The Webley Revolver is a British service revolver first issued in 1887, also the standard service pistol for the British Empire for over 80 years. It was used by the IRA in the Back for Blood special.
- Weight: 2.4 lbs
- Length: 11.25 in
- Cartridge: .455 Webley Mk II
- Action: Double-action revolver
- Rate of Fire: 30 rounds/min
- Muzzle Velocity: 620 ft/s
- Effective Range: 50 yards
- Feed System: 6-round cylinder
The Webley was the standard issue service revolver for the armed forces of the United Kingdom, the British Empire, and the Commonwealth of Nations from 1887 to 1963: being very commonly used during the Scramble for Africa. It has also found use in numerous police forces throughout the Commonwealth. It often serves as the stereotypical British revolver in film and television.
Webley were common with officers even as semi-automatic pistols were introduced. This was because early semi-automatic pistols were considered less reliable than a Webley.
It was common for a Webley to be attached to a lanyard to prevent the pistol from falling onto the ground. This was useful in Africa and India where tall grass and jungle would make it easy for a dropped weapon to be lost underneath the brush.
During WWI: a pistol-bayonet was introduced for the Webley known as the Pritchard Bayonet. Since this wasn't officially distributed by the British Army, the effectiveness of this Bayonet is difficult to confirm due to lack of historical resources. Most soldiers had some kind of Trench Knife or rifle bayonet instead.
This pistol was pitted against the Spetsnaz's Makarov Pistol. Despite the Webley being a more powerful pistol, the Makarov was given the advantage due to the pistol carrying more ammo than the six bullets in the Webley and can be reloaded faster.