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Webley-Fosbery 1903
« on: September 29, 2020, 08:42:10 PM »
Gentlemen,  There's a Webley-Fosbery on Gunbroker right now, for a starting bid of UNDER $13,000!  Be the first kid on your block to have one!
"There go those Nebraskans, and all hell couldn't stop them!"

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Re: Webley-Fosbery 1903
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2020, 09:27:58 PM »
Hi Ned

If they had two with consecutive serial numbers I might be interested.  All Cowboys gotta have one on each side...    ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Webley-Fosbery 1903
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2020, 08:31:50 AM »
I’ve shot my Fosbery target model at ECSASS, my progressive WASA/SASS club’s monthly match and its kinda like shooting a 1911 in that you have to cycle it for the first rd, fire it and then not wanting to drop the hammer on nothing I lowered the hammer and holstered. Not particularly fast but certainly neat. Had a miss on the first stage as the single action W-F vs double action of my MkIV surprised me. Didn’t have any other misses though. It definitely has a totally different recoil impulse. A truly unique automatic revolver—revolving automatic?  I was lucky to have been able to get my grail gun [didn’t pay that much btw].
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Re: Webley-Fosbery 1903
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2020, 10:20:55 AM »
Sir, You need to bring that critter to a National Muster and let me shoot it!
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Re: Webley-Fosbery 1903
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2020, 03:44:47 AM »
Gentlemen,  There's a Webley-Fosbery on Gunbroker right now, for a starting bid of UNDER $13,000!  Be the first kid on your block to have one!

Probably the only kid in your entire state!

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Re: Webley-Fosbery 1903
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Re: Webley-Fosbery 1903
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2020, 08:25:09 AM »
Put one of these on layaway awhile back with a very nice and understanding seller.  It was less than the GB offering but still enough to make my nether regions ache.  Saved cash and sold seven guns over several months and just sent him the final check.  Why?  Because I have always wanted one and I'm not getting any younger.  Should be here in a week and I cannot wait!!
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So what else is on your mind besides hundred-proof women, 'n' ninety-proof whiskey, 'n' fourteen-carat gold?

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Re: Webley-Fosbery 1903
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2020, 06:24:58 PM »
Congrats Zip, My reasons exactly!
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Re: Webley-Fosbery 1903
« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2020, 12:27:17 PM »
Thanks Ed!  A little fantasy of a Post 1902 western Webley Fosbery.  Never seen a photo from the West of one like this but who knows.  By all accounts there were a few Brits roaming about.



So what else is on your mind besides hundred-proof women, 'n' ninety-proof whiskey, 'n' fourteen-carat gold?

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Re: Webley-Fosbery 1903
« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2020, 02:29:28 PM »
Very nice. I always liked the bowler but don’t look good in one. I do look ok in a top hat though. Sharp revolver. You know that Floyd Thursby and Zardoz both carried Fosberys.
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Re: Webley-Fosbery 1903
« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2020, 11:22:48 PM »
Thanks Ed!  The bowler in the photo is a Stetson that dates to about 1900. I find the early ones like this look better on me than the later ones or reproductions.  I am not sure why since all bowlers Appear to be the same.
There was also a Fosbery used by Robert Patterson's character in the film "The Lost City of Z" to shoot a mutineer's ear off.   I am surprised they aren't in more period films.
So what else is on your mind besides hundred-proof women, 'n' ninety-proof whiskey, 'n' fourteen-carat gold?

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Re: Webley-Fosbery 1903
« Reply #10 on: October 28, 2020, 11:54:06 PM »
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Re: Webley-Fosbery 1903
« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2020, 08:02:37 PM »
Civilize them with a Krag . . .

 

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