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Re: [Rollei] Re: OT 1911

Marc und Richard

According to my memory and references, they never
made them at all.

The Webley- Fosbery Automatic Revolver was ONLY
made in .455 calibre.  Though Webley did make several
.38 calibre revolvers, including the Royal Irish Constabulary
model. Ooops that was in .455 calibre only, also. Sorry. :-)


Marc James Small wrote:

> At 03:58 PM 5/24/03 -0700, Richard Knoppow wrote:
> >  My favorite is the gun Dashiell Hammet gave to Bridget
> >O'Shaunesey to kill Sam Spade's partner with in the Maltese
> >Falcon. Its mis-described in the movie. In the novel its a
> >Webley-Fosbery Automatic Revolver, 38 caliber, eight shot.
> >They don't make them anymore.
> The Webley-Fosberry has long been a favorite of mine, though I've only
> gotten to fire one a couple of times.  It is rather intimidating to have
> all that metal fly up and over when you shoot!
> There is one at the US Army Ordnance Museum at Aberdeen Proving Grounds in
> Maryland, incidentally.
> Marc
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> Cha robh bàs fir gun ghràs fir!