Webley Revolvers

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This page encompasses all of the Webley revolver variants that appear on the site.

Contents


History

  • Webley Mk I - Adopted in 1887, the original Webley Mk I was chambered for a blackpowder cartridge and had a "bird head" shaped grip.
  • Webley Mk II - Adopted in 1894 and almost identical to the Mk I, the Mk II had a hardened removable steel blade that was added at the back of the frame breech. Also, the hammer was strengthened and the grip was slightly rounded.
  • Webley Mk III - In 1897, the Mk III improved the cylinder to frame lock. It also allowed the cylinder to be removed for cleaning.
  • Webley Mk IV - The original Mk IV was adopted in 1899. It improved on the Mark III by being made from different steel, with a smaller and lighter hammer and wider cylinder slots. In 1942 the Mk IV was officially adopted for military service. It started as a scaled-down version of the .455 Mark VI revolver, but was chambered for .38 S&W cartridge. It should be noted the the .38 Mk IV and the .455 Mk IV are in fact different guns.
  • Webley Mk V - Adopted in 1913, the Mk V was designed to accept smokeless (cordite) ammunition. It had a larger and stronger cylinder, as well as a redesigned frame.
  • Webley Mk VI - Adopted in 1915, the Mk VI featured redesigned, more squared grips, a 6 inch (152 mm) barrel and removable front sights. Mark VI revolvers were manufactured by Webley & Scott until 1921, later these were manufactured by Royal Small Arms Factory at Enfield Lock. Officially rendered obsolete in 1932 with the adoption of the Enfield No.2 .38 caliber revolvers, but widely used by British troops during the World War Two.

Webley .455 Mk I

Webley Mk I - .455 Webley

Adopted in 1887, the Original Webley Mk I was chambered for a blackpowder cartridge and had a "bird head" shaped grip.

Specifications

(1887 - 1894)

  • Type: Revolver
  • Caliber: .455 Webley
  • Weight: 2.12 lbs (0.96 kg)
  • Length: 10.2 in (26 cm)
  • Barrel length: 4 in (10.16 cm)
  • Capacity: 6-round cylinder
  • Fire Modes: SA/DA

The Webley Mk. I revolver can be seen in the following films, television shows and video games used by the following actors:

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
Awaara Raj Kapoor Raj Raghunath 1951
Let Him Have It 1991
Ed Wood Martin Landau Bela Lugosi 1994
Titanic Ewan Stewart First Officer William Murdoch 1997

Television

Show Title Actor Character Note / Episode Air Date
King Solomon's Mines 2004


Webley .455 Mk II

Webley Mk. II - .455 Webley

Adopted in 1894 and almost identical to the Mk I, the Mk II had a hardened removable steel blade that was added at the back of the frame breech. Also, the hammer was strengthened and the grip was slightly rounded.

Specifications

(1894 - 1897)

  • Type: Revolver
  • Caliber: .455 Webley
  • Weight: 2.12 lbs (0.96 kg)
  • Length: 10.2 in (26 cm)
  • Barrel length: 4 in (10.16 cm)
  • Capacity: 6-round cylinder
  • Fire Modes: SA/DA

The Webley Mk. II revolver can be seen in the following films, television shows and video games used by the following actors:

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
The Man From Hong Kong Wilton's thugs 1975
Game of Death Coleen Camp Ann Morris 1978

Television

Show Title Actor Character Note / Episode Air Date
Torchwood John Barrowman Captain Jack Harkness 2006 - Present


Webley .455 Mk III

Webley Mk III - .455 Webley

In 1897, the Mk III improved the cylinder to frame lock. It also allowed the cylinder to be removed for cleaning.

Specifications

(1897 - 1899)

  • Type: Revolver
  • Caliber: .455 Webley
  • Weight: 2.12 lbs (0.96 kg)
  • Length: 10.2 in (26 cm)
  • Barrel length: 4 in (10.16 cm)
  • Capacity: 6-round cylinder
  • Fire Modes: SA/DA

The Webley Mk III can be seen in the following:

Television

Title Actor Character Note Date
The Avengers "The Town of No Return" (S04E01) 1961-1969


Video Games

Game Title Appears as Note Release Date
Nosferatu: The Wrath of Malachi Has a 5-round cylinder as opposed to the real gun's 6-round cylinder 2003


Webley .455 Mk IV

Webley Mk IV - .455 Webley

The Webley Mk IV was made from 1899 - 1913. It differs from the Mk III in that the steel was of different quality, the trigger stop was raised and the slots in the cylinder were made wider. The ratchet teeth of the extractor were case-hardened and the hammer was made lighter.

