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Why Not Try A Pistol?

Discussion in 'Air Pistols' started by AndrewE, Jan 23, 2021.

  1. AndrewE

    AndrewE Engaging Member

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    Pistols are not really my thing but I was offered one today and thought why not.
    I dont know anything about it other than its a Webley, .177, smooth bore. My guess is a Junior mk2.??????.

    Anyway it will be fun and tomorrow i will throw a pellet down it and see what happens. Then some spit and polish and get a feel of what to do with it.
     
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    It's a post WWII Webley Junior made in the early 1950s. What is sometimes referred to as a 'series 2' . Certainly NOT a Junior MkII
     
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    isnt that a rustmatic 2 lol :)
     
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    offered, like as in free
    well give it test and then spend a few hours knocking the rust off it so it doesn't get any worse???
    hard to believe i typed that, the worse part
    so is it a pistol, i guess, is it a prize, no
    good luck with your project and bronze wool will be you friend

    mike in the states
     
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    I've recently picked one up too, mine looks somewhat like that but had an adjustable rear sight and a lot less rust! Was the adjustable rear an optional extra or are they different ages?
     
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    They are different ages, Yours may be a bit or a lot younger. Does it have a Birmingham 4 address on the side and does it have a blued trigger? Adjustable sights date it from early (53-54? ish) 1950s to circa 1972. There are a few other pointers that can get the date a bit closer but dating can be a lot hard.
     
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    Looking closely at the picture, it does say "Birmingham 4". ;)
     
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    No Birmingham 4. Number on the front of the cylinder is 1587.

    Upper case B by the trigger guard?

    Not sure if the trigger is blues, looks the same finish as my MK2 target.

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    It says
    THE WEBLEY “JUNIOR” .177
    WEBLEY & SCOTT LTD. BIRMINGHAM 4.
    MADE IN ENGLAND
     
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    I salvaged far worse, a bit of elbow grease and I reckon that will be quite nice :up:.
     
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    Looks a nice little project ;)
     
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    Sorry.... I over looked and read 'tomorrow I will throw the gun down to the target and see what happens'....

    :eek:

    Are you sure it's working 'out of the box' without any service?!
     
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    Well i think that polished up okay.



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    That's impressive. What did you use?
     
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    0000 wire wool, mineral oil & elbow grease. Polished off with some silicone oil.
     
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    Looks great now, age appropriate patina/wear, nice job mate :thumb:
     
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    Nice, looks great

    If only my junior was that easy to restore

    My junior had the old suncorite coating but was in bad condition 8F6DD33B-AC4B-4DEF-8552-541223BCE751.jpeg

    It’s now been removed & ready for blacking
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    Did you throw a pellet down it? :thumb:
     
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    Nice work...
     
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    Thanks @td_boy :thumb:
     

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