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Webley Osprey - Value???

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Pat McCabe, Nov 20, 2008.

  1. Pat McCabe

    Pat McCabe Member

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    I have been offered a .177 Webley Osprey which is in quite immaculate condition. It is fitted with good quality aperture sights.
    Any guidelines please as to what would be a fair price to pay for this and what should be maximum I should pay?

    Pat
     
  2. simply james

    simply james Banned

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    i paid £140 for a very good one ,but its up to you how much do you want the gun,thats the question mate
     
  3. norris

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    if they are the original sights,it is an osprey target(one of the later ones?) which makes it a bit rare,so price nearer the 200 plus mark.
    never seen one for sale.
     
  4. Pat McCabe

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    Seems about in line with asking price

    Thanks for the info. I am fairly sure that it is one of the target ones. Asking price is £200, but reckon £180 cash might secure it. I do like the gun very much but just needed a bit of a guideline as to whether or not it is worth buying.
    Are there any long term owners who can comment on the general performance of this gun?


    Thanks,

    Pat
     
  5. norris

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    £180 seems like a bargain to me if it is in very good to excellent condition.
    As to the power the Osprey was developed into the Viscount and Tracker, so except
    similar power levels around 9.5 and 10 ft lbs.
    The Osprey used a double O ring system on the piston, these O ring were separated by quite a distance. An article how to modify the piston was published in “Sporting Air Rifle” ( proper airgun magazine) in the 80s.
    The modification simply cut back the piston to the position of the second O ring from the piston head and fitting a standard PFTE washer as used on the Tracker and Viscount etc, thus increasing the all important swept volume and power(?).
    Personally I would leave it alone if it has not been modified.
    Just keep it for what it is a classic collectable Webley!


    I wish I would get these guns offered to me!
     
  6. Pat McCabe

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    Thanks

    Thanks for the info. and advice on the Osprey.

    Pat
     
  7. Lee Mallett

    Lee Mallett Newbie

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    I have just brought One of these rifles (.22 version) for a great price without realising its true value. I have been told it is the target version as it has a large square cut stock on it and it also has its original sights. I currently have it on sale through my airgun shop and was about to price it up for a much lower price than I have been reading here that it is worth.
    If you or anybody reading this is interested in making this purchase then please feel free to make me an offer here and you can either collect it in person from my shop in Northfield, Birmingham or I can send it to your local airgun shop that is a registered firearms dealer for you to collect from there once I have recieved payment through Paypal.
     

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