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I have two early 1900's handguns that were my grandfathers that I don't know much about. One is a Webley and Scott Self-Loading Mark I N 1913; the other i'm pretty sure is a Baby Browning made by FN. There is a number stamped on the top of the Mark I, and has matching stamps on the various parts of the gun; only one number set stamped on the side of the FN.

Mark I - 1578

FN - 219552

If anyone knows anything about either of these or can point me in the right direction I'd appreciate it.
 

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The above is a Webley & Scott 1913 Mark I Number 2 Royal Horse Artillery Semi-Automatic Pistol





This is a Webley & Scott, Ltd. 1913 MK I Navy chambered in .455 Auto
 

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I'm working on putting the pictures on tonight. Haven't been home all day. By tomorrow morning I'll have pics up
 

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Your Webley & Scott is worth something (a grand{?}, more if its in firing condition) to a collector.
 

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Per Gordon Bruce's Webley & Scott Automatic Pistols your MK1 N serial number 1578 falls within the range of numbers 1 - 2500 delivered to the Royal Navy between 4/15 1913 - 10/21/1913. Here's some info on this type of pistol from my 2013 thread on my W&S MKI-N serial number 3800.

Webley Scott .455 1913 MKI N Navy Automatic Pistol

Here for your viewing pleasure is my Webley-Scott .455 1913 MK1 Navy automatic pistol serial number 3800. This pistol (serial number 3800) was 1 of 1919 (serial numbers 3691-5609) delivered to the Royal Navy in December 1914. It served through most of WWI. Close-up photos show the (19)14 acceptance date above the Crown/GR on the frame and breech-block, the serial number, the broad arrow property mark on the grip and a 7-pack of .455 ammo dated January 30, 1919 and individual round to show 1918 headstamp.​


 

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Here are photos of British military issue .455 Webley self-loading Mark I cartridges head stamps 1917 and 1918 issued for this pistol and the WWI British contract Colt .455 Webley Government Model pistols. 7 of these cartridges are contained in the January 30, 1919 7-cartridge packet shown above. This pistol is recoil-operated. Here are photos of pistol's open action.​
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The little baby browning is only in fair condition. Value, 200-300 bucks. That Webley & Scott though is quite clean. It certainly has decent value. I'd venture that it's value is in the $800-1000 area.
 

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Thanks for the replys. I have no clue if either is in firing condition, but just knowing that the guns are actually worth a little something makes me wanna keep them as long as possible now.
 
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