I spent a bunch of time out at the range this weekend, and we got some great footage for you guys. As promised, I’ll be posting a video of the Farquhar-Hill rifle in action, as well as shooting with a Mauser Schnellfeuer and a Mauser C96 carbine.
While I’m working on getting those videos edited together, here’s a brief tip on home defense from the Forgotten Weapons Weird Stuff Crew:
Everyone knows that a Webley with a bayonet is way classier than a Glock with a bayonet.
Yes, this was an actual issued item in the British military during World War I. It was made from the tip end of a French model 1874 bayonet,with a T-shaped cross section, a fuller, and no markings on the blade. It was developed by a man named Arthur Pritchard, working with the W. W. Greener company of Birmingham (the same Greener that was involved with many British rifles and shotguns). A spring-loaded catch was added to the top of the guard which locks in place behind the front sight of the Webley revolver. This particular example has a brass handle and guard, but steel ones were also made.