Print Page | Close Window

not an enfield - its a webley

Printed From: Enfield-Rifles.com
Category: Enfields
Forum Name: Enfield Pistols
Forum Description: Another great Enfield!
URL: http://www.enfield-rifles.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=8322
Printed Date: June 27 2017 at 7:02am
Software Version: Web Wiz Forums 11.05 - http://www.webwizforums.com


Topic: not an enfield - its a webley
Posted By: A square 10
Subject: not an enfield - its a webley
Date Posted: December 20 2016 at 8:42pm
a mkI of 20s version - gunshow find 

 a webley air pistol , an early one with wood grip scales and its all metal - no plastic on this one , has a nice holster that came with it , and lots of patent stamps , this is an early one , started production in 1924 , 

same vendor had one from the 50s with brown plastic grip scales and one from the 60s with black plastic grip scales , both match the production of US & import manufacturers of that era  - im thinking on those , might make an offer just to round out my webley/enfield collection a bit , 

Webley's airgun history began in 1910 when an interesting air pistol, with an in-line spring piston and barrel, was designed and patented by William Whiting, then director of Webley & Scott. At least one working example was constructed, but the gun never went into production. The first production Webley airgun was the Mark I air pistol designed by Douglas Johnstone and John Fearn. It was patented and appeared in 1924 and became an immediate success. Like the Webley & Scott firearms, these pistols were built of interchangeable parts of superior quality and the designs were internationally patented. In these new pistols, placing the barrel over the spring chamber allowed a relatively long barrel in a compact gun. The Mark I was soon followed by a target model, the Mark II Deluxe version. A smaller air pistol, the Junior, was introduced in 1929 to give younger shooters a more economical version. It had a smoothbore barrel for firing reusable darts for economy of use. These young users soon were eager to acquire the more advanced Webley models. Shortly after the Junior air pistol had been launched, Webley & Scott brought out the more powerful Senior air pistol which established a basic pattern for future manufacture. Its improved method for cocking the air chamber piston, plus the use of the stirrup barrel latch, now a Webley hallmark, contributed to the enduring popularity of the design.


now i need one of the webley semi-autos to round things out , i want a 455 , there were also 32s that the police adopted in about 1911 when we adopted our colts for our military , 

so many guns - so little time , why am i even thinking of air guns ?




Replies:
Posted By: Shamu
Date Posted: December 21 2016 at 5:37am
Interestingly the design was basically unchanged up through the 1990's!



-------------
PitBull, spawn of Rottie!


Posted By: A square 10
Date Posted: December 21 2016 at 8:34pm
yes indeed , that is essentially the piece , im thinking real hard on buying the 50s and the 60s models he has , if only one works ill be happy :<{ 

im not an air gun guy by any means , these days im more a 22cal guy outside of my enfields , but these have caught my eye , 

guess my just over one year old grand daughters are not the only ones to be attracted to "shiny things" - and yes they are - its so fun to watch , but i digress .........

im about ready to pull the proverbial trigger , if i keep thinking this way ill be making a call tomorrow , merry christmas to me , and to all of you , 

so - im given to understand there was the HurricaneNemesisStinger and Tempest air pistols as well as three versions of air rifles , this one is marked as a mark I with a dozen pattent marks for a number of countries , including USA for 7-7-25 and canada 1925 as the latest , so im dating it about then , 

BTW - i will post some photos when i get time 


Posted By: Bear43
Date Posted: December 21 2016 at 11:18pm
Holy cow! This is a whole different avenue of collecting I never realized before!


Posted By: Shamu
Date Posted: December 22 2016 at 5:19am
I think Hoadie has a Senior?
The early models were the Mk1, Mk2, Junior, Senior & Premiere.
The newer "stretched" versions I recall were the Typhoon, Tempest & Hurricane.
The earlier guns were blued steel, but the later were painted aloy, so to purists the older guns were "better". IMO the old leather pistons were a pain & the newer ones with the synthetic were actually better internally.
I think (I may be wrong) the Stinger & Nemesis were Webly in name only, made in India with the Webly brand name after it was sold?




-------------
PitBull, spawn of Rottie!


Posted By: A square 10
Date Posted: December 22 2016 at 10:26pm
so i see i need to post photos sooner than later , sorry - this time of year and all , so many parties and so little time , but mine is a mkI predates that which has been shown - yessss i  get it , ill post the photos , 


Posted By: White Rhino
Date Posted: December 23 2016 at 7:28am
I like that !!! Im looking into a nice little CHEAP breach loading air pistol .. something to shoot darts out of , crossman used to sell one years ago ... just want one to shoot darts at a dart board !!


-------------
"White Rhino"

"Everybody's got to believe in something. I believe I'll have another beer." --W. C. Fields


Posted By: Shamu
Date Posted: December 23 2016 at 2:00pm
Get a smooth-bore for darts.
It will end up with no rifling anyway!
Evil Smile


-------------
PitBull, spawn of Rottie!


Posted By: White Rhino
Date Posted: December 23 2016 at 9:28pm
Originally posted by Shamu Shamu wrote:

Get a smooth-bore for darts.
It will end up with no rifling anyway!
Evil Smile


Yea, thats what I was thinking about .. crossman makes a cheapie that is smooth bore !!!


-------------
"White Rhino"

"Everybody's got to believe in something. I believe I'll have another beer." --W. C. Fields


Posted By: A square 10
Date Posted: December 26 2016 at 5:47pm
http://s1034.photobucket.com/user/watabmike/media/021_zps4ioqhilw.jpg.html" rel="nofollow">


Posted By: Shamu
Date Posted: December 27 2016 at 5:10am
WOW! that IS early, it doesn't yet have the stirrup latch for the barrel!


-------------
PitBull, spawn of Rottie!


Posted By: A square 10
Date Posted: December 27 2016 at 6:49pm
nope and there are so many patents stenciled on her tube as to be labeled "the painted lady" in some circles , i find her most attractive in a very vintage sort of way , 



Print Page | Close Window

Forum Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 11.05 - http://www.webwizforums.com
Copyright ©2001-2016 Web Wiz Ltd. - https://www.webwiz.co.uk