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  1. Truth71

    Truth71 New Member

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    Hi all,

    Just wanted to introduce myself. I recently became interested in collecting (and shooting) antique firearms. So I have a lot to learn and am hoping to have a good resource here. I restore collector cars and motorcycle, so I've always been interested in mechanical things, and I'd love to be able to gather information and advice about maintaining the guns myself.

    Current collection:
    1967 Colt .38 Trooper (this is the one I shoot the most)
    1890's Webley Mark VI .455 (I've never fired - still trying to determine if the cylinder has been machined for .45)
    1930's Sauer & Sohn 38H (fires but jams frequently)
    1950's Fox 20-Gauge double-barrel (I've never fired)
    1960's Remington Wingmaster (I've never fired)

    Hoping to eventually find a WWII - era 1911, but for now the 1911 is the next type of gun I'd like to find.

    Thanks and look forward to talking with you.

    Nick
     
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    Welcome from Sitka, Alaska. Quickest way to determine whether a Webley cylinder's been shaved for .45acp or 45 Auto Rim is to look at the serial number on the rear circumference of the cylinder. On shaved cylinders the numbers are trimmed short - sort of like printing out the number 12345 and cutting off the bottom 1/8th to 1/10th or so of the number. A word about firing .45acp or .45 Auto Rim in the Mk.V and Mk VI Webleys. The working pressure of the standard G.I. 230gr .45acp ball cartridge (as well as its Auto Rim equivilant) exceeeds by many, many PSI the maximum pressure round the Webley was proof fired with. In other words, unless you load acps or ARs to the lesser Webley factory specs you could potentially blow the cylinder. I use 2.7 grains of Trailboss and a 250gr hard cast lead projectile with .45 Auto Rim cases in my Mk.VI and Smith US M1917 - beats having to fiddle around with half moon clips. The Smith of course would digest the acp rounds without any problem, but I figured as long as I'm loading down for the Webley I'd use the same round for the Smith. Once again, welcome to TFF.

    p.s. The Webley Mk.VI series was introduced in 1915, the major difference from the earlier Mk.V being grip shape and barrel length.
     
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    Welcome from Iowa! You'll find lots of great people and good information in this cyber community.

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