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Predicate Object 04 Aug 1988 1988-08-04T00:00:00.000Z 1988-08-04T00:00:00.000Z Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, A7127 2015-01-05T00:00:00.000Z 1 2020-11-16T02:10:14.850Z Firearms 70 restricted access - firearms, C endorsement Webley Mk V revolver and holster, WW1 Used on Gallipoli by Captain James Houlker. James Houlker served on Gallipoli with the Canterbury Infantry Battalion (13th Canterbury Regiment). He was twice wounded, on 5 June 1915 (action at Quinn’s Post) and again during the August Offensive he received a gunshot wound to the thigh. He was evacuated from Anzac Cove to a Hospital ship, but was in a very feeble state and died on board the HS "Valdivia" on 10.8.1915 and was buried at sea near Anzac Cove. At the outbreak of WW1 the Webley Mk V (adopted in 1913) was the standard issue British revolver but was soon superseded by the MK VI. Webley Mk V revolver and holster, WW1 Used on Gallipoli by Captain James Houlker Webley Mk V revolver, .455 inch calibre; double action; six-shot; incorrect screw on left hand side of locking stirrup; lanyard ring missing: spring from locking stirrup holster: brown leather Sam Brown type pistol holster with flap; double thickness pigskin leather; missing belt loop markings: serial number on body, cylinder, and underside of body to rear: 159044 on body bottom left: WEBLEY / MARK V / PATENTS 1915 on rear left barrel strap: manufacturing and proof marks, broad arrow, and MARK V pistol strap marked with possible Ghurkha Regiment marking: P.S.V. 7.GR. maker: Webley, circa 1914-1915 revolver, metallic cartridge (and holster)
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