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Revolver Webley Mk VI (Mark VI)

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    Webley Mk VI

    Renowned British company «Webley & Scott» (until 1897 - «Webley & Son») from Birmingham for many years the late XIX - early XX centuries. had a monopoly on the supply of arms to the British government. In 1887 was developed and adopted by the British Army revolver Webley Mk I (Mark I), in 1894 - Webley Mk II (Mark II), in 1897 - Webley Mk III (Mark III), in 1899 - Webley Mk IV (Mark IV), in 1913 - Webley Mk V (Mark V).

    revolver webley mk vi (mark vi)
    Webley Mk VI

    last and most famous army revolver this company became a revolver Webley Mk VI (Mark VI) kalibra.455, put into service in the UK in 1915.

    Revolver Webley Mark VI was a modification of the model Webley Mark V. Differences between the new revolver were small - he got a barrel length of 6 inches (152 mm) front sight has been executed as a separate item and not integrally with the barrel, and was attached to the base of the pin, handle shape became trapezoidal, whereas the previous version, it was a form of " bird's head "and some details have been altered to more technologically sophisticated weapons production.

    Structurally

    Webley Mk VI is an analog model Mk V and is a revolver with a break in two to recharge frame and simultaneous extraction of all sleeves.

    Barrel length 152 mm and 7 right-handed rifling is the upper limit of the tide and at the muzzle with removable 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.

    revolver webley mk vi (mark vi)
    Webley Mk VI
    When reloading

    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 rectangular pin fastened at high tide at the muzzle of the barrel, and the rear sight is a notch in the top of the frame lock lever.

    handle has a trapezoidal shape and the ring for the safety strap. Cheeks handles with shallow notch made of hard rubber.

    revolver webley mk vi (mark vi)

    Webley Mk VI
    With bayonet and butt set
    revolver webley mk vi (mark vi)
    Bayonet and applied for use
    With a revolver Webley Mk VI

    Revolver Mk VI personified and several unusual innovations. For example, during World War I, it kind of «Prichard Greener Bayonet» Old French was completed bayonet type with brass handle. This was the invention of the bayonet Lt. Arthur Pritchard. His company produced in Birmingham «Greener» using the blade of the bayonet to the rifle Gras. Bayonet mounted behind the front sight for rail gun in its holster and projections for the lower stem the tide - the pommel handle tight to the frame, and the muzzle ring is worn over the fly and recorded two spring clips located on Phillips garde. With bayonet mechanism weapon was not connected in any way, does not interfere with fire and had to be used as a last resort for fighting at a short distance. These revolvers touted buyers (without much, however, success), as doubtless help in melee. Also for these revolvers was developed and addl butt, but no he did not get spread.

    revolver webley mk vi (mark vi)

    Webley Mk VI
    With an installed butt
    In the base case

    Webley Mk VI with a barrel length of 6 inches (152 mm), in 1918 there was a modification of a revolver with a barrel length of 4 inches (102 mm) and constant semicircular front sight, which was used by the military and police.

    Over time some of the models Mk VI was adapted by American patron.45 ACP. And flangeless sleeve fixed in chambers drum via the cage for three or six rounds - cutouts clips included in the grooves on the housing sleeve pistol cartridge that simplified and speeded overcharging weapons.

    Especially for training and target shooting were created several modifications under patrony.22 LR.

    revolver webley mk vi (mark vi)

    Webley Mk VI
    Kalibra.22

    Army revolver Webley Mk VI (Mark VI), put into service in the UK in 1915 can be regarded as final, perfected version of the series Webley «Mark». It was a powerful, reliable and durable weapon, perfectly suited to the Army in terms of trench warfare of 1914-1918.

    Caliber, mm 11.5
    (.455)
    Length mm 285
    Barrel length, mm 152
    Weight empty, kg 1.1
    drum count. cartridges 6
    Muzzle velocity, m / s 220

    Production of this model for the needs of the British Armed Forces carried out at the company «Webley & Scott» until 1921, where, during the First World War was produced in large quantities, so as to contract the firm should produce 2,500 units of this weapon in the week. Then production was transferred to the royal weapon factory «Royal Small Arms Factory» in Enfield, where he continued until 1932 exceptionally slow. Revolvers unreleased «RSAF» differed from real samples vebleevskih only thinner arms and trademark as a crowned ENFIELD inscription on the right side frame.

    In 1932 Webley Mark VI revolver was officially replaced by the model «Enfield No 2 Mk I» kalibra.38, however, remained on the British Army until the end of World War II.

    Undoubtedly, Mk VI was the most common and well-known model of the firm «Webley & Scott», being efficient and reliable combat weapon. It was a long time in service with the British Army, having served the British Empire, both World Wars, a widely used as troops of the British Commonwealth and the police.

    revolver webley mk vi (mark vi)

    Webley Mk VI
    With a barrel length of 4 inches (102 mm)




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