cylinder. The Screw heads are in good serviceable condition showing minor disfiguration. The markings are clear. Overall, this revolver rates in about Fine - Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly single and double action. We did not fire this revolver. Note: The lanyard ring hole in the grip frame has been plugged.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None
Our Assessment: This is the classic British service revolver issued until 1936 and used through WWII. The Mark VI was officially retired in 1947. What a work horse this revolver has been. Heavy, accurate, tough, and reliable. Collect this revolver and shoot this revolver. It is a really nice example.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This C&R revolver can be transferred in California and can be transferred as a private party transaction (PPT) at our shop in Simi Valley.
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