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.455 Webley is a British handgun cartridge, most commonly used in the Webley top break revolvers Marks I through VI.

The .455 cartridge was a service revolver cartridge, featuring a rimmed cartridge firing a .45 bullet at the relatively low velocity of 650 ft/s (190 m/s). The result was a cartridge and handgun combination with relatively mild recoil, but with good penetration and excellent stopping power. It was rated superior to the .45 Colt in stopping power in the disputed United States Thompson-LaGarde Tests of 1904 that resulted in the adoption by the U.S. of the .45 ACP cartridge.

The .455 Webley cartridge remained in service with British and Commonwealth forces until the end of the Second World War.


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Intro  Variants  [[.455_Webley?section=.455_Webley_Auto_[11.55_x_23.54mm_SR]_(1904/1910)|.455 Webley Auto [11.55 x 23.54mm SR] (1904/1910)]]  [[.455_Webley?section=.476_Enfield_[12.1_x_21.7mm_R]_(1880)|.476 Enfield [12.1 x 21.7mm R] (1880)]]  See also   Notes    References   External links  

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.455 Webley is a British handgun cartridge, most commonly used in the Webley top break revolvers Marks I through VI.

The .455 cartridge was a service revolver cartridge, featuring a rimmed cartridge firing a .45 bullet at the relatively low velocity of 650 ft/s (190 m/s). The result was a cartridge and handgun combination with relatively mild recoil, but with good penetration and excellent stopping power. It was rated superior to the .45 Colt in stopping power in the disputed United States Thompson-LaGarde Tests of 1904 that resulted in the adoption by the U.S. of the .45 ACP cartridge.

The .455 Webley cartridge remained in service with British and Commonwealth forces until the end of the Second World War.


.455 Webley sections
Intro  Variants  [[.455_Webley?section=.455_Webley_Auto_[11.55_x_23.54mm_SR]_(1904/1910)|.455 Webley Auto [11.55 x 23.54mm SR] (1904/1910)]]  [[.455_Webley?section=.476_Enfield_[12.1_x_21.7mm_R]_(1880)|.476 Enfield [12.1 x 21.7mm R] (1880)]]  See also   Notes    References   External links  

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