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Webley Vulcan and so another project begins.

Discussion in 'Vintage collectable airguns' started by Meteor62, Apr 27, 2014.

  1. Meteor62

    Meteor62 Major Poster

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    Just picked this up from a forum member for a refurb job. Quite heavily rusted, stock has been shall we say abused in an effort to refurb it at some point in its life.

    Cocking is very stiff and I see me a nasty square section ox spring through the cocking slot. Work will begin this week in between other commitments.

    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    I am looking forward to this thread .
    is yours a mk1 .
    I will put some pictures up of the mk 2 that im doing its in a similar state to yours
    very rusty and some pitting it spent the last 27 years up the loft.
    my spring is S shaped its so bent .
    I made an arse of the stock after 3 coats of oil as well I had to sand it all the way
    back to bare wood.
    I have stained it again I will oil this week
    atb
    David
     
  3. Meteor62

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    Yes it's a mk1, just test fired it and it went with a hell of a bang, looked down the barrel and could see nothing so blew down it expecting it to be full of smoke but nothing, the pellet had only made it half way down the barrel, fired again and out it came. Test fired into some wood, hell of a bang again and pellet hit the wood, dented it and bounced off, I think this is due to the breach washer being worn so will strip down and get started soon.
     
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    I never fired mine I just stripped it right away your fingers went orange when you touched it.
    its now had to many hours to count of sanding the metal work .
    I do it at night on my lunch break at work any spare minute it gets some attention.
    I'm hoping Donald figures out the rust blueing soon.
    my mate is picking me up a webley osprey today so thats next
    atb
    david
     
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    hi mate

    I was given a mk2 from a forum member, in mint condition. very nice rifle to use. good luck with your restore mate.

    cheers

    gus
     
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    Stripped down now the ox spring is in good condition but it won't be going back in, it was very sparingly greased.
    [​IMG]
    The first thing I'm going to tackle is the stock, I have nitromorsed it, although I don't rate modern nitromors it may work on whatever has been put on this stock in a poor attempt at refurbing it.
     
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    With that level of pitting I'd look at getting it shot then sand blasted to a peened finish, I did a really rough meteor a while back and the peen finish looked great
     
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    Nitromors worked well, took to the stock with a Stanley blade[​IMG]
    An hour later and it's all off!
    [​IMG]
     
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    HI, looking forward to this one, I really enjoy my Vulcan, it shoots like a proper air rifle should:)
     
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    What finish are you going for on the stock?, I went a little bit lighter on the colour and I wasn't sure to start but glad I did now,
     
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    Am going for the same effect I got with the airsporter, lighter than the webleys but better in my opinion. The butt pad on this was not going to shift at all, I made a small cut and poured boiling water into the cut in an attempt to break the glue but to no avail but in the end I didn't need to.
     
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    . work there mate
     
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    Well ya know I like to think I'm good but .? That's a first lol
     
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    Excellent - I love this sort of thread. It's great to see new life being breathed into vintage gear.
     
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    Have to agree about nitromorse , I'm a furniture restorer and French polisher and we strip by hand getting harder to find decent stuff , used to be something made by decoraters choice simply called paint and varnish remover

    But no longer sold due to eu laws about a certain chemical in it , now we use something call paramors violent stuff but gets the job sone dont think its available to the general public if you will kinda makes rhis post pointless haha , nice looking rifle too i had one of these as a first rifle when i was about ten no lo ger have it now infortunatly

    Regards nath
     
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    Nitromors in this case definitely made removing the varnish that had been used on this stock easier to scrape off.
     
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    Any more work done to your vulcan I need my fix
    cheers
    David
     
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    Yes I put the first coat of dye on last week resulting in the grain raising and making the wood very rough, requiring me to take out the roughness again with the wet n dry and taking back to the white again. Eventually got it smooth again and wiped the stock over with a wet cloth to see if there was any more wood to rise which was only faint this time so rubbed it down again and have just given it it's first, well second first coat.

    Hopefully have this finished this week and then on to the metalwork which I know is going to be a long haul due to the amount of pitting.
     
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    Fully to the white
    [​IMG]
    And now on its second coat of dye
    [​IMG]
     
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