Reports of the final demise of Webley revolvers have been premature
Webley & Scott, formerly of Birmingham, England, has been rebooted in India this month, with a new plant in Lucknow making shotguns, handguns and airguns.
The first offering from the reborn company will be a line of .32 S&W-chambered top-break double-action revolvers with the first batch hitting dealer shelves on the subcontinent in April.
Similar to the storied WWII-era Webley Mk IV .38/200 service revolver used across the British Commonwealth from the 1930s through the 1960s, the new revolvers are also dubbed Mk IVs, although they have a noticeably shorter profile.
Besides the Indian-made guns, an upgraded Webley, closer to the Great War-era .455 Mk VI, is being made in the UK, although to comply with strict anti-gun laws in the British Isles, it is just for export.
The Anderson Wheeler “Mark VII” revolver is a seven-shot top-break, chambered in the very modern .357 Magnum.
It is reportedly the result of four years of development, working from original War Office drawings for the iconic Mark VI.
Of course, rumint is that these run about $10K, which may make the Indian revolvers, should they be imported to the States, more viable for someone wanting a new Webley wheel gun.