Discