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d@rk51d3

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PostSubject: My New Webley MK3   Fri Nov 23, 2012 5:37 pm

Finally got around to picking her up............

Not as pretty as I remember, but that could be said of alot of things. Surprised






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PostSubject: Re: My New Webley MK3   Sun Nov 25, 2012 5:57 am

Still looks ivgc! Good call! I own 2 mk3's myself, they're great
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PostSubject: Re: My New Webley MK3   Mon Dec 17, 2012 1:53 pm

A great rifle in lovely condition, nice low serial number, but the really interesting feature is the stamping of Birmingham proof marks, not required on airguns. Probably indicates that it was originaly made for export to Australia.
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PostSubject: Re: My New Webley MK3   Mon Dec 17, 2012 1:57 pm

I now feel a bit of an idiot,
I've just looked back at the beginning of the post and now realize that you are in Australia.
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PostSubject: Re: My New Webley MK3   Tue Dec 18, 2012 1:55 am

Thanks for the info. It's all good to know. Cool

Put a few dozen pellets though it on the weekend.
Started off nicely, but the groups started to wander. Then I realised the rear sight was sloppy in the dovetail, and had migrated to one side.

The loading tap coverplate screws also started coming loose with the recoil.

Should I put a bit of loctite, or nail polish on the threads to help hold them?
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PostSubject: Re: My New Webley MK3   Tue Dec 18, 2012 4:01 am

I'm not sure about the Loctite but I can't see it doing any harm,
Here in the U.K. air rifles are limited to a max. of 12 FP,maybe your spring has been uprated if you don't have such restrictions.
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PostSubject: Re: My New Webley MK3   Sat Dec 22, 2012 3:05 am

Just be sure you use medium loctite, not stronger!
The rear sights áre a bit whiggly, as is mine.
The mk3's were made for about 9-10Ftp. It has a very small action tube. I doubt much more that 12Ftp can be gained from it.
Ofcourse trýing to up it above 12Ftp, with a stiffr or a square Ox spring, may very well make it erratic to shoot.
But than it should be harder to cock as well.
And they're quite stiff cockers as is (in .177).
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PostSubject: Re: My New Webley MK3   Sat Dec 22, 2012 3:34 am

Yeah, I was leaning towards nail polish, as it wont grip quite like loctite.

This rifle was resprung with a locally made spring (I believe). Don't know the poundage, but it goes straight through old galv tin cans, and smashes glass bottles at 10m.

A water filled plastic 2 litre soft drink bottle gets holed on one side, with a small cloudy mark on the second side. The pellets can be found at the bottom of the bottle.

Once I can source some proper 5.6mm pellets, she should kick up a notch or two in performance, and smooth out a bit too.
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