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Webley Mkvi

Discussion in 'Air Pistols' started by CaptDAR, Jun 8, 2020.

  1. CaptDAR

    CaptDAR Always count your shots

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    Plinking time with the Webley MKVI this afternoon. The best double action trigger in my armoury.

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    I just can't leave mine alone....


    Or my MK VI. :laff:
     
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    Wild Bill Long time poster

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    Great photos Dar. But prefer them not filtered with weird colours. Just as they come or Sepia or black and white. :thumb:
     
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    CaptDAR Always count your shots

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    Is that holster a blister pack?..:confused:
     
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    I’ve got a little stirring for one of these Webleys. Not the sort of stirring you get when the Curvisa advert is on the tele you understand, but a stirring non the less. What exactly is a “battlefield” finish? I notice you have the fancy silvery one.
     
  7. CaptDAR

    CaptDAR Always count your shots

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    My model was called the ‘Exhibition’. I presume battlefield finish is what the a new original 1915 model strapped to a young lieutenant would like like by the time he lived to be a Major on November 11 1918. Mine remained in its pristine condition having been the side arm of a desk sitting adjutant.
     
  8. Wild Bill

    Wild Bill Long time poster

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    Mine is Battlefield finish. Like the ones owned by the 5 minuters.

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    Here is my Battlefield mk6, rifled barrel pellet version:

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  9. Modski66

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    There are a few things I find disappointing on the MKVI:
    • The grips do not have the quality feel of the rest of the pistol, they sound too hollow and the matt finish is wrong. I am in the process of rectifying these issues though. :thumb:
    • The safety is an affront to my sense of 'correctness'. :mad: I am looking into the possibility of taking it out and plugging the hole. :D
    • The writing on the right hand side, although subdued, is still jarring to me. Don't have a clue how to disguise it without it looking cr@p. :facepalm:
    Great fun to shoot though!
     
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    Wild Bill Long time poster

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    I might do something similar with mine.
     
  11. Douglas Soal

    Douglas Soal Pistol enthusiast for life.

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    Like the grips, much improved finish, think I read that the guy on here who dipped them doesn’t do them anymore. That’s a shame, they look excellent.
     
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    The finish still wears though, on the holster guides, the muzzle and the thumb catch. Mainly due to being cleaned on a regular basis by the officers batman . I also doubt whether war office supplied arms would be supplied in 'Exhibition' grade.
    Whilst officers before 1921 had to supply their own sidearms, by 1915 there were no pistols left in the private field, everything supplied was to government contract.
    When a newly commissioned officer applied to buy a sidearm from a private firm, That firm then contacted the government with the officers details and they allocated a pistol. This was then struck off the governments inventory and the private supplier sold it to the officer. What calibre and type of pistol they got depended on what the government had available.
     
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    This is a picture of the left grip polished up with fine wire wool, micromesh and Brasso wadding polish (formally Duraglit) compared to the un-touched right grip.
    Both are now done, plus some sound deadening material stuck to the inside to kill the hollow sound.
    Not quite bakelite, but one gripe down, two to go...
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  14. CaptDAR

    CaptDAR Always count your shots

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    Yes I had my grips hydrographed and the insides filled.
     
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    Wild Bill Long time poster

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    Lets see em on the pistol then. I like what you have done to the grips, it does look more like bakelite. :up:
     
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    My least used bb guns CaptDAR,, and like others found the grips to feel light. But it go's great with my WW1 era items.
     
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  18. CaptDAR

    CaptDAR Always count your shots

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    Yes my 95 Camo jacket is not in keeping.
     
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    A small detail but quite noticeable on the gun I imagine. :thumb:
    Thanks for sharing the method.
     
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    I think I can still get a bit more gloss onto the surface, but I have run out of Brasso...

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