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Webley & Scott Model 1905


Compact Semi-Automatic Service Pistol


The Webley & Scott Model 1905 appeared in the period just before World War 1 and managed to see service in the years-long conflict.
Authored By: Staff Writer | Edited: 8/9/2016
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Specifications


Year: 1905
Manufacturer(s): Webley & Scott Revolver Arms Company - UK
Roles: Close Quarters Battle (CQB)/Personal Security; Sidearm;
Action: Semi-Automatic; Blowback
Caliber(s): .32 ACP
Sights: Iron Front and Rear
Overall Length: 160 mm (6.30 in)
Barrel Length: 90 mm (3.54 in)
Weight (Unloaded): 1.25 lb (0.57 kg)
Operators: United Kingdom
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.






Variants / Models



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