Dating a webley mk vi
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Developed and manufactured by Webley and Scott (formerly P.
Webley and Son before a merger with W & C Scott) until 1921.
Tolkien was an Oxford University student in 1914 but was commissioned into the Lancashire Fusiliers soon after taking his degree in 1915.
Improvements included a more squared grip, a longer barrel and removable front sights.
The revolver chambered six rounds of 'man-stopping' .455 in ammunition.
The British military officially adopted the Mark VI revolver from 1915 to 1923.
This model retained its automatic extraction feature, as sported by its predecessors.
The .455 in Mark II ammunition used in the Webley Mark VI was adopted by the British Army in 1897.