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Offline Bat 2919

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Re: Fruits of ya'lls bad influence - Webley Mark IV .38 in the house
« Reply #25 on: August 17, 2019, 11:32:30 pm »
"T grip" ... ?

Tyler T Grip adapters.  Fills the area behind the trigger guard so your hand has a better hold for target shooting.  Very popular in the U S for target shooing up to the 70's when people just stopped using them.  looks like some one is still making / selling them.

http://www.t-grips.com/

Grips (factory and after market) were made to fill this void about then.  I still have rubber grips on my J Frame Smith that fill this area.  Set's my grip up so I naturally bring the gun up with the sights aligned.
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Re: Fruits of ya'lls bad influence - Webley Mark IV .38 in the house
« Reply #26 on: August 18, 2019, 12:17:02 am »
Thanks, Bat ... wasn't familiar with the term ...
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Re: Fruits of ya'lls bad influence - Webley Mark IV .38 in the house
« Reply #27 on: August 18, 2019, 08:28:56 am »
Also keeps my arthritic knuckle from getting rapped by the trigger guard.
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Re: Fruits of ya'lls bad influence - Webley Mark IV .38 in the house
« Reply #28 on: August 18, 2019, 07:48:38 pm »
I'm getting confused here gentleman. I'm looking at a Mark IV in .38 , can it be used or not ?.
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Re: Fruits of ya'lls bad influence - Webley Mark IV .38 in the house
« Reply #29 on: August 18, 2019, 08:51:04 pm »
Yes, it can be used in place of a target gripped MK III in an appropriate portrayal.  This would be after 1896, probably as civilian of the Empire, as I believe an officers weapon would have to be of the issue caliber, IE .455.  I suppose an enlisted infantryman might have one in his kit, much like US troops overseas often carried small revolvers as last ditch weapons.  Though perhaps her Majesty's army frowned upon such things?  Jack?

I could see US troops possibly acquiring these, as the various Webleys and other small British revolvers were quite popular in the States,  and of course the .38 S&W was a very popular round on this side of the Atlantic.   The Webley would be on the expensive end of the scale, far outnumbered by the various "Bulldogs" and US made 5 shooters.

Though anyone using one had better have quite a good backstory as to how he got it and why.
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Re: Fruits of ya'lls bad influence - Webley Mark IV .38 in the house
« Reply #30 on: August 19, 2019, 12:19:46 pm »
Contrary to Drydock's view (which presumably governs) I am personally of the view that the .38 Mark IV is not suficiently like the Mark III to permit its use in GAF events ...

As for British Empire Other Ranks (enlisted personnel) carrying revolvers as last ditch weapons ... very uncommon, I understand.

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Re: Fruits of ya'lls bad influence - Webley Mark IV .38 in the house
« Reply #31 on: August 19, 2019, 05:50:56 pm »
I very much respect your view, and will give it more thought.  Please stand by to stand by.  I would also say a MK IV is worth having for it's own sake.  And it is a dandy Zoot gun, and will make minor at a USPSA revolver match with the .380/200 loads.
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Re: Fruits of ya'lls bad influence - Webley Mark IV .38 in the house
« Reply #32 on: August 19, 2019, 07:34:21 pm »
STANDING BY TO STAND BY!!  (One of our favorite sayings from The Basic School...?.)
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Re: Fruits of ya'lls bad influence - Webley Mark IV .38 in the house
« Reply #33 on: August 19, 2019, 08:14:30 pm »
As my wife likes to say "Where does that come from?"  Well, ya see darling . . .
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Re: Fruits of ya'lls bad influence - Webley Mark IV .38 in the house
« Reply #34 on: August 19, 2019, 08:47:31 pm »
Thank God mine doesn't know or care " where that came from"
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Re: Fruits of ya'lls bad influence - Webley Mark IV .38 in the house
« Reply #35 on: August 21, 2019, 06:20:36 pm »
Upon further review, the MK IV in it's standard configuration cannot be used as a GAF sidearm.  However, any small bore Webley top break having a compact (What I would consider a "2 Finger") grip FRAME, can be used.
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