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Question Webley Alecto version and miffed at a shop.

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by resnikov, Aug 6, 2014.

  1. resnikov

    resnikov Busy Member

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    Just bought a Webley Alecto from a local gun shop. I did ask if it was the Mk3 but truth be told I wasn't sure on the differences but on goggling them this morning, I think they have sold me a Mk1 as a Mk3

    http://bobsairguns.com/index.php?option=com_rokgallery&view=gallery&Itemid=179

    Mine does not have the cut out behind the barrel shroud and also has a silver cylinder.

    Also not sure if the marks on the cylinder are right for a supposedly brand new gun?
    Can anyone confirm this?

    So do I go and play merry hell with the shop?
     
  2. resnikov

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    [​IMG]

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    Pictures of the marks.
     
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    The mk3 is easy to spot as there is a [​IMG]
     
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    Threaded nut on the end of the barrel that can be removed with a supplied key to allow a silencer adaptor to be fitted.
    There is no nut on the Mk 1 and 2 versions.
    There is also a slot in the top of the gun behind the front sight. See how the mounting bolts are different heights on the red dot sight. This allows the front bolt to sit in the groove.

    Take it back. And explain nicely that the gun is not what you asked for.

    Dean.
     
  5. resnikov

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    Bah, just rang the shop, closed Wednesday afternoons.
     
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    Threaded nut for silencer only available in .177 cal I believe.
     
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    I've a Mk2 .177. I believe the majority of Mk 1's had silver pump units which changed to matt black in the Mk 2. You might see some marking on the pump unit cylinder from use. I've put around a tin of Geco wad cutters through mine and just checked where it's showing wear. Look either side of the pump unit and you might see a line of light scoring along it's length which I guess is just how the outer case comes in to contact with it from opening and closing.

    I had the barrel on mine customised to take an 1/2" UNF extension and moderator (Weirauch) to tame the report! When I first got mine I was surprised at how loud the crack was.

    Hope this helps.

    Brittleview
     
  8. resnikov

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    Due to weather and kids I've hardly used it, maybe 20 shots but it's not loud at all. Thinking this might be a used gun.
     
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    I had to buy a replacement barrel which was threaded, also the Alecto mod.. Which was pretty useless..

    then i had to buy an adaptor, so i could fit any std mod on it.. Luckily i had a spare Nutshot..

    without the mod it sounded like it was firing bullets....

    my cheapo red dot sight (£20) .. Wouldnt fit because of the front sight.. Its plastic, so i cut a section out with a Stanley knife... Pukka for shooting rats and such when im fishing.... The end result cost a fortune tho...
     
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    The slot behind the front sight is also there on the MK 2....I've a Hawke Red Dot 30 on mine and haven't had to do any cutting.

    Brittleview
     
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    Ive no idea which model this is... .

    ...but i had to trim the sight, to get it to fit.. Just whipped some camou tape off and took a quick pic..

    ...[​IMG]
     
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    I don't mean this with any dis-respect, but has it got the nut on the end, or are you the nut that bought it ?
     
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    None taken.
    No nut on the end.
    Just the nut who bought it :)
     
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    Only one option then, take it back as mis sold as a Mk3.
     
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    Mine is defo a MK3 .22 and has no nut in the end of the barrel. Does have the cut out behind the front sight and has a black cylinder.
     
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    It should have paperwork with test shots & kit issued if MK3 it should say nut spanner included if all cals have the nut fitted.Mine is .20
     
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    Called them this morning and they were getting a delivery today. They just called to say they have it in stock so I will nip down tomorrow morning and get it swapped out :)
     
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    Got it swapped out. Shop were very sorry about so all is good with the world (well my world anyway)
     

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