In antique excellent condition, we have a very rare and seldom seen British Arsenal Cutaway Webley & Scott Mark I .455 Service Revolver. While this is a cutaway it is FULLY FUNCTIONAL AND CAN BE FIRED! ALTHOUGH THIS IS IN NO WAYS TO BE DONE! This is a standard issued revolver that was very professionally cut away to show the function of the sturdy Webley Mark I action.
From the time of the Crimean War through to the end of WWII the British Military Arsenal System was without equal. The staff was highly skilled and well trained to perform service and repair on all small arms. The British wasted nothing and we all know this by seeing the elaborate stock repairs on the Lee Enfield Rifles to forestall a compete restocking. This Revolver would have been used as a training aid for apprentice workers to familiarize them on the basic principals of how the weapon functioned in actual use. This would be a real treasure for the advanced Webley or British Martial Arms Collector.