Webley mk1/mk2/mk3, Group shot..

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Webley mk1/mk2/mk3, Group shot..

Postby johnbaz » Mon Dec 02, 2013 12:43 pm

Hi all..

I was told that not many people could take one of these pics due to the rarety of the Webley mk1 rifle! 8-)

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Re: Webley mk1/mk2/mk3, Group shot..

Postby bellringer » Mon Dec 30, 2013 11:34 pm

Superb group photo. Many years ago when I had a 300+ collection I could have and really do wish I had done a similar photo but I could have included all three barrels on the Mk II and MK III's in .177/.22/S-TGT/ two stage trigger and S-TGT conversion in .22 cal. Sadly or stupidly or both; most guns now sold on; I only have the two stage trigger gun which was also a R & D gun used by the firm over several years to try different things. This gun is now going up for sale so any thoughts as to value from anyone for a genuine "one and only" MK III, would be appreciated. Also if you let me have the serial number for the MK III, I may be able to surprise you with some very detailed info on it [ number has to be above 44370] bellringer
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Re: Webley mk1/mk2/mk3, Group shot..

Postby pmh » Tue Dec 31, 2013 11:16 am

I do wonder what made Webley change direction, and make the more "traditional" type of rifle, rather than sick with their earlier "large pistol" design.

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Re: Webley mk1/mk2/mk3, Group shot..

Postby johnbaz » Tue Dec 31, 2013 5:06 pm

Hi Bellringer

I have four mk3s, an early two stage trigger, two more on .22, the one in the first pic is .177..

Alas, I don't have a Supertarget :cry:

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Top one is the two stage trigger one..

Serial numbers are..

3970
24353
32607
42085


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Re: Webley mk1/mk2/mk3, Group shot..

Postby bellringer » Sun Jan 05, 2014 11:02 pm

John Hi, nice to see the four MK III's. As you state the oldest one has the two stage trigger and with its number seems to re-inforce the growing doubt that is popular amongst historians, that the two stage trigger stopped at No 2500. Also I read somewhere that Webley used another wood apart from Walnut for stocks on early models, but for the life of me I can't remember what it was. I have a two stage trigger on No 4320 and have seen posts with higher numbers, so the 2500 seems a little odd. Sadly I can't date any of the guns with certainty because my information starts with 44370 which is W/E 7-11-64; so I guess 42085 is likely to be 1964 also because production varied from 60/wk to 110/wk; but if you do acquire one with a later number get in touch and I will oblige. bellringer
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Re: Webley mk1/mk2/mk3, Group shot..

Postby johnbaz » Tue Oct 28, 2014 12:35 am

Hi Bellringer

A mate of mine recently acquired what I think is the most beautiful mk3 i've ever seen!! 8-) 8-)

The stock has been modified bt Don Robinson and is imo 'Gawjuss'!! :dance:

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Re: Webley mk1/mk2/mk3, Group shot..

Postby kj68 » Tue Oct 28, 2014 6:41 pm

Hi John that's a really nice collection of older Webley Rifles, like Phil said cant understand why Webley changed their direction to more modern design. You should be proud of those rifles.

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