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Webley Mk III revolver - SOE use
Old 04-04-2019, 11:45 AM   #1
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Was the Webley Mk III .455 revolver used by dropped SOE-agents ??

I know that the Colt model 1903 pistol was standard issue.

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Old 04-04-2019, 02:49 PM   #2
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It’s s but large and heavy for clandestine use
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Old 05-13-2019, 04:21 PM   #3
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Some years ago, I saw a Mark V coming from attic in Dordogne/France SOE use ?
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Old 05-14-2019, 11:53 AM   #4
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I have not heard of this being used by an SOE agent. The Colt .32 was commonly used, as you have mentioned, also other small automatics. There really was no purpose for a heavy Revolver to be carried in the SOE Jump suit. It is possible that the Webley Mk III .455 may have been dropped in a Container to the Resistance, along with other patterns of Revolver and Automatics. The image I attach was taken at Area "H" Holmewood Hall, an OSS facility, this shows typical weaponry supplied to the resistance.




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Was the Webley Mk III .455 revolver used by dropped SOE-agents ??

I know that the Colt model 1903 pistol was standard issue.

Thanks for the input.


Kind regards,
Nick
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