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Revolver model Wilkinson-Webley

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    Wilkinson-Webley
    Sample 1884

    At the end of the 1870s the owner of London trading company «Henry Wilkinson & Son», specializing in cold steel, resorted to an interesting commercial move. Wilkinson, supplied the swords and daggers army and navy, decided to foist the buying another officer saber and revolver will be much easier, so on special order for the firm «Wilkinson» began to produce revolvers based models «Webley».

    revolver model wilkinson-webley
    Wilkinson-Webley sample 1884
    When reloading

    In 1878, Belgium had placed an order for a party kalibra.476 revolvers, entered the market under the symbol Wilkinson № 1. In 1880 there was a modification of this weapon, designed for kalibr.450. These guns are replicas of models «Webley», from which mainly differed device and its release drum latch, and exterior trim.

    all subsequent production models for revolvers «Henry Wilkinson & Son» was established by the company «Webley & Son». This weapon became known as «Wilkinson-Webley». Its main features are to break in to recharge the frame and simultaneous extraction of all sleeves.

    revolver model wilkinson-webley
    Wilkinson-Webley sample 1884
    (View on the upper limit of the trunk)

    In 1884 came the first version of the revolver Wilkinson-Webley, is an analog model Webley Pryse. On the trunk of revolvers was an inscription «WILKINSON & SON, PALL MALL, LONDON»; at the bottom of the handle or the bottom of the trigger guard, with its outer side, housed monogram Wilkinson - «HW», trademark in a six-pointed star and serial number in no way associated with the company's own numbering Webley. German silver front sight was simple, flat, and was entirely made of silver triangle inserted into a steel holder.

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    Wilkinson-Webley
    Sample 1892

    In 1892 entered into production next model Wilkinson-Webley, similar in design with a revolver Webley-Green. Revolver Wilkinson received "Stremyannaya" latch frame and a new locking mechanism drum, unlike production models Webley-Green individual elements.

    In 1905 was launched production of a new model of Wilkinson-Webley, which included modernization makes it closer to the revolver Webley Mk. IV - modern revolver at the time.

    revolver model wilkinson-webley

    Wilkinson-Webley
    Model 1905
    revolver model wilkinson-webley
    Wilkinson-Webley sample 1911
    (View on the top bar frame)

    In 1911 appeared the next and last model Wilkinson-Webley. It was a somewhat improved version of the previous model 1905 revolver.

    It should be noted that since the beginning of the twentieth century already it was no secret that guns sold by Wilkinson, are the choicest custom model Webley. On the left side of the frame of this weapon over the drum appeared the inscription «Wilkinson-Webley». However, most of the officers, despite the loss in price, prefer to buy these guns is in the company «Henry Wilkinson & Son», trusting its high reputation and prestige.

    revolver model wilkinson-webley
    Wilkinson-Webley sample 1911
    (View on the upper limit of the trunk)

    Overall Wilkinson-Webley revolvers is an analogue standard samples models Webley, from which it differs mainly in high quality and in some cases small external components. Their mass and dimensions match their serial prototypes.

    Although these revolvers used commercial demand and used by officers of the British army, they have never been formally accepted for service UK. In 1914 issue revolvers Wilkinson-Webley, in connection with the outbreak of war, plague was stopped.

    revolver model wilkinson-webley

    Wilkinson-Webley
    Sample 1911
    In

    service models also existed in sports target revolvers, possess, as a rule, especially long barrel and distinguished carefully machined parts of the firing mechanism and netted a notch on the handle, including on its rear surface, and on the trigger. Standard barrel target model had a length of 7.5 inches.





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