Working The Webley “WG” Model Revolvers

Adopted by the British Army in 1887, the Webley WG is robust, dependable and was one of the best big bore military revolvers ever.

 

by David R. Chicoine

The famous British arms maker Webley and Scott, formerly known as P. Webley & Son before it merged with W & C Scott, manufactured a wide range of revolvers starting in the late 19th century and and up into the 20th. Webley produced quite a number of solid-framed revolvers, mainly with short barrels – under 4-inches in length – that included the well-known Webley RIC (for Royal Irish Constabulary) revolver. Another oft-talked about Webley solid frame was the popular and much-copied British Bulldog; a tiny, five shot, .450 caliber revolver designed for self-defense.

 

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