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little advice please

Postby kj68 » Fri Jun 06, 2014 1:10 pm

Hi guys I just received another Webley the other day through the post, its the Hurricane and its dated between 1975-1990. Its in great condition with no paint missing and shoots nice. What I would like to know is, is it wise to slightly oil a felt pellet and put it through the pistol just incase of collrcted dirt as I dont know how long its stood. :think:

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Re: little advice please

Postby pmh » Fri Jun 06, 2014 7:07 pm

It is, but I wouldn't use just one.

It won't provide enough back pressure to stop the piston hitting the front of the cylinder.

I'd put a minimum of 4 through at once: dry, oil, dry, dry.

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Re: little advice please

Postby Certus » Sat Jun 07, 2014 9:32 am

pmh wrote:It is, but I wouldn't use just one.

It won't provide enough back pressure to stop the piston hitting the front of the cylinder.

I'd put a minimum of 4 through at once: dry, oil, dry, dry.

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Phil


Hi Phil,

I would definitely agree that a single felt wad does not provide sufficient back pressure. I always seat a pellet behind a single wad rather than shooting off two wads.

As you say, it's very important to remove any oil from the barrel prior to use to avoid erratic results.

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Re: little advice please

Postby pmh » Sat Jun 07, 2014 10:53 am

Yes, I forget about the pellet behind technique.

This also helps with preserving the "leading" in the barrel.

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Re: little advice please

Postby kj68 » Sat Jun 07, 2014 10:56 am

Hi Phil and Brian thanks for the helpful advice :)

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Re: little advice please

Postby TheWilding » Sat Jun 07, 2014 10:16 pm

I push a felt pellet through the Model 6M everytime I finish shooting it, and always after around 50 or 60 shots.


RobinC has put up some good posts about barrel cleaning in target orientated barrels in the tech section on here, well worth a read though aimed at rifles.


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