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just bought this!

Discussion in 'Vintage collectable airguns' started by johnakay, Jan 27, 2014.

  1. johnakay

    johnakay Engaging Member

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    bought off Paul a forum member.
    webley hawk mk1 .177.
    its been about 30 years since I last had one.
    looking forward to restoring it and tinkering as well as plinking.:D
    [​IMG]
     
  2. bhodge

    bhodge Keyboard Hero

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    It looks in pretty good condition to be honest mate...
    How does it shoot?
    Are you planning to keep us updated during the restoration?
    Your table looks like it needs a bit of TLC though...:), only joking!
     
  3. mattyts

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    Was the solar light included in the deal? :D

    be sure to keep a log of what you do to the rifle,if anything...a lot of people will be interested to see,including me
     
  4. johnakay

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    lol.
    I haven't got it yet!! but its on it way.
     
  5. johnakay

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    got the rifle this morning.
    cleaned up the metal part with an old scotch bright pad soaked in oil.
    came up nice a clean with little rust mark or where they've been.
    I'm happy to leave as is.
    the stock is a little light in colour for my liking so maybe I'll stain it.
    not sure about the rubber butt plate.
    it seem to force itself into my shoulder so it doesn't feel quite right.
    maybe later once I've have had a few shots..trim the R/butt a little?
    all though its a lovely rifle I think I prefer the cadet major.
    time will tell.
     
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2014
  6. gunsnlandies

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    They are a nice little rifle. Had one given me last year in a complete mess. Gave it a complete refurb and got it shooting nice. Then gave it to my mates youngest.
    A before and after pic.
    Webley Hawk1.jpg Webley Hawk5.jpg
    Have fun with yours.
    Brian
     
  7. SteveO

    SteveO Top Poster

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    What a transformation! Nice job Brian.:up:
     
  8. edtwozeronine

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    Wooden tables end up looking like that if you don't oil them. I used to sell garden furniture.
     
  9. johnakay

    johnakay Engaging Member

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    I will need to strip it.
    it makes a loud clatter as if the piston is banging hard.
    will need to check the spring etc.
    might be wrong but having a powerful spring doesn't necessary mean more muzzle power.
    does any one have a exploded picture of the HAWK MK1 .
    google has one but very poor picture quality.
    need to know how to take the trigger apart with the safety catch.
    can't get the end cap off unless I 1st remove these.
    oh and how does this work???
    [​IMG]
     

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