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Question Webley Vulcan Mk1 - Worth Restoring?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by HW100Tuning, Feb 2, 2020.

  1. HW100Tuning

    HW100Tuning Crom is your Göd

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    Webley Vulcan MK1 - worth restoring?

    A buddy of mine just gave it me for free, in bits... metalwork needs re-bluing, but generally in good condition. Stock will need refinishing. New spring, seals etc.

    Opinions/advice?

    thanks
     
  2. rich79

    rich79 No deep or funny comment here

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    For a nice collectable English break barrel yes, financially..... Probably not, but as you got it for free then it depends how much you want to put into it.
    A reblue will be about £80-£100.
     
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  3. rabbitwrecker

    rabbitwrecker Black Latex Matters...

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    Go for it - a real Webley and a milestone for the company too... :thumb:
     
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    jesim1 Kit bitch to the Stars

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    I'm on the same wavelength as Rich, even getting it free if it's costing you £100 all in then your breaking even, probably better missing the blueing and polishing it up the best you can if you don't want to be out of pocket, a total re do is for your own pleasure only:thumb:
     
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    landymick Big Poster

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    If it’s just the standard one ,a good fettle & service will suffice.
     
  6. HW100Tuning

    HW100Tuning Crom is your Göd

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    Thanks for the input - I had chance to look at the prices on Fleeads... £100 - £130 ish.

    Like you say, not good as I would never ever get the money back for. However, I am on the same wavelength as @rabbitwrecker I hate to see old springers get sold for parts or just binned.

    Balls... looks like I will be asking @Paul Chell for a price on blacking and @nath92 for a stock refinish :facepalm:

    Thanks again chaps :up:
     
  7. Slipknot88

    Slipknot88 One step beyond

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    Great little rifle, depending on if you are going to keep it or pass it on is what level of rebuild and expense you go to,but whatever you do it will last year's, normally very robust and trouble free:thumb:
     
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  8. HW100Tuning

    HW100Tuning Crom is your Göd

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    It would be a keeper, once I get them done I can't let them go lol :facepalm:
     
  9. HW100Tuning

    HW100Tuning Crom is your Göd

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    The missus ain't gonna be happy though.... :cool:
     
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    Blackmax Forum Rude Guy

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    FM Steve, yes, it’s part of our airgun heritage!
     
  11. Blackmax

    Blackmax Forum Rude Guy

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    Like you’ve ever been worried about that! :p
     
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    HW100Tuning Crom is your Göd

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    Yeah but just told her I need 5 grand for a new machine... :facepalm:
     
  13. the logun-ator

    the logun-ator "can i,? wey aye man!"

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    love them me,ive got 3,always looking for more.
    there not worth much and not worth the cost unless you can do it yourself.
     
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    Blackmax Forum Rude Guy

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    Women are so unreasonable! I only got six new fishing rods last year and a couple of guns and I’m suddenly not allowed any more! :(
     
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    Blackmax Forum Rude Guy

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    It’s not about what they’re worth financially, it’s the nostalgic value you can’t put a price on.
     
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    rich79 No deep or funny comment here

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    Look at it this way, even if you get a £100 reblue it'll be the smartest looking Vulcan out there for the price of an average one.
    Id still save it whatever air rifle it is.
     
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    Cinimod Keyboard Hero

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    Definitely worth doing the things to bring it up to scratch, but then I can't see anything go to waste especially with regards to airguns .......dom
     
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  18. jaisalmere

    jaisalmere Quite frankly,my deer, I don’t give a dome

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    Restoration can be about liking something and wanting to preserve it and learn about it, it doesn't have to be about money.

    The experts you contact can become friends or at least people you can contact again, the process of actually rebuilding means you will learn and may be able to pass on advice in the future.

    IMO its worth a investing few quid In pleasure, if you break even you'll be lucky but you'll gain much more.
     
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    Blackmax Forum Rude Guy

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    It’s nothing to do with money, Steve’s an 80’s boy and it’s about our era for many of us, you can’t put a price on Kim Wilde and Debbie Harry! ;)
     
  20. rabbitwrecker

    rabbitwrecker Black Latex Matters...

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    Mmmm, Debbie Harry... :)
     
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