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Lot 1564: 1915 Dated Webley Mark I No. 2 Royal Horse Artillery Pistol

Auction Date: August 27, 2022

1915 Dated Webley & Scott Model 1913 Mark I No. 2 Royal Horse Artillery Semi-Automatic Pistol with Inscribed British War Medal

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $3,500 - $5,500

1915 Dated Webley & Scott Model 1913 Mark I No. 2 Royal Horse Artillery Semi-Automatic Pistol with Inscribed British War Medal

Manufacturer: Webley & Scott Ltd
Model: 1913
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 455
Barrel: 5 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: hard rubber
Stock:
Item Views: 296
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 383
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Description:

This is one of approximately 439 Model 1913 pistols Webley & Scott manufactured for use by the Royal Horse Artillery. Some of these pistols found their way to the Royal Flying Corps to be used for aerial combat prior to the fitting of machine guns to the airplanes. These pistols were built with a rotary rear sight, hammer safety and shoulder stock slot (absent), all features found on this example. The left side of the slide has the Webley & Scott winged bullet logo and Mark I No. 2 legend which is dated "1915." British proofs and "'15" dates appear on various parts. Included with the pistol is an extra magazine and the British War Medal in silver, which is inscribed "4918 PTE. S.T. MOON. W.RID.R." around the rim; Moon has not been identified.

Rating Definition:

Fine, with 40% of the arsenal refurbished blue/black finish, showing areas of brown patina, mild spotting and scattered handling marks. The grips are very good, with cracks on both panels, a mended chip on the right panel, and mild wear overall. Mechanically very good. The medal shows a fine aged patina, with mild wear on the ribbon.



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