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I think I just caught a bad dose of the webleys

Article about: I have a chance to get a job lot but am uncertain of the value. The bores are supposedly good and I'm assured they lock up tight with good timing etc. They need love but I have the means to

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    Default I think I just caught a bad dose of the webleys

    I have a chance to get a job lot but am uncertain of the value. The bores are supposedly good and I'm assured they lock up tight with good timing etc. They need love but I have the means to restore them. What are they worth as is ?
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    300-500 American dollars for one. I would take that electrical tape though if you buy it. It looks pretty good.

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    Quote by Blitzkrieg Bop View Post
    300-500 American dollars for one. I would take that electrical tape though if you buy it. It looks pretty good.


    I bought the lot for $1200 Canadian. Repro grips sell for $20 a set, but I think I will keep the tape for the classic look

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    Finally got around to starting on the MkVI's, one is done another is half done. I used Radocy express blue, which is actually black in colour and looks about the same as the original finish. It's dead easy to use and no specialised equipment is needed ,just a stove and a pot to boilt the parts in. The one that's done is the odd one of the bunch, it had a few polished parts and I'm sure it was like that from new, I kept it the same.






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    Did another one today. I am REALLY impressed with this radocy stuff.

    Would you know this gun has been refinished ?



    The white on the cylinder is fag ash.

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    Nice work Mick. I think you have done a grand job on these. I am not usually fond of refinishing etc, but what with the lack of remaining original finish on these, I think you have done the right thing.

    Is this blue a liquid or gel?

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Thanks Ade, but I really can't be credited for doing great work, all I did was remove the pitting and sand blast the metal with dust then blue. I would expect everyone who uses it to get the same results, this stuff is incredibly easy to use.

    It's a liquid

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    I finished the last of the MkV1 Webley's today. The one at the bottom was the worst of the lot. (Number 1 in the pic above ) It was so bad that even I considered just giving it a rough sandblast so as to mitigate the worst of the pitting. I had to remove quite a lot of metal, but all things considered I'm well pleased with the end result. All I'm waiting for now is for the repro grips to arrive, but sod all happens at this miserable time of the year




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    Default Re: I think I just caught a bad dose of the webleys

    Here's a pic of a Springfield 87A I am helping a friend to restore. He found it in a field.


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