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Lot 425: Webley WG Target Model Revolver, with Documentation

Auction Date: September 7, 2018

Webley "WG" Target Model Double Action Revolver with Army & Navy C.S.L. Markings Attributed to the Family of the Baron Stafford

Price Realized:

Webley "WG" Target Model Double Action Revolver with Army & Navy C.S.L. Markings Attributed to the Family of the Baron Stafford

Manufacturer: Webley
Model: WG
Type: Revolver
Guage: 450/455
Barrel: 7 1/2 inch round
Finish: nickel
Grip: walnut
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Catalog Page: 175
Class: Antique
Rating Definition:

Fine, with 70% of the original nickel finish. Some areas of the revolver, especially on the frame and cylinder, have been heavily polished, and streaks of gray are visible on the grip straps. Light scratches and handling marks are present overall. The grips are very good, with some ding, dents and verdigris. Mechanically excellent.



Description:

Adjustable blade and notch sights, with ""WG" TARGET MODEL" and "450/455" on the left side of the barrel, "ARMY & NAVY C.S.L." on the rib, and the "winged bullet" logo next to "WEBLEY/PATENTS" on the left side of the frame. An included letter from the Classic Gun Company of London attributes the inscription to the Honourable T.C. Fitzherbert, brother of the 12th Baron Stafford, being one of three revolvers from the inventory of the 15th Baron Stafford sold in 1997 due to tightening restrictions on handgun ownership in Britain. Records on T.C. Fitzherbert are limited, though it is recorded that he fought in the 2nd Boer War with the Lancashire Hussars, and earned the Albert Medal during World War One. With a matching numbered barrel and cylinder, checkered grips and a lanyard swivel.

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