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refinery mike
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Pronunciation

Post by refinery mike » Tue Sep 17, 2013 4:20 pm

Can one of you tell me how to pronunce Weebly like as in the Brittish pistol. I have alway thought it to be simple phonetical but lately i have heard other pronouncing it in different ways. Thanks for helping in advance!

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Re: Pronunciation

Post by GeorgeGaskill » Tue Sep 17, 2013 5:12 pm

I think the correct spelling is Webley and I have always pronounced it the obvious way, webly. However, that is no guarantee it is what the original designer said.

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Re: Pronunciation

Post by hammermill » Tue Sep 17, 2013 6:34 pm

webley best spoken with a 60 year old scotch and the proper school tie old chap

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Re: Pronunciation

Post by steamin10 » Tue Sep 17, 2013 7:06 pm

Jeeze, with my bad hearing, I thought it was WEBERLY. I looked it up, and I was mistaken, not wrong.... Uh. :lol:
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Re: Pronunciation

Post by JackF » Wed Sep 18, 2013 10:36 am

I thought I was wrong once but that was a mistake. :roll: :wink: :lol:

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Re: Pronunciation

Post by PeteH » Wed Sep 18, 2013 6:51 pm

Handled my first one about fifty years ago. Never heard it called anything but "WEB-lee".

Good sturdy gun, if a bit Frankensteinian. I should've bought half-a-dozen when they were $12.95.
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Re: Pronunciation

Post by GeorgeGaskill » Thu Sep 19, 2013 3:12 pm

I should've bought half-a-dozen when they were $12.95.

Yeah, but $12.95 was a lot harder to come by in those days. And ammo would be a problem.

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Re: Pronunciation

Post by PeteH » Thu Sep 19, 2013 6:07 pm

The old gag was that, by the time they decommissioned these, the ammo allowance was "two rounds per man, per year", because the .455 Webley stuff was getting short.

If memory serves, they sold "half-moon clips" that let you put .45 ACP into the cylinder. I'm sure that was nowhere near as accurate as the original .455 round, but hey, it made something hard come out the front end.

Yes, $12.95 was a LOT harder to come by. Even when I first started work in 1962, that was a day's pay (before taxes) for a clerk in a fabrication shop (ME !).
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Re: Pronunciation

Post by shovel80 » Fri Sep 20, 2013 9:55 pm

WEB-LEE

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