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Webley & Scott Model 1905

United Kingdom (1905)

Detailing the development and operational history of the Webley & Scott Model 1905 Compact Semi-Automatic Service Pistol.

 Entry last updated on 8/9/2016; Authored by Staff Writer; Content ©

Basic Specifications
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United Kingdom
Year: 1905
Type: Compact Semi-Automatic Service Pistol
Manufacturer(s): Webley & Scott Revolver Arms Company - UK

The Webley & Scott Model 1905 appeared in the period just before World War 1 and managed to see service in the years-long conflict.

Webley & Foster produced the rather clumsy Model 1905 pistol. The product was the first by Webley to feature a blowback action and intended as a police and military weapon - thusly made compact to fit in a holster. Chambered for .32 ACP and firing from an eight-round detachable box magazine fitted into the grip base, the weapon was introduced in 1911, first to London Metropolitan Police units and, later, as a military sidearm (issuance to the Royal Navy). As such the series saw some action in World War 1 (1914-1918) but was not well-liked for certain inherent features it held - the barrel protruding beyond the gun body as did the oblong trigger loop.

Overall length measured 160mm with a barrel length of 90mm. Overall (unloaded) weight became 0.565 kilograms.

Other models in the collection included the Model 1906 and Model 1908 entries.
Any available statistics for the Webley & Scott Model 1905 Compact Semi-Automatic Service Pistol are showcased in the areas immediately below. Categories include basic specifications covering initial year of service, country-of-origin and manufacture(s) involved in bringing the weapon to market. Other qualities showcased are related to physical values such as the internal action, available calibers / chamberings, weight and lengths. Global operators are also presented in A-to-Z format as are any model variants available to the series.
Supported Mission Types
Frontline Infantry
Special Forces
Close Quarters Battle
Designated Marksman/Sharpshooter
Area Effect/Suppression
Indirect Fire
Airspace Denial
Attachment Weapon
Internal Design, Weight and Dimensions
Firing Action: Semi-Automatic; Blowback
Available Caliber(s): .32 ACP
Ammunition Count / Feed: 8-round detachable box magazine.
Weight (Empty): 1.25 lb (0.57 kg)
Overall Length: 160 mm (6.30 in)
Barrel Length: 90 mm (3.54 in)
Sighting Assist: Iron Front and Rear

Operating Performance

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Model Variants
• Model 1905 - Base Standard Model
• Model 1906
• Model 1908
• Model Pocket Auto