Standard configuration Mk I No. 2 whose unique features include a 4-position rotatable rear sight marked “50-200” and a strutted hammer safety, secured with 2 detents, that blocks the hammer fall. Bottom of the left frame is slotted for a detachable flat board shoulder stock. Features, function & takedown are otherwise identical to the standard Mark I N (Navy issue model), with a slide release mounted on the left frame, a large grip safety and a rotatable lanyard ring at the base of the backstrap. Magazine is released by a push button at bottom of the frame. Left side of the slide is marked with the winged W&S logo followed by a 3-line address “WEBLEY & SCOTT LTD / PISTOL SELF-LOADING 455 MARK I / 1915”. Scattered British proofing dated 16 is on top of the bbl, slide and right side of the tang. SN “7017” appears on the forward frame, just ahead of the trigger guard. All major components are blued or heat treated to a dark hue. Dark brown bakelite grips, unnumbered, checkered to emphasize large diamonds around retaining screws. Correct unmarked magazine. Accompanied by a flat board shoulder stock whose lug is marked with a broad arrow surmounting British proofs, just as found on the originals. Fit to the pistol is superb – slipping in smoothly with no significant wobble.
One of only a handful of surviving Mark I No. 2 pistols made for the British Royal Horse Artillery in WWI, the total production being only 439 (from Webley company records) with precisely fabricated reproduction stock.
Profesional restoration, retaining vitrually all brushed blue Military style with super crisp markings and proofs. Excelent original grips with only a few scattered blunted diamonds, neglegable losses and no cracks or chips. Mirror bright bore. Perfect manual mechanics. Stock condition is a perfect match to the pistol. An extremely scarce British firearm from WWI, rarely offered for sale, now complete with a wonderfuly spec’d out shoulder stock that is virtualy identical to the original. A HISTORIC INVESTMENT!