Object Title

Centrefire single shot silenced pistol - Welrod Mk.II

Centrefire single shot silenced pistol - Welrod Mk.II

Date

about 1943

Object Number

PR.3426

Provenance

Gifted with the Pattern Room by the Ministry of Defence, August 2005

Physical Description

The pistol is a single shot operated by a bolt that is activated by twisting the knurled breech 90 degrees clockwise. The action extracts the spent cartridge and when pushed forward the breech picks up the next cartridge from the magazine.The silenced barrel is contained in a one piece steel tube and for the Mk.II the muzzle is slightly indented. Affixed to the barrel is a fixed backsignt and a fixed foresight. Normally these sights are painted with luminous radium paint, but for this example they have not been painted.The trigger is a simple bent spur. The stock is also the magazine, it is encased in hard rubber. The magazine is from a Colt .32ACP automatic pistol. The entire pistol is unpainted.

Techniques

Manufactured

Materials

Dimensions

OverallLength12.25in.
OverallLength312mm
OverallWeight1.085kg
OverallWeight2.4lbs
BarrelLength8.5in.
BarrelLength215mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 2078

Calibre

7.65 mm

Inscriptions and Marks

manufactures mark
square and star
on underside of breech
stamped

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