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A Webley Barrel Thought Or 2

Discussion in 'Vintage collectable airguns' started by ggggr, Apr 6, 2021.

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    ggggr Crap old gun tinkerer and wine maker

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    Some of the earlier Webley pistols had slightly extended barrels and these have often been cut down:( -------usually badly and not straight.
    I have 2 suggestions about this. The first reason is so that they would fit in a pocket easier.
    The other one is, if you cock the gun like I do, thumb under the barrel and barrel on bit between fore finger and thumb, then point the gun down and over your left thigh to cock it-------------with an extended barrel you can nip a bit of skin on your thigh.
    This only applies to the Senior and not the Mk1 or Junior :)
     
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    pjbingham Prime Kentish Beef

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    I think they are distinctly likely Guy :up: I’d imagine that some would be cut down due to damage,for exss as mold of the pistol was dropped and landed on the tip of the barrel,the .22 version is rather thin and also perhaps cut down to make it look more like the more modern versions when they came out. I can imagine a teenager wanting to make his pre war Mk1 look like his mates newer post war offering,it wasn’t like they would have achieved any kind of vintage or collectable status by that point. The newer version with its slanted grips, ‘non slip’ shorter barrel and no safety catch probably seemed a lot more modern in comparison.
     
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    Slipknot88 One step beyond

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    Hi Guy, did you find a front sight for your scorpion? Is there any reason why you can't use a meteor one? Terry.
     
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    ggggr Crap old gun tinkerer and wine maker

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    A Meteor one will fit Terry, its just I'm thinking :rolleyes: about something that might be a little more substantial and "Chimp proof"!

    The general idea is a Scorpion, with the safety removed, a leather piston washer and maybe more substantial sights. I did have one of those Chines Weihrauch copies but (1) I cannot find it:oops: (2) I dont think you could adjust it low enough.
     
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    Slipknot88 One step beyond

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    I was looking for something in the workshop earlier and found an old meteor front sight that I forgot about, didn't know if it was any good to you:)
     
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    ggggr Crap old gun tinkerer and wine maker

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    Always handy to have one spare :);)
     

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