Major Lawrence?

Pity nobody makes the Webley these days. To me, its ergonomics are just about perfect for a revolver.

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14 Responses to Major Lawrence?

  1. Turk says:

    I love my .38-200 Webley. The only thing I wanna change about it is the grips, (I’d love a set of antler or jugged bone ones,) and the barrel. I want the 2″ snubbie barrel they made for it so I can use it as a “pocket” gun. I had a .455 Mark I with the birds head grips and the navy broad arrow, but I couldn’t hit a barn from the inside with it for some reason, and sold it to a fellow who wanted one for his collection. Well done image by the way sir….

  2. Jason Allard says:

    I’d love to try one. However, I have to put the S&W Schofield at the top of my list for top-break revolvers. It just fits my hand so nicely.

    • Oleg Volk says:

      Schofield is rather more front heavy than the Webley and slower on reload. On the other hand, I’ve seen some remarkably pretty fit and finish on those guns.

  3. Rick says:

    Funny you should say that. I’ll get back to you in about a year or two.

    • Oleg Volk says:

      I have two Webleys (45ACP mk.1 and .455 mk.4) on hand. I have yet to shoot them. Not enough time. But if I carried a revolver, it would be a Webley in 45ACP on full-moon clips.

      • Good. Webley’s in .45acp are basically ticking time bombs. .45acp is equivalent to the proof loads for the guns converted from .455. It significantly shortens the life of the gun so it’s only a matter of time before the latch lets go.

  4. Dandapani says:

    I would love a modern top-break in 44 spl. Pressure is pretty low in comparison to 38 spl.

  5. Photoman says:

    What’s the double action like on those Webleys?

  6. c. reynolds says:

    I have a WW2 bring back in 38-200 with a “war finish” that I love to fondle. I refuse to shoot it until I can I can find some 200 grain .360 cal. bullets to load some rounds with. Just don’t feel like it would be right to shoot it with regular .38 S&W rounds.

  7. staghounds says:

    Actually TEL carried a Colt .38 1903 Military.

  8. Firehand says:

    Reynolds, Lyman makes a mold for a .38 caliber 200-grain roundnose bullet that works very well in the Webley; I use it as-cast and lube with Lee Liquid Alox. The max load of Titegroup in the Lyman manual hits dead on point of aim in mine. And I’ve had no leading problems.

    Oleg, on a Enfield DAO I once fired, the trigger was awful; the owner opened it up and lubed it well, and it made a huge difference. Some are awful anyway, but a bit of good grease and oil can help on some.

  9. Firehand says:

    I’ll throw in, the standard .38S&W ammo you can find will hit low- sometimes drastically so- in a pistol designed for the .380/200 ammo

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