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Webley & Scott Model 1905 Compact Semi-Automatic Service Pistol (United Kingdom)

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

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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.

Webley & Scott Model 1905

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

Design (Internal, Dimensions and Weights)

Firing Action: Semi-Automatic; Blowback
Available Caliber(s): .32 ACP
Ammunition Count / Feed: 8-round detachable box magazine.
Overall Length: 160 mm (6.30 inches)
Barrel Length: 90 mm (3.54 inches)
Weight (Empty): 1.25 lb (0.57 kg)
Sighting Assist: Iron Front and Rear


Global Operators / Customers / Users

United Kingdom

Model Variants (Including Prototypes)

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