Original Item: Stout and strong, these little revolvers are built like their namesake canine. With connections to a presidential assassination, an eccentric general and the Wild West, British Bulldogs may be the most collectible uncollected guns on the market.
British Bulldogs are cute but mean, bark with bite. I recently came across a pair of unmatched, but nonetheless beautiful Belgian-made Bulldogs, which made me wonder why I knew relatively nothing about them. The well-kept secrets of these dogs are finally off the leash, as the previously un-collected British Bulldogs are beginning an upward trend on the firearms market.
This particular example has Belgian proof marks so was it was produced there in the 1880s. It is fully nickel plated, has a cylinder capacity of six .380 caliber cartridges. It is in operating condition but the trigger return spring is either absent or very weak.
The pocket revolver known primarily as the "British Bull Dog" was first produced by P. Webley & Sons of Birmingham, England, in 1872. Its appeal was so great that the "British" Bulldog was adopted and copied by gun manufacturers in Belgium, Spain, France and the U.S. Though American-made Bulldogs came from the armorers Iver Johnson, Harrington & Richardson, Forehand & Wadsworth, and several other makers who quickly went in and...