Object Title

Centrefire self-loading pistol - Webley Model 1908 Humane Killer

Centrefire self-loading pistol - Webley Model 1908 Humane Killer

Date

1929

Object Number

XII.10568

Provenance

Transferred through the National Museums Consortium via Amnesty 1988.

Physical Description

A standard Webley pistol, except for a barrel conversion enabling the gun to be used as a humane killer

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 153402

Calibre

.32 in

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

In all about 995 of these models were made between 1925 and 1936. in 1934 legislation was passed making it compulsory to use Humane Killers for the dispatch of cattle. The main purchasers of this model were the R.S.P.C.A. and the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries.