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Webley Longbow Info Needed Please.

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by robs5230, Aug 15, 2019 at 4:47 PM.

  1. robs5230

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    Off to look at a Longbow tomorrow and just wanted to be sure how to identify a Birmingham made Longbow.
    Seller does assure me its a Birmingham rifle but as I've never owned one I need to be sure.

    Would it be stamped made in Birmingham? Made in England ??
    Thanks Rob
     
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    This ones from 2005
     

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    Thanks for that Martyn.
    Whats stamped on the cylinder ? Just Webley Longbow ?
     
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    Scrinja Trust Me

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    Turkish trigger
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    Yep again from brum 2005
     

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    If it’s a Brummie it will have Longbow stamped into the cylinder.
    If it’s a Turk it will have Longbow lightly etched on the cylinder.
     
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    Like this ??
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    Its a beech stocked .22 with the muzzle brake.
    Seller states its never been fired.
    However it does have some small rust marks from storage.
    STock supposedly mint.

    Whats a Longbow worth these days ??

    If the rust is more than could be gently removed I'm factoring a reblack in.
     
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    As above, that breech stamping = Birmingham proper Webley, not Turkish nonsense.

    That said, I believe there was a brief phase when the Turks assembled guns from Brum-made parts. It’s all a bit murky.

    For a really nice (90%+) Brumbow, I’d say £200-250 in beech. £275-325 in walnut. Less, obviously, depending on things like rust spots.

    They are very nice, and special (good shooters, Venom-influenced, last of the real Webleys, what’s not to like?), and they definitely aren’t making any more of them.
     
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    Cheers for that.
    The longbow is one of the few I've never owned.

    THe deal looks promising so its just down to condition now.
     
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    Its a Birmingham one and its now mine.
    It will need a reblack but it came at the right price.
     
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    Jay Butts Quick, put it back before anybody notices!

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    Outstanding mate, post pics when you can... :thumb:
     
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    Here they are Jay.
    It will get stripped over the weekend and up to @Paul Chell Monday for a reblack.

    At the minute, I don't even want to shoot it. There's so much lube hanging around it, the chances of dieselling are pretty high.

    Never even seen one of these before.
    It has lovely proportions and puts up perfectly

    The seller has owned it from new. Never had a screwdriver near it and never been fired.
    Stock, triggerguard and muzzle brake are mint.
    The story is he bought it pre VCR and it was delivered and just left outside his house without a signature. AFter he chased delivery he was informed it had been delivered 5-6 days previous.
    It had sweated in the box and this rust has been present since he opened the box.
    The bore is perfect and it cocks and de cocks as it should.
    Barrel lockup is tight and crisp.
    Last 2 pics show the extent of the rust / pitting, but there may be more under the stock.

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    Looks nice enough,shame it wasn’t Walnut.
     
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    Aye its nice Mick.
    Its light enough in beech to be fair though and may be too light with Walnut.

    I might actually keep this :facepalm:
     
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    Jay Butts Quick, put it back before anybody notices!

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    Rob, that’s defo a keeper mate. It’s a lovely restoration project and when you’ve put your blood, sweat and tears into it you’ll not want to get rid! The satisfaction in renovation is staggering mate. I’ve nearly completed a mk2 1982 Brummie Webley Vulcan and I’m loving every minute. Yeah, the stock colour is a Marmite choice but I love it...just needs a front sight shroud!!!

    Enjoy your restoration bud, try to post pics at ever stage.. :thumb:

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    Those opens fitted then Jay? Looking good.
     
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    Couldn't resist trying a scope (even though its coming apart at the weekend).
    My little Vortex Diamondback 2-7x35 suits this really well.

    The handling is surprisingly good with almost a neutral balance.
    I still can't believe I've never had one of these before
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    Jay Butts Quick, put it back before anybody notices!

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    Rob, perfectly mate! You’re a megastar.... :thumb:
     
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    Jay Butts Quick, put it back before anybody notices!

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    Cracking scope mate, spot on for HFT!!!

    Looking forward to seeing what you do with it! :thumb:
     

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