How were Welrods normally carried?

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How were Welrods normally carried?

Post by TPayne » Sat Mar 23, 2013 6:18 pm

How was the Welrod normally carried? Did any units every carry the Welrod in a holster?If so, does anyone have photos of the holster?

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Re: How were Welrods normally carried?

Post by Bendersquint » Sat Mar 23, 2013 6:33 pm

TPayne wrote:How was the Welrod normally carried? Did any units every carry the Welrod in a holster?If so, does anyone have photos of the holster?

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They weren't carried in holsters.

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Re: How were Welrods normally carried?

Post by TPayne » Sat Mar 23, 2013 7:02 pm

So, maybe a folded up news paper?

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Re: How were Welrods normally carried?

Post by doubloon » Sat Mar 23, 2013 11:25 pm

I would imagine when it wasn't in immediate service it was probably broken down and stuffed in a pack.
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Re: How were Welrods normally carried?

Post by JohnnyC » Thu Mar 28, 2013 12:59 am

I'd say any number of cunning disguises. Since the grip is the removable magazine, once removed it looks like a random tube. There are plenty of places to stash a random tube.

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Re: How were Welrods normally carried?

Post by doubloon » Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:44 am

This site has a reasonably complete description.

http://www.timelapse.dk/thesilencer.php
The Welrod differentiates from others in that it is constructed around an integrated suppressor. The entire mechanism is built into an 11.8 in. metal tube with a diameter of 1.26 in. The roughly 3.74 in. barrel ends in a bearing approximately halfway down the tube. Along the five-tracked rifling, 20 holes has been drilled with a .063 in. diameter, permitting the gases to escape into the containing cylinder housing functioning as an expansion chamber. The bearing, best described as a sort of baffle, is provided with 12 holes equally .063 in. in diameter, enabling the gases to further circulate from the expansion chamber and into the deflector system consisting of a series of baffles and washers.
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Re: How were Welrods normally carried?

Post by BISHOP » Sat Mar 30, 2013 12:20 am

See all those wipes? That thing was VERY quiet.


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Re: How were Welrods normally carried?

Post by rogerme » Sat Mar 30, 2013 9:44 am

BISHOP wrote:See all those wipes? That thing was VERY quiet.


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Re: How were Welrods normally carried?

Post by eric10mm » Sat Mar 30, 2013 1:48 pm

Given the rather unspectacular ballistics of the .32ACP round under normal conditions, I have to wonder just how good it is from a Welrod considering the velocity reducing barrel ports and the suppressor's multiple wipes.

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Post by Bendersquint » Sat Mar 30, 2013 2:37 pm

eric10mm wrote:Given the rather unspectacular ballistics of the .32ACP round under normal conditions, I have to wonder just how good it is from a Welrod considering the velocity reducing barrel ports and the suppressor's multiple wipes.
It was designed as a point blank weapon, it provided the performance necessary for its job.

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Re: How were Welrods normally carried?

Post by doubloon » Sat Mar 30, 2013 10:46 pm

BISHOP wrote:See all those wipes? That thing was VERY quiet.
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I thought this was a good representation of the wipe/washers ... linked from the same page http://www.timelapse.dk/thesilencer.php

"Notice that the three (green) baffles with the wider diameter holes are placed on the outside of the washers in order to allow the washer material to expand as they are penetrated by the projectile."
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Re: How were Welrods normally carried?

Post by korabas » Wed Aug 14, 2013 12:50 pm

This is modern photo of how Welrod was carried (or could be carried).

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Re: How were Welrods normally carried?

Post by BISHOP » Sat Aug 17, 2013 8:58 pm

That last cutaway was partially decieving. The wipes usually close up after the bullet passes through in order to keep the gases IN certain chambers, not have a round hole in them as the pictrue shows......OR I am totaly wrong and that was just how I understood the use of wipes.


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Re: How were Welrods normally carried?

Post by Stan1 » Sun Aug 18, 2013 9:38 am

doubloon wrote:This site has a reasonably complete description.
http://www.timelapse.dk/thesilencer.php
Now that is a perfect example of British understatement :D
Great find. Thanks for posting.

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