Revolver Webley Mk III (Mark III)

    revolver webley mk iii (mark iii)

    Webley Mk III

    In 1887, the British Army was adopted revolver Webley Mk I (Mark I), created by «Webley & Son». 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).

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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

    In 1897, the company «Webley & Son» was transformed into a company «Webley & Scott Revolver and Arms Co» by merging «Webley & Son» with firms «W. C. Scott & Sons »and« Richard Ellis & Son ». By this time, the armed forces of England was developed and launched a new model, designated Webley Mk III (Mark III).


    device Webley Mk III was substantially similar to Mk II. The main innovation was the use of more sophisticated switch fixing drum revolver Webley «WG» M in 1892 and a special lever, whereby the drum to be removed. Minor changes were also panel frame and drop lever, although the details are still fit and the previous model series Webley Mark.


    Webley Mk III 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 iii (mark iii)

    Webley Mk III

    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 leaf 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 iii (mark iii)
    Webley Mk III
    When reloading

    hammer-type firing mechanism with open trigger double action. Trigger a "lights out».

    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.

    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 handles with shallow notch made of hard rubber.

    Revolver Webley Mk III (Mark III) was officially approved at the end of the War Department in 1897 and was adopted by the UK. Its production continued for some time after the model Webley Mk IV and, no doubt, did not stop until until the end of the Second Boer War.

    In 1905, the company «Webley & Scott» went to meet the individual soldiers, firing revolvers game Webley Mk III with a barrel length of 152 mm.

    revolver webley mk iii (mark iii)

    Webley Mk III


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