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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2012 18:46 pm 
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Not strictly WW2 but here goes, always been fascinated by this item, the Webley-Fosbery automatic revolver, and one day id like to own one. How much were they used by officers from they're introduction? I assume they would be a private purchase item, cant view the powers that be forking out for them!

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Not very much TBH - useless in the trenches due to the mechanism getting jammed!

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private purchase but an amazingly accurate gun if you knew how to hold it.
at one stage all officers sidearms were private purchase.


Rather rare though and reach $10k.

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Indeed, its one of those "If i win the lottery" kinda hopes.

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very nice to be sure, but a bit of a 'solution in search of a problem' as a pistol..


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...and the chances of finding one is rare at best. They're a sort of holy grail for pistol afficionados and so - you either inherit one - or sell a lung and a kidney and part of a liver to purchase one. And I'm pretty sure I need all of my liver these days...!

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Oddly enough I used to have one of those Jap replica versions about 30 yrs ago ! ...Bet even those go for silly money now!


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I don't think anyone with any 'respect' for firearms would deactivate a Webley Fosbery these days.
They are worth far too much as 'live firers' to collectors in countries which trust their loyal citizens to own revolvers.
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...and the chances of finding one is rare at best. They're a sort of holy grail for pistol afficionados and so - you either inherit one - or sell a lung and a kidney and part of a liver to purchase one. And I'm pretty sure I need all of my liver these days...!


Believe it or not, you could pick one up here at auction in NZ for about 4-5000 quid


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...and the chances of finding one is rare at best. They're a sort of holy grail for pistol afficionados and so - you either inherit one - or sell a lung and a kidney and part of a liver to purchase one. And I'm pretty sure I need all of my liver these days...!


you can pick one up for 4-5000 quid here in NZ


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ChrisIngamells1 wrote:
I don't think anyone with any 'respect' for firearms would deactivate a Webley Fosbery these days.
They are worth far too much as 'live firers' to collectors in countries which trust their loyal citizens to own revolvers.
:D Chris.


You can own section 7 firearms in the UK too. I'm pretty sure a Webley Fosberry would be in this category.

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/EROR ... ISTARM.HTM

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You can own section 7 firearms in the UK too. I'm pretty sure a Webley Fosberry would be in this category.


Fortunetly we can have them with just an endorsment on our normal gun licence, and shoot them also. And dont start on about UK restrictions, I used to be a Northants RFD, so know how difficult it is in the UK


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I adore the Fosbery! Like Chris says its sacrilege to chop one up!


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