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by Certus
Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Webley & Scott
Topic: New (to me) Webley
Replies: 3
Views: 1596

Re: New (to me) Webley

Hello Dave, The pre-war Slant Grip Mk1s Ser Nos started at 50000 in 1935 and continued up to approximately Ser No 65000 in 1939. The barrel knurling wasn't introduced until 1939 when Ser Nos for Webley products was also discontinued. Your Mk1 is therefore quite an early early example probably made i...
by Certus
Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Webley & Scott
Topic: New (to me) Webley
Replies: 3
Views: 1596

Re: New (to me) Webley

Hello Dave, Sorry about the late response as I don't frequent this site as often as I once did. If you let me know the Ser No, I should be able to give you some idea of when your pistol was made. The so called 'Straight Grip' Mk1s were made between 1924 and 1935 before being replaced with the 'Slant...
by Certus
Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Webley & Scott
Topic: Rare Webley Pellet Tins
Replies: 1
Views: 1654

Rare Webley Pellet Tins

Although not as exotic as some of the other finds at the recent Kempton Park Arms Fair, I finally managed to source an example of this 1970s .22 Webley pellet tin produced to hold 250 rather than the normal quantity of 500. Iv'e lost count of the many hundreds of these tins Iv'e trawled through at v...
by Certus
Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Pellets
Topic: Rare Webley Pellet Tins
Replies: 2
Views: 3214

Rare Webley Pellet Tins

Although not as exotic as some of the other finds at the recent Kempton Park Arms Fair, I finally managed to source an example of this 1970s .22 Webley pellet tin produced to hold 250 rather than the normal quantity of 500. Iv'e lost count of the many hundreds of these tins Iv'e trawled through at v...
by Certus
Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Webley & Scott
Topic: Proof Marks on a Webley mk3
Replies: 5
Views: 6251

Re: Proof Marks on a Webley mk3

Hi, I think I read somewhere that some early British air guns carried black powder proof marks so that they could be exported to countries with rather strange import regulations. I can't recall the logic, but it seemed that anything other than a muzzle loading firearm was considered particularly dan...
by Certus
Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Webley & Scott
Topic: Strange Webley Senior
Replies: 3
Views: 4569

Re: Strange Webley Senior

Hello,

In my opinion, definitely not something that would have left the Webley factory, but as you say, an interesting if puzzling modification by some previous owner.

Regards
Brian
by Certus
Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Recommended Reading
Topic: Free Air Gun Collector Magazine.
Replies: 2
Views: 13757

Re: Free Air Gun Collector Magazine.

The magazine was first produced by a member of the BBS forum initially as a one issue publication. It was so well received that he was cajoled into publishing a further two issues. Unfortunately, the work load became a bit too onerous and he was no longer able to commit to any further editions. A sh...
by Certus
Sun Nov 26, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Air Pistols
Topic: Acvoke or Warrior?
Replies: 1
Views: 2429

Re: Acvoke or Warrior?

Hello Folks. Come the next Birmingham arms fair I shall be on the lookout for either an Acvoke or Warrior. As I like to use what I have which is the better shooter?. Hello Troy, I have both, and would say the Acvoke is the better if you intend to shoot the pistol on a regular basis. The Warrior wou...
by Certus
Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Webley & Scott
Topic: Senior
Replies: 3
Views: 5389

Re: Senior

Hello, The links can stretch with a lot of use which is quite common on pistols which have seen a lot of use. The sears can also wear with time which would also result in the pistol failing to cock. I'm sure you are aware that spares are readily available for several sources although some can be a b...
by Certus
Sun Oct 15, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Air Pistols
Topic: Crosman 600 and mk2.
Replies: 7
Views: 8478

Re: Crosman 600 and mk2.

Hello john, Looks like you have enough air pistols to keep happy for some time. Is there anything you are still chasing or have you like me started to run out of space to store them ? Although they are a bit of a pain to cock, I also have a few early Pump-up Crosmans and Benjamins which are very ac...
by Certus
Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Kempton Park Airgun & Militaria Fair.
Replies: 0
Views: 2748

Kempton Park Airgun & Militaria Fair.

Hello, The last event for 2017 takes place next Sunday 15th October with the 2018 dates listed below. http://www.network54.com/Forum/750652/message/1507569860/Kempton+Park+classic+arms+fairs+2018" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Highly recommended for anybody into vintage / classic air...
by Certus
Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Air Pistols
Topic: Crosman 600 and mk2.
Replies: 7
Views: 8478

Re: Crosman 600 and mk2.

Hello john, Looks like you have enough air pistols to keep happy for some time. Is there anything you are still chasing or have you like me started to run out of space to store them ? Although they are a bit of a pain to cock, I also have a few early Pump-up Crosmans and Benjamins which are very acc...
by Certus
Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Air Pistols
Topic: Crosman 600 and mk2.
Replies: 7
Views: 8478

Re: Crosman 600 and mk2.

These are my fave two Co2 pistols, Just love how they handle!! https://i.imgur.com/biczzgb.jpg John :P Hello John, I'm really a spring powered air pistol fan, but turned to the dark side a bit when I added added a nice boxed, first series Crosman 600 to my collection. I was so impressed with the pi...
by Certus
Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Pistol Power, what is it really?
Replies: 1
Views: 3072

Re: Pistol Power, what is it really?

Hi Graham,

No idea, but nice to hear from you again. We also use steel backing plates at my club and it's amazing how many lead pellets hitting the same spot can fairly quickly deform them.

Regards
Brian
by Certus
Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Air Pistols
Topic: 1st Series Briton, .22 Warrior and a few Diana Mod 2's
Replies: 4
Views: 8252

Re: 1st Series Briton, .22 Warrior and a few Diana Mod 2's

Hi Matt, I replied to your PM, but I'm not sure it was sent correctly, so here is the content just in case. The pellet seater is referenced in 'The Encyclopedia of Spring Air Pistols' by John Griffiths which although now out of print is still recognised as the bible for all serious spring air pistol...