Specifications

(1899 - 1913)

  • Type: Revolver
  • Caliber: .455 Webley
  • Weight: 2.12 lbs (0.96 kg)
  • Length: 10.2 in (26 cm)
  • Barrel length: 4 in (10.16 cm)
  • Capacity: 6-round cylinder
  • Fire Modes: SA/DA

The Webley Mk IV can be seen in the following television shows used by the following actors:

Television

Show Title Actor Character Note / Episode Air Date
Ripper Street Sam Hazeldine George Doggett "The Weight of One Man's Heart" (S01E05) 2013
Peaky Blinders - Season 1 Joe Cole John Shelby 2013
Peaky Blinders - Season 1 Sam Neill Inspector Chester Campbell 2013
Peaky Blinders - Season 1 Helen McCrory Aunt Polly 2013
Peaky Blinders - Season 2 various characters 2014


Webley .455 Mk V

Webley MK. V - .455 Webley

Adopted in 1913, the Mk V was designed to accept smokeless (cordite) ammunition. It had a larger and stronger cylinder, as well as a redesigned frame.

Specifications

(1913 - 1915)

  • Type: Revolver
  • Caliber: .455 Webley
  • Weight: 2.12 lbs (0.96 kg)
  • Length: 10.2 in (26 cm)
  • Barrel length: 4 in (10.16 cm)
  • Capacity: 6-round cylinder
  • Fire Modes: SA/DA

The Webley Mk. V revolver can be seen in the following films and video games used by the following actors:

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
A Night to Remember Kenneth More 2nd Officer Charles Lightoller . 1958
Northwest Frontier Kenneth More Captain Scott 1959
Help! Victor Spinetti Professor Foot 1965
The Wilby Conspiracy Nicol Williamson Major Horn 1975
Rijk de Gooyer Van Heerden
The Mummy Tuc Watkins Mr. Burns 1999
From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter Marco Leonardi Johnny Madrid . 2000
Blood Brothers Ye Liu Da Gang 2007
Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows Robert Downey Jr. Sherlock Holmes . 2011
Noomi Rapace Madam Simza Heron
The Bullet Vanishes Nicholas Tse Captain Guo Zhui 2012
The Bullet Vanishes Lau Ching-Wan Inspector Song Donglu 2012
The Bullet Vanishes Liu Kai-Chi Boss Ding 2012

Television

Show Title / Episode Actor Character Note Air Date
Deadliest Warrior 2010
Foyle's War - Season 8 Tom Beard Capt. McDonald "The Cage" (S8E2) 2013


Webley .455 Mk VI

Webley Mk. VI - .455 Webley
Webley Mk. VI - .455 Webley
Webley Mk. VI, nickel plated - .455 Webley

Adopted in 1915, the Mk VI featured redesigned, more squared grips, a 6 inch (152 mm) barrel and removable front sights. Mark 6 revolvers were manufactured by Webley & Scott until 1921, later these were manufactured by Royal Small Arms Factory at Enfield Lock until 1926. Officially rendered obsolete in 1932 with the adoption of the Enfield No.2 .38 caliber revolvers, but widely used by British troops during World War Two.

Specifications

(1915 - 1932)

  • Type: Revolver
  • Caliber: .455 Webley
  • Weight: 2.4 lbs (1.1 kg)
  • Length: 11.25 in (28.6 cm)
  • Barrel length: 6 in (15.24 cm)
  • Capacity: 6-round cylinder
  • Fire Modes: SA/DA

The Webley Mk. VI revolver can be seen in the following films and video games used by the following actors:

