Shooting a self-cocking automatic revolver

Shooting a self-cocking automatic revolver

Ian from Forgotten Weapons is on the range with a classic Webley-Fosbery Automatic Revolver.

The Webley Fosbery is a self-cocking automatic break-action revolver designed in the late 19th Century.

Chambered in .455 Webley Mk II, the Webley Fosbery was a much softer shooting pistol than the 1911 firing much slower ammunition.

The most unique aspect of the revolver is the slide mechanism and easily recognizable zig-zag cylinder.

The barrel and cylinder travel along a slide like a modern semi-automatic, which creates an interesting “two-stage” recoil sensation as the upper assembly takes a longer time to return forward.

See this interesting piece of history in action on the range in the video below.