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Webley & Scott Model 1905

United Kingdom (1905)
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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.


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 ©www.MilitaryFactory.com

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 Issuance
Special Forces
Close Quarters Battle
Sniper
Designated Marksman/Sharpshooter
Suppressed/Silenced
Area Effect/Suppression
Indirect Fire
Airspace Denial
Anti-Material
Attachment Weapon
Aircraft-Mounted
Vehicle-Mounted
Antique/Collectors
Prototype/Development
Global Operators:
United Kingdom
Structural - Internal Design, Dimensions, and Weights:

Operation
ACTION


System
Semi-Automatic; Blowback


Operation
CALIBER(S)


(Model / Chambering Dependent)
.32 ACP


Operation
FEED


(Model / Chambering Dependent)
8-round detachable box magazine.


Length
OVERALL


Millimeters
160 mm


Inches
6.30 in


Length
BARREL


Millimeters
90 mm


Inches
3.54 in


Structural
WEIGHT


Pounds (Unloaded)
1.25 lb


Kilograms (Unloaded)
0.57 kg


Ranged
Sights


Arrangement
Iron Front and Rear

Operating Performance (Typical):
Variants: Series Model Variants
• Model 1905 - Base Standard Model
• Model 1906
• Model 1908
• Model Pocket Auto