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Labour Of Love Webley’s

Discussion in 'Vintage collectable airguns' started by pjbingham, Aug 17, 2019.

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    pjbingham Prime Kentish Beef

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    F12E849E-2E0E-403D-987A-12C36974E113.jpeg The morning in the shed has seen the old girl finished and plinking,it actually shoots really nicely and I’m really pleased with the end result. It’s not one for the purist but then again I never set out to make it that, I was just looking to put together a cheap pre war plinker and that is the result. Once again it’s a big Thankyou to forum good guy Chris (Norman) for generously helping me out with some of the missing parts that were needed to complete the project.
     
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    Still on the look out for a Senior Piston (or two) and possibly a Mk1 barrel,condition is unimportant :ranger:
     
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    Great stuff - love those old Webleys... :thumb:
     
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    B851C5A5-3B3B-4084-9CAD-7590CADE26D9.jpeg Another one is done, I’m getting there slowly :cool: This time is a pre war slant grip Mk1. I was lucky that the frame included the trigger guard and rear cylinder plug but that was all. I’ve been gathering parts for this one for a few years.
     
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    A15D6C9D-680F-450E-96B4-ECBCD5A44511.jpeg The rear sight isn’t original, this is one I made as I realised I had overlooked the fact I didn’t have one.
     
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    48191864-FD22-40D1-92CA-ADACEA3385BF.jpeg The final piece of the jigsaw was the fact that I didn’t have a barrel. Guy came to the rescue with an incredibly generous barrel shaped gift (thanks again mate)
    Again no beauty prises for this one but I’ve been plinking with it and it shoots exceptionally well, it’s always nice when one turns out sweet.
    The eagle eyed amongst you will notice there trigger adjuster and locking screw are missing and you’d be right, they will turn up in time but as the don’t stop play I’m calling this one done :thumb:
     
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    Love this thread, you can see the love you put into these old Webley's. Now my Mk1 is serviced I'm going to make sure it gets some use.
     
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    Is this the same pistol in a before/after? If so it was in a sorry state and the saved condition is brilliant.
     
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    A super collection Phil,

    Good luck on the restorations, it’s brilliant that you are saving them, I only wish that I could assist you with the parts.

    Best regards.
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    2506sendero Legend in his own mind & living on the edge.

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    I've shot a lot of gear over the years over an extremely broad spectrum of guns, but the Webley Premier pistol & MK3 Supertarget rifle still remain 2 iconic pieces of airgun history to my eyes.
     
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    There was a VERY nice (early) Webley (1965) Supertarget at Melbourne yesterday...:thumb:
     
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    Very nearly bought that, but I have 2 already so bought the straight grip senior and a couple of others instead. It was nicer than both mine though....Mmmmm Maybe next time if it's still there. My problem was that I ran out of ready money before the toyshop closed.

    PS. What does the (1965) mean, is it a typo for (1925) ?
     
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    No typo...1965 Webley Mk.3 .177 Supertarget air rifle...almost mint & a very early variation of the Mk.3 :up:
     
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    Sorry, This tumour plays havoc with my thinking sometimes. I misread and thought you were talking about the MkII target . Never liked any of the MkIII rifles, stocks seem agricultural to me. clumsy , thick wristed and straight. Much prefer the feel and fit of an Airsporter
     
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    Well there were plenty of Airsporter's there too...and a nice "Club" Mk.1...:)
     
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    I ha a Senior that is like to improve cosmetically. How hard is cold blueing ?
     
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    Yep it’s a before and after :up:
     
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    Thanks Les, I do have abit of a soft spot for the old Wobleys :cool:
     
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