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Webley & Scott Model 1905


Compact Semi-Automatic Service Pistol (1905)


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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.

Specifications



Service Year
1905

Origin
United Kingdom national flag graphic
United Kingdom

Classification


Compact Semi-Automatic Service Pistol


Webley & Scott Revolver Arms Company - UK
National flag of the United Kingdom United Kingdom
(OPERATORS list includes past, present, and future operators when applicable)
Pistol / Sidearm
Compact design for close-quarters work or general self-defense.


Overall Length
160 mm
6.30 in
Barrel Length
90 mm
3.54 in
Empty Wgt
1.25 lb
0.57 kg
Sights


Iron Front and Rear


Action


Semi-Automatic; Blowback

Semi-Automatic
One shot per trigger pull; self-loading or auto-loading action aided by internal mechanism; trigger management (and initial cocking) typically required by the operator; subsequent shots are aided by the unlocked / moved bolt.
Blowback Operation
Gas pressure from the rearward movement of the ignited cartridge case provides the needed bolt movement, ejecting the spent case and stripping a fresh case from the magazine.
(Material presented above is for historical and entertainment value and should not be construed as usable for hardware restoration, maintenance, or general operation - always consult official manufacturer sources for such information)


Caliber(s)*


.32 ACP

Rounds / Feed


8-round detachable box magazine.
Cartridge relative size chart
*May not represent an exhuastive list; calibers are model-specific dependent, always consult official manufacturer sources.
**Graphics not to actual size; not all cartridges may be represented visually; graphics intended for general reference only.


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


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