Highwood Classic Arms

British & Commonwealth

Classic Military Pistols



Webley MkVI Revolver
Calibre .455
Date: March 1916

Serial No: 195480

The Webley Revolver was, in various marks, a standard issue service pistol for the Britis Armed Forces, and the British Empire and Commonwealth, from 1887 until 1963.The Webley Mk I service revolver was adopted in 1887 and the Mk IV, rose to prominence during the Boer War of 1899–1902.

The Mk VI, introduced in 1915 during the First World War, and is perhaps the best-known model.

The Mk VI, which was in production between 1915 and 1923. The large .455 Webley revolvers were retired in 1947, although the
Webley Mk IV .38/200 remained in service until 1963 alongside the Enfield No. 2 Mk I revolver.

They were also manufactured by RSAF Enfield under the designation Pistol, Revolver, Webley, No. 1 Mk VI between 1921–1926

A nice 1916 dated example of a MkVI, with matching numbers throughout, very good bore.

Comes with a copy of the original Webley Ledger / Workbook which dates this example to March 1916,
the ledger dates the various stages & final assembly on 14th March 1916

The barrel is engraved John B Chamen which is worthy of further reserach.

This revolver came back from South Africa a few years ago

Suitable for Section 7.1 or 7.3