Webley-Sial Mk4 Revolver launched in India!

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Re: Webley-Sial Mk4 Revolver launched in India!

Post by partheus » Wed Jan 27, 2021 11:53 am

AgentDoubleS wrote:
Wed Jan 27, 2021 12:13 am
Partheus, if you read my post carefully you will notice I said “What a rip off for a 100 year old design” ... not “What a rip off of a 100 year old design”. The post is not about IP infringement, it’s about the price of 1.6lakh for a 100 year old design.
Ah, my apologies. I did in fact think you were referring to IP infringement. I do agree that the price is pretty steep, particularly for what we're getting. I am curious to see how the Webleys will do now that Glock has also made landfall here and Taurus might to.
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Wed Jan 27, 2021 1:48 am

Sorry about that, Partheus; your point here is well taken. I was thinking narrowly about extending what the market already has, which is 32 caliber guns. There is certainly nothing wrong with the 357, though, and thinking about an export version where India could make a little extra would be a welcome thing.
The fault was on my end, Timmy. I should've been more specific :)
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Wed Jan 27, 2021 1:48 am

But my feeling is, if someone came out with a nice alloy framed, modern, practical weapon like the Ruger I posted and marketed them in India, I bet that they would sell like hot cakes. Women would have them in their purses and men in their waistbands. Once that is established, moving on to longer barrels, target sights, fine finishes, etc. would have no trouble following. The public would be happy. The dealers would be happy. The gun clubs would be happy. The only people who wouldn't be happy are the haters, but then again, I don't think those types can ever be happy, as there's always some part of someone else's life they need to correct.
Agreed. I think the incredible interest in Glock proves your point aptly. Most people would gravitate towards proven, modern firearms. I see no reason why that won't apply to revolvers as well. I guess we shall see how it does against the competition.

That being said, we got Webley and a few indigenous products to work with as of now. I think we can hold off judgement on the fit, finish and performance until someone actually gets their hands on one. So far, much like the Wheeler gun, all we have are pictures. For all we know they have reworked the internals and the final product may turn out to be better than its ancestors.

Personally, I think Webley made the right move starting out. They're known for top-break revolvers so they went with them in chamberings popular here. But, I do hope they explore other avenues as well.

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Post by eljefe » Wed Jan 27, 2021 8:12 pm

It mystifies me,how a race and a nation which gave the world the pinnacle of gun making like Boss, Purdey and Holland and Holland and their associated cartridges , which are benchmarked a 108 years later, (.375 Mag) also gave the world the Fugliest air rifle and handgun designs. The only reason the top break lasted is because Colt wasnt allowed a free run in UK when it came to handguns. Hiram Maxim and his MG, the remington Rolling block, etc were used to arm Britain and /or its allies in the many wars they fought in their colonial quest.
Even then, many officers used Colt made handguns. Hodson used a colt revolver-model and caliber now lost to posterity, to murder the 2 sons and 1 grandson of Bahadur Shah Zafar, at Khooni Darwaza in Delhi. As documented by the officer accompanying him, and available in the Archives of India.
Just like we gave up the telephone/ gas cylinder/Chetak waitlist of 5 years,and sundry other ‘Socialist paradise’ perks, it is time to say a firm goodbye to this POS mentality of bebly iskot and look at better paradigms. How long will we remain enthralled by an archaic (at best ) design, further bastardised by the honourable company of bedpan makers, aka IOFB?
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Re: Webley-Sial Mk4 Revolver launched in India!

Post by sourabhsangale » Wed Jan 27, 2021 11:26 pm

Any news about glock ?

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Post by Vineet » Thu Jan 28, 2021 6:30 pm

I have made in India Webley pics. If anyone can post here then kindly p.m me your WhatsApp no.

I will send the pics on WhatsApp no.
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Post by partheus » Thu Jan 28, 2021 7:31 pm

Vineet wrote:
Thu Jan 28, 2021 6:30 pm
I have made in India Webley pics. If anyone can post here then kindly p.m me your WhatsApp no.

I will send the pics on WhatsApp no.
Vineet, do you have the revolvers as well? If so, do share your views :)

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Post by Vineet » Fri Jan 29, 2021 8:16 am

Webley revolvers will be available from April.
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Post by drag73 » Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:19 am

It's been a while since the official launch of Webley MK4. Has anybody seen or handled the weapon. A brief description would help.

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Re: Webley-Sial Mk4 Revolver launched in India!

Post by sourabhsangale » Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:48 am

drag73 wrote:
Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:19 am
It's been a while since the official launch of Webley MK4. Has anybody seen or handled the weapon. A brief description would help.
Wait till april end should come to dealers till than .

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