Webley WG revolver .455”

01. Original name Webley’s “WG” Army Model Revolver  
02. Other official names   
03. Popular names “WG”  
04. Chamberings .455/.476; and .450/455 – Other chamberings were available during production lifetime  
05. Designed by Henry Webley & John Carter  
06. Design date Brt. Pat. No. 4070 March 1885  
07. In service date(s) Officer private purchase firearm. It was never officially adopted but used considerably by British Army Officers  
08. Adopted by   
09. Production quantities Developed from the Webley Kaufmann pattern revolver, the “WG” or more correctly Webley’s Government Patent Revolver was first seen during the 1886 NRA Imperial Meeting at Wimbledon. Production started at approximately serial no. 1320, (when the Kaufmann was discontinued), production stopped at serial No. 22126 in 1914  
10. Mechanism Six shot, hinge frame, conventional single action (thumb cocking) and double action (trigger cocking) mechanism  
11. Weight 2 lbs 8 oz  
12. Mountings   
13. Practicality in action Highly dependable, and very accurate in the hands of an expert shot  
14. Comments / Other information One of the best revolvers ever made. Still unequalled for its smooth double action (trigger cocking) and accuracy