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Revolver Webley .38 Mk IV / Mk IV Target Model

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    revolver webley .38 mk iv / mk iv target model

    Webley.38 Mk IV

    During the First World War, the standard weapon of the British military were Webley revolvers kalibra.455. It was an effective weapon, but too heavy and large, and shooting out of it required skill, long training and practice. For this reason, after 1919 the command of the British Army took the decision not to kalibra.455 cartridges and replace created under this cartridge revolvers model for smaller caliber, but with an equally high fighting qualities.

    revolver webley .38 mk iv / mk iv target model
    Webley.38 Mk IV

    After numerous experiments and tests it was decided that the best weapon is the .38 because it had enough stopping power, and relatively weak returns significantly increases the possibility of aimed fire. When this weapon became easier, and shoot it - easier and also reduces training time shooting.

    In accordance with the requirements of the British Army on the creation of new handguns kalibra.38, company «Webley & Scott Revolver and Arms Co» was developed and submitted in 1929 revolver Webley.38 Mk IV.

    new revolver Webley Mk IV kalibra.38 was a modification of the Army model Webley Mk IV kalibra.455 with the improvements which have been applied in models Webley Mk V and Mk VI, as well as other changes to the design, such as the latch frame lock drum , trigger and frame shape.

    Structurally this weapon was a revolver with a break in two to recharge frame and simultaneous extraction of all sleeves.

    Barrel length of 4 inches (102 mm) and 7 right-handed rifling had the upper limit of the tide and at the muzzle with a permanent front sight.

    Locking frame lock system carried Green having the form U-shaped bracket, the top crossbar exciting shank upper half of the frame. Lock control lever on the left side of the box, when you click on the crossbar that moves back and freed the upper part of the frame. On the right side of the frame is open V-shaped located flat spring lock.

    hammer-type firing mechanism with open hammer having a "clear" double action.

    revolver webley .38 mk iv / mk iv target model

    Webley.38 Mk IV
    When reloading

    Food arms ammunition was carried out of the drum capacity of six rounds. Extraction of spent cartridges produced automatically - when you press the lock lever locking frame revolver breaks the drum opened, spring star pushed out spent cartridges. In "Shattered" position produced and loading arms.

    The lower stem the tide before drum set horizontal shelves are designed for easy directions holstered weapons and reduce its edge hooks behind the drum.

    Sights open. Fly semicircular located in a small tide at the muzzle, and entirely represents a cutout in the top of the lock lever frame.

    Handle had a trapezoidal (flared) and form a ring for a safety strap. Cheeks handles with shallow notch made of hard rubber.

    revolver webley .38 mk iv / mk iv target model

    Webley.38 Mk IV

    Model Webley.38 Mk IV is a rugged, compact, lightweight revolver, as well as a reliable and easy-to-use weapon. However, in 1932 the British Army was adopted revolver Enfield No 2 Mk I kalibra.38 developed by the Royal Small Arms Factory «Royal Small Arms Factory», which was created taking into account the development of firm Webley and at first glance was almost similar Webley.38 Mk IV .

    Caliber, mm , 9 (.38)
    Length mm 235
    Barrel length, mm 102
    Weight empty, kg 0.76
    drum count. cartridges
    6

    In this more than forty years of cooperation with the British company Webley military department was discontinued. In the absence of government orders revolver Mk IV .38 was focused on commercial and foreign markets and in significant quantities supplied by police forces throughout the British Empire.

    In 1940-1945 years after the Second World War, British Army purchased more than 100,000 of these revolvers, which were issued in parallel with the same type of model Enfield No 2 Mk I. During the Second World War Webley.38 Mk IV of England was in service as a weapon limited standard and was used until 1963.

    revolver webley .38 mk iv / mk iv target model

    Webley.38 Mk IV
    With a barrel length of 5 inches (127 mm) and fuse

    Revolver Webley.38 Mk IV, usually produced from a barrel of 4 inches (102 mm), but in separate batches produced a model with a barrel length of 5 inches (127 mm), as well as touch-trigger fuse, located in the heel frame behind the trigger. In addition to the commercial market selling targeted modifications of these weapons.

    revolver webley .38 mk iv / mk iv target model
    Webley.22 Mk IV Target Model
    With a barrel length of 6 inches (152 mm)

    Task option Webley.38 Mk IV Target Model revolver standard kalibra.38 produced from 1929 until the mid-1950s. Notable he especially careful fitting of parts during manufacture and assembly, and the presence of sight, adjustable in a horizontal plane. Revolvers manufactured after 1945 were completed trunks 6 inches long.

    In 1929 there was also the target model Webley.22 Mk IV Target Model. This alteration kalibra.38 revolver chambered rimfire kalibra.22 has been very successful, the model inherited from the central battle drum and barrel size. Therefore shooting practice using cheaper ammunition rimfire shooter experienced the same feeling as when using this live ammunition. Especially popular revolver used the police.

    revolver webley .38 mk iv / mk iv target model

    Webley.22 Mk IV Target Model
    With a barrel length of 6 inches (152 mm)




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