Webley «WG» M 1882
In 1882, the British company «Webley & Son» Birmingham launched a new revolver, which started the whole lineup of these weapons. This model and its subsequent modifications made well-known and large series models have received the name «WG», the production of which was carried out before the beginning of the twentieth century.
The model 1882 were collected all the most successful discoveries firm Webley, applied in many previous samples revolvers. The trigger mechanism Kaufman used in model «Webley-Kaufmann», supplemented switch fixing drum revolver «Webley Pryse», and were taken into account in the design and experience revolvers «Wilkinson-Webley», and experience Personnel model «Enfield Mk I / Mk II . " At the same time the most important addition was the locking system framework developed by inventor Edvinsson Green (Green) from Cheltenham, which was applied in the subsequent development of the firm Webley.
Name WG various sources interpreted in two ways. In the first case WG stands Webley-Green (Webley-Green) - Webley revolver firm locking system with Green. In the second case WG stands Webley-Government (Webley Government) - the name of trying to enter the firm Webley and various enthusiasts, although officially revolvers series «WG» the British Army were not adopted.
| Caliber, mm || 11.5 (. 455) |
| Length mm || 286 |
| Barrel length, mm || 152 |
| Weight empty, kg || 1.135 |
| Drum, count . cartridges || 6 |
| Muzzle velocity, m / s || 198 |
model Webley WG sample in 1882 was a revolver with a break in two to recharge frame and simultaneous extraction of all sleeves.
Octagonal barrel length of 6 inches and had the upper limit of the tide at the muzzle to fly.
Locking framework implemented fairly simple lock 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.
hammer-type firing mechanism with open hammer having a "rebound" double action.
Food arms ammunition was carried out of the drum capacity of six rounds. Grooves on the surface of the drum had not semicircular and 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.
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.
the left side of the frame under the drum was applied inscription «WEBLEY PATENT» and firm emblem «W & S» in the form of a flying bullet with wings.
Revolver WG is a powerful, reliable, convenient and effective weapon, serving as a basis for creating various modifications and series revolvers Webley. Officially, these weapons are not in service consisted of England, however, enjoyed commercial demand, and officers bought it at his own expense.
Webley «WG» M 1882