Webley Mk V
In 1887, the company «Webley & Son» developed a revolver, which was adopted by the British Army designation Webley Mk I (Mark I). After the modernization in 1894 entered into service model Webley Mk II (Mark II), and in 1897 - Webley Mk III (Mark III).
In 1897, the company «Webley & Son» was transformed into a company «Webley & Scott Revolver and Arms Co», which has continued to work to improve the army revolvers series Webley «Mark» and released in 1899 model Webley Mk IV ( Mark IV).
line Webley «Mark» developed in the XIX century were calculated under the English kalibra.455 cartridge (11.5 mm.) on black powder. However, the use of the early twentieth century legacy cartridges for black powder was a serious drawback to this weapon. Therefore, in 1913 revolver chambered Vebleya adapted smokeless powder of the same caliber as a result of which there appeared another modification, designated Webley Mk V (Mark V).
Model Webley Mark V Mark IV differed from the increased power and drum. Accordingly, was slightly modified and frame revolver. These improvements were intended to give the weapon greater strength to withstand greater pressure exerted smokeless gunpowder (cordite).
Webley Mk V
Webley Mk V is an analog model Mk IV and is a revolver with a break in two to recharge frame and simultaneous extraction of all sleeves.
Barrel with 7 right-handed rifling is the upper limit of the tide and at the muzzle with a permanent front sight.
Locking frame lock system provided Green having the form U-shaped bracket, the top crossbar exciting shank upper half of the frame. Lock operated by a lever on the left side of the box, when you click on the crossbar that moves back and frees the upper part of the frame. On the right side of the frame is open V-shaped flat spring lock.
| Caliber, mm || 11.5 (. 455) |
| Length mm || 235 |
| Barrel length, mm < td> 102 |
| Weight empty, kg || 1.020 |
| drum count. cartridges || 6 |
hammer-type firing mechanism with open hammer having a "clear" double action.
Food arms ammunition is carried out of the drum capacity of six rounds. Extraction of spent cartridges automatically - when you press the lock lever locking frame revolver break in two, the drum is opened, spring star ejects spent cartridges. In "Shattered" position produced and loading arms.
The lower stem the tide before drum 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 the pillar is a cutout in the top of the lock lever frame.
handle has a curved shape such as "bird's head" and ring for a safety strap. Cheeks handles with shallow notch made of hard rubber.
Webley Mk V
In December 1913 revolver Webley Mk V became official government weapons, replacing the model Mk IV. It was a powerful, durable, reliable and easy to handle weapons, has an excellent quality. However, already in 1915 he was replaced by a revolver Webley Mk VI. It was finally released about 20,000 units revolvers Mark V.
base model Webley Mk V had a barrel length of 4 inches (102 mm), but in 1915 there was also was adopted by its modification with a barrel length of 6 inches (152 mm) and a removable front sight, mounted on the base pin. A certain amount has been released and with a barrel length of 7.5 inches (190.5 mm).
In many previously released series revolvers Webley «Mark» for repair steel drum set from Mark V. To put it, had on a milling machine to remove part of the metal frame. Such drums differ externally chamfered trailing edge, whereas in the previous models drums was a sharp trailing edge.
Over time some of the models Mk V was adapted by American patron.45ACP, and flangeless sleeve fixed in chambers drum via the cage for three rounds in a crescent-shaped - cutouts clips included in the grooves on the housing sleeve pistol cartridge. This innovation has simplified and speeded overcharging - with two cages was much easier to manage than with six cartridges in placers.
Webley Mk V
With a barrel length of 6 inches (152 mm)