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After the war, Webley's fortunes with the British Government started their long decline. VI revolvers, they just didn't want to pay much for them.
Webley was forced to take less, and it appears that the Government just had Enfield build the Mk. The 1920 Firearms Act in Britain dealt another blow to the firm's bottom line by taking away the right for citizens to own arms, and making it a privilege.
The Webley concern went public in 1897, joining with W & C Scott and Sons and Richard Ellis & Sons to form The Webley & Scott Revolver & Arms Co. In 1901, Webley's push into the asian market was stopped cold by the Boxer Rebellion.
After five years of development, the Webley-Fosbery Automatic Revolver was introduced. He was apprenticed by the age of eleven, and manager at Webley by the time he was 20 years old.
By 1887, Webley's guns were cranked out by machine and soon the British Government adopted Webley's revolvers as the handgun of the British Empire.
In 1888 Philip Webley died, and his sons took over the Webley concern.
Webley kept their design common with Enfield's until 1929, but departed slightly thereafter when the War Office lost interest.
In 1957, the War Office decided that it's time for a self loading handgun for the military, and Webley submits their design, but the Government quickly adopts the 9mm Browning as the standard sidearm.The company had developed automatic pistols, and after the Sydney Street Outrage a .32 model was adopted by the London Police departments among others.