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Bad Grandad!

Discussion in 'Get it off your chest' started by pjbingham, May 23, 2015.

  1. pjbingham

    pjbingham Prime Kentish Beef

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    This week I had the chance of adding a Webley Mk1 post war pistol to my collection so although I have never bought anything site unseen I thought I would take a calculated risk. I saw the advert on line and gave the seller a call. I was pleasantly surprised when I got through to this kindly older Gent who explained it was a much cherished pistol with some wear to the blueing but was in really good condition and he had always lovingly serviced it himself and it was with great sadness that he was selling it due to failing eyesight. He was happy that atleast it was going to a good new home. Satisfied, I took his advice and paid via PayPal. (My first time).
    Today it arrived.....and what a shock, it does have some blueing remaining but that's mostly in the hammer dents, I guess the nails that hold all the linkage together were a pig to hit with failing eyesight. The warped broken mainspring binds and creaks through years or swarf and debris although the disintigrated piston washer cushions various parts at times. All in all it's junk although good for spares and as the old boy pointed out the grips aren't chipped(covered in varnish but definatly not chipped). I've no excuses,I'm old enough to know better. I'm not going to bother asking for a refund, I really can't be bothered to be honest,all I can hope for is that one day (being a Lift Engineer) I end up working on the snidey old stuffers stairlift and I'm gona "fix" it with nails and a large hammer! Rant over, thanks for listening if you stuck it out this far,feeling bit better now. Phil.
     
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    Bad Grandad is probably about twenty years old and does this kind of thing all the time.
     
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    Dude.. the rage must be off the charts! lol lying old ****!

    Can we see a picture of it , please?
     
  4. pjbingham

    pjbingham Prime Kentish Beef

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    He's definatly a more mature gent and rather well spoken,it's my fault for mistaking "sounding posh" for being honest. I've got to work out how to post pics, I'm a complete idiot where computers are concerned, tried to make an album the other day for a recent restoration I completed on another Webley(my weakness) but couldn't suss it. First ever forum I've joined but getting there slowly.
     
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    he did say his eye sight was dodgy he probably thought it was mint
     
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    Bet he saw the money arrive in his PayPal account mate.
     
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    They always say the old ones are the best!!!! And boy was he a joke!!!!
     
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    See if these links help ..
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  9. pjbingham

    pjbingham Prime Kentish Beef

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    Thanks for the links, I will give it a try later, much appreciated :)
     

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