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Lightning, Webley and Champion Pellet Boxes

Postby gab » Tue Jun 25, 2013 3:52 am

I don't know how to post photos; hopefully, this link works.

http://s298.photobucket.com/editor?imag ... ml?filters[media_type]=image&sort=3&o=0

The boxes are not pristine, but I paid very little for them. Does anyone know the approximate time frame the Webley box dates from?
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Re: Lightning, Webley and Champion Pellet Boxes

Postby gab » Tue Jun 25, 2013 3:55 am

I see the link is not working. Does anyone have instructions on how to post photos?
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Re: Lightning, Webley and Champion Pellet Boxes

Postby gab » Tue Jun 25, 2013 4:27 am

I have pulled-out what little hair I have left, but will try again. Computers frustrate me to no end.

http://s298.photobucket.com/user/bessy_ ... 2.jpg.html
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Re: Lightning, Webley and Champion Pellet Boxes

Postby Certus » Tue Jun 25, 2013 11:18 am

Hi gab,

Photo link works OK.

As I'm sure you are aware the Webley package is very rare and certainly pre-war as it refers to suitability for
AIR PISTOLS & AIR RIFLE. Webley only ever had the MK1 or Mk2 Air Rifle on sale at any one during this period. I believe the packets of 500 were introduced in about 1925 so your packet would definitely date between 1925-1939 (probably late 20s). Although a few paper packets were produced post-war they were soon replaced with round or oblong tins.

If you open a picture in Photobucket and click on "IMG" in the "Links to share this photo" box" which starts with "URL" at bottom right of the picture,this will automatically copy the link so that the picture can be pasted directly into a post. The picture will then appear in the post without the need to click on the Photobucket link to view from the host.

Hope this helps.

Regards

Brian
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Re: Lightning, Webley and Champion Pellet Boxes

Postby Tank » Tue Jun 25, 2013 4:44 pm

Here you go:

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Re: Lightning, Webley and Champion Pellet Boxes

Postby John M » Tue Jul 29, 2014 6:18 pm

Hi,

This is my first post on this forum, so please be gentle with me!

The Webley boxes were made in several styles before WW2 and this particular type of box was advertised during the early to mid 1930s, just before the rectangular tins took over in fact.

A very nice item to own as unlike the tins, not many boxes have survived.

Kind regards,

John Milewski
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Re: Lightning, Webley and Champion Pellet Boxes

Postby Certus » Wed Jul 30, 2014 12:33 pm

John M wrote:Hi,

This is my first post on this forum, so please be gentle with me!

The Webley boxes were made in several styles before WW2 and this particular type of box was advertised during the early to mid 1930s, just before the rectangular tins took over in fact.

A very nice item to own as unlike the tins, not many boxes have survived.

Kind regards,

John Milewski


Hi John,

What's all this be gentle with me nonsense given that you must know more about classic air guns and accessories than just about anybody I know.

Anyway, great to have your input here as well as on BBS.

Regards

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Re: Lightning, Webley and Champion Pellet Boxes

Postby John M » Thu Jul 31, 2014 6:33 pm

Thanks for the welcome Brian,

I'm happy to help with sharing the little knowledge I have gained over the years.

Kind regards,

John
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