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Webley Tempest .177 a real little beaut!

Discussion in 'Vintage collectable airguns' started by Samon, Sep 27, 2014.

  1. Samon

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    Yo!


    Check out this little beauty. A UK made, Webley Tempest .177 boxed and only one previous owner from new!


    Arrived into he mail this morning and I've shot about 30 out of it and its shooting, cocking and hitting really nice. I used the old pellets it came with, I'm guessing the guy barely used it when he bought it 20 years ago and these may even be the same pellets it was sold with?


    It also has the function check receipt, parts list, spare seal and an instruction page!


    I'm going to sight her in later at about 6m. I'm too blind to shoot at 10!


    And I love that smell of oil, steel and old boxyness. It smells just like the old hurricane I had when I was about 12.


    So what do you think?


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    No serial number, but I hear this is normal for the UK made models. It says Birmingham,England under the for end.




    I'm a happy bunny, I swapped this for a knife I got and never used.


    Thanks for looking!
     
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    That is a very early model as it only has Tempest written on the forend cover, I've been looking to replace my .177 Tempest for some time now, I've got a Very nice set of chef's knives if your up for swap ? ; ) LOL
     
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    Any idea on age then? The guy said 20ish years..

    Lol I think I'll keep this mate, thanks though!

    Out of curiosity, can you fit a hurricane barrel on a tempest?
     
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    Age wise its about 35 years old.

    Your keeping it ( original ) but don't dice and slice it, this is one of the earlyest Tempests,

    so while you can swap barrels about, why would you butcher it ( with no knifes ) LOL
     
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    Oh im not going to swap barrels. Im just curious if its possible.

    How much would this one be worth? Like I said I traded for it so cash never crossed hands.
     
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    Ive got a later model in the sales section, Ive been told Im asking to much ?
     
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    Not sure..

    Mines not in the condition as yours and doesnt have original targets etc. Is the forened and trigger guard steel on yours?

    Do people collect these little guns?
     
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    I'll have to get a magnet out and check and yes the early Tempests are collectable, but most pug it away for a rainy day collecters, are very anal and want mint one's.
     
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    Just took this little popper down my local gunny and its putting out over 4ft/lb! Stout little shooter for his age.

    Not sure if its had a new spring in the last few years or its just not been shot much.

    Gunny said it might be worth £120 which is pretty good to know!
     
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    Lovely little pistol! Might have been tuned at some time as they didn't usually go beyond 3.5 FPE.
     
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    Ive got a webly hurricane .22 , its good fun. Can someone tell me the difference between the tempest and hurricane please?
     
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    Size, the hurricane has a longer barrel and longer back end/sight mount. Internally though they are the same.
     
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    Samon, would you say the longer barrel tends to be more accurate?
     
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    Naturally with these types of guns a longer barrel can assist accuracy. They arent match pistols obviously, but they donshoot well and te hurricane in the right hands should be more accurate!

    I swear i saw a hurricane stock a few years back too!
     
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    My Hurricane just says Hurricane on the side and has what looks to be the Typhoon barrel on it, shall I post a pic?
     

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