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My Webley Service Mk2

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Paul Chell, Aug 17, 2019.

  1. Paul Chell

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    So here we are over 3 weeks work working 2hrs every evening reblacked stock was stripped reoiled and then wax polished also new parts fitted mainspring bronze piston ring and leather breech seal iam really pleased with the outcome shoots like a dream at near 10ftlb I was going to leave this rifle as it was when I brought it from @Deejayuu but couldn't help myself lol below some before and after pics cheers SAM_2292.JPG SAM_2293.JPG SAM_2294.JPG SAM_2377.JPG SAM_2378.JPG SAM_2380.JPG SAM_2381.JPG SAM_2382.JPG SAM_2384.JPG
     
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    That, my friend, is beyond perfect. Just stunning.
     
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    lovely piece
     
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    Very nice..will it be rabbiting..??
    I would really buzz hunting with it.
    Years ago I used a .177 Lincon Jefferies to good effect my shooting mate laughed when I pulled it out of the slip but soon agreed how good it was.
    I saw a thread on shooting rabbits at 30 yd on open sights..I did a lot with that one.
     
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    That sir is a thing of beauty, just outstanding & for those who say 'do not fiddle with the 'patina' .. :rolleyes:
    I know which look I prefer, I'm no expert by a long shot but to display your skills with that result must give you exceptional satisfaction Paul ... :thumb:
     
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    paul, im really pleased you showed us your rifle and the work you did. its a thing of beauty. I have access too a Lincoln Jefferies which is rough and wondered what too do with it ! now I know ! I will be in touch .thanks.
     
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    I wouldn't mind betting (and I'm not a betting man) that it is now in better condition than when it first left the factory.

    Looks stunning :):):up::up:
     
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    Sure that some of the 'purists' would be horrified Paul, but you have done an outstanding job with that and proves that you haven't lost your touch :thumb:
     
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    Thing of beauty. Just love the MK2, to my eye it is the pinnacle of mechanical beauty.
    I would love one but finances won't stretch to a decent example.
    Your work is a reminder of a time when craftsmanship used to be something aspired too & valued but is now hard to find.
     
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    I'm pleased you went ahead with it Paul, it looks stunning! Fantastic work :D
     
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    An amazing restoration!
     
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    I was a bit of a lone voice when you asked before and I suggested using your skills on it...

    Boy was I right!.... That is just peeeeeachy, love it! :thumb:

    Superb work and far, far better than some rusty nail with 'patina' :facepalm:
     
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    That’s a lovely job. These are super rifles, and that is now a very nice example, well done!!!
     
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    Can I ask what did you use to fill the gold lettering and how you got it so nice?
     
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    its very easy all you do is using gold leaf paint which I got from ebay paint right across the letters making sure the paint goes into the lettering then leave for about an hour then with a clean cloth and a drop of white spirit wipe of access paint and that's it job done
     
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    By instinct I'm one of the leave it be brigade unless you are extending it's working life but I have to say that looks stunning and I take my hat off to you. 10fpe as well, beautiful work sir.
     
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    Dear god I don't think any rifle has made me hold my breath in awe,, but that sure did Paul.

    Ive always liked the old Mk2 and that restoration is a credit to you and your skill now :up::up::up:

    Im assuming thats old .22 and not modern, do you have much trouble finding pellets that fit?
     
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    Paul

    You have done a remarkable job on restoring that Webley rifle. It’s stunning.

    You are so talented.

    Kindest Regards

    David
     
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    While I understand the leave it as found contingent of collectors I really see no problem in a restoration like Paul's.
    Webley always produced good bluing & to me this quality of bluing resto enhances the piece.

    When a customer bought their MK2 it would have looked like Paul's MK2, shiny deep bluing would have given the owner a real sense of pride.
    I look at that gun & can see how the person who bought that gun originally felt unboxing it. Having examples like this gun allows us to appreciate the gun as it was in its day, not rusty or with excessive patina, so it has its own value.

    Like I said I understand the collectors who love age & patina but I see a considerate resto like Paul's as equally valid.
     
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    no not at all RWS supper domes fit just right nice snug fit and very accurate
     
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