6" ? The order for the South African Police was for 4". I do not think that any other .455s were purchased after some second hand Webleys were bought from the War Office in the early 1920s.Joel: I was lucky enough to find on in 0.455 and 6" barrel that John Sukey identified as one of a shipment to South Africa in the early 1930s. Dave_n
Which "rare commercial MKs" do you mean Joel? The Crown Agents supplied commercial Mk IVs to police in South Africa prior to 1910 and the South African Constabulary also bought some in 1905/6. The Union Defence Force also had 6" commercial Mk IVs prior to 1914.It is very interesting that a number of rare commercial MKs were sold directly to Colonial Governments.