Webley & Scott .32ACP Self Loading Pistol
The M1906 Webley & Scott was adopted by the London Metropolitan Police in 1911. It is sometimes referred to as the Webley MP for this reason.
Production of the highly popular pistol lasted until 1940 The first examples of this weapon had the safety on left side of the hammer, but later models moved the safety to the left side of the frame, where it could also lock the slide.
While never officially adopted by the British Army it was widely used unofficially by British and Commonwealth forces in both World Wars, with many British officers and NCO's carrying it as a back up. It was also widely adopted by many colonial forces, including those in Palestine. The pistol was small, sturdy and reliable. It was extremely accurate at short range, making it a terrific concealed weapon.
(Because it was so widely used by British officers and NCO's I have included here instead of on the page of unlikely weapons)
- Weight: 0.57 kg (1.3 lbs)
- Barrel length 8.9cm (3.5 inches)
- Ammunition: .32 ACP (7.65mm)
- Operation: Blowback
- Action: Single action, semi-automatic
- Magazine: 8