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Found these in the loft

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Issac, Jun 12, 2017.

  1. Issac

    Issac Posting Addict

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    I bet they are getting on to be twenty years old...

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    The price says £3.47.

    Don't think I'll use them though.
     
  2. Brooksy789

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    They'll be vintage soon haha!
     
  3. TORNADOS7

    TORNADOS7 Major Poster

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    Proper 'Eley Wasps' not the b******s they try and fob use off with these days !... :thumb:
     
  4. owain glyndwr

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    superb pellets,when they were made properly,every gun i've owned loved them,does anyone know why elay stopped making them?
     
  5. GMballistic

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    They're already collectible. ;)

    I have a part used tin of genuine Eley Wasp .22 (5.6mm blue tin) and Eley Wasp .177 (red tin). They go well in my old Webley and BSA guns & for that reason I know some people are willing to pay decent money for them to stock up on them before they're all gone.

    Not sure whether the 5.5mm .22 tins are as popular though. :confused:
     
  6. mikemjm

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    remember using these in my tracker 30 years ago, good pellets, and probably a good investment I reckon you ll get a tenner a tin, whats that almost 300% return on your investment :)
     
  7. rabbitwrecker

    rabbitwrecker The Tree Hunter...

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    The go-to pellet for any Brit gun in the '70s...
     
  8. Ratdog

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    I used Webley specials in my tracker.....over thirty years ago!
    I use to use wasps in my HW 80.

    R.
     
  9. Blademan_98

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    I was given these, they are a bit rough but they look quite old.......

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    Would you use them?
     
  10. GMballistic

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    I wouldn't use them personally, ...not because I believe they'd cause any gun any problems but just more because you can't get those anymore.
     
  11. rmwesley

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    I think they are a bit older than that :)

    These are probably 30 years old and cost the princely sum of £3.75.

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    Be nice if they were still that price:)
     
  13. landymick

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    Good find, the 5.5mm version of the proper Eley Wasp ,made for the tighter German barrels like the Original 45 & FWB 127.:)
     
  14. pjgtech

    pjgtech Keep Back...!! 2 Metres min...!!

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    I would not use them in that state, but maybe if they have been cleaned lubed and put thru a pellet sizer...

    BTW, love the fact they have mixed Imperial and metric with the pellet size on the tin, eg: 5 and 1/2 mm (not 5.5mm)

    :cool:
     
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    In a Relum:D
     
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    Ha! I still have one of those tins and it has about half a dozen pellets left in it. It's the original tin I had for my Meteor Super from 1980!
     
  17. Patrick

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    Well they've oxidised a bit so it would be best to clean them in something like white spirit first to remove some of it and then finally wash them in some hot water with some washing up liquid and let them dry before using in you gun. Don't expect pinpoint results though but you never know depends on the gun.
     
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    I wondered how old they were...... :up:
     
  19. Blademan_98

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    I think I will leave them as they are but I may do as you say and try a couple after treating them to a bath :)
     
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    Proper ELEY Wasps and as Landymick says 5.5mm version for the german barrels and possibly the later british ones.they should perform well in late/modern guns.
     

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