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
The Lost Patrol J.M. Kerrigan Quincannon 1934
Victor McLaglen The Sergeant
The Lives of a Bengal Lancer Gary Cooper Lieutenant McGregor 1935
The Lives of a Bengal Lancer Franchot Tone Lieutenant Forsythe 1935
The Lives of a Bengal Lancer Guy Standing Colonel Stone 1935
The Lives of a Bengal Lancer rebels 1935
Went the Day Well? Basil Sydney Kommandant Orlter a.k.a Major Hammond 1942
Extras British Army/Home Guard Soldiers
Extras German Paratroopers
Somewhere in France Fifth columnists 1942
The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp British Army officers 1943
Northwest Frontier Kenneth More Captain Scott 1959
Lawrence of Arabia Peter O'Toole T.E. Lawrence 1962
The Longest Day Richard Burton Flight Officer David Campbell 1963
Zulu British officers 1964
Stanley Baker Lt. John Chard
The Big Runaround Terry-Thomas Squadron Leader Sir Reginald Brook 1965
Claudio Brook Lt. Peter Cunningham
Mike Marshall Alan McIntosh
Nicholas Bang John
George Birt Harry
Khartoum Egyptian soldiers Used to ignite the fuse of the mine 1966
Judith Jack Hawkins Major Lawton in holster 1966
The Sons of Great Bear Hans Hardt-Hardtloff Mjr. Smith 1966
Hannjo Hasse Pitt
Gojko Mitic Tokei-Ihto
Too Late the Hero Denholm Elliott 1970
Zardoz An Exterminator 1974
The Godfather Part II Robert De Niro Vito Corleone 1974
The Land That Time Forgot Keith Barron John Bradley 1975
The Wilby Conspiracy South African police officer 1975
The Island of Dr Moreau Michael York Andrew Braddock 1977
The Island of Dr Moreau Burt Lancaster Dr. Paul Moreau 1977
The Island of Dr Moreau Nigel Davenport Dr. Montgomery 1977
Zulu Dawn Burt Lancaster Col. Durnford 1979
Simon Ward Lt. Vereker
James Faulkner Lt. Melvill
Christopher Cazenove Lt. Coghill
Bob Hoskins CSM Williams
British officers and NCOs
Breaker Morant British officers 1980
Edward Woodward Lt. Harry 'Breaker' Morant
The Outsider Craig Wasson Michael Flaherty 1980
Gallipoli Bill Hunter Major Barton 1981
Eye of the Needle Kate Nelligan Lucy Rose 1981
Eye of the Needle Christopher Cazenove David Rose 1981
The Trust That Has Burst (Trest, kotoryy lopnul) Various cowboys and townsmen 1982
Sahara Lambert Wilson Jaffar 1983
Biggles: Adventures in Time 1986
The Lighthorsemen Australian & British Soldiers 1987
Bulletproof Gary Busey Frank McBain 1988
Miller's Crossing J.E. Freeman Eddie Dane 1990
Leprechaun Shay Duffin Daniel O'Grady 1993
Cyborg Cop Police officer 1993
Legends of the Fall Canadian Army officers 1994
The City of Lost Children Mireille Mossé Ms. Bismuth 1995
Devil in a Blue Dress Don Cheadle Mouse 1995
Entrapment A British gangster 1999
The Trench British soldiers 1999
The Last Train Steve Huison Colin Wallis 1999
All The King's Men Sir David Jason Captain Frank Beck 1999
The Lost World Tom Ward John Roxton 2001
The Lost World Matthew Rhys Edward Malone 2001
Charlotte Gray SOE Agents 2001
Pan's Labyrinth Roger Casamajor Pedro 2006
My Boy Jack Daniel Radcliffe Lieutenant Jack Kipling 2007
Doomsday Alexander Siddig Prime Minister John Hatcher 2008
The 39 Steps Rupert Penry-Jones Richard Hannay 2008
The 39 Steps Werner Daehn Ackerman 2008
The 39 Steps police officers 2008
Passchendaele Canadian company commander 2009
Beneath Hill 60 Australian & British soldiers 2010
Dylan Dog: Dead of Night Brandon Routh Dylan Dog 2011
War Horse Eddie Marsan Sgt. Fry 2011
War Horse Robert Emms David Lyons 2011

Television

Show Title Actor Character Note / Episode Air Date
Doctor Who Peter Miles Nyder "Genesis of the Daleks" 1963-1989
Doctor Who Alan Chuntz Kaled Guard "Genesis of the Daleks" 1963-1989
Doctor Who Denis Lill Dr. Fendelman "Image of the Fendahl" 1963-1989
Dad's Army Arthur Lowe Captain George Mainwaring . 1968-1977
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson Vasily Livanov Sherlock Holmes 1979-1986
Reilly: Ace of Spies Sam Neill Sidney Reilly . 1983
The A-Team Guerilla leader . 1983-1988
Firefly henchmen "Out of Gas" (S01E08), "Heart of Gold" (S01E13) 2002, 2003
Firefly Nathan Fillion Malcolm Reynolds "Heart of Gold" (S01E13) 2003
Foyle's War - Season 1 Bernard Kay Robert Woolton "The White Feather" (S1E2) 2002
Foyle's War - Season 1 Cheryl Campbell Emily Gascoigne "A Lesson in Murder" (S1E3) 2002
Foyle's War - Season 2 Nicholas Farrell James Collier "The Funk Hole" (S2E4) 2003
Foyle's War - Season 3 John Wood Sir Michael Waterford "The Funk Hole" (S2E4) 2004
Midsomer Murders Josh Stanley Lt. Duggie Hammond S11E1 "Shot at Dawn" 2008
Guns Colm Feore Paul Duguid . 2008
Boardwalk Empire Jack Huston Richard Harrow . 2010-Present
Peaky Blinders - Season 1 Cillian Murphy Thomas Shelby 2013
Peaky Blinders - Season 1 Annabelle Wallis Grace Burgess 2013
Peaky Blinders - Season 2 Cillian Murphy Thomas Shelby 2014
Peaky Blinders - Season 2 Joe Cole John Shelby 2014

