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Item #38629

Webley-Kaufmann 1st Model Revolver Two Digit Serial Number

  • Maker: Webley
  • Model: Kaufmann
  • Caliber: .455

  • Description: Serial #23, .455 Webley, 5 3/4 octagon barrel with a very good bore that has minor freckling. This is a handsome revolver has retained about 50-60% of the original bright blue, mostly at the breech of the barrel and lug, within the cylinder flutes, as well as on the frame around the recoil shield. The balance of the metal has worn to an overall smooth gray patina, although there are faint cleaning marks on the sides of the frame. The hammer and trigger retain their original armory bright finish, and the barrel rib is retailer marked: ARMY & NAVY C.S.L.; the Webley football trademark is crisp and clear on the left side of the frame, and MK (in triangle) Kaufmann stamp is present on the right side. The checkered walnut grips have some light-moderate surface wear, and some flattening of the points. There are some further surface scratches and minor blemishes on the butt as well. The lock-up is still tight, without any lateral play, and the mechanism is fully functional. According to records, the revolver was purchased from the Army & Navy CSL on October 6, 1882 by Douglass Esq. This is a very rarely seen 1st Model Webley Improved Government (Kaufmann), is in fine overall condition, and would make a splendid addition to any collection. Antique