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Adopted in 1915, it was the "ultimate" Webley .455 six-shooter. The mark VI featured a redesigned, more squared grip, a 6 inch (152 mm) barrel and removable front sights. Mark VI revolvers were manufactured by Webley & Scott until 1921, later these were manufactured by Royal Small Arms Factory at Enfield Lock. The mark VI was officially rendered obsolete in 1932 with the adoption of the Enfield No.2 .38 caliber revolvers, but widely used by British troops during World War II. Firing the large .455 Webley cartridge, Webley service revolvers were among the most powerful top-break revolvers ever produced. Although the .455 calibre Webley is no longer in military service, the .38/200 Webley Mk VI variant is still in use as a police sidearm by many police forces around the globe, notably those in Britain, Israel, Canada, and Australia, continued as late as the 1970s, and in some places continues today, a fine testament to this outstanding revolver.

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Officially adopted for military service in 1942, this was initially a scaled-down version of the .455 Mark VI revolver, chambered for the .38 S&W cartridge, and developed by Webley & Scott in 1923 for police use. These guns were officially regarded obsolete as late as in 1963. It should be noted that official British .38/200 ammunition was based on early, black-powder .38 Smith & Wesson cartridges, and was used with heavy 200 grains (13.4 grams) bullets, leaving the muzzle at relatively slow velocities of about 198 metres/sec (650 fps).