Posted by Greg from greg-shambarger.umeres.maine.edu on May 09, 1998 at 06:11:22:
My father just procured me a Webley. I haven't shot the thing yet (live a state away), but it has the bird's head grip, lanyard ring, six-inch barrel. Monster, my Dad says. .45 ACP. He shot some rim fire through it so don't need the half-moon or full-moon clips. He said it shot just fine. Heavy, even with light loads. At any rate, he learned something interesting. The bottom frame is marked "Mark V" and the top of the frame (barrel, top-strap, cylinder, etc.) is marked "Mark VI" Apparently, the Mark V was the last of the bird's head grips, so when people identify Indy's as a Mark VI, they are partly mistaken. His may have actually been a full Mark V, or it could be a half-and-half version like this one. Thought I would share my good fortune with you all, and inform you of this little interesting trivia. Michaelson, perhaps you have some input...
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