Webley & Scott Signal Pistols

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The Webley & Scott produced single-shot, break open Signal Pistols for used by British & Commonwealth Military Forces during the First and Second World Wars. Perhaps the most prolific of these was the No.1 MkIII, produced in 1911 at the company's Birmingham facility.

The Webley & Scott Signal Pistols and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:

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Webley & Scott No. 1 Mk. III

Webley & Scott No. 1 Mk. III Signal Pistol - 1 inch - brass frame and barrel

A lanyard swivel was added on the butt in 1915.

Specifications

  • Year of Production: 1911
  • Caliber: 1 inch [25 mm]
  • Length: 8 inches
  • Barrel Length: 4 inches
  • Weight:

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
The Fighting 69th James Cagney Pvt. Jerry Plunkett 1940

Television

Show Title Actor Character Note / Episode Air Date
Hawaii Five-O (1968) - Season 1 Kam Fong Chin Ho 1968
Anzacs Australian troops 1985

Webley & Scott No. 1 Mk. III*

Webley & Scott No. 1 Mk. III* Signal Pistol - 1 inch - brass frame and barrel

Added a flanged muzzle extension as a safety feature. Its purpose was to keep the operator's hand clear of the muzzle when the barrel was depressed for loading and unloading shells from its breech.

Specifications

  • Year of Production: 1916
  • Caliber: 1 inch [25 mm]
  • Length: 9.5 inches
  • Barrel Length: 5.5 inches
  • Weight:

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
Carry on, Sergeant! German soldier 1928
Gorgo A British sailor 1961
Lawrence of Arabia Anthony Quayle Col. Brighton 1962
Peter O'Toole Col. Lawrence
The Three Fat Men (Tri tolstyaka) Rioters 1966
The Dirty Dozen Clint Walker Samson Posey 1967
An Old, Old Tale (Staraya, staraya skazka) Boris Leskin The king's coachman 1969
Prosha, the Prince (Tsarevich Prosha) Anatoli Abramov Brigand 1974
The People That Time Forgot Patrick Wayne Maj. Ben McBride 1977
The Razor's Edge James Keach Grey 1984
Biggles: Adventures in Time Neil Dickson James 'Biggles' Bigglesworth 1986
The Trench Danny Dyer Lance Cpl. Dell 1999
Cockneys vs. Zombies 2012
Mad Max: Fury Road Charlize Theron Furiosa 2015
1917 Spike Leighton Private Kilgour 2019
Andrew Scott Lieutenant Leslie
Dean-Charles Chapman Tom Blake

Television

Show Title Actor Character Note / Episode Air Date
Doctor Who Paul Darrow Capt. Sam Hawkins "Doctor Who and the Silurians" 1970

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Note Release Date
NecroVisioN: Lost Company 2010
Battlefield 1 2016
Hunt: Showdown 2018

Anime

Title Character Note Date
Black Lagoon ("Mangrove Heaven" (S01E02)) Rock 2006
Violet Evergarden Gilbert Bougainvillea Ep. 08 2018

Webley & Scott No. 1 Mk. V

No. 1 Mk. V Signal Pistol - 1 inch - steel frame and barrel

A simplified steel version of the Mk III. It had 50% parts commonality with the .455-caliber Webley Mk VI service revolver.

Specifications

  • Year of Production: 1915
  • Caliber: 1 inch [25 mm]
  • Length: ?
  • Barrel Length: 4 inches
  • Weight:

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
Paratrooper Leo Genn Maj. John Snow 1953
Survival of the Dead Alan Van Sprang Sgt. Crocket 2010


Webley & Scott No. 2 Mk. V

Webley & Scott No. 2 Mk. V Signal Pistol

A No.1 Mk V with a longer flanged barrel like the Mk III*.

Specifications

  • Year of Production: 1916
  • Caliber: 1 inch [25 mm]
  • Length: ?
  • Barrel Length: ?
  • Weight:

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
Gang War in Naples Customs officer 1972
Syndicate Sadists Alessandro Cocco Giampiero Marsili 1975
The Shallows Blake Lively Nancy Adams 2016


Webley & Scott No. 3 Mk. I

Webley & Scott No. 3 Mk. I - 1 inch

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
Journey's End Asa Butterfield Second Lieutenant Raleigh 2018
Journey's End Stephen Graham Second Lieutenant Trotter 2018

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Note Release Date
Forgotten Hope 2 "No3 Mk1 Very" 2007
Mad Max Flare Gun 2015


Webley & Scott No. 4 Mk. I

Webley & Scott No. 4 Mk. I Signal Pistol - 37 mm

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
Gorgo A British soldier 1961
The Light at the Edge of the World Renato Salvatori Montefiore 1971
Dylan Dog: Dead of Night Brandon Routh Dylan Dog 2011
Dunkirk Tom Hardy Farrier 2017
Jack Lowden Collins

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Note Release Date
Far Cry 2 2008

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