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Old 08-28-2017, 11:21 PM
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I was curious whom on this forum seeks out the British marked stuff?
I don't actively search them out, but I have a few in the safe, one of which is a Triple Lock the other two are MKII's that have some very interesting mods done to them.

The photos include an original condition TripleLock, a MKII that has been modified to chamber .45 Auto Rim and fitted with ivory stocks, and another MKII that has had extensive mods including cutting to a 3.25" barrel and new dove-tailed front sight as well as converted to a round butt and re-chambered to shoot .45 Colt.....the action is unbelievable! I believe there was a gunsmith long ago who did this mod often, not sure of the name?
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Here's a good place to start; for .455 models anyway.

.455 Mk II revolver research thread
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Not a collector, but I stumbled across and acquired a Pre-Victory 4" with Union of South Africa markings and British markings. Factory Letter stated it was shipped directly to the Union of South Africa on Dec. 1, 1940. It is still in its original .38 S&W caliber.
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I would like to, but my pockets just aren't deep enough right now!

I would love to have a TL, an HEII, a Webley Mk VI, and (believe it or not) a Spanish copy of the S&W top break, all in .455 of course and well marked as the British were so fond of doing. Not to quibble, but I thought there was one Great War. (Great meaning "Huge", not that it was a great thing to have such a war. The former was its much more common meaning back then, especially in England.) World War II was even larger, but I have never heard it referred to as the "Second Great War". Ok, no offense and I didn't mean to digress so much.

Here is a sort of placeholder, a Colt New Service in .455 that went to England circa 1915. Alas, it has been refinished and has repo grips, but someday will be upgraded:
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I have added photos of the three I have in my collection.....
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Don't really collect them, but have acquired two. Both 455. One is a Triple lock and the other a 2nd model.
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While it's not a focus of mine, I do have some .455's.

This triple lock was converted to .45 Colt.


This 2nd Model came to me with its original holster. It's a commercial model that shipped in December 1917 to Shapleigh Hardware.
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I don't specifically collect them, but I do collect Pre-Victory and Victory models. Some of them have British markings.
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Slightly off topic but I picked up a complete, like new, top end for a WWII issue Remington Rand 1911 with the British lend and lease stamps on the slide and barrel.
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