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A Webley MkIII and Original 50

Postby ChrisH00 » Sat Nov 10, 2012 9:37 pm

I've had the Original 50 since new, the Webley I bought s/h maybe 15 years ago.

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Postby pmh » Sat Nov 10, 2012 9:38 pm

Classic lines on both rifles.

Is the Original 50 classed as a Stutzen?

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Postby ChrisH00 » Sat Nov 10, 2012 9:41 pm

pmh:58 wrote:Classic lines on both rifles.

Is the Original 50 classed as a Stutzen?

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I suppose it might be because of the long forestock, but it doesn't reach the end of the barrel and I'm not sure what the definition requires. A pig to dismantle (unlike the Webley which is simple).
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Postby zunmik » Sat Nov 10, 2012 9:42 pm

Love the 50, is it the early one or the later high powered version, M.
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Postby pmh » Sat Nov 10, 2012 9:45 pm

I used to be a bit snobbish over tap loaders, in my youth, as I always watned a break barrel.

They do, of course, have the potential to be more consistent, having a fixed barrel.

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Re: O-50

Postby ChrisH00 » Sat Nov 10, 2012 9:52 pm

zunmik:60 wrote:Love the 50, is it the early one or the later high powered version, M.


Good question, I don't really know. I do know when I went into the gunshop the gunsmith tried to sell me a HW35E instead, demonstrating it was more powerful by firing them both into a piece of wood :)  However, I was taken by the looks of the Original 50. One of life's choices...
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Postby pmh » Sat Nov 10, 2012 9:54 pm

The HW35 is another classic.

Very 70s in styling, but a worthy rifle.

I had my first go, in the mid 1980s, when a chap at Rochdale Air Weapons club had one.

The first break barrel rifle I had seen with a barrel release catch.

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Postby zooma » Wed Jan 23, 2013 3:44 pm

I put an Original dioptre on my .177 Model 50 ( same as used on Model 66 etc) so I can use it as a bell target rifle.

I also have a mint Mk 3 Supertarget complete in it's original cardboard box!

Once I find out what it is worth I will be selling it - but my Model 50 stays!
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Re: A Webley MkIII and Original 50

Postby johnbaz » Mon Dec 16, 2013 1:17 am

Hi

I think to be classed as a Stutzen, the stock has to go all the way to the muzzle of the barrel, the same as these two..

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Coincidentally, The Original mod50 and the Webbo mk3 are amomng my favourite rifles :clap:

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This one is ready for rebuilding now, I just have to pluck up the courage now to tackle it!! :oops: :lol:

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Cheers, John 8-)
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Re: A Webley MkIII and Original 50

Postby zooma » Mon Dec 16, 2013 8:45 am

I have two .177 Model 50 air rifles - one is a Diana Model 50 and has the older slimmer stock and the newer one is an Original Model 50 and has the thicker more chunky stock with the square shaped trigger guard and darker wood.

Both have the Diana diopter for target use and it is interesting to compare them with my Webley Mk3 Super-Target. Although I prefer the Model 50's I have to admit that the Mk3 is very well made and actually shoots better and with more power too!
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