WWI British Issue Spanish Revolver (PR53962)
During WWI, due to a shortage of handguns, the British and French bought many pistols and revolvers from Spanish firms. This Orbea Hermanos 455 Webley caliber top break revolver went to Britain. The overall length is approx. 10". The 5" round with top rib barrel has a fine bore with bright, strong rifling. The top rib has the maker's name and patent dates stamped on it. Birmingham proofs are stamped on the barrel extension and cylinder. The top left rear of the frame has the British broad arrow acceptance mark with two proof marks below. The gun has an overall blue-brown patina. The hard rubber grips are good with 1914 at the top of each and with a few small chips in the checkering. The lanyard loop is absent. The double action functions correctly. If you are a British military revolver collector, don't miss this one.