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Small Arms Primer 178: Webley No.5 Army Express

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C&Rsenal presents its Primer series where we delve into the story of this classic firearm. Complete with history, function, and live fire demonstration.

C&Rsenal continues to present in-depth small arms history every other week. Join us each Tuesday!

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Additional reading:
Webley Revolvers
Gordon Bruce and Christian Reinhart

Daily News (London)
26 April 1867

Express and Echo
09 April 1867

Wealth and Notoriety: the extraordinary families of William Levy and Charles Lewis of London
Robert Ward

Gun makers of Birmingham 1660 – 1960
Joseph McKenna

Adams Revolvers book

Small Arms of the Anglo Boer War 1899 – 1902
Ron Bester

Liege Gunmakers through their Work 1800 – 1950
Alain Daubresse

The Revolver 1818-1865
The Revolver 1865-1888
A.W.F. Taylerson

Ammunition data thanks to DrakeGmbH

Animations by Bruno!

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