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Note Release Date
Call of Duty 2 "Webley" 2005
Forgotten Hope 2 2005
Bioshock "Pistol" 2007
Dark Sector "Hammer 1895" 2008
Bioshock 2 "Pistol" 2010
Deadfall Adventures "Mk.VI" 2013
Enemy Front 2014
Sniper Elite III 2014
Far Cry 4 "Mark IV" 2014


Anime

Title Character Note Date
Mystic Archives of Dantalian, The Hugh Anthony Disward Wood grip 2011


Webley .38 Mk III

Webley .38 Mk III Commercial Contract 3 inch barrel - .38 S&W
Webley .38 Mk III Military Contract 4 inch barrel - .38 S&W
Webley .38 Mk III Police Contract 4 inch barrel (also found marked as "Bank Standard" when issue to bank security guards) - .38 W&W

Specifications

(1897 – 1948)

  • Type: Revolver
  • Caliber(s): .38 S&W
  • Weight: 1.2 lbs (0.53 kg)
  • Length: 9.5 in (24.1 cm)
  • Barrel lengths: 3 in (7.6 cm), 4 in (10.16 cm)
  • Capacity: 6 round cylinder
  • Fire Modes: SA/DA

The Webley Mk III revolver can be seen in the following films and television shows used by the following actors:

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
Konga Michael Gough Dr. Charles Decker 1961
The Man From Hong Kong Various thugs "Police" model 1975
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Chua Kah Joo Chen Nickel plated 1984
Murder with Mirrors John Mills Lewis Serrocold 1985


Webley .38 Mk IV

Webley Mk IV - .38 S&W. WWII production. Note words "War Finish" on the frame, under cylinder.
Webley Mk IV - .38 S&W
Webley Mk IV, 4" barreled "Duty" model - .38 S&W
Webley Mk IV, 3" barreled "Pocket" model - .38 S&W

The original Mk IV was adopted in 1899. It improved on the Mark III by being made from different steel, with a smaller and lighter hammer and wider cylinder slots.

In 1942 the Mk IV was officially adopted for military service. It started as a scaled-down version of the .455 Mark VI revolver, but was chambered for .38 S&W cartridge. It should be noted the the .38 Mk IV and the .455 Mk IV are in fact different guns.

The Webley Mk IV was introduced by Webley in 1923 as a potential police revolver. The British government at the same time had decided to go to a smaller caliber revolver and liked the .38 caliber load that the Webley Mk IV fired, but in the post war years financial austerity was the watchword. The British government did not want to pay Webley for its design. In 1926-1927 the Royal Small Arms Factory at Enfield Lock made changes to the lockwork and trigger mechanism, largely in the provision of a hammer safety lock and a separate cylinder lock. With these modifications the revolver was designated the Enfield No.2. Its full title was Pistol, Revolver, Number 2 Mark 1. Ironically in World War II with demand outstripping the ability to produce the Enfield No.2 the British government purchased a large number of the Webley Mk IV for issue. So while the two models look alike they are very different.

Specifications

(1929–1968)

  • Type: Revolver
  • Caliber(s): .38 S&W
  • Weight: 2.4 lbs (1.1 kg)
  • Length: 10.25 in (26.6 cm)
  • Barrel lengths: 4.9 in (12.5 cm), 4 in (10.16 cm), 3 in (7.6 cm)
  • Capacity: 6 round cylinder
  • Fire Modes: SA/DA

The Webley Mk IV revolver can be seen in the following films and television shows used by the following actors:

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
Sundown Bruce Cabot William Crawford 1941
Sundown George Sanders Major A.L. Coombes 1941
Sundown Reginald Gardiner Lt. Roddy Turner 1941
Sundown British officers 1941
Ten Little Indians Hugh O'Brian Hugh Lombard 1965
Ten Little Indians Shirley Eaton Ann Clyde 1965
The Pariah (La Scoumoune) Jean-Paul Belmondo Roberto Borgo 1972
The Pariah (La Scoumoune) Gangster 1972
Foxy Brown Thug 1974
Soldier of Orange Jeroen Krabbé Guus Lejeune 1977
Soldier of Orange Eddy Habbema Robby Froost 1977
The Outsider Craig Wasson Michael Flaherty 1980
The Outsider Allan Cuthbertson William Stanley 1980
The Outsider Niall O'Brien Emmet Donovan 1980
Pink Floyd The Wall James Laurenson J.A. Pinkerton (Pink's Father) 1982
City on Fire Chow Yun-Fat 1987
The Sicilian Christopher Lambert Salvatore Giuliano 1987
The Krays 1990
Let Him Have It 1991
Shadow of the Wolf Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu Brown 1992
Sahara Jerome Ehlers Capt. Jason Halliday 1995
Michael Collins Julia Roberts Kitty Kiernan 1996
Die Another Day 1997
Titanic Ewan Stewart First Officer William Murdoch 1997
The Great Gatsby William Camp George Wilson 2000
Pearl Harbor Ben Affleck Lt. Rafe McCawley 2001
Bloody Sunday A IRA member 2002
Smart Philip Tomás Hanák Philip Marlow 2003
Saints and Soldiers Kirby Heyborne Flt. Sgt. Oberon Winley 2003
Saints and Soldiers Corbin Allred Cpl. Nathan 'Deacon' Greer 2003
Saints and Soldiers Peter Holden SSgt. Gordon Gunderson 2003
Flight of the Phoenix Hugh Laurie Nomads 2004
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow Jude Law Joe Sullivan 2004
The Prestige Hugh Jackman Robert Angier 2006
Atonement James McAvoy Robbie Turner 2007
The Good, the Bad, the Weird Byung-hun Lee "The Bad" 2008
The Brothers Bloom 2008
The Sweeney Ray Winstone Jack Regan 2012
The Great Gatsby Jason Clarke George Wilson Duty model 2013

Television

Show Title Actor Character Note / Episode Air Date
Reilly: Ace of Spies 1983
Agatha Christie's Miss Marple David Horovitch Det. Inspector Slack "The Murder at the Vicarage";
3" "Pocket" model
1986
Soldier Soldier 1991 - 1997
Lady Cop (Die Kommissarin) - Season 2 Christian Redl Julius Winterberg "Banküberfall" (S02E10) 1996
Lady Cop (Die Kommissarin) - Season 2 Andreas Wimberger Maximilian Wooges "Todesmelodie" (S02E13) 1996
Midsomer Murders Gemma Jones Masie Gooch "Ring Out Your Dead" 1997 - Present
Midsomer Murders John Nettles Tom Barnaby "Four Funerals and a Wedding"; Converted to starting gun 1997 - Present
Foyle's War - Season 1 Paul Brooke Arthur Ellis "The White Feather" (S1E2) 2002
Foyle's War - Season 1 David Tennant Theo Howard "A Lesson in Murder" (S1E3) 2002
Foyle's War - Season 2 Tom Georgeson Richard Hunter "Fifty Ships" (S2E1) 2003
Foyle's War - Season 2 Henry Goodman Howard Paige "Fifty Ships" (S2E1) 2003
Foyle's War - Season 4 Anthony Flanagan Tom Jenkins "Bad Blood" (S4E2) 2006
Foyle's War - Season 5 "Casualties of War" (S5E2); the murder weapon 2007
Doctor Who Miranda Raison Tallulah 2005 - Present
Torchwood John Barrowman Captain Jack Harkness 2006 - Present
Inspector George Gently Martin Shaw DCI George Gently 2007-
Inspector George Gently Lee Ingleby DS John Bacchus 2007-
Inspector George Gently Warren Clarke Charles Hexton "Peace and Love" (S03E02) 2010
Foyle's War - Season 7 Ryan Kiggell Capt. Joe Bradley "The Russian House" (S7E1) 2010
The Promise Christian Cooke Len Matthews Pocket model, with 3" barrel 2011
Foyle's War - Season 8 Jonathan Hyde Colonel Galt "The Cage" (S8E2) 2013
Foyle's War - Season 8 Tom Beard Capt. McDonald "The Cage" (S8E2) 2013
Foyle's War - Season 8 Charles Aitken Thomas Nelson "Sunflower" (S8E3) 2013
Foyle's War - Season 8 "Duty" model; seen on credits 2013

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Note Release Date
World War II Online: Battleground Europe 2001
Call of Duty: United Offensive 2004
Call of Duty 2 2005
Bioshock 2007

Anime

Title Character Note Date
Kochikame 1996 - 2005
Baccano! 2007


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