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unusual Brummie longbow

Discussion in 'Gun Gallery' started by tomsteebs, Feb 22, 2014.

  1. tomsteebs

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    hi,

    just picked this up off a member of this forum, bit of an unusal longbow as it was produced right at the time of the english-turkish period.

    the story goes, venom had this as one of there prototypes for a new design but webley went bust around that time and it was put basically on the back burner and then sold straight to market from the venom lot.

    all you see is standard and apparently only 2 of these stocks were made. has a venom mod.... walnut had good grain (better than photos show) so sort of ties in with venoms goings on. blueing is somewhere between the best of webley and the turkish lot so that kinda ties in too.

    what do you think?
    when i shoot it i will know if it's standard inerds or factory tuned type thing....

    tom

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  2. mattyts

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    Looks very nicely made but a bit of the stock is missing :D
     
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    ive got a stingray. very accurate gun. just wish it was .177
     
  4. tomsteebs

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    not as much as the mpr :D
     
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    alot less .177 about, .22 shoots sweeter though :p
     
  6. JD

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    So which cal is it Tom, I'm guessing it's a .22 ?

    Looks all standard barring the stock, fitted with a Webley Venom silencer, but the good thing about it is,

    It's an British made Longbow, going by the cylinder and breech marking.
     
  7. nick2

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    Nice looking bit of wood Tom, would prefer it if it was full fat though!
     
  8. tomsteebs

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    hi, yes i would have prefered it but only managing to find 2 good condition brummie longbows my choice was either a beech stock with venom slimtech, or this walnut with webley venom. putting a pro staff on it aswell...

    yes it is, im trying to replace one i sold (as per previous thread) will be sending it off to be tuned by tony wall as he likes to tune these apparently ;)

    cant shoot it till i get a scope as my mounts are too low for the only spare scope i have ;(
     
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    Saintly, its at least a bit holy.

    I'll get me coat....
     
  10. JD

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    Should have bought them both mate. ; )

    Surely a Vmach tune would be more in keeping it in the same stable, UK Neil and a Vmach kit, or speak to Steve Pope.

    Also, who needs scope's or open sights to test a rifle ? shoot it at close range at a target, test yourself and see if you can shoot a good group,your also find out how it's shooting cycle is.
     
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    nice looking gun
     
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    i may well do that, but i know what sfs tunes do to these and they come out exceptional, so its a decision between known and the unknown for me.

    will shoot it at half time of the rugby ;)
     
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    I'm at Kibworth next Sunday if you want to see what a Wonky Donky tuned one shoots like.
     
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    wonkey who who? :rolleyes: im at kibby tomorrow for the 1st time :eek: not sure whether i'll be up next weekend (ie busy or work)

    just shot it a little, it needs a tune :p not the gentlest of recoil (but better than a hw standard) and a little twang but certainly not a standard amount.

    this is such a light and point able springer, i know why i liked my other one :up:
     
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    Looks lovely mate
     
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    looks nice! simple clean lines.
     
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    Very nice gun Tom,

    Tony Wall had a hand in the design of the Longbow from memory.

    He loves his Webley's, he was a great help with me & my Omega :)
    p

     
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    Looks a nice set up, enjoy :up:
     

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