Webley Mk V .455 service revolver

This item is HIRE ONLY for use by a recognised Film, TV, Commercials or Theatre production company.

 

 

Overview

The Webley Mk V service pistol is a 6 shot, top break revolver, it has a 4″ barrel and is chambered for .455.

Officially adopted in 1913 it was the last of the ‘birds-beak’ style grip shape.

The Webley Mk V comes from a line of revolvers built by Webley & Scott.

It differed from the Mk IV which was made for black powder cartridges by having a longer and strengthened cylinder to withstand the additional pressures generated by smokeless powder and Webleys felt it was better to be on the safe side.

It was superceded in May 1915 by the Mk VI revolver that had the squared off grip shape and this went on to become the most well known of Webleys models.

Helpful Info

Regarding dates and period correctness, this item is appropriate for British and Commonwealth military use from 1913, through WWI and up to the early 1930s.

Foxtrot example shown here is a Webley Mk V revolver. It is chambered in .455, has a 4″ barrel, is fitted with standard bakelite grips, a lanyard ring and is in a blued finish.

Film Set Notes

Added bonus with revolvers is the option of blanks loaded with black powder that gives a slower burn than smokeless loads, resulting in a bright muzzle flash, accompanied by an amount of smoke, a dramatic effect.

A revolver also has some of the most distinctive loading sounds when the action is snapped closed or the hammer cocked. Worth the trouble of getting some good close miked wild tracks of these sounds – it is good ‘punctuation’ in a drama soundscape.