Skip to comments.Vanity: Webley Mark VI .45 acp
Posted on 12/22/2011 7:43:46 PM PST by mylife
Today, I found a Webley Mark VI chambered for 45 acp, in very good to excellent condition.
It was for sale on consignment for $545 I am uncertain as to the date of manufacture (I didnt look it over)
Is this a fair price? I cant stop thinking about it.
Christmas gift for yourself?
I have no idea if it’s fair or not but it would be so cool to own one of those.
I got an Ruger LC9 for that.
I’m just a sucker for classic collectibles and I know if I don’t buy this thing tomorrow, it will be gone.
I’ve always liked guns you can break open, like Schofields.
Here’s some comparables: http://www.gunsamerica.com/Search/Category/746/2/Guns/Pistols/Webley-Pistols.htm
Btw, if the freeper whose name I can’t recall but just bought a Ruger LC9 is still looking, I bought a pocket holster from High Noon. They are ready to ship, quick turn around, about %60.00. Nice piece of work.
I'm not sure I would spend that kind of money for a pistol without personally
inspecting the weapon. My model K S&W has worn parts that are very hard to
find, if at all. The trigger assembly must be taken to a machine shop for
adjustments that cost more than the original replacement part that cannot be found.
I would also check the availability of parts.
I love classic stuff.
GunsAmerica just sold a 1917 Webley in 45acp for $795. I didn’t know they made them in 45acp til I saw your post. I think I’d like to have one.
I'd say the price for the one you're looking at is fair, but not great. Condition means everything. The picture almost looks like a refinish job. That would detract from its collector value.
Thanks for that info.
I had looked at that gunsamerica page.
You can always trade or sell it later.
I may anyway. ☺
I never realized they converted them to 45 acp until today either.
Without seeing the gun in person it is hard to say about the price. However I can tell you it has been re-chambered to 45ACP. They came chambered in .455 Webley. You may or may not be able to use that as a bargaining chip in your purchase. By the way have one that was re-chambered to 45ACP.
That picture is just one I pulled off the web.
Also it is a pic of a .455
I tend to agree.
It’s not like they are making anymore.
How significant is the date of manufacture to the value?
Maybe you’re thinking of me.
I recently bought an LC9 for my wife.
We’ve been so busy with work and holiday stuff that we haven’t even gotten to the range with it yet.
Thanks for the tip. I was thinking of a pocket holster that she could use in her purse.
mylife, looks like we’re gonna have to rely on you for the first LC9 range report!
This one is not a refinish.
It has minor holster wear on the barrel.
THey were originally chambered in.455 Webley. Tens of thousands were rechambered in .45 ACP during WWII to ease pressure on the logistics chain.
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