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Re: A Webley MkIII and Original 50

Postby MDriskill » Sat Jun 28, 2014 12:18 pm

The more powerful model "50 T01" was made for a brief period in the early 1980's, I believe. Unlike earlier 50's which shared many parts with the model 35 barrel-cocker, the 50 T01 was based on the action of the first-version model 45, including its completely revised trigger and large sliding safety catch. The 50 T01 can be identified by a bolt passing through the stock above the trigger (just as the 45), and by a much longer cocking arm which extends past the stock fore end almost to the barrel muzzle.

The model 50 is a great favorite of mine, and in my opinion rather underrated by collectors, especially here in the US. I am very fortunate to own these three early target-shooting variants from the late 50's or early 60's:

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I've always particularly admired the stocks of this rifle, which have truly beautiful lines. Dennis Hiller's "Collector's Guide to Air Rifles" puckishly describes the model 50's styling as having "sexual overtones," and it's hard to argue!

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Re: A Webley MkIII and Original 50

Postby johnbaz » Fri Feb 12, 2016 10:55 pm

MDriskill wrote:The more powerful model "50 T01" was made for a brief period in the early 1980's, I believe. Unlike earlier 50's which shared many parts with the model 35 barrel-cocker, the 50 T01 was based on the action of the first-version model 45, including its completely revised trigger and large sliding safety catch. The 50 T01 can be identified by a bolt passing through the stock above the trigger (just as the 45), and by a much longer cocking arm which extends past the stock fore end almost to the barrel muzzle.

The model 50 is a great favorite of mine, and in my opinion rather underrated by collectors, especially here in the US. I am very fortunate to own these three early target-shooting variants from the late 50's or early 60's:

Image


I've always particularly admired the stocks of this rifle, which have truly beautiful lines. Dennis Hiller's "Collector's Guide to Air Rifles" puckishly describes the model 50's styling as having "sexual overtones," and it's hard to argue!

:D


Spot on M

I had one but a mate talked it off me :evil:

He then sold it to another lad at work, I was then offered it back for three times what I sold it for!!

It's the one at farthest right ;)

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Re: A Webley MkIII and Original 50

Postby aimless » Fri Sep 02, 2016 12:37 pm

I like the match version of the 50 with the "rotating star wheel " on the frontsight. So you can choose four different front-sight versions within a second .

pictures can be enlarged twice

picture of the rifle:

http://sta.sh/0r5fr4tha91

front sight:

http://sta.sh/0w0eshziimp

atb Jochen
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Re: A Webley MkIII and Original 50

Postby johnbaz » Fri Oct 21, 2016 12:26 am

aimless wrote:I like the match version of the 50 with the "rotating star wheel " on the frontsight. So you can choose four different front-sight versions within a second .

pictures can be enlarged twice

picture of the rifle:

http://sta.sh/0r5fr4tha91

front sight:

http://sta.sh/0w0eshziimp

atb Jochen



That's a beauty Jochen, But then all your rifles are!! :clap:


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