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Predicate Object 1977.74 Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 1977.74, A7042, 2015-01-05T00:00:00.000Z 1 2020-11-15T22:27:52.439Z Firearms 50 restricted access - firearms, C endorsement Webley W.G. Army Model 1894 revolver and holster Belonged to donor's father, Robert Buchanan Beattie of Otorohanga [possibly served WW1] WG Army introduced in 1892. All WG models discontinued by 1918. Robert B Beattie may be 24/351 Rifleman Robert Beattie, Auckland Mounted Rifles / New Zealand Rifle Brigade, who enlisted from Taihape in 1915. Webley W.G. Army Model 1894 revolver and holster, c.1898 revolver; .455/.476 inch calibre; six-shot; single hammer; centrefire; 6 inch barrel; bakelite grips; oval lanyard ring at butt; hammer firing pin shortened; right hand grip has large chip; leather holster with brass stud and brass fittings on reverse markings: Military Acceptance Marks, London proof & view marks left rear barrel strap: "WG" ARMY MODEL left rear of barrel: 455/476 on left lower body above trigger guard: WEBLEY PATENTS alongside logo of winged bullet over W&S on right rear of body under stirrup spring, military unit markings, individually stamped: A1 / L27 on barrel, hand engraved: WILKINSON SWORD CO, PALL MALL, LONDON serial no: on right hand side of body under cylinder: 12337 under rear barrel and rear of cylinder: 337 on pistol grip strap at rear, adjacent to lanyard ring: 9578 manufacturer Wilkinson Sword Co. London, circa 1898 Military Unit A1/L27 revolver, centrefire
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