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The .455 Webley Mk2 cartridge was a service revolver round with a rimmed base, shooting a heavy .45 calibre bullet. The round is also known as .455 Eley or .455 Colt. Its low 650 fps velocity produced relatively low recoil and was argued to have greater stopping power than the 45 ACP adopted by the US Army in its Colt 1911 service handgun. The .455 Webley was used by British and Commonwealth forces until the end of WW2. Introduced in 1897, the .455 Webley Mk2 had a solid, round nose head and was loaded with .42 grams of cordite. The length of the Mk2 case was reduced due to changes in the cordite used. The .455 Webley Mk2 was brought back into use in 1900 when the Mk3 round, produced with a hollow point head, was prohibited for military use for breaking the Hague Convention of 1899. The .455 Webley Mk2 was reintroduced after withdrawal of the Mk5 wadcutter cartridge which was only used between April and November, 1914. Service revolvers that could use the .455 Webley Mk2 round included those made by Webley, Smith and Wesson (New Century) and Colt (New Service) and were issued to British Army and Navy and throughout the Commonwealth. Price is for one inert, dummy cartridge, ONE round only. Product must be shipped with courier as it cannot travel with Royal Mail or standard post.
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