Webley Mk. 1 Service Revolver
Bore is good, cylinder is shiny. Lockup and indexing are good. Latch is tight and ejector is working flawlessly!
Finish has some light pitting and traces of original bluing are present. Marked with broad arrows.
Serial Number 10816 has been run through the official Webley database, and has come back as being purchased on April 28th, 1891 by British Army Officer General Sir Charles Burnett.
Burnett was born in St. Kilda, Victoria, the son of John Alexander Burnett. He was commissioned into the 15th Foot in 1861. He participated in the Third Anglo-Ashanti War of 1873 to 1874, then attended and graduated from the Royal Military College, Sandhurst. He next saw active service in the Second Anglo-Afghan War of 1878 to 1880.
Burnett became assistant adjutant-general in Bombay in 1880 and commanding officer of the Royal Irish Rifles in 1887. He rose to be assistant adjutant-general at Aldershot in 1893. Promoted to Major General in 1895, he became General Officer Commanding the Eastern District in 1896 before being posted to British India in 1898, where he was Commander of the Poona District by 1900. He was awarded the Kaisar-i-Hind Medal in the 1900 Birthday Honours. He was promoted to Lieutenant General in 1905.
During the Russo-Japanese War of 1904 to 1905, he was the senior British military observer embedded within the Imperial Japanese Army in Manchuria from February to September 1905.
He served as General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Western Command from 1907-1910.
He retired in 1910.
Printouts of all info will be sent with purchase!
Canadian Antique Status Firearm, fully functional, no PAL required.
Must be 18 years of age to purchase. Confirmation of identification will be required.
Overall Length : 9 3/8"
Item Number: 1-160134
Item ID: 16922
Category: Hand Guns