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    The Webley Service Revolver (Weapon) (Paperback) By (author) Robert Maze, Illustrated by Peter Dennis

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    DescriptionThe Webley .455in service revolver is among the most powerful top-break revolvers ever produced. First adopted in 1887, in various marques it was the standard-issue service pistol for British and Commonwealth armed forces for nearly fifty years; later versions in .38in calibre went on to see further service in World War II and beyond, as well as in a host of law-enforcement roles around the world into the 1970s. Developed to give British service personnel the ability to incapacitate their opponents in 'small wars' around the globe, the Webley used the formidable - and controversial - .455in cartridge, a variant of which was known as the 'manstopper'. Users found it offered good penetration and excellent stopping power with only mild recoil - indeed, it was rated superior to the US .45 Colt in stopping power. Featuring specially commissioned full-colour artwork and close-up photographs, this is the compelling story of the Webley revolver, the powerful pistol that saw service across the British Empire and throughout two world wars.


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    Title
    The Webley Service Revolver
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Robert Maze, Illustrated by Peter Dennis
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 80
    Width: 184 mm
    Height: 244 mm
    Thickness: 8 mm
    Weight: 240 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781849088039
    ISBN 10: 1849088039
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBK
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: JWM, HBW
    B&T General Subject: 520
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Libri: I-HM
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27470
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    Abridged Dewey: 355
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027080
    LC classification: UF
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBK
    B&T Approval Code: A44522510
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027000, ANT016000
    DC23: 623.4436
    Thema V1.0: NHW, JWM
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations (some col.)
    Publisher
    Osprey Publishing
    Imprint name
    Osprey Publishing
    Publication date
    21 August 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Osprey
    Author Information
    Dr Robert Maze, a lifelong collector of 19th- and 20th-century British weaponry, has trained with US SWAT teams and has diplomas from defensive handgun courses. He is the author of Howdah to High Power: A Century of British Breechloading Service Pistols (1867-1967). He lives in Virginia and is vice president of a leading aquaculture company. This is his first book for Osprey.
    Review quote
    "Author Robert Maze tells us the sometimes convoluted story of the Webley Service Revolver from its inception to today's use. This includes all of the different variations and improvements made to the gun over its life time and has additional information on its use by the Irish Constabulary and the Shanghai Municipal Police. It all makes for another superb book and if you are interested in weapons, then this book is very much a must have. Highly recommended." - Scott Van Aken, Modeling Madness "...this book provides a fine history that incorporates basic firearms design and the evolution of pistol use. A special pick for military or firearms collectors alike." - The Midwest Book Review (November 2012)