View Full Version : Old British Webley auto

01-08-2013, 7:57 PM
Serial num 55xxx

Cool old pistol that came into my possession. Anyone know anything about them. Value year etc? I haven't been able to find much



01-08-2013, 8:39 PM
.32 or .380? H&R made a licensed hammerless version which sold fairly well in the 20s and 30s. There is one on GB right now for $2k but I think the seller is being pretty optimistic. My standard catalog of firearms from 2009 shows a value for the M1908 (.32) as $650 in excellent to $350 in good shape. The M1910 in .380 is $1,500 excellent to $525 in good shape with about 2,000 or so M1910s made, much less than the .32s.

01-08-2013, 8:51 PM
Very nice - I love these little maligned pistols - terrific little firearms and very collectable.

The smaller calibers are not too expensive and will soon be quite desirable, I believe.

The .455 version is a real rarity and does command the $2K and upwards price tag.
*It is also a very interesting and hard hitting firearm - it just looks odd, some would say ugly.

The .32 and .38 Webley auto (yours is one of these, I think) are in the price range smle-man states above -

Here is some ammo for the .455 version - it is quite rare (about $20 a round).



01-08-2013, 9:06 PM
It's a 380. It's pretty cool. Don't think it will be shot at all just sit around. Only have one magazine for it. I really like it though

01-17-2013, 10:32 PM
I recommend not shooting it. If anything breaks it is pretty much not replacable. If I remember correctly there is a large V spring under one of the grips (unless that is the .455 version) that was known for breaking as well as the grips themselves.