Forgive my ignorance, but I was just wondering whether this is single or double action. I've never actually seen a movie where its fired, so I'm not sure. Thanks in advance. Jimmoy 17:00, 22 June 2010 (UTC)
Nothing to forgive. It's a double action. But it's a very stout double action. Most shooters cock it and fire it as a single action. Webley revolvers in general have a very healthy DA trigger pull.Wonderful revolvers though. All of the different models. --Jcordell 20:26, 22 June 2010 (UTC)
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- RIC revolver is different from Bulldog: here you can see it. Greg-Z (talk) 02:26, 14 August 2013 (EDT)
Is Bull dog a specific model made by Webley or a type of revolver with many trade names?
I've been confused about this ever since I started pondering over the ID of the BF1 Bull Dog. Is Webley Bulldog an actual consistent model manufactured by Webley? Or a common type of early 20th century revolver made by many manufacturers based on the Webley RIC? In the latter case, is "Webley Bulldog" even a valid name? --Wuzh (talk) 18:54, 9 November 2018 (EST)
- In 1872 Webley produced a compact revolver, named British Bull Dog. This name became a trade mark, registered in 1878. Later Belgish, Spanish, French and American armourers produced numerous copies, both authorized and unauthorized, marketed as Bulldog or British Bulldog. So there is a vast family of solid-frame DA snub nose revolvers, based on original Webley design with or without improvements. The title Webley Bulldog is correct (both Bulldog and Bull Dog variants are in use, but it seems to me that in modern days Bulldog prevails). Greg-Z (talk) 02:54, 10 November 2018 (EST)