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
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