Revolver Webley «WG» Army Model

    revolver webley « wg & # 187 ; army model

    Webley «WG» Army Model 1892 sample

    In 1892, together with the model Webley «WG» M 1892 the company «Webley & Son» started production of revolvers, the designation «WG» Army Model.

    «Army model» - «WG» Army Model actually represents in many ways an improved model Webley «WG» M in 1882, although it had the same length barrel, a handle in the shape of a bird's head and the constant sight. Upgraded switch fixing drum and trigger mechanism got it from the standard model Webley «WG» M in 1892.

    name «WG» Army Model, likely a commercial ploy firm Webley. Revolvers WG series never officially were adopted by England, but British officers eagerly purchased this weapon for their own needs. Probably the name «Army Model» was intended to attract more attention to this military revolver.


    Webley «WG» Army Model 1892 sample was a revolver with a break in two to recharge frame and simultaneous extraction of all sleeves.

    Octagonal barrel was the upper limit of the tide and at the muzzle to fly.

    Locking frame carried lock system Green (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.

    Caliber, mm 11.5 (. 455)
    12.1 (.476)
    Length mm 292
    Barrel length, mm 152
    Weight empty, kg 1.140
    Drum, count . cartridges 6

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

    Food arms ammunition was carried out of the drum capacity of six rounds. Grooves on the surface of the drum had a pointed end.

    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.

    switch fixing roller (patented by William Whiting in 1891) released him in the trunk and lowered automatically locked in the firing position. Copy and lever manage the system, screwed to the left side of the trunk and the tide would serve as an additional sign of recognition for all later revolver Webley.

    Sights open. The front sight is installed in a rush at the muzzle, and entirely represents a cutout 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 incision had wood or of material resembling hard rubber.

    revolver webley « wg & # 187; army model

    Webley «WG» Army Model 1896 sample
    With handle of the "bird's head»

    In 1896, the company «Webley & Son» upgraded revolver «WG» Army Model. The design of the revolver model almost exactly repeated sample in 1892, differing from it very slightly. The only eye-catching features are semicircular recesses drum closure. Besides these weapons were produced as the handle of the "bird's head" and a flared shape.

    left side frame revolvers «WG» Army Model was applied under the drum inscription «WEBLEY PATENT» and firm emblem «W & S» in the form of a flying bullet with wings, and over the drum - «" WG "ARMY MODEL». < / p>

    Then in 1896 he was released and the target model «WG» Target Model with handle flared shape different from the army only model barrel length increased to 7.5 inches (191 mm) and iron sights.

    Model WG sample 1896 is the latest modification of the line WG, and the production of revolvers in this series was discontinued before the First World War.

    Many experts believe that WG consisted of some of the best revolvers firm Webley. Officially, these weapons are not in service consisted of England, however, enjoyed commercial demand, and officers eagerly purchased his own funds as a personal weapon.

    revolver webley « wg & # 187; army model

    Webley «WG» Army Model 1896 sample
    With handle flared shape


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