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Sell: Rare, Documented Toronto Police Force Webley Revolver

  • Type: Sell
  • Country: Canada
  • Province/State: British Columbia
  • City: DELTA BC
  • Manufacturer: other
  • If other, please specify: Webley
  • Condition: Good
  • Model: RIC No. 1
  • Action/Type: Revolver
  • Calibre: .442 Webley
  • Listed: October 13, 2020 8:12 am
  • Expires: 16 days, 15 hours
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Description

The Toronto Police Force bought hundreds of Webleys from the 1860's to 1920's. Like most Commonwealth countries, Canada kept strong ties to the British Empire, and municipal, provincial and federal government agencies would rather give their business to a British company than an American or Continental European. This loyalty did not prevent the Brits from pulling the odd "fast one" on the colonies, though: Webley was known to use old, outdated frames and cylinders and sell them to unsuspecting "colonial" police forces as "New Models"... Webley's connection to the Toronto Police Force goes back to 1867, the year after the Fenian Raids into southern Ontario, and would be maintained until after the first World War. Only then did Canadian governments begin to look to other sources for their armament needs - many their own making, and, of course, many from the US. This model is a proper, genuine Webley RIC No. 1 New Model, from about 1890, although the Toronto Police Force did not take delivery of the same until about 1912. It is in very fine condition, with about 60% original blue, a crisp, solid action and properly indexing cylinder. The bore is excellent and bright, with sharp rifling and a few minor dark spots. Matching serial numbers, excellent, undamaged grip with fine checkering and minimal wear. A real piece of Canadian history! 3 1/2 inch barrel, SN 95551, rated very fine overall. DISCLAIMER: All OLD GUNS CANADA guns are sold as antiques and we do not make any representation as to the shooting safety of any of them. The guns should be checked by a gun smith before being fired. As antiques, they DO NOT REQUIRE A PAL however you must be 18 to buy. Please provide proof of age with purchase. OLD GUNS CANADA is in business to satisfy our customers and we will do our best to accommodate your needs. Prices are subject to GST and PST where applicable. Please be specific about shipping requirements, insurance, etc. Shipping is usually by mail, using the most economical methods, and the charge is a nominal $20. We ship as soon as your payment has cleared our bank. NEW ITEMS ADDED WEEKLY ON OUR WEBSITE.

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