Webley Scott .455 Model 1913 MK1 N Navy pistol

vainn80

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Here for your viewing pleasure is my Webley-Scott .455 Model 1913 MK1 N Navy pistol serial number 3800 which was accepted into service in 1914. You can see the British Broad Arrow Property mark on the pistol grip and the various 1914 acceptance, inspection and view marks on the trigger, breech block etc. Also shown is a 7-pack of .455 Webley Self-loading ammo dated January 30, 1919. A few more photos to show a 7-pack of Royal Navy issue .455 Eley semi-rimmed self-loading Mark I ammo dated January 30, 1919 and loose rounds with 1917 and 1918 head stamps. This 224 grain cupro-nickel jacketed bullet was produced from 1913 thru the early 1940s and was used with these pistols and the WWI British Contract .455 Colt Government Model pistols. Notice the "Not for Revolvers" warning to prevent this ammo from being used with the .455 Webley & Scott WWI-issue revolvers which used the rimmed 220 grain flat nose .455 cartridge 455 Webley Mk IV introduced in 1912 and the .455 Webley Mk V introduced in 1914. Also shown is the open recoil operated action of this pistol. The last photo shows Commander C R Samson, standing beside a single seat Nieuport 10 aircraft with this type pistol in his hand about to start on a mission over the Turkish lines in 1915. Commander Samson commanded No. 3 Squadron, Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS) Wing, based on Tenedos Island, which took part in the operations at the Dardanelles. The pistol in the photo is a .455 Webley-Scott Mark 1-N Navy automatic which is quite distinguishable by the boxy breech-block and exposed barrel. Webleya.jpg Webleyb.jpg Webleyc.jpg Webleyd.jpg Webleye.jpg Webleyo.JPG Webleyp.jpg Webleyr.jpg Webleys.JPG Webleyx.JPG
 
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vainn80

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Here's a WWI Royal Navy issue holster for this pistol. Close-ups of flaps show Royal Navy Broad Arrow property/acceptance marks. The number 4344 is probably a pistol serial number. Here's the 1912 ammo pouch for this pistol showing how the 7-round magazines were loaded into the pouch and close-up of Royal Navy Property mark. Webleyf.png Webleyg.png Webleyh.png shapeimage_23.png

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Paul Graham

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Very cool. British semi-auto designs never seemed to catch on. I wonder what the performance and ergonomics are like?
 

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The Cody Firearms museum has a Webley auto pistol in .38 ACP which is a pretty rare piece. Saw it when I was there a couple of weeks ago.
 

vainn80

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Very cool. British semi-auto designs never seemed to catch on. I wonder what the performance and ergonomics are like?
I've shot this pistol on a few occasions with the original WWI ammo and modern reloads and it performed flawlessly; was a real hoot to shoot!
 
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