Best of the Season to All!
In response to Mark's hint to post about any Victorian-era military items received, here is my Christmas present to myself: a very nice Mark IV .455 Webley .... which does, indeed, have VR proof and acceptance marks!
We were away from the house during the day, and the undoubtedly over-worked parcel delivery folks tried to drop it during our absence, having to leave a "pick-up notice" instead. When I got home I called to confirm that it did get left at my local postal outlet today (rather than not getting there until after Boxing Day) and then immediately rushed off to try to beat their 4:00PM closing time. Arrived at the "In" door to find it already locked, but a chap was coming out the adjacent ""Exit" door, so I managed to sneak in to pick up my parcel. No time to take photos of my own, yet. These are images from the dealer's website ..... but the red background is a nice touch, eh what?