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Re: Shaved .455 Webley MK VI
« Reply #40 on: March 30, 2020, 07:02:36 PM »
There was someone on the Cast Bullet forum that did the same thing, except he used a sledgehammer to apply force.  (no wild swings now, just a succession of heavy taps.)

FWIW, a Lee Krag Shellholder (#5)works just fine with Webley brass.  It is what Lee puts in the .455 die set.  Also the same shellholder in the .303 sets, go figger.
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Re: Shaved .455 Webley MK VI
« Reply #41 on: April 03, 2020, 06:07:32 PM »
FWIW, if you ever want to order a holster for your Webley, custom or off the shelf, specify a Ruger Redhawk.  Perfect fit, and no "whut?" from the maker.
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Re: Shaved .455 Webley MK VI
« Reply #42 on: April 03, 2020, 06:39:09 PM »

FWIW, a Lee Krag Shellholder (#5)works just fine with Webley brass.  It is what Lee puts in the .455 die set.  Also the same shellholder in the .303 sets, go figger.

I  use that Lee #5 shellholder for Schofield brass.

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Re: Shaved .455 Webley MK VI
« Reply #43 on: April 04, 2020, 01:24:00 PM »
I have 2x shaved, a MK V, & a New Service. Prefer the MK V, MK V NCOWS acceptable.
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Re: Shaved .455 Webley MK VI
« Reply #44 on: September 09, 2020, 09:12:25 PM »
Just to resurrect an old thread for Major 2, but also to let Jack know I picked up some .455 Colt brass from Buffalo Arms, and have been happily loading it with Black Powder for the MK 1**.  Great fun!
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Re: Shaved .455 Webley MK VI
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Re: Shaved .455 Webley MK VI
« Reply #45 on: September 10, 2020, 01:08:47 AM »
Thanks Drydock  :D

I have scoured the net looking , can't believe I miss this thread right here at our own Cas City....
re-read it and recall I had seen it ( Rattlesnake Jacks fine illustrations jogged my memory )

I'm new to the fold though, reading all I can find.  I have Springfield Slims bullets , I ordered 45 Auto Rim ( I do have 1/2 moon clips too )
I'm just trying to nail down my Powder & charge ,  I have Trail Boss and Red Dot ...wanted to get some Unique but it is out of stock everywhere I tried... :(




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Re: Shaved .455 Webley MK VI
« Reply #46 on: September 13, 2020, 02:48:05 PM »
 My LGS/R has used me as an old gun expert to convince a young pup, in his 20's that his gunshow special was not a 44Mag,(like had been told) but a shaved Mk 6.

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Re: Shaved .455 Webley MK VI
« Reply #47 on: September 13, 2020, 08:41:23 PM »
For my shaved cylinders, I use 45 autorim with 200 gr lead bullet &. 3.9 gr Greendot. Very pleasant to shoot, very little recoil. Have 2x with shaved cylinders, a Wesley Mk5, & a Colt New Service.
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Re: Shaved .455 Webley MK VI
« Reply #48 on: September 14, 2020, 11:57:19 AM »
If I had the funds right now, I would be in on this, but maybe someone here would be interested:
https://www.gunbroker.com/item/878725781
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Re: Shaved .455 Webley MK VI
« Reply #49 on: September 14, 2020, 01:02:52 PM »
That is very nice unaltered Webley.... I'm guessing it will bring well into  4 figures ...I'm watching  ;)
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Re: Shaved .455 Webley MK VI
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Re: Shaved .455 Webley MK VI
« Reply #50 on: September 14, 2020, 04:50:38 PM »
For shooting, I'd keep an eye on this one: https://www.gunbroker.com/item/878884187
 
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Re: Shaved .455 Webley MK VI
« Reply #51 on: September 14, 2020, 04:53:16 PM »
A shaved MK VI https://www.gunbroker.com/item/878158039

That went at a reasonable price in the current market.  Wonderful barrel on it.
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Re: Shaved .455 Webley MK VI
« Reply #52 on: September 14, 2020, 04:55:47 PM »
Here's a shaved MK 1 that the seller has no clue.  https://www.gunbroker.com/item/879016748   I sent  him a note, bet I get a self righteous denial.  But it's easy to see in the  photo's, might scare off a lot of buyers.
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Re: Shaved .455 Webley MK VI
« Reply #53 on: September 14, 2020, 06:48:33 PM »
Here's a shaved MK 1 that the seller has no clue.  https://www.gunbroker.com/item/879016748   I sent  him a note, bet I get a self righteous denial.  But it's easy to see in the  photo's, might scare off a lot of buyers.

Looks like the seller...took to your correction  :)   good on you

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Re: Shaved .455 Webley MK VI
« Reply #54 on: September 14, 2020, 09:28:55 PM »
Every once in a great while someone shows some sense.  Mk 1s are my favorite Webleys, very lucky to have the one I have.
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Re: Shaved .455 Webley MK VI
« Reply #55 on: September 16, 2020, 09:47:45 AM »
When using ACP brass these are the way to go:  https://www.ezmoonclip.com/page_4.htm
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Re: Shaved .455 Webley MK VI
« Reply #56 on: September 18, 2020, 08:55:40 PM »
Started to inventory guns, day 2 came across a New Service in 45, with British proof marks. Need to take a closer look.
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Re: Shaved .455 Webley MK VI
« Reply #57 on: September 19, 2020, 05:38:54 AM »
Started to inventory guns, day 2 came across a New Service in 45, with British proof marks. Need to take a closer look.
Brian

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Re: Shaved .455 Webley MK VI
« Reply #58 on: September 26, 2020, 08:07:00 AM »
If I had the funds right now, I would be in on this, but maybe someone here would be interested:
https://www.gunbroker.com/item/878725781

with a day and 1/2 left it is @ nearly $2000 I'll be watching I'm thinking it will go some higher.

While there I was alerted to these  https://www.gunbroker.com/item/879628767

I've place my order
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Re: Shaved .455 Webley MK VI
« Reply #59 on: September 27, 2020, 04:43:24 PM »
Been experimenting with my shaved cylinder using 45 Schofield & 45 Cowboy Special shaved to .455 length, have fired over 50 rounds smokeless without primer blowout, or any misfires. Today, tried 10 rounds of uncut Cowboy Special (same length as Autorim) with APP. Still no primer blackout or misfires. Also so tried my 1860 conversion with the 45 Cowboy Special, accuracy surprised me.
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