OLD Guns!

Pistolero

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#2
I have one like that, need to look closer to see which it is most like. BP .455 but still in original
caliber. I have only shot it a couple of times, with BP ammo commercially sourced that came
with the gun. Seems to shoot OK. Very stout gun, seems pretty strong.
Bill
 

oscarflytyer

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#3
The plastic grip is a MK IV, shaved for 45 ACP. Fine to shoot with low level 45 ACPs in Moon clips. The wood grip is a MK II/1894-1896/BP gun. They DID, however, up the round to Cordite in 1894. It is one HEFTY gun! Said to be strongest top break design ever. IF it were mine (AND because I hate safe queens) I would probably use very low level 455 Webley load data, and ~200-230 grn soft cast bullets. Velocity in the ~600-650 fps realm, make sure it left the bbl/put a hole in the paper, and enjoy the smoke and bang!
 

oscarflytyer

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#6
A lot of people scoff at the idea of a 230 gr bullet at 600 fps, but they never want to stand downrange and play catch with them!
The original 455 Webley load was a 262/265 grain bullet! The research says the Brits were looking for something for short range that would one shot stop that guy swinging that damned Saber at you in the outreaches of civilization where they trying to colonize! Seems they pretty well pleased with the 455 Webley round and performance!
 

Pistolero

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#7
Yeah, that big blade is a pretty serious weapon, and you need to stop him NOW, not in 20 seconds.

Watching the testing on 'Forged in Fire" has impressed me how VERY glad I am that I never had to be
on a medieval battlefield where blades and spears ruled the day. YIKES! My bet is that, even after more
than a century and a half of firearms and cannon as the primary battlefield weapons, cold steel is probably
the all time leader in the clubhouse for putting men in the ground.

Needing to stop a man with a big blade is a very urgent need.

Bill