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    Posted: September 12 2017 at 7:39pm
I bought this Webley MK IV pistol tonight. Looks likes it is in great shape. Is the holster original?

Let me know what the experts think!

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looks to me like you got a nice webley mkIV , its a 'vintage' holster of police origin i believe , it does not have the safety block so im thinking late 40s early 50s , but i cannot tell for certain from the photos , it is newer than WWII as tthey were marked "war finish" on the right side ahead of the trigger , 

i am sorry but photobucket dumped me again and i cannot post the p[hots i have , these were used extensively in singapore , hong kong and such , might be marked on the backstrap or elsewhere with the force , i had a singapore police pistol once , it shot really well , 

these are really fun to shoot - get some 38S&W ammo and it will not shoot to POA so you will have to hold off or alter the sights , i dont alter my collectibles , each to his own , 

FYI , its nice that this one is intact - grip scales , lanyard ring are often gone or replaced , not easy stuff to replace , and the whole rig is in used but excellent condition , i like my collectibles to look like they "been there "

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Originally posted by A square 10 A square 10 wrote:

looks to me like you got a nice webley mkIV , its a 'vintage' holster of police origin i believe , it does not have the safety block so im thinking late 40s early 50s , but i cannot tell for certain from the photos , it is newer than WWII as tthey were marked "war finish" on the right side ahead of the trigger , 

i am sorry but photobucket dumped me again and i cannot post the p[hots i have , these were used extensively in singapore , hong kong and such , might be marked on the backstrap or elsewhere with the force , i had a singapore police pistol once , it shot really well , 

these are really fun to shoot - get some 38S&W ammo and it will not shoot to POA so you will have to hold off or alter the sights , i dont alter my collectibles , each to his own , 

FYI , its nice that this one is intact - grip scales , lanyard ring are often gone or replaced , not easy stuff to replace , and the whole rig is in used but excellent condition , i like my collectibles to look like they "been there "



I'll have to get more pics tomorrow night. It does happen to say "war finish" on the left side. I will get good pics of any markings I can find.

Is it OK to shoot current production ammo in it? I got a box of Winchester with it.

Thanks again A square 10!

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if it says "war finish" it is WWII , the date is on the barrel , and yes you can shoot current 38S&W , its a light load that will leave you wanting if your used to 38spcl , but very fun to shoot once you adjust your aim  , 


i wish my photo bucket was still active - second time over the years they dumped my , lost a lot of photos and my avitar , oh wellllll.....
i have webley 455 in mkI to mkVI , the 455 enfield mkVI and the enfield 380 mkI , II , and albion II* , the 'war finish' webley mkIV , as well as a 22cal in both the webley mkVI and mkIV , i dont shoot them enough i wish there was more time , they are my collection passion , even tho i collect US military handguns as well , i also collect bayonets 
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Originally posted by A square 10 A square 10 wrote:

i have webley 455 in mkI to mkVI , the 455 enfield mkVI and the enfield 380 mkI , II , and albion II* , the 'war finish' webley mkIV , as well as a 22cal in both the webley mkVI and mkIV , i dont shoot them enough i wish there was more time , they are my collection passion , even tho i collect US military handguns as well , i also collect bayonets 


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It sounds like you have a NICE collection!

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Man! That looks like its in awfully good nick!
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Back in the days that the UK Government was banning cartridge loading pistols I was a Registered Firearms Dealer. For a short period I was able to buy Webley MKIV's from the 'Ministry of Defence' for £45 and sell them back to the 'Home Office' for destruction for £125 Ermm
 Do I feel guilty about it?  Not a bit. They were destroying my business and my sport, so we made them pay.
 
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good on you - this was a travesty and a tragedy , glad someone gained as most lost 
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