Webley .455 Mark IV Boar War Serial number 80550 (1899)
Eleven dates stamps from 1901 to 1914
Sympathetically Deactivated in 1990 (pre 95 spec)
Fully strippable and dry firing
This is a remarkable piece of History, this Boar War era Webley Mk4 revolvers has the most date stamps we have ever seen on any gun !
If you need any provenance of the time line from the Boar war to WW1 it is stamped all over this gun.
The serial no 80550 dated this Webley to early 1899 and the first armours inspection stamp is 01 (1901) and the last inspection stamp is 14 (1914).
This Webley was deactivated in 1990 and is a pre 95 spec, it has a clear cylinder which was norm for the spec in 1990 also it comes with six original inert .455 rounds.
The frame is a tight fit and no sideways movement and has a clean crisp open and shut. Below are lots of photos of this Webley with every mark and stamp photographed.
We expect anyone who might buy this will know there stuff on markings and stamps ect.
Below; Inspection date stamps and inspectors stamps
Below; six original .455 inert Ammo with correct lead heads
Below; The rack number and position in rack
Below : Clear Cylinder , this was deactivated under the 1988 deactivation Act with a deactivation date of 17/07/1990 at the London Proof house and come with its original deactivation certificate.
Below; Serial number which is common and British Army acceptance stamps
This is a fantastic find for anyone increased in the Second Boar War
(1899-1901) and its transition to the Great War. This would have been issued to sergeants as his side arm and not to an officer.
This is a great survivor not only from the Boar war but the Great war itself, the last date stamp is 14 (1914) .
This Webley was owner by a Sergeant in the regular British Army who started out on the hot plans of the South African veldt and maybe involved in the Siege of Kimberley or the Battle of Ladysmith and ended up 13 years later in 1914 being shipped to France from Folkstone by paddle steamer and into cauldron of four years of trench warfare.