Lot 123    

Imported English Webley Revolver with Attributed Confederate Usage
10/25/2011 - Historic Firearms & Historic Militaria
An imported Webley Wedge Frame Revolver in .44 caliber with 6.375" octagon barrel. Left side of frame marked Patent No. 3366; no other markings noted. Five-shot cylinder with early Colt-style loading lever and typical walnut checkered grips, ca 1861. Attached is an old museum tag that reads, "Bentley Revolver carried in Civil War by Confederate Col. John Spring Smith of Mission, Alabama #3366"

Col. John Spring Smith of Alabama is unknown. None of the primary sources (Warner, Krick, Allardice) reveal a Confederate officer with that name and grade. Ditto The Alabama Department of Archives and History website.

There is no documented evidence indicating any Confederate contracts for the Webley Revolver. Firearms From Europe states that "a very small number of examples may have seen service during the Civil War" (p.32) sold through local retailers.


Condition:  
Very good condition with a very good bore. The finish has turned a brown patina and it is mechanically excellent. Loading lever with an old repair.
Sold: $2,645.00
Price includes
Buyer's Premium
      Ask a Question

All Images

Vintage Ammo, Lot of 5 Boxes Including .50-110-300 Winchester
Lot # 939 - Vintage Ammo, Lot of 5 Boxes Including .50-110-300 Winchester
Includes 1 box .50-100-300 Winchester Staynless with orange label, 2 boxes Winchester 1894 Soft Point, 1 box Remington U.M.C. .32-40, and 1 box Winchester .40-82. All are 20 rd. boxes. > Item Details
*Ruger Mini-14 Semi-Auto Rifle
Lot # 834 - *Ruger Mini-14 Semi-Auto Rifle
.223 caliber, 18.5" barrel, S/N 180-05437. Blue finish, hardwood stocks, metal butt plate. Original Ruger 30-rd. magazine. Original box and manual. > Item Details
*HK P2000 Pistol
Lot # 551 - *HK P2000 Pistol
.40 caliber S&W, 3.25" barrel, S/N 122-015075. Blued finish with extra clip. > Item Details
Heckler & Koch H&K G3 Rifle Subcaliber Conversion Kit
Lot # 931 - Heckler & Koch H&K G3 Rifle Subcaliber Conversion Kit
.22 LR caliber, 2 magazines, cleaning kit, manual, 18.75" barrel. Housed in the original wooden case. > Item Details
German Scheutzen Rifle
Lot # 911 - German Scheutzen Rifle
.30 caliber, 29.5" barrel. Hunting dog carved fore end with missing sliver on left side; double-set triggers. > Item Details
Smith & Wesson 2nd Model Army Revolver
Lot # 808 - Smith & Wesson 2nd Model Army Revolver
.32 caliber rimfire, 6" octagonal barrel with rib, S/N 18995. Blued finish with rosewood grips. > Item Details
German WWII Gravity Knife, Takedown Model
Lot # 465 - German WWII Gravity Knife, Takedown Model
Paratrooper knife with RBN number on blade, which indicates mid-war production item. > Item Details
Percussion Double Rifle by George Eckler
Lot # 32 - Percussion Double Rifle by George Eckler
.45 caliber, 32" double octagonal barrels, marked on the top flat George Eckler, ca 1850-1860. With open rear sight and front blade made of ivory. Engraved back-action percussion locks. Curly maple stock with German silver patchbox, thumb print, triggerguard, escutcheons, front ferrule, and escutc... > Item Details
*Ruger Model 77 Bolt Action Rifle
Lot # 628 - *Ruger Model 77 Bolt Action Rifle
.223 caliber, 20" barrel, S/N 780-03579. Blue finish, walnut stock, Leupold M8-6X42 power scope. > Item Details
*J. Stevens Springfield Single Shot
Lot # 827 - *J. Stevens Springfield Single Shot
12 ga., 36" barrel, NSN, added rifle sights, reworked turkey shoot barrel > Item Details
Grade 15 Factory Engraved by John Ulrich, Marlin Model 1893 Rifle
Lot # 288 - Grade 15 Factory Engraved by John Ulrich, Marlin Model 1893 Rifle
.38-55 caliber, 26" blued tapered octagonal barrel with gold and platinum lines at breech and scrolls of gold and platinum lines on the flats extending outward. S/N 88949. Frame is case colored and deep relief-engraved with a large panel on the left consisting of a stag with a dog holding his left ... > Item Details
*Remington Custom Shop No. 1 Rolling Block Mid-Range / Target Single-Shot Rifle
Lot # 649 - *Remington Custom Shop No. 1 Rolling Block Mid-Range / Target Single-Shot Rifle
.45-70 cal., 30" octagonal-to-round barrel, S/N RB97-0174. Blue barrel, case colored receiver. Optional spirit level front sight, no rear sight, rear tang is drilled for optional Vernier tang sight (not included). Single set trigger, highly figured walnut checkered stocks. Custom shop leather and ca... > Item Details
Springfield Armory 1829 Percussion Conversion Musket
Lot # 85 - Springfield Armory 1829 Percussion Conversion Musket
.69 cal., 42" barrel. Serifed P proof and cartouche on stock. > Item Details
Winchester Lee Straight Pull Bolt Action Rifle
Lot # 283 - Winchester Lee Straight Pull Bolt Action Rifle
.236 U.S.N. caliber, 24" barrel, S/N 10643. Blue finish; walnut stock; 1898 date of mfg. One of only 1700 manufactured. > Item Details
*Mossberg Model 600AT Pump Action Shotgun
Model 1873 Winchester Rifle
Lot # 285 - Model 1873 Winchester Rifle
.38-40 caliber, 28" round barrel, S/N 98072A; full magazine. Walnut stock and forearm. Special order barrel length. Shipped from factory 9-23-1882. > Item Details
German Flintlock Jaeger Rifle
Lot # 340 - German Flintlock Jaeger Rifle
Ca .82 caliber. 34" flared octagonal barrel, with two-leaf folding rear notched sight, front brass blade. Early flat style lockplate engraved with vines and leaves. Double-set triggers, brass furniture. Nice carved wood stock with sliding wood patch box. Molding around the check piece and bottom ... > Item Details
*Colt Government Model Commercial Pistol
Lot # 485 - *Colt Government Model Commercial Pistol
.45 ACP caliber, 5" barrel, S/N 25487-C. Blue finish, custom walnut Sanderson? target grips, custom stippled front grip strap. Micro adjustable rear sight; 2 military magazines; 1952 date of mfg. > Item Details
M1852 Naval Officer's Sword Presented to  <i>Acting Master's Mate Richmond Daggett, USN</i>
Lot # 184 - M1852 Naval Officer's Sword Presented to Acting Master's Mate Richmond Daggett, USN
28" blade etched with naval motifs. Shagreen and brass wire wrapped handle. Brass pommel chased with oak leaves, brass knuckle bow with branches and USN. Scabbard is shagreen wrapped with typical brass bands and rope designs, with a serpent on the bottom of the drag. Top of brass throat is inscrib... > Item Details
Smith Breech-Loading Carbine
Lot # 232 - Smith Breech-Loading Carbine
.50 caliber, 21.5" octagonal-to-round barrel, S/N 10333. Has the Poultney & Trimble, Baltimore address. Walnut stock and forearm. Front sight blade is an old replacement. > Item Details
ITEMS 1-20 of 20
SKIP TO PAGE: