I was watching an old Humphrey Bogart move the other night, The Maltese Falcon and saw when his partner, Archer, was found murdered, Sam Spade incorrectly identified the weapon used as a Weber-Forsbey .45 8-shot semi-automatic. The correct gun was a semi-automatic revolver. It came in British caliber .455 but was only six shots; they did howerer, make an eight shot version in .38. The Webley-Fosbery makes an appearance in the classic film The Maltese Falcon. It is the gun linked to the killing of Sam Spade's partner, Miles Archer. Spade, played by Humphrey Bogart, erroneously identifies the gun (and mispronounces the name as "Foresby"), saying, "It's a Webley-Foresby, .45 automatic, eight shot. They don't make 'em anymore." The original novel gives the correct name. While the .38 calibre did have an eight-round capacity, the .455 (not .45) did not. And though some .455 Webleys were modified to fire the more common .45 ACP cartridge by use of half-moon clips, unless specially modified on an individual basis, there was never a .45 calibre eight-shot Webley-Fosbery Automatic Revolver. In the original Dashiell Hammett novel the gun is correctly identified as a "Thirty-eight, eight".