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Arguably the most powerful top-break revolver ever produced, the .455in Webley service revolver saw combat with British and other forces in a host of conflicts including both world wars, and played a key role in the development of weapon drills that prefigured today's SWAT techniques.
Dr Robert Maze, a lifelong collector of 19th and 20th-century British weaponry, has trained with US SWAT teams and has diplomas from defensive handgun courses. He is the author of Howdah to High Power: A Century of British Breechloading Service Pistols (1867-1967). He lives in Virginia and is vice president of a leading aquaculture company. This is his first book for Osprey.
"Author Robert Maze tells us the sometimes convoluted story of the Webley Service Revolver from its inception to today's use. This includes all of the different variations and improvements made to the gun over its life time and has additional information on its use by the Irish Constabulary and the Shanghai Municipal Police. It all makes for another superb book and if you are interested in weapons, then this book is very much a must have. Highly recommended." --Scott Van Aken, Modeling Madness"...this book provides a fine history that incorporates basic firearms design and the evolution of pistol use. A special pick for military or firearms collectors alike." --The Midwest Book Review (November 2012)