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Old August 15, 2020, 01:59 PM   #1
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New to me (but really old) The British Bulldog revolver.

Bought it at a local auction some time ago. It is in good condition and according to its proof marks it was manufactured before 1892. Looks like a very good made belgian copy of a Webley model 2 "The British Bulldog".

Caliber seems to be 450 Adams but my 455 Webley with 230 grains LRN bullets can also be loaded due to chamber's profiles, which are conical.
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Old August 15, 2020, 02:00 PM   #2
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And the proof marks.
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Old August 15, 2020, 02:24 PM   #3
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Very Nice!
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Old August 15, 2020, 04:18 PM   #4
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Very cool! If it was mine I would come up with a way to load black powder rounds for it. And I would have to have a period correct (1880s or early 1890s) shoulder holster to wear under my Sack Coat or Frock Coat. (smile)

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Old August 15, 2020, 05:03 PM   #5
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For sure I will load some black powder rounds to test it... I'll post some comments about its performance after that.
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Old August 16, 2020, 09:28 PM   #6
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Very nice! Looks like it's maybe 10 years old! I love the four groove riflings, they rifled back then like they really meant something by it, as in, no wearing those out.
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Old August 17, 2020, 12:56 PM   #7
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Totally. It looks like recently manufactured even having more than 130 years old...I cannot wait to next weekend to shoot it...
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Old August 17, 2020, 07:28 PM   #8
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Really great. I had one once but the nickel was not near that nice. I did shoot it and it was fun. Wish I hadn't sold it but the high bid was twice what I paid for it, so I let it go. That was before I learned you can never replace those. Oh well.
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Old August 17, 2020, 10:42 PM   #9
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For sure. I would let a Glock go, but never one of these. Working pieces from +130 years ago are turning very scarce day after day...
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Old August 18, 2020, 08:41 PM   #10
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WOW, very NICE!

Don't use (my favorite) Hoppe's No. 9 on it -- I've been told it can lift the nickle plating over time. (Or any solvent with ammonia in it...)

Not 100% sure if that's true, but based on condition -- I would baby that baby!

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WOW, Just WOW.
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Old April 9, 2021, 08:42 PM   #12
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Finally made a test of some BP loads thru it. Obtained velocities from 580 to 620 fps for 230 grains bullet. Not bad considering its size and barrel lenght. Surely this Bulldog can both bark and bite!
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Old April 20, 2021, 05:22 AM   #13
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Just saw this thread. That is a VERY nice pistol. Mine are not nearly in the same class.
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