Object Title

Centrefire six-shot automatic revolver - Webley Fosbery Model 1901

Centrefire six-shot automatic revolver - Webley Fosbery Model 1901

Date

1901

Object Number

XII.3681

Provenance

Possibly Amnesty 1968

Physical Description

Blued overall with a two piece chequred wooden grip fitted with a lanyard ring. The barrel is fitted with a blade foresight. The serial number can be found beneath the right grip

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall: 11 in (290 mm), Barrel: 5.5 in (152 mm), Width: 2 in (55 mm), Height: 7 in (190 mm) Weight: 2 lb 6 ozs (1.22 kg)

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 166

Calibre

.455 in

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped with Birmingham proof marks

Associations

Places England

Notes

The Fosbery was in production from about 1901 to 1924 by which time around 4,273 had been made. This example was classified by the company as the 'Standard Model' and retailed, through Army & Navy Stores, at 110 shillings.