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WTT OR Orbea Hermanos .455 Webley - Resored and Perfect- British Officer's service weapon from WWI

Discussion in 'Handgun Classifieds' started by fireninja13, Jan 25, 2015.

  1. fireninja13

    fireninja13 Newberg / Portland Metro Active Member

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    unlisted due to change in laws
     
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    fireninja13 Newberg / Portland Metro Active Member

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    Edited to include more pics -- I tried to capture the military inspection and proof markings, but they are all over it -- on the flat faces, in the cylinder cut outs, on the barrel, etc. Pretty much everything that looks like an idiot mark in the pics is actually an inspection stamping.
     
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    fireninja13 Newberg / Portland Metro Active Member

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    This should really be owned by someone who reloads their own ammunition -- unfortunately that isn't me :( Make me an interesting trade (or cash) offer and she's yours :)
     
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    nwbob Oregon Member

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    armslist show,s a original for sale in arkansas, and i find it interesting to think a reblue could be a plus, fun things to hear
     
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    fireninja13 Newberg / Portland Metro Active Member

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    Not sure if I understand your post. . . but, I did find the one in Arkansas -- perhaps the most rust I have ever seen on a revolver -- looks like it was submerged in saltwater for the last hundred years :(
    http://www.armslist.com/posts/41845...is-beauty-is-an-orbea-hermanos-in--455-webley
     
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    DirtyBird Milwaukie Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I think yours is a lot prettier. I also think there's a tendency among some folks to value an unrestored specimen higher than a restored one almost reflexively, without considering the piece's intended use. This thing looks like it'd be a hoot to shoot. Good luck with your sale.
     
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    fireninja13 Newberg / Portland Metro Active Member

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    Thanks! I'm hoping it goes to just the right forum member -- if I still have it after the dumb new law kicks in I'll either keep it for another 10 years or sell it to Cabala's :(
     
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    DirtyBird Milwaukie Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Wish it were me! The only trade item I have available is a Glock 22. Sounds like combat tupperware isn't your thing though. I once had a Webley MKVI, milled for .45acp - "the wobbly." Sure did like that thing, never should have sold it, etc.
     
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    fireninja13 Newberg / Portland Metro Active Member

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    DirtyBird, If your Glock was in 9mm I might well be sending you a PM as I'd love to find the big old break-top a home before the laws change and Private Party transactions go away, and my general distain for plastic doesn't extend to Glocks. . . But I'm not running anything in .40 S&W at this point not really looking to add yet another caliber to the mix. . . If your has the 9mm conversion however. . .
     
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    DirtyBird Milwaukie Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Fireninja, I wish it were, I sure wish it were. I'm trading it, hoping to get out of .40. No conversion kit, but if I can't swing my own deal by August 8th, I think I'll bite the bullet and get a 9mm barrel and magazines.

    I laughed at your remarks about Glocks. They're curently the only firearms I have that aren't blue steel and wood stocks. Used to love the black stuff, but as I've aged I've embraced my inner Fudd.
     
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    taylor Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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    I wish you'd put a price, I have no idea what its worth.
     
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    fireninja13 Newberg / Portland Metro Active Member

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    You and me both Mr. Taylor :)

    Seriously though, I have been totally unable to find a real comparable for sale anywhere to try to determine fair price. I see dealers selling beat up specimens for the $800-$1100 range, but this one has been restored (which might have a negative effect on "collector's value"), and IMHO most dealers are living in a fantasy world.

    At this point I'm thinking fair cash value is in the $500 range and trade value perhaps a little higher -- mostly it will come down to whether I want the trade -- a trade with a "lesser value" that I find interesting would probably take it. So, feel free to shoot me a cash or trade offer via PM, and the odds are pretty decent it can be yours.
     
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    fireninja13 Newberg / Portland Metro Active Member

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    "Inner Fudd" :)

    I hear you there. My bedside gun is a true Elmer Fudd gun -- a vintage Springfield Double barrel double trigger 12 GA Coach gun. But, tacti-cool has a place in every well stocked armory, and once you have seen the effectiveness of modern sights, lasers and strobing flashlights only a fool would be a non-believer.
     
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