SOLD FOR: $1058.73
Make: Webley & Scott
Model: Mark IV Pocket Revolver
Serial Number: A99867
Year of Manufacture: 1959 C&R
Caliber: .32 S&W Long
Action Type: Single or Double Action Top Break Revolver with Left Side Thumb Release
Markings: The left side of the top strap is marked with “MARK IV 32”. The top of the top strap is marked “WEBLEY & SCOTT LTD / BIRMINGHAM”. The right side of the top strap is marked “MADE IN ENGLAND”. The left side of the barrel assembly is marked with the winged bullet over “WEBLEY” logo. The right side of the frame is marked with the serial number. There is a “crown / BNP” proof at the rear of each chamber on the cylinder. The left side of the barrel assembly is marked “crown / BNP”, “.32 LONG”, “.915””, and “3 TONS”.
Barrel Length: 3″
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a thin half-round blade fixed to a boss at the front of the barrel. The rear sight is a square notch in the top of the barrel latch.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are checkered black hard rubber panels with “Webley” in a circle at their tops. There are some light nicks and scratches on the smooth borders. The checkering is sharp. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips are in Very Good-Plus condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is mostly bright with well defined rifling. There is erosion at the muzzle.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 76% of its metal finish. There is light thinning at the leading edges and scattered areas of surface oxidation. There are light nicks and scratches throughout. The finish on the sides of the barrel is cloudy. The cylinder has even surface oxidation. The screw heads range from sharp to tool marked with strong slots. The markings are generally clear, some are worn, but legible. Overall, this revolver is in about Very Good condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The barrel and cylinder lock up with no play. The double action is smooth. There is a rear frame mounted safety that blocks the hammer from retracting. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None.
Our Assessment: Webley first manufactured revolvers in 1853 with their first model which was a percussion style. The iconic Webley Revolver was borne of this original design and the MKIV .32 Pocket & Overhand Pocket model uses a similar design along with many of the proven features of the .320 Hammer model from 1899. The strong and reliable hinged frame automatically ejects spent cartridges, facilitating speedy reloading and giving a faster rate of fire than solid frame revolvers. The pocket series of the MKIV is fitted with a compact grip that makes it easy to handle as well as easy to conceal. This revolver should be of interest to collectors of English firearms, particularly those made by Webley. Please see our photos and good luck!