British Military Contract
Richard Pascal Ouvry Barrett
This is one of the British contract pistols manufactured
in 1916, has Enfield Inspectors & Sold Out of Service marks.
His original rank of 2nd Lt engraving on this pistol has been removed, probably as a result of a later promotion
Suitable for Section 7.1 or 7.3
The Colt New Service was introduced in 1898. It was an up-sized and strengthened Colt Model 1892 and Colt Firearms first large caliber revolver with a swing-out hand ejector cylinder. It was made in the popular large caliber revolver cartridges of the day: .38-40, .44-40, .44 Russian, .44 Special, .45 Colt, and .455 Webley.
British .455 Webley Model
In 1899 Canada acquired a number of New Service revolvers (chambered in .45 Colt) for Boer War service, to supplement its existing M1878 Colt Double Action revolvers in the same caliber.
In 1904/5 the North-West Mounted Police in Canada also
adopted the Colt New Service to replace the less-than satisfactory
This example is in Excellent Condition - but has a small chip to the right hand grip
Suitable for Section 7.1 / 7.3
Army Lists 1916