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Westley Richards Arms & Ammunition
StÝckel: Birmingham, 1870 - 1872, association between Thomas Greenwood, Westley Richards and John Batley, successor of E. & A. Ludlow,

P. Webley & Son, Birmingham
StÝckel: Philip Webley, 1852 - 1897
literature: William Chipchase Dowell,: The Webley Story
literature: Gordan Bruce & Christian Reinhart: Webley Revolvers

NEW BOND STREET  LONDON

 

Webley 1865 open frame revolver as pictured in Dowell's The Webley Story, plate 27. No visible serial #, caliber .380, 6" octagonal barrel with dovetailed front and rear sights on the top flat of the barrel. Additional inscribed WESTLEY RICHARDS & Co and a second line NEW BOND STREET LONDON. On the right side is a ejector and a push-in safety, both probably reminiscence of  the pin-fire revolver. It has a six shot cylinder. This particular revolver is in very nice condition with much of the original, bright blue remaining. Except for a slow trigger return, it is in excellent working order and locks up like new. There is little actual wear with most of the finish loss due to flaking. The unusual feature of the sights described in the Webley Revolvers as follows: "Both front and rear sights were dovetailed onto the upper surface of the barrel."
The case is in excellent condition with an original, period, oil bottle, ebony cleaning rod and turn screw. This is a rare, 1860s era revolver regardless of whether it was made by Webley or Westley Richards.
NICE ENGLISH CASES WITH ACCESSORIES ARE HARD TO FIND.    $3,500.

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