Unfortunately for the movie, the iconic image is wrong.The revolver in question wasn’t introduced until World War I, thirty six years after the British Army fought the Battle of Rorke’s Drift.Of course there is always another explanation; that being the whole Berkeley Paget thing was something of a red herring and Custer either purchased the Webley himself, or it was given to him by someone else.Just because a gun was made in England, doesn’t necessarily mean it had to come from an Englishman.What others should know: This gun is easy to work on, and it deserves the attention and finishing that the factory didn't deliver.I still love the gun, and after my modifications I feel it should last decades.Images, videos and audio are available under their respective licenses.
Text is available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license; additional terms may apply.The records exist in over sixty very large ledger books recording sales and inventory between 19.The sales between 19 represent the sales of Von Lengerke & Detmold which was purchased by Abercrombie & Fitch in 1929.The piston chamber had tool markings, scratches and burrs everywhere (too deep to polish out completely). Looking at the muzzle, I could see that the rifling grooves just stopped about half a mm before the end. The 'adjusting' screw does nothing but add extra spring pressure. The worst: This gun is held together by pins that are so weak that all the load bearing ones were bent!That's the biggest pin that holds the mainspring and barrel in place, the linkage pins and the trigger and sear pins. I replaced them with roll pins and they hold up nicely.