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Webley Falcon

Discussion in 'Vintage collectable airguns' started by AndrewE, Jun 29, 2018.

  1. AndrewE

    AndrewE Well-Known Member

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    I picked up this poor old girl from the girl friends mum. It's been in the shed for 36 years. It has a snapped stock and a blocked barrel.
    it's a Webley Falcon. The stock snapped in the late 70's and one of the kids shot a feather dart up it and got it stuck, followed by the rest of the box of 10 in 1982. It's been stuffed in the shed since.
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    £24 in repairs and £12 for a scope and it's ready to go. off to the range today to spit some lead.
     
  2. BadboyMelvin

    BadboyMelvin Member

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    Wow! Great job! :thumb:
     
  3. johnbaz

    johnbaz Keyboard Hero

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    Superb job Andrew! :thumb:;):cool::cool:


    John :wave:
     
  4. rabbitwrecker

    rabbitwrecker The Tree Hunter...

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    Nice little rifles, Andrew... :up:
     
  5. mikeyhall1

    mikeyhall1 Pepe Le Pew

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    That’s come out nice!!! Enjoy mate
     
  6. TalinMoracius

    TalinMoracius Well-Known Member

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    Oh good work! Looks like a lovely rifle now
     
  7. JamieB57

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    My first air rifle was a .22 falcon,when I was 14 in 1971.Bought it from Tilney’s in Beccles for £8.50 second hand.Fired many thousands of pellets through it,had it tested once and found out it was shooting 7-8 ft lbs.It got traded in for a .22 rimfire in 1976,but got £10 for it.
     
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    My first rifle was a .22 Falcon as well, bought second hand from Goings tackle shop in Southend on Sea. IIRC, I paid £15 for it in 1987. I remember bringing it back in a cardboard case to my home in Benfleet on the bus. Used it until the cocking link fell off and eventually gave it to a friend in Norfolk as spares for his.
     
  9. joncaddy

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    I've had two Falcons, nice quality rifle that gets overshadowed by other more popular Webleys. The cocking link always makes me smile, looks like it was made to support the Forth bridge. Not push back a little spring! "Don't make em like they used to"
     
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    rascaltrousers Busy Member

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    Envious. Not of the rifle but of your obvious restoration skill. Looks great.
     
  12. johnbaz

    johnbaz Keyboard Hero

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    I was after a Falcon, There was one near me at a Gunsmiths but he wanted £150 for it! :eek:

    I found one for less than half that at the Melbourne Vintage airgun fayre in very nice condition!
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    John :)
     
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    Fantastic work - a piece of history re-born...
     

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