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Ammunition for Colt .455 revolver

Postby alameinite » Wed Apr 30, 2014 5:34 pm

Hi everyone,regards to all members first as it is my first post. My grandfather has a licensed H&R .45 revolver but he does not have its ammunition anymore.Any idea where we can buy the ammunition from.
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Re: Ammunition for H&R .45 revolver

Postby Grumpy » Wed Apr 30, 2014 11:46 pm

Are you sure it`s .45 calibre ?
I know H&R made .44 calibre revolvers ......


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Re: Ammunition for H&R .45 revolver

Postby alameinite » Thu May 01, 2014 12:44 pm

Regrets first for mixing up two..what i am actually looking for is ammo for .455 colt..and yes the other one is .44 snubnose,that is also in the family.Will send image for .455 next time i go to my grandfather's.



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Re: Ammunition for Colt .455 revolver

Postby Grumpy » Thu May 01, 2014 9:03 pm

A Colt revolver in .455 ? Should have the words `New Service .455 Eley` stamped on the barrel and is collectible if in good order. Not uncommon - 60,000 were made - but a good gun. The calibre is actually .455 Webley. The revolver was built and issued to British and Empire troops - usually officers - during WWI.
If the H&R is a .44 the gun is actually chambered for the .442 Webley although in the US, the shorter ( and low powered ) .44 Bulldog cartridge was usually substituted. The H&R `American` DA was produced between 1883-1941 and the H&R `Safety Hammer` DA was built between 1890-1941- both according to Wiki. Obviously when first produced the loads were black powder and you should be very careful in establishing the age of the revolver as nitro .442 Webley loads in an early H&R revolver could be unsafe. To my knowledge, neither .442 Webley or .44 Bulldog ammunition has been made for 50 years or more.


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Re: Ammunition for H&R .45 revolver

Postby ashokgodara » Thu May 01, 2014 9:22 pm

alameinite wrote:Regrets first for mixing up two..what i am actually looking for is ammo for .455 colt..and yes the other one is .44 snubnose,that is also in the family.Will send image for .455 next time i go to my grandfather's.

If you are talking about .455 eley then its availble.not made by eley tough
fresh imported ammo is available for 455.you needs pb licese to buy 455 ammo.you can contact me via pm ill let you know with which dealer its available thanks



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Re: Ammunition for Colt .455 revolver

Postby alameinite » Thu May 01, 2014 10:18 pm

I'll have to check back for inscriptions on it..its a five shot though.



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Re: Ammunition for Colt .455 revolver

Postby timmy » Fri May 02, 2014 3:29 am

Grumpy wrote:A Colt revolver in .455 ? Should have the words `New Service .455 Eley` stamped on the barrel and is collectible if in good order. Not uncommon - 60,000 were made - but a good gun. The calibre is actually .455 Webley. The revolver was built and issued to British and Empire troops - usually officers - during WWI.


This would be the most likely candidate, but Colt also made the Single Action Army, Bisley, and Double Action Army models in .455 Eley, along with the New Service that you mention.

A picture would certainly be nice!


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Re: Ammunition for Colt .455 revolver

Postby Grumpy » Fri May 02, 2014 3:51 am

Wow.... 5,334 SAAs sold through the London agency between 1873 and 1912 - I had no idea Timmy.
I had a 1911 in .455 Webley back in the mid`90s briefly - that sold very quickly.


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Re: Ammunition for Colt .455 revolver

Postby timmy » Fri May 02, 2014 4:03 am

Yes, and I would guess that the big DA Army models are even more rare.

I had a chance to buy one of those New Services that was originally made in .455, but it had the chambers bored to .45 Colt. This was a common thing in the USA to do with these revolvers. I didn't buy it, because it had a .454 bore and Colt had long since changed their barrels to use the .452 size .45 ACP bullet.

Silly me! That was the only affordable New Service I have ever seen! It was in great shape, too. All the others I have seen are either fantastically expensive (not many of those) or they look like they've been used as hammers on roofing jobs for the last 80 years (almost all of the ones I've seen).

They are a very nice, comfortable handgun! I wish I had one.


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Re: Ammunition for Colt .455 revolver

Postby Grumpy » Fri May 02, 2014 4:17 am

I once turned down a S&W first model Triple lock because I thought it was too expensive ( it definitely wasn`t ! ) and .44 Special was a weird calibre........ !
By the time I`d checked it out it had sold ..... and I have used a Rossi .44 Sp rifle for foxing. We live and learn.


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Re: Ammunition for Colt .455 revolver

Postby rkt29 » Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:17 pm

Can any one tell me about trader who can get my ammo locally or import for .455 webley pistol (not revolver). Its PB n havin licence. ????



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Re: Ammunition for Colt .455 revolver

Postby Grumpy » Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:26 am

If you are talking about .455 Webley Auto Mk I ammunition you can probably forget about acquiring ammunition because it hasn`t been commercially made since 1941/2. There might be old stocks around somewhere but it was never exactly common ........ and neither is the Webley Self-Loading Pistol Mk I it was made for ! Any pictures of the pistol would be greatly appreciated because they are pretty rare ... and collectible.


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Re: Ammunition for H&R .45 revolver

Postby mankaran_sandhu » Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:40 pm

ashokgodara wrote:
alameinite wrote:Regrets first for mixing up two..what i am actually looking for is ammo for .455 colt..and yes the other one is .44 snubnose,that is also in the family.Will send image for .455 next time i go to my grandfather's.

If you are talking about .455 eley then its availble.not made by eley tough
fresh imported ammo is available for 455.you needs pb licese to buy 455 ammo.you can contact me via pm ill let you know with which dealer its available thanks

Hi I have a .455 Webley which was my Great GrandFathers service revolver and it has been passed on in the family since then.
I would be very grateful if you could please help us out with any dealer.
Thanks in Advance



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Re: Ammunition for Colt .455 revolver

Postby rkt29 » Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:13 pm

Hii...checked up more .455 ball round for webley revolver is avail comfortably as being made by ofb. One needs pb licence for purchase, thats all. Problem is of vintage .455 auto eley ammo. Any hopes for custom made rounds in India ;).. imported vintage stuff is costly upto $30 dollars..whopping..



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Re: Ammunition for Colt .455 revolver

Postby baradkar » Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:46 pm

Hi All,
I am having 0.38 bore revolver (make- iver jhonson, usa) and searching for ammunition, can any one knows where i can get this? Please help.
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