Colt New Service revolver .455″

01. Original name Colt New Service  
02. Other official names Pistol, Colt, .455-inch 5.5-inch barrel Mk. I  
03. Popular names   
04. Chamberings .455 Webley  
05. Designed by Colt Engineers  
06. Design date 1898  
07. In service date(s) 1898–1946  
08. Adopted by United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Commonwealth of the Philippines, Royal Canadian Mounted Police  
09. Production quantities 28,000 (in .455)  
10. Mechanism double-action revolver  
11. Weight 40oz  
12. Mountings Holster  
13. Practicality in action A sturdy reliable revolver  
14. Comments / Other information These were acquired for issue as “substitute standard” by the British War Department during World War I. British Empire Colt New Service Revolvers were stamped “NEW SERVICE .455 ELEY” on the barrel, to differentiate them from the .45 Colt versions used by the US and Canada. The Colt New Service was a popular revolver with British officers and many of them had privately purchased their own