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The Webley Mk IV was a British service revolver that was adopted in 1899 chambered in .455 Webley and rechambered in .38/200 in 1932.
The original iteration of the Mk IV was known as the "Boer War" model due to its service in the Second Boer War from 1899 to 1902. The Mk IV was downsized in 1932 due to logistical and training issues associated with the large .455 Webley cartridge.
This downsized version was initially rejected by the British military in favor of the Enfield No. 2 revolver. However, the Webley would have its day after the start of World War II where tremendous losses created a huge demand for service revolvers (the British were one of the only major countries that had not adopted a semi-automatic pistol as standard at the time).
Approximately 500,00 Webley Mk IVs were manufactured and the revolver would go on to serve through World War II until 1963.
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