Object Title

Centrefire six-shot self-cocking revolver - Webley-Fosbery Model 1902

Centrefire six-shot self-cocking revolver - Webley-Fosbery Model 1902

Object Number

PR.11303

Provenance

Gifted with the Pattern Room by the Ministry of Defence, August 2005 Gifted to the Ministry of Defence Pattern Room by Warwickshire police, Leek Wooton, November 1997

Physical Description

A unique design, the Fosbery used a recoiling upper frame to revolve its cylinder and cock its hammer after each shot. This made the trigger very easy and quick to pull, a desirable feature in close-quarter battle.
Blued. Chequered plastic grips. Lever on left hand side of frame. Notch and blade sights. Top break action revolver. Upper part of frame is attached to lower part of grooves. Exposed hammer. Lanyard ring at base of grip. Serrations cut into cylinder. Button on top of frame.

Techniques

Manufactured

Materials

Dimensions

Barrellength6 in.
Barrellength153 mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 1615

Calibre

.455 in

Inscriptions and Marks

Lettering
WEBLEY FOSBERY
left side of frame
stamped
Letteringbackstrap
stamped
Proof Marksbarrel
stamped
Manufacturer's markleft side of lower frame
stamped
Serial numberright side of lower frame
stamped
Manufacturer's marktop of barrel
stamped

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