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Revolver Webley Mk II (Mark II)

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    revolver webley mk ii (mark ii)

    Webley Mk II

    In 1887, the British Army was adopted revolver Webley Mk I (Mark I), created by well-known by the time the company «Webley & Son». However, the firm's engineers Webley did not stop there and continued due to make various changes and improvements in the design of a revolver.

    revolver webley mk ii (mark ii)
    Webley Mk II

    By 1894 revolver Webley Mk I was so modernized that it was decided to release a new model called the Webley Mk II (Mark II).

    The new model appeared more powerful trigger handle acquired rounded shape. Minor changes were made extractor device, the hammer spring was the spiral-shaped instead of V-shaped, and the details on the latch decreased in size. In breech box, similar to the model Webley Mk I *, was equipped with a special removable steel plate, which was to prevent the erosion of the hole for the passage of the striker (if the hole is developed and becomes too large, shield easily replaced).

    Structurally

    Webley Mk II was similar to the model Mk I and was a revolver with a break in two to recharge frame and simultaneous extraction of all sleeves.

    trunk had the upper limit of the tide and at the muzzle with a permanent front sight.

    revolver webley mk ii (mark ii)

    Webley Mk II

    Locking framework implemented fairly simple lock system 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. The design is conceived so that until the latch is closed, the nasal part of the hammer can not reach the primer of the cartridge.

    revolver webley mk ii (mark ii)
    Webley Mk II
    When reloading

    hammer-type firing mechanism with open trigger, double action.

    Food arms ammunition was carried out of the drum capacity of six rounds. Extraction of spent cartridges carried out 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.

    Sights open. Direct fly semicircular located in a small tide at the muzzle, and rear sight was a notch in the top of the lock lever frame.

    Handle had a curved shape such as "bird's head" and ring for a safety strap. Cheeks with shallow notch lever were prepared, as a rule, dark ebonite.

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    Caliber, mm 11.5 (. 455)
    Length mm 216
    Barrel length, mm
    Weight empty, kg 0.96
    drum count. cartridges 6
    Muzzle velocity, m / s 183

    production of various grades Webley revolvers was not consistent, models often intersect each other, and once signed contracts performed methodically and in full, despite the fact that the new model has long appeared long ago received official approval and that its release new contract. For example, in 1900, was still going on assembly revolvers Mk II, despite the fact that for three years now as there Mk III model and year - Mk IV.

    in 1915 and began to make a few modifications Webley Mk II. So the model that emerged through the dissemination Mk II revolvers with hammers on the model Mk IV, received the designation Webley Mk II *. Revolver with a device similar to the model Webley Mk I *, equipped with a switch lock drum, which was used, starting with the Mk III, as well as from the Mk IV barrel and drum from the Mk V, was designated Webley Mk II **. Also, the model Webley Mk II ** could be equipped with a barrel length of 152 mm and a detachable sight.

    revolver webley mk ii (mark ii)

    Webley Mk II **
    With a barrel length of 152 mm




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