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Pistol Barrel ID please

jpcjpc Member Posts: 295 ✭✭✭
edited June 2019 in Ask the Experts
Hello

Helping a retired gunsmith clean shot and this turned up.

He has no memory what it is or where he got it from :(

Eight grove rifling
Barrel is 5?
Diameter .445
Little to no markings found

Information is appreciated

take care

jpc

Comments

  • jpcjpc Member Posts: 295 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Last three pictures of barrel
  • rufesnowrufesnow Member Posts: 250 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    Very distinctive. This was used exclusively by Webley, in England. In there early, large caliber semiauto pistols. Dating to at least 1904. It was designed by William Whiting. Probably would be chambered, for either 9mm Browning Long or .38 Colt Auto.
  • rufesnowrufesnow Member Posts: 250 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    Sorry! Didn't read your original post. Most likely .455 Webley Auto. Which is different and not interchangeable with our 45 Colt Auto cartridge. Believe it's a semi-rimed cartridge. Like the early John Browning designed cartridges. From the early 1900's?
  • jpcjpc Member Posts: 295 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Good morning and thank you kindly for your help and ID :)

    She is an interest old piece and your descriptions sound right to me

    take care

    jpc
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