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    Default SAC '06 Webley Mk IV

    Hi folks
    So a fellow collector from Norway recently sent me a few pics of what appears to be a South African Constabulary .455 Mk IV
    and he had the following to say..:

    ''I see on different forums that there are quite a few of these SAC Mk IVs lying around.
    Like mine all I've seen has been reissued to another unit, mostly different police
    and prison departments, but also military units.
    Sadly I haven't been able to id this South African unit yet. Any ideas?''
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    I wonder how this got to Norway???

    CorditeCrazy and Vratvark are two members that may be able to give more info for you...

    I also had one, it is a wonderfully smooth gun and beautifully made. Mine was also marked to SAC as well as UDF and SAP.

    I was a fool for letting mine go

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    Nice find, yes Tobie’s is a gem and In pristine condition. I wonder if the C.A would be Cape Artillery? Im not sure what the I. R would be for. If it’s in Europe it’s possible that it traveled the stores of the empire during WW1 or 2 and got issued out of SA. That being said the Union Marks are not crossed out so who knows.
    "At least we do not have to fear an attack by a foreign enemy. The local one is doing splendidly." -A-R

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    Quote Originally Posted by CorditeCrazy View Post
    Nice find, yes Tobie’s is a gem and In pristine condition. I wonder if the C.A would be Cape Artillery? Im not sure what the I. R would be for. If it’s in Europe it’s possible that it traveled the stores of the empire during WW1 or 2 and got issued out of SA. That being said the Union Marks are not crossed out so who knows.
    C.A = Cape Administration as far as I know

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    Quote Originally Posted by CorditeCrazy View Post
    Nice find, yes Tobie’s is a gem and In pristine condition. I wonder if the C.A would be Cape Artillery? Im not sure what the I. R would be for. If it’s in Europe it’s possible that it traveled the stores of the empire during WW1 or 2 and got issued out of SA. That being said the Union Marks are not crossed out so who knows.
    I think Infantry Regiment. The number 24 is a mistery though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tobie View Post
    C.A = Cape Administration as far as I know
    Ah. That makes more sense.
    "At least we do not have to fear an attack by a foreign enemy. The local one is doing splendidly." -A-R

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    Quote Originally Posted by Finkelstein View Post
    I think Infantry Regiment. The number 24 is a mistery though.
    I was also thinking along those lines, but infantry is usually marked SAI.

    Might be Irish Regiment?

    Nothing in Tylden's book with only I.R

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    Quote Originally Posted by tobie View Post
    I wonder how this got to Norway???

    CorditeCrazy and Vratvark are two members that may be able to give more info for you...

    I also had one, it is a wonderfully smooth gun and beautifully made. Mine was also marked to SAC as well as UDF and SAP.

    I was a fool for letting mine go
    Thanks Tobie. Sure is a pity you got rid of yours.
    If any of you guys up North should ever come across any nice or interesting
    old shooters like Webley, Enfield, Mauser or anything SA military/ history related
    that you're not gonna purchase, please be sure to let me know?

    The current owner of this Webley said he bought it from a collector and that it's
    been there for at least the past 20yrs that he knows of..

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