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Posted: 4/26/2014 11:36:53 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/26/2014 11:38:38 AM EDT by BlitzPig]

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My interest in these little guys has peaked of late. As some may remember, I do love my Webley handguns, and own a few of their revolvers.
However, picking up one of the Webley auto loaders is really a pipe dream for me because they are out of my reach, and super rare in any case.

This brings me to the H&R 32 Self Loader. H&R acquired the license to build the Webley patent auto pistol design in the early 1900s, and the 32 is the result of this
partnership. So I have been keeping an eye out for one. Actually had one in my hand at the last fun show, but it had some issues that made be put in back on the table.
I was impressed with how nice the slide worked, and the overall solid feel of the thing. It sure lets you know it was build in an era when hand assembly and finishing was
the only way to do it right.

I'm not asking outright for one, but, are they out there to be found? Something over 60K of them were manufactured, if my research is correct, but none of my usual places to look for such things has one.

Always my luck to be attracted to hard to find stuff...
Link Posted: 4/26/2014 6:03:14 PM EDT
Originally Posted By BlitzPig:
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My interest in these little guys has peaked of late. As some may remember, I do love my Webley handguns, and own a few of their revolvers.
However, picking up one of the Webley auto loaders is really a pipe dream for me because they are out of my reach, and super rare in any case.

This brings me to the H&R 32 Self Loader. H&R acquired the license to build the Webley patent auto pistol design in the early 1900s, and the 32 is the result of this
partnership. So I have been keeping an eye out for one. Actually had one in my hand at the last fun show, but it had some issues that made be put in back on the table.
I was impressed with how nice the slide worked, and the overall solid feel of the thing. It sure lets you know it was build in an era when hand assembly and finishing was
the only way to do it right.

I'm not asking outright for one, but, are they out there to be found? Something over 60K of them were manufactured, if my research is correct, but none of my usual places to look for such things has one.

Always my luck to be attracted to hard to find stuff...
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Sweet... I haven't seen one... but if I do, unless its stupid expensive it is going in my collection... sorry...
Link Posted: 4/27/2014 3:52:35 AM EDT
No problem sir.

Everyone should have some kind of Webley.
Link Posted: 4/27/2014 8:35:13 AM EDT
Empire just sold one. Still listed on their website.
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