Friday, June 17, 2011

An Elegant Weapon For A More Civilized Age.

The Webley & Scott Mark IV

Elegant in its steam-punk like styling and its cool automatic cartridge ejecting capability on the opening of the cylinder.

Adopted as a standard British sidearm during World War 2, this one not only bears British markings but also Israeli, namely the Star of David and the Tsadi (The Y like letter within the circle) (visible in the lower picture, and likely served with the Israeli army in its formative years and then the Israeli police.

This pistol is in very good shape, fits comfortably in the hand, and the trigger action is very smooth in both single and double action. So smooth in fact that its double action feels better and smoother than that of my Colt Official Police.

Chambered in .38 Smith and Wesson, not to be confused with .38 Special, it fires a 200 grain MK 1 lead bullet or the 178 grain full metal jacket Mark 2 cartridge.

This pistol is most likely from the Israeli contract that was placed with Webley, with a serial number of 53xxx.

All numbers match on the gun so it is not a later put together from the shipments of Israeli Webley front ends that are currently popping up.

All in all this Webley is a great piece of history. Now I need to go stock up on some 38 S&W and get this pistol to the range.


Murphy's Law said...

Jealous I am. Mmmmmmm....

Aaron said...

Yes, you need one, and another Israeli Webley at at the same price I paid for this one is available at a certain site online.

Let me know and i'll send you the link.