Simpson LTD listed today a Mk VI with stock and bayonet. Pretty cool set up. From my Webley Revolvers book is shows how the frame is milled to allow the should stock to attach.
While I agree that there certainly fakes out there I seriously doubt the Robert Simpson at Simpson LTD would sell a fake. The Mk VI stocks were real. The Webley Revolvers book by Bruce/Reinhart spends 3 pages highlighting them.
My wife basically said the same thing when I showed it to her. The book doesn't say who used it but it state that the same stock was used on the flare pistols as Reese indicated above.Does the book mention anything regarding who was intended to be issued these things?
I would not feel particularly inspired by it
I am reading here: The flare pistol and revolver are both Webley and it is the exact same stock. The open question is if the revolver and stock were ever combined in service. It sure seems that anyone who can get thier hands on a stock only needs a copy of the Bruce/Reinhart book to make up a valuable item for Simpson to sell on commission. While the Dowell book, says that is a collector fantasy.How can you differentiate the flare stock from the Webley One?
No one has addressed the legal aspects of ownership of a SBR, which these amalgams are considered to be!!!
There's been controversy previously of an assembled specimen that was scrutinised by the ATF at a RIA auction a couple yrs back.
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Perhaps they realized that. As stated above the gun is no longer listed on their website.As you correctly stated wouldnt Simpsons be violating Fed Law by not abiding by NFA 34 and not filling out necessary transfer forms.....
Also above my pay grade and looks like a Pandoras box!