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Old 05-12-2018, 05:00 PM
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Ouch!  Make sure you know when a .455 Webley Triple Lock has been rebored... Ouch!  Make sure you know when a .455 Webley Triple Lock has been rebored... Ouch!  Make sure you know when a .455 Webley Triple Lock has been rebored... Ouch!  Make sure you know when a .455 Webley Triple Lock has been rebored... Ouch!  Make sure you know when a .455 Webley Triple Lock has been rebored...  
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Default Ouch! Make sure you know when a .455 Webley Triple Lock has been rebored...

A Triple Lock in .455 Webley with any condition these days is in the $1500 + range...the + part of that equation is often significantly more.

Unless it has been rebored to .45 Colt/.45 ACP. Note: NEVER fire .45 ACP in your modified .455 Webley Triple Lock!!! Stick to .45 Long Colt!

In any event, I attended a brick & mortar auction today that featured a Triple Lock advertised as being in .455 Webley. Two photographs on line for those unable to preview in person, but wishing to bid over the internet or by telephone. Neither showed the chambers. It was obvious that the chamber walls had been bored out. Further verified by my .45 Colt round easily sliding in.

As rebored, these sell in the $825 to $850 range all day long. Had this been not rebored, the $800 to $1200 pre-auction estimate was a bit on the low side, even with a 22% buyer's premium.

Someone bid $900 on this one. With buyer's premium, this ran $1098 plus sales tax.

Ouch! And someone probably thought they got a bargain today. I wonder if they have any suspicions?
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Re-chambered 455s are such common occurrences that for auction personnel not to confirm the correct cartridge is negligent.

I hope the buyer has some recourse.
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I explained this to the appraiser. I think that he clearly was not aware of the rechambering.

I shared my knowledge with him...for next time.

I get my @$$ out of bed and examine anything I wish to bid on. I am of the old school. I liked it better when you had to get your @$$ to an auction. None of this stuff where you are competing against anyone in the world with a computer or telephone and wallet.

Hey, I burnt 44 miles of gas each way...I should have some sort of advantage!

I walked out the door with a revolver that is a 4 letter word beginning with the letter C.

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Being a somewhat open forum I think you can mention the competition without fear of reprisal. But for safety's sake I won't type the complete manufactures name, CO_T. Just like S&W they made some fine revolvers in the past but todays stuff is not up to the old standards.
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