Posted by Max Schulte from ascend78.extern.uni-essen.de on April 18, 1998 at 02:37:18:
In Reply to: Re: 1911 .45 ACP followup posted by Greg on April 18, 1998 at 01:42:48:
: Aha! Just found some info on the web about the Webley's that were re-chambered for, yes, (hanging my head in shame), the .45 ACP ammo, but require a special three-round clip to load, the same one used on the COLT and SMITH and WESSON Model 1917 revolvers (hence, my bad recall transposing the Smith and Wesson in my memory onto the .45 ammo). Forgive the awful mistake...
Greg, you weren't that wrong about the .45 Smith & Wesson. There
actually is a calibre similar to that one: 40 Smith & Wesson, rimless, used for
pistols. Anyway, thanks for the great information.
One question left: The .45 ACP is rimless and so a special
'claw' was needed to hold them in the camber of the revolver. As far
as I know these re-chambered versions of the Webley came on the
market shortly after World War II. Is that right? So it would be some
kind of mistake Indy running around with a .45 ACP.
I've got a Webley & Scott MkIV (a deactivated one) and this was
actually a conversion to .38 special!!! Was the revolver used in
Last Crusade defintely a MkVI? The MkVI was introduced in 1915 and
was used in the second World War but I can't really see a difference
between the Webley used in LC and mine...
By the way, did you know that there was also a Colt 1911 in
.455 Webley Automatic calibre. It was issued to the RAF in the
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