Original British P. Webley & Son Metropolitan Police Revolver in .450 circa 1885 - Serial 88981

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. The British Police are divided up into County Regions, although in recent years there has been some amalgamation. London became the METROPOLITAN POLICE and traditionally is housed at New Scotland Yard. However, up until the end of WWII they were housed in (OLD) SCOTLAND YARD but this old Victorian building unfortunately became too small and outdated. This however was where the effort to catch "JACK THE RIPPER" was based.

Here is a period British Metropolitan Police Solid-Frame Revolver from that time, actually marked by the manufacturer on the top of the barrel strap:


This indicates manufacture by the famous firm of P. Webley & Son, who would later design the famous "Top-Break" Webley Revolver. In 1897 they would merge with W & C Scott and Sons to become The Webley & Scott Revolver and Arms Company Ltd of Birmingham. The left side of the revolver is marked with:

(Handcuffed Hands)

The revolver is fitted with a very short 2 1/2 inch snub barrel, which is marked with caliber of .450. The right side of the frame is marked under the cylinder with serial number 88981, and there are various proofs on the gun. The cylinder takes 6 cartridges, and is marked on the rear with caliber 450 and shortened serial number 981. The revolver operates in both Double Action and Single Action, and the wood grip is fully checkered. Folding side gate on the right hand side provides access to the chambers for ejection and reloading using the attached ejection rod. Action works well, though can be a bit finicky due to age and wear. The revolver breaks down correctly, with the only issue being that the retaining pin for the ejector rod is worn, so the rod can be removed.

In fine working condition with metalwork all turned to grey and all markings crisp. "A CLASSIC", ready to display!


Year of Manufacture: circa 1885
Caliber:  .450 Adams / Boxer
Ammunition Type: Centerfire Cartridge
Overall Length: 7 1/2 inches
Barrel Length: 2 1/2 inches

Action: External Hammer Double/Single Action
Feed System: 6 Shot Revolver

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