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Posted: 6/9/2002 12:41:40 PM EST
What makes the model of 1902, Webley-Fosbery revolver unique?
Link Posted: 6/9/2002 12:45:39 PM EST
[#1]
Semi-automatic operation?

Scott

Link Posted: 6/9/2002 12:47:49 PM EST
[#2]
Actually I found it was introduced in 1901. Self cocking. Holding 8 rounds.
Link Posted: 6/9/2002 12:49:19 PM EST
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Semi-automatic operation?

Scott

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Correct, and I thought it would have been harder than that.
Link Posted: 6/9/2002 12:53:01 PM EST
[#4]
I thought revolvers are automatically semi-auto. You don't have to cock, extract, all that manually after every round.
Link Posted: 6/9/2002 12:58:06 PM EST
[#5]
Revolvers are single action or double action. This revolver is special in that it cocks the hammer for you like in a Semi-Auto-pistol. the upper portion actually slides back on the lower frame and cocks the hammer and rotates the cylinder.
Link Posted: 6/9/2002 12:59:20 PM EST
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I thought revolvers are automatically semi-auto. You don't have to cock, extract, all that manually after every round.
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Ahhh, but you had to pull the trigger to cock the hammer and rotate the cylinder for every shot,

with the Webley-Fosbery the top portion of the revolver operated just like a slide on an automatic pistol.  
Link Posted: 6/9/2002 12:59:59 PM EST
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Link Posted: 6/9/2002 1:02:08 PM EST
[#8]
John Huston's 1940 film of Dashiell Hammett's The Maltese Falcon, the term was used correctly when Sam Spade (Humphrey Bogart) is shown an odd-looking revolver that has just been used in a murder and questioned if it's a Webley. His response is "Yeah. Webley-Fosbery .45 automatic. Eight shot. Don't make 'em anymore."

I cheated I cut and pasted..
Link Posted: 6/9/2002 1:04:41 PM EST
[#9]
Indiana Jones?

Or was it Lawrence of Arabia?
Link Posted: 6/9/2002 1:12:30 PM EST
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Link Posted: 6/9/2002 1:27:37 PM EST
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[img]http://www.fortunecity.com/marina/spinnaker/982/fosbery.jpg[/img]

the website i found this on says:
This revolver is the .455 Webley Fosbery Model 1903 2nd Pattern 6" Self Cocking Revolver.
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