Webley «WG» M 1885
In 1882 the company «Webley & Son» launched a revolver, marked the beginning of a large and well-known series, received the name «WG». 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 this model revolvers «WG» the British Army were not adopted.
In 1885 WG revolver undergone modifications. Switch fixing drum design Prize, used in the model 1882, was replaced by a large slotted screw on the head, which can be turned with a coin. Some changes were made mechanism ejection port, which as a result has ceased to be a compilation of other people's systems and acquired features self-construction, wholly owned by the company "Veblen." The rest of the model in 1885 was the same revolver sample WG 1882.
| 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 |
Webley «WG» M 1885 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 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.
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.
Overall revolver WG is a powerful, reliable, convenient and effective weapon to use commercial demand. This weapon is not officially in service consisted of England, but it acquired the British officers at his own expense.
Webley «WG» M 1885