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11 Oct 2018 8:34 p.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse03 Oct 2018 11:44 a.m. PST

…. With This Silenced Pistol…

"An M1908 Webley pistol sporting an M1929 Parker Hale silencer is part of the British National Army Museum's firearms collection. The museum's catalogue entry on the pistol states that it was used by the British Special Operations Executive during World War II.

Exactly what the SOE did with the silencer-equipped Webley remains a secret.

The Model 1908 Webley is a hammer-fired, blowback-operated semi-automatic chambered in .32 ACP. It improved on the earlier 1905 Webley & Scott semi-automatic pistol designs by being slimmer and having some internal simplifications and improvements. The silenced example has had its front sight removed. This is unlikely to have been a major issue, as the weapon was intended for short-range use…"
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Silurian03 Oct 2018 11:56 a.m. PST

I'm guessing …. shoot people. Quietly.

Stryderg03 Oct 2018 12:10 p.m. PST

+1 Silurian

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP03 Oct 2018 1:45 p.m. PST

Shoot people and don't tell anyone about it.

Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP03 Oct 2018 2:43 p.m. PST


Lion in the Stars03 Oct 2018 8:55 p.m. PST

Given that it's an SOE weapon, shoot Nazis with it. Very quietly, so as to not let their friends know. And then never tell anyone.

Roderick Robertson Fezian04 Oct 2018 7:25 a.m. PST

Crack open Walnuts. The Silencer give you better leverage.

Gaz004504 Oct 2018 9:09 a.m. PST

Knocking off sentries and collaborators I would have thought……quietly.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse04 Oct 2018 10:06 a.m. PST



Legion 405 Oct 2018 6:17 a.m. PST

It's classified of course …

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