British Bull Dog Revolver

Action​
Calibre

Magazine

450 Adams

Revolver

Five Rounds

British Bull Dog Revolver
British Bull Dog Revolver
British Bull Dog Revolver
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British Bull Dog Revolver
British Bull Dog Revolver
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: Revolver History: The British Bull Dog was a popular type of solid-frame pocket revolver introduced by Philip Webley & Son of Birmingham, England, in 1872, and subsequently copied by gunmakers in continental Europe and the United States.[1] It featured a 2.5-inch (64 mm) barrel and was chambered for .442 Webley or .450 Adams cartridges, with a five-round cylinder. Webley produced smaller scaled .320 Revolver and .380 calibre versions later, but did not mark them with the British Bull Dog name. The Bulldog was popular in Britain and America. US Army general, George Armstrong Custer, was said to have carried a pair at the Battle of the Little Bighorn.[6] British Bull Dog revolvers were issued to employees of the Southern Pacific Railroad Company until 1895 This example came in a refurbished original Presentation Box.  Research on this one took a little doing.  It came with very few proof marks, which is unusual for British guns.  It did however have marks indicating safe pressure loads.   In the 1890's the Belgian makers copied this gun repeatedly.  The British makers got a little anoyed so produced and effectively undercut and beat the Belgians at their own game. Wiki ref