Webley RIC № 1
In 1867 a British company «Webley & Son» Birmingham released a new compact revolver. In 1868, this model was adopted by the Royal Police Ireland (Royal Irish Constabulary), and thus became known as RIC.
Revolver Webley RIC model 1867 had the whole frame.
Barrel circular cross section and having a bar at the top is screwed into the frame.
Weapons had a simple six-cylinder with locking rear drum stopper, which rose by pressing the trigger of the bottom of the frame.
Webley RIC № 1
(View on the rear sight)
Equipment arms ammunition produced through the hinged charging right-side door frame, opens to the side and a fixed spring.
extraction of spent cartridges carried out alternately using rod-ejector. Extractor rod was placed in the central axis of the hollow drum weapons that could get to insert the bolt into the corresponding drum. When removing the extractor arms drum can be removed by pulling it forward axis for flat knurled head.
hammer-type firing mechanism with open hammer, who had a "clear", single action. There was a fuse turns off when you press the trigger.
Sights consist of open front and rear sights. Semicircular bead located close to the muzzle, and the rear sight was a V-neck on the top plate frame.
Solid wood handle was attached to the frame and had a vertical screw the bottom back plate with a ring for a safety strap.
Webley RIC № 2
Revolver Webley RIC model 1867 received the designation «Webley RIC № 1". And in 1872 was offered a commercial version of this model, designated «Webley RIC № 2».
Revolver Webley RIC № 2 had nearly identical steel frame frame service revolver Webley RIC № 1. The main differences include reducing the length of the barrel, as well as a slightly modified form of the handle and the rod-ejector. But after a few months of the sample model number 2 was modified in 1872. Minor changes were made in the form of individual parts mainly: trunk got a new top bar, became another form of the handle and the upper part of the case the jumper is now elevated to the rear.
Webley RIC № 2
In 1883 modernization subjected model Webley RIC № 1. "The new model" has received an appropriate name - «Webley RIC № 1 New Model».
Revolver Webley RIC № 1 New Model differed from the base model of the sample in 1867 mainly drum received recess, becoming the basis for other models of firm Webley and other manufacturers.
| RIC № 1 || RIC № 2 |
| Caliber, mm || 11.2 (.442) || 11.2 (.442) || Length mm || 235 || 210 |
| Barrel length, mm || 114 || 89 |
| Weight || 0.9 || 0.8 || drum count. cartridges || 6 || 6 |
revolvers RIC consisted of inscriptions «P. WEBLEY & SON »and« BIRMINGHAM »on the top plate frame, as well as the brand name« W & S »and inscription« WEBLEY'S RIC »the model number and caliber weapons on the left side of the frame.
Revolvers Webley RIC early releases were calculated for cartridges kalibrov.442 (11.2 mm), and soon appeared kalibra.450 model (11.4 mm). Various modified models were offered in calibers ot.320 do.476.
Revolvers Webley RIC model were extremely reliable and undemanding to use weapons. Their design was quite successful, thereby creating a significant number of modifications, differing mainly in the caliber and barrel length. This weapon has received well-deserved popularity and was widely used by the British Empire, and copies were made in Belgium and France. Revolvers were used as police and military personnel, as well as sold as a civilian weapon.
Revolvers Webley RIC, which was destined to remain in production for more than 50 years, actually became the most popular weapon firm Webley in the XIX century.
Webley RIC № 1 New Model