Object Title

Centrefire single-shot suppressed pistol - Welrod .32 in. Mk.IIA

Centrefire single-shot suppressed pistol - Welrod .32 in. Mk.IIA

Date

made 1944

Object Number

XXX.442

Provenance

Gifted by the Ministry of Defence, February 2016

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.IIA the muzzle is 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 Webley 7.65mm automatic pistol.

Techniques

Manufactured

Materials

Dimensions

BarrelDiameter1.25 in
BarrelDiameter32 mm
BarrelLength8.5 in
BarrelLength215 mm
OverallLength12.25 in
OverallLength312 mm
OverallWeight1.085 kg
OverallWeight2.4 lbs

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 15215

Calibre

.32 in

Inscriptions and Marks

unknown mark
square and star
on underside of breech
stamped

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