This model retained its automatic extraction feature, as sported by its predecessors.
Improvements included a more squared grip, a longer barrel and removable front sights.
Best known for his classic titles The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Tolkien served in the Great War through the summer and autumn of 1916 before contracting trench fever due to weeks of tension being weighed down in wretched conditions.
Debate still continues regarding the extent to which Tolkien's war experiences influenced his literary work, however the impact of the battle remained with him for the rest of his life and fans say its influence can clearly be seen in his writing.
It has a quick draw flap and the front has a leather magazine carrier. All the stitching of the holster is present and intact. VI Service Revolver Holster by Parkers & Co (Coach Builders) London.
Price for this nicely stamped WW1 dated holster includes UK delivery.
L 309 British WW1 1916 Dated Brown Leather Open Top Holster For Webley Mk.
The .45 caliber (.455 Webley) Webley Mk VI Revolver was the standard issue service pistol for the armed forces of the United Kingdom, the British Empire, and the Commonwealths from 1915 until 1932.
Unfortunately, the revolver depicted in "The Double Deuce" is a later WWII-era Webley Mk IV .38/200 Revolver as evidenced by its smaller frame, cylinder and oval "Webley" logo on the upper grip.