Silver & Fletcher Patent "The Expert" Revolver

A Webley RIC No.1 New Model Revolver in .450CF fitted with the rare Silver & Fletcher Patent Ejector

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MAKER:                                   Webley

ACTION TYPE:                        Revolver, 6 Shot

MODEL:                                   RIC New Model

SERIAL No:                              34877


CALIBRE:                                 .450 Boxer

OTHER DETAILS:                 

1) Modified frame to accept Silver & Fletcher Patent Ejector and safety mechanism.

2) All references to Webley removed from the frame.

3) Barrel marked “Silver & Fletcher’s Patent ‘THE EXPERT’

4) RHS of frame marked with patent use number ‘251’.

5) Topstrap marked “S.W. Silver & Co. Cornhill, London”

6) Bead type front sight.

7) H.A. Silver & W. Fletcher Patent No 16,078 of 6th Dec, 1884.


Further Reading:

1) Black, Davis & Michaud; Webley Solid Frame Revolvers, Models RIC, MP and No.5; Schiffer Publishing, 2010

2) Bruce & Reinhart; Webley Revolvers; Verlag Stocker-Schmid, 1988

3) Dowell; The Webley Story; Skyrac Press, 1962

4) Taylerson; Revolving Arms; Herbert Jenkins, 1957

5) Taylerson; The Revolver 1865 - 1888; Crown Publishers, 1966.

6) British Patent Office; Patents for Inventions. Class 119, Small-Arms, 1877-1888; Armory Publications, 1993




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