Object Title

Centrefire breech-loading rifle - Webley Patent

Centrefire breech-loading rifle - Webley Patent

Date

1903

Object Number

XII.3383

Provenance

not known

Physical Description

The action is blued, and virtually rectangular, with rounded receiver ring. The left side is engraved WEBLEY PATENT No. 6365 1902 with the trademark of a winged bullet in the centre. The right side is engraved '32/40 CASE 16 GRs CORDITE 185 GRs NICKEL BASE BULLET'. The breech-block is virtually cylindrical with the front face flattened.
The action is operated by compressing the spring catch on the end of the underlever beneath the trigger guard bow, and pressing the lever downwards, which lowers the block, cocks the action and operates the extractor.
Two-piece stock, the fore-end retained by a screw into the bottom of the barrel, and by being mortised into the front of the receiver. Plain rounded tip to fore-end. Chequered fore-end and half pistol grip. No buttplate, the butt being lined across. Rounded plain end on pistol grip.
Full round tapered blued barrel with reinforced breech. Engraved on top in rear of backsight, C.INGRAM, GLASGOW and on the left side, stamped, CORDITE 16 GR BALL 185 GR MAXm and Birmingham proof marks.
Combination hooded or open bead foresight, with choices of bead hinged to base plate which is dovetailed into raised ramp at muzzle. Backsight consists of three flip-up leaves hinged into narrow bed, which is dovetailed into raised rectangular block with rounded and tapered ends and brazed to the barrel. The leaves, which have platinum centre lines, are graduated for 100, 200 and 300 yards. A Lyman aperture tangsight is let into the rear of the breech tang at about the middle of the small; this is stamped on the rear of the stem, LYMAN'S PAT. MAY 6, 84

.32/.40 in Win

Dimensions

BarrelLength27.83inches
BarrelLength707mm
OverallLength1145mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number None Visible visible

Calibre

0.32 in

Associations

Notes

Webley & Scott Revolver & Arms Co. and T.W.Webley's Patent No. 6365 of March 15, 1902 refers.
The example is obviously made for either an American customer, or for the American market.