1. The Forum Rules have undergone some minor changes and updates.  Please take the time to read them; it will only take a couple of minutes of your time. By doing so, you lessen the chance of incurring the wrath of the moderation team or making yourself look foolish to other members.

    90% of users posting adverts in the Sales forums need to be reminded to read the rules as their posts are wrong.  This is unnecessarily time-consuming and will no longer happen - if your advert doesn't follow the Sales Rules it will be deleted and you'll have to start all over again.

    To close this box once you've read it (and the Rules), click on the X in the top right-hand corner.

    Thank you.

    AGF Staff



    Dismiss Notice
  2. A reminder of one of the Forum Rules:

    'Behaviour

    Do not make inappropriate or offensive posts - including threats, harassment, swearing, prejudice, defamation, deliberate insults or name-calling, other negative remarks about this forum, its moderators and administrators or your fellow members. Even if this is just your own personal opinion, RESPECT YOUR FELLOW MEMBERS.'

    There have been changes made to our censoring software in an attempt to help with this growing problem.

    Click the X in the top-right-hand corner to dismiss this notice.
    Dismiss Notice
  3. Dear members,

    Our membership (like our country) consists of people from all walks of life; different in far more ways than can be listed here and each with a different view based on their experience of life - regardless of their colour, religion or cultural heritage. Every single person in the UK has been born of mixed race – we are a multi-coloured and multi-cultural country.

    As many of you are aware there are a handful of individuals amongst this membership that persist in making provocative, inflammatory, racist and otherwise offensive comments. This has been happening across the forum to a certain degree but is most especially prevalent in the Adult section.

    The moderation team has tried to stay on top of this, however unfortunately because of the ‘offensive’ nature of much of its content we don’t monitor the Adult section quite as much as perhaps we should. As a result much of this behaviour has gone unnoticed unless it has been reported to us. While the team always intended to take a "light touch" approach to the Adult section it would seem that some people aren’t quite adult enough to be left unmonitored after all.

    This behaviour is, and always has been against Forum Rules as well as the specific stipulations of the Adults forum and it will no longer be tolerated. We feel it's time to draw a line in the sand and as such from this point onward offenders will receive an immediate and permanent ban from the forum.

    In order for us to achieve our goal of restoring the forum to the friendly and tolerant place it once was, we ask that ALL members be mindful of the content they post and help us to stop unacceptable behaviour by using the 'Report' tool at the bottom of any offending post - the results of which can be seen only by Admin/Moderators.

    You should all receive a copy of this message by PM. 

    To close this message box, click on the 'X' in the top-right-hand corner.

    Dismiss Notice
  4. Hotmail block emails from us entering your inbox. Unless you can setup a safe sender you will not get activation emails from the forum. Please use an alternative provider or complain to Hotmail.
    Hotmail addresses include.

    @Hotmail.co.uk @Hotmail.com @outlook.com @Live.com
    Dismiss Notice
  5. Postings on Politics, Religion & Controversial Off-Topic Material

    The majority of users do not want to read about these subjects and people have left the forum as a result of it – this is after all an 'Airgun' Forum. It’s all very well to say they don’t have to read it if they don't want to, but as most of us use the ‘New Posts’ button there is no easy way to avoid it.

    All AGF staff members are in favour of people being able to discuss what they want, but we have to draw the line somewhere if it is upsetting other users. We don’t want to read about these topics either.

    IMPORTANT- The discussion of politics and religion is no longer allowed anywhere on the forum (including the Adult section).  The only exception is if it's airgun related - they must be put in the Airgun Related Politics section..

    We will not tolerate bullying or personal attacks, racism or any other offensive 'isms'. we will remove these topics from the forum, we will not give you an area where you can abuse each other. We will not hesitate to ban offenders.

    To clear this text box, click on the 'X' in the top right-hand corner.

    Dismiss Notice

Webley Air Pistol Owner..?

Discussion in 'Vintage collectable airguns' started by norman, Feb 23, 2021.

  1. norman

    norman Donator

    Messages:
    7,236
    Likes Received:
    6,013
    Location:
    Norfolk
    Now there's a "tease".....:D

    Back in the day..when us OAP's were fresh faced young lad's wearing short trousers we would often stop & drool over the airguns for sale in the corner shop...ironmongers along with cycle shops would sell airguns...no need to go to a gun shop.Pawnbrokers,second hand shops fishing tackle shops & antique shops all had a Webley air pistol for sale...Junior/Senior/Mark.1/Premier's in all states of repair.

    We would aspire to own one & perhaps become a "cowboy" or "soldier" for a day...blasting away at toy soldiers or apples in the orchard.Those halcyon days over the summer where hot/sunny days lasted forever & nothing mattered more than being able to afford another box of Beatall pellets to continue having fun.The condition of that old Junior air pistol didn't matter as long as it could fire a matchstick/slug or pellet...but...when they did break or wouldn't cock you were heartbroken.:(

    That's when if you were lucky your dad would take it back to the bike shop or ironmongers & ask them if they could fix it.Now Webley recognised that parts would eventually wear out & there could be a market for providing spare parts for their range of products.Rather than running a repair service for thousands of air pistols they sold service kits/box's to some retailers who then in turn charged the customer for repairing their broken air pistol...these box's contained all the ingredients to service/fix Webley's range.These box's have become quite rare some 60 years on..here's a few pics of one & what it contained..enjoy.:) DSCF1296.JPG DSCF1297.JPG DSCF1298.JPG DSCF1301.JPG
     
    chivy, CJD, DrGunn and 12 others like this.
  2. Lukeypoodle

    Lukeypoodle Posting Addict

    Messages:
    1,333
    Likes Received:
    1,696
    Location:
    Street, Somerset
    Wilsons auctions had one in the last sale, I missed out on it because I was driving back from Gavin Gardiner at the time! Wonder if it would have had the illusive screw I need for my mk1 in it.
     
    norman likes this.
  3. charlesp

    charlesp Member

    Messages:
    23
    Likes Received:
    13
    Location:
    Poole
    That box full of bits is fabulous. The prices (which I can just make out) are fabulous too!

    Thank you for posting.
     
    norman likes this.
  4. the logun-ator

    the logun-ator "can i,? wey aye man!"

    Messages:
    3,395
    Likes Received:
    3,914
    Location:
    the toon,north of newcastle
    watched an empty one do £80 on the bay last weeek
     
    norman likes this.
  5. charlesp

    charlesp Member

    Messages:
    23
    Likes Received:
    13
    Location:
    Poole
    A full one would probably go a long way to wiping out the National Debt...
     
    norman likes this.
  6. pjbingham

    pjbingham Prime Kentish Beef

    Messages:
    4,840
    Likes Received:
    1,959
    Location:
    Staplehurst
    Very cool Norm :thumb: It’s one of my bucket list things to own..... one day :cool:
     
    norman likes this.
  7. norman

    norman Donator

    Messages:
    7,236
    Likes Received:
    6,013
    Location:
    Norfolk
    One day PJ.....one day...:up:
     
    pjbingham likes this.
  8. harris30

    harris30 Busy Member

    Messages:
    961
    Likes Received:
    880
    Location:
    Coventry
    pjbingham and norman like this.
  9. norman

    norman Donator

    Messages:
    7,236
    Likes Received:
    6,013
    Location:
    Norfolk
    DSCF0165.JPG DSCF0166.JPG DSCF0167.JPG DSCF0168.JPG DSCF0169.JPG DSCF0170.JPG DSCF0171.JPG


    Car boot sales can often turn up the most unexpected things...:thumb:
     
    Slipknot88, buryal, chivy and 4 others like this.
  10. waltherfan

    waltherfan Busy Member

    Messages:
    632
    Likes Received:
    693
    Location:
    Mddx
    Amazing! - I wonder if there are more of these boxes 'out there' waiting to be discovered?
     
  11. norman

    norman Donator

    Messages:
    7,236
    Likes Received:
    6,013
    Location:
    Norfolk
  12. marflow

    marflow Posting Addict

    Messages:
    1,558
    Likes Received:
    1,199
    Location:
    usa
    norman, it looks like the Webley pistol took that poor Diana under there wing

    mike in the states
     
    norman likes this.
  13. pjbingham

    pjbingham Prime Kentish Beef

    Messages:
    4,840
    Likes Received:
    1,959
    Location:
    Staplehurst
    Great stuff Norm :up: Hurricanes a bit of a favourite of yours? I found myself looking past the pistols in the end and admiring that Red brick flooring.....not quite what you had in mind when you posted the photos I know :facepalm:
     
  14. norman

    norman Donator

    Messages:
    7,236
    Likes Received:
    6,013
    Location:
    Norfolk

    I like all the Wobbly pistols PJ...they take up less space than air rifles & some actually shoot alright.:)

    The brick flooring was from the old cottage we just moved from....the whole village was owned by the "big House" back in the 1600's...so you had a butcher/baker/blacksmith/candle maker/potter's/farmer's....our cottage was the brick makers...there were clay pits behind the cottage & a brick kiln in the woods...so some of the flooring was bricks made hundreds of years ago from clay dug up just meter's away...shame to cover them up with a carpet.

    Another interesting fact was...because the cottage was owned by the estate & only sold off in the 1980's to try raise money for death duties we were only the third owner's in 500 years...:eek:

    The "big house" was gifted to the National Trust to avoid the death duties...selling off a few cottages was never going to be enough...but the "estate" continues & still owns (& rents out) large parts of the surrounding properties/land...a distant relative (Harpur Crewe) who lives in Canada is the heir...there endeth today's history lesson...:up:
     
  15. pjbingham

    pjbingham Prime Kentish Beef

    Messages:
    4,840
    Likes Received:
    1,959
    Location:
    Staplehurst
    Fantastic Norm thanks for sharing :up: I find old buildings fascinating but more so the likes of those inhabited by average people rather than the big houses. I have been lucky in my job over the years to have been in some very interesting old places.
    Regarding the pistols I totally agree they hardly take up any space and are also easier to sneak past her indoors :cool:
     
    Modski66 and sidney like this.
  16. Geezer

    Geezer Big Poster

    Messages:
    3,479
    Likes Received:
    3,595
    Location:
    London
    Calke Abbey?
     
  17. sidney

    sidney Big Poster

    Messages:
    3,133
    Likes Received:
    3,550
    Location:
    Norfolk
    I'm with you on that.
    I did a flooring job in a bathroom in a very old cottage, where all the woodwork (wall panels, shelves etc)was salvaged from a sunken ship.
     
    norman and pjbingham like this.
  18. norman

    norman Donator

    Messages:
    7,236
    Likes Received:
    6,013
    Location:
    Norfolk

    Correct..:)
     
  19. mickson

    mickson Busy Member

    Messages:
    707
    Likes Received:
    701
    Location:
    Ilkeston derby's.
    Aargh a model 6 :cool: surrounded by Wobblies,:eek:.
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 6, 2021
    norman likes this.
  20. johnbaz

    johnbaz Big Poster

    Messages:
    3,874
    Likes Received:
    2,313
    Location:
    Sheffield, UK
    I like Webley overelevers but the wife loves em!!

    [​IMG]

    I bought a home made box from Mel with some Webbo pistol spares in!!

    Edit- The one in bits at bottom right is put back together now, I stripped it, Polished it then tried cold blue!! :oops::D:D

    It didn't work too well!!

    John :)
     
    Slipknot88, chivy, norman and 2 others like this.

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice