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    Webley-Fosbery automatic revolver

    The Webley-Fosbery automatic revolver, here demonstrating the firing cycle in this slow motion GIF.


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    An interesting though ultimately impractical firearm, it was designed in the UK, and first sold in 1901. It saw some action in the Boer War and in World War I.



    Later it made some critical appearances in film, most notably by Sean Connery in Zardoz, and as the weapon with which Miles Archer was shot in The Maltese Falcon.

    Here's Sean Connery as the lead character Zed in Zardoz. When you dress like this, it's a good idea to carry an automatic revolver:



    And here's Jerome Cowan as Miles Archer in The Maltese Falcon, staring down a Webley-Fosbury:



    Forgotten Weapons did a nice video on this firearm:



    Previously: Guycot 40-shot chain pistol

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    I'm very fortunate to have been able to acquire one several years ago. When that huge mass of steel goes back into battery, it actually "kicks" forward. A very weird feeling, but extremely accurate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon View Post
    The Webley-Fosbery automatic revolver, here made some critical appearances in film, most notably with Sean Connery, lead character Zed in Zardoz.
    When you dress like that, it's a good idea to carry an automatic revolver:
    More so when a paired bandoleer has like just 6 rounds; none suitable for any handgun...
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    Another nice GIF of this revolver in action:



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