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Can Someone Please Date These W&s Pellets For Me?

Discussion in 'Vintage collectable airguns' started by Nubble, Mar 8, 2019.

  1. Nubble

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    Hello Guys,

    A friend of mine has handed me this box of Webley and Scott pellets. They came from a relatives house that he has been clearing and he wished to know a little more about them.

    He suspects that they may pre-date the house they moved into which would have been in 1975 but he is uncertain.

    I said I would ask on here as someone is bound to know and I would then pass the information on to him. Don't worry they are not for sale nor will they not be going up on eBay as I will definitely be hanging onto them, it's more a case of being able to pass the information onto him as he was keen to know.

    I would like to know approximately how old they are or when they would have been manufactured and perhaps what they are worth?? even if it's only a couple of quid. The pellets do seem to be relatively short. The box is in fairly good nick with just a couple of minor dents but no tears or marks etc

    Unfortunately he did not come across any pistols or rifles. :(

    Anyway pics below.


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    Many thanks

    Nubble.
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    What a great find :thumb: I would imagine they will pre-date 1975 by some way....I'm sure Webley Specials were in tins by then. I'm going to guess 1950s. Looking forward to someone who actually knows telling us more. ;)
     
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    Thanks SlugFest.

    I had a hunch at 50's but that's just a guess.

    Ta
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    I was thinking back to 'Collectors Corner' that John Atkins used to write in old Airgun World mags. A lot of pellets from the '50s that he featured seemed to have that style of packaging and printing. If they ARE that old the box condition is fantastic :thumb:
     
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    They are worth a tidy sum if original, A rare find to a collector! I bought pellets in the late 60's and 70's but not those boxes,so early 60's probably or before.200 of those would have cost little more than a shilling (5p) Question is are they the originals or not? As there are reproduction boxes selling for £5,I know Protek supplies do them,the pellets do look the Webley shape though.
     
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    I can't confirm this, the only source I have found so far is a magazine scan from Trev's Airgun Scrapbook.

    In 1958 Webley moved from Weaman St to Handsworth and dropped the postcode from the address on boxes which would suggest post 1958.

    http://cinedux.com/webley-air-pistols-and-rifles.php
     
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    Thanks SlugFest. I do believe they are genuine.


    See above, I doubt very much they are repro and will be the real McCoy. Cheers.



    That is fantastic Metanurb. Getting closer to dating them. Many thanks.


    Thanks for all your replies so far gents.
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    PS. I will have a proper look at Trev's scrapbook later when I have more time. Off to work very soon.

    Thanks again.
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    According to Chris Thrale’s excellent book on Webleys, those boxed pellets were offered from the mid-60s until some time in the 70s.
     
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    Cheers Geezer.
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    1950's onwards...these look genuine but there are copies out there...£20'ish..imho...have a look on Protek supplies web site..:up:
     
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    Brilliant norman. I will do. Thank you.
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    You are welcome...there's only a few of us that still use Salop (ia)....:finger:

    i'd post a pic of some pellet box's if i knew how....:facepalm:

    PS,your table has a serious case of woodworm...hope it's not active...:D
     
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    Thanks norman. Glad to be in a minority of proud Salopians here in Salopia. As for the woodworm, it isn't :up: I mean it isn't woodworm.
    But then there is only a few of us that would know that. :cool:

    I did have a look at the Protek site. Some great stuff on there. Brings back a few memories and made me wanna go did out some of my old pellet tins.
    Thanks again.

    Nubble
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