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Old August 11, 2012, 02:16 PM   #1
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Latest C&R revolver for the collection.

This arrived safe and sound this morning.

It is a M1883 Reichsrevolver in 10/6mm.

I have photographed it with it's British cousin, A Webley Fosbery in .455.



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Old August 11, 2012, 10:22 PM   #2
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The Reichsrevolver is fairly common, but the Webley-Fosbery has me drooling.

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Old August 12, 2012, 12:48 AM   #3
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Thank you - it's pretty nice - I had it for a while before I shot it - using very low powered loads -
It displayed a problem I have since read befell many of the Fosbery's - great for trench cleaning and air to air - a little alarming at a shooting range.
It has been retired to the collection, and I will not fire it again - unless, my house is attacked by Pickelhaub wearing bad-guys.

The Reichsrevolvers are fairly common, and less valuable than a WF, but new acquisitions are new acquisitions, and I am quite enjoying it, lol.
I want to find a cannon barreled M1879 next.

I obsessed about the Fosbery for a year - it took me ten years to find the one I wanted, and I think I wore out my welcome on the collecting boards babbling about it's details, lol.
I do want to find a Navy automatic, in .455 automatic Webley - a little reading on those ugly pistols and you come away with a strange respect for them - at least I did.

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Old August 17, 2012, 08:52 PM   #4
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Very nice - I'm jealous!
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Old August 17, 2012, 10:29 PM   #5
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Both are neat revolvers. The WF is a great one. What cal is it? IIRC they were either 38 S&W or .455? Great idea to go after the 455 auto. That would sure make for a dymanic duo.
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Old August 18, 2012, 07:20 AM   #6
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Drool...
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