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Webley Mk3 Date Help

Discussion in 'Vintage collectable airguns' started by Davewolves, Nov 20, 2020 at 6:51 PM.

  1. Davewolves

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    Hi all
    Help needed please. Does anyone know how to date a mk3 by serial number. I think there is a book on this but I don't have it. The serial number on mine is 37033 any help would be much appreciated cheers Dave
     
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    1961.
     
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    Many thanks for your help cheers Dave
     
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    Dave fwb Bucks/Northants border.

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    Tagging on the end of this post and addressed to Geezer, any idea what year my Webley Vulcan would be, serial number 863661 .
     
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    Afraid not.

    I have a personal theory that Vulcan serial numbers don’t run in a precise sequence and overlap with the s/ns on Victors, Excels, C1s, quite possibly Omegas and maybe Viscounts and Trackers too.
     
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    Dave fwb Bucks/Northants border.

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    No problem I just thought you might have “insider knowledge”
    Don’t know why they don’t just put the date on them. I seem to have been down this route before with the Webley.
    Thanks anyway, keep safe.
    Dave.
     
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    Thrale's book lists a Vulcan 877207 as 22/10/99
    Also curious to know if OP's Mk lll has a scope rail or not.
     
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    My mk3 has no scope rail cheers
     
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    Fourth series then according to Thrale. A bit vague on dating tho' he suggests they ended September '61 around 40000 or so.
    Geezer dating sounds emphatic. Maybe bought one new near your number and still has it. :D
     
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    Hi Many thanks for your help cheers Dave
     
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    Based on Thrale. Series 4 ran to September 1961, with highest observed s/n at 39352. Given the numbers made, that must be 1961. I nearly hedged as 1960-61, but, seriously, they definitely made a lot more than 2000 Mk3s in the first nine months of 1961.
     
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    Many thanks for your help. I must get a copy of this book. Again many thanks for your time and help very much appreciated cheers
     
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    We bought 45167 new in 1965 from local bike shop. They made around 4250 that year. Still got it. :)
     
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    P.S. Factory record says about 10000 Series 4 so about 2500 per year. May help countback.
     
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    Hi Many thanks for your help cheers Dave
     

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