Webley & Scott Model 1911 Target Pistol .22 Rimfire Long Single Shot, C&R

SOLD FOR: $1,413.88

WOA#: WY240318RU030

Make: Webley & Scott

Model: 1911 Target Pistol

Serial Number: 109513

Year of Manufacture: Ca. 1914 (“Webley & Scott Automatic Pistols”, Bruce, P221)

Caliber: .22 Long

Action Type: Single Action, Single Shot Pistol with Manual Shell Extractor

Markings: The left side of the slide is marked with the winged bullet logo, “WEBLEY & SCOTT LTD / LONDON & BIRMINGHAM”, and “SAFE”. The left rear of the frame is marked “109513”. The bottom of the barrel is marked “513”, the bottom of the slide is marked “513”. The right rear of the frame is marked with a Crown over “BV” proof, found again on the top-right of the slide and the top-right of the barrel. The barrel also has a crowned “BP” proof. The right side of the slide is marked “22 RIM FIRE LONG”.

Barrel Length: 9 1/8”

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a blade fixed to the barrel. The rear sight is a “U” notch dovetailed to the slide at the rear.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece checkered black hard rubber with smooth diamonds around the grip screws. There are a few other scattered minor nicks and marks on the smooth borders. The panels have lightly discolored with age. The checkering is generally sharp with a few slightly nicked checkers throughout. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips are in Very Good condition.

Type of Finish: Blue

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is slightly rounded. There is no erosion in the bore.

Overall Condition: This pistol retains about 83% of its metal finish. The finish is thinning at all edges. There are some scattered minor nicks, scratches and infrequent finish wear on the slide and barrel with some notable thinning on the top of the barrel at the rear. The grip areas show handling wear and some minor finish loss and surface oxidation. The action shows operational wear. The screw heads range from sharp to tool marked with strong slots. The markings are clear. Overall, this pistol is in Very Good condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. This pistol was designed without a slide return mechanism. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None.

Our Assessment: This is a model 1911 single shot target pistol. As stated on Rifleman.org, “Between 1911 and 1919 a total just over 1100 of these pistols were manufactured, with another 200 odd in 1920 taking the then total to 1,400. With the closing of production in 1932 a further 45 units were made, making a final total of 1,385. The barrel is 9.125 inches long and the frame is slotted at the base of the butt for a wooden shoulder stock.” This pistol retains roughly 83% of its original finish and would make a nice addition to a Webley & Scott pistol collection. Please see our photos and good luck! – L.S.

Webley & Scott Model 1911 Target Pistol .22 Rimfire Long Single Shot, C&R
Webley & Scott Model 1911 Target Pistol .22 Rimfire Long Single Shot, C&R