Need help on finding the maker of this .455 revolver....

Discussion in 'Curio & Relics Forum' started by Gaines Blackwell, Sep 11, 2011.

  1. Gaines Blackwell

    Gaines Blackwell New Member

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    Similar to a Webley but not that make. It was found in Pakistan and in the same family since new. Would great appreciate help in finding out who made it.

    Gaines Blackwell
    Auburn, AL

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  2. Jim K

    Jim K New Member

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    All I can tell is that it is a Pryse latch design. Those were made by Webley, other makers in England, and in Belgium by August Francotte & Co. and others. They were also made in the Pakistan area (the famous Darra pass region) but that one looks far too well made to be a local product.

    Jim
  3. Gaines Blackwell

    Gaines Blackwell New Member

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    Thanks , Jim, I thought it might be Belgium and less likely French.

    Gaines
  4. waynescyclegarage

    waynescyclegarage New Member

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    I saw this gun featured in a movie from a book by Clive Cussler. Sahara, great movie and great feature about your gun
    I assume it is priceless.
    He called it a 45.5 just before he killed one of the good guys with it!
    wayne
  5. Brisk44

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    I will have to look for that in the movie.
  6. 45Auto

    45Auto Active Member

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    I think your revolver was made to shoot the .450 cartridge. Although the .455 will fit I suspect the revolver was made prior to the adoption of this round in 1889.
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