arrow marking on top strap of webley

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  1. soundguy

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    i saw it discussed here what the arrow like mark on the top strap of a webley was.

    can't find the thread though.

    anybody?
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    its the Australian defense property mark

    or British

    broad arrow for Australia or NZ ( arrow angle is larger than 90 degree's)

    narrow Arrow is British

    90 degrees or less
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    pre 46-7 just the broad Arrow after it was between D's ( D^D )
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    Government acceptance marks is the correct title ..

    sorry for the bum steer
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    aussie ones

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    ok.. i see narrow arrow and no letters on either side /fore / aft.

    english then right?
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    most likely ..
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    cool, thanks
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    If the broad arrow on the top strap of a .455 is rather big then it's a Royal Navy mark. These big broad arrow marks often look hand done. To confirm Royal Navy look above the back grip strap on the frame for the letter "N" This is known to be a Royal Navy ownership mark. The rest of the revolver will have various British Govt. inspection marks and small broad arrow marks on the various parts. These little marks are found on all Govt. issue Webleys.

    As noted above by Jack, their are lots of other marks which can help you trace the ownership of arms used in various parts of the Empire, and sometimes by individual units. These things make collecting such weapons extra fun and interesting.
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    when i can liberate the camera from the wife, i'll try to get pics, thanks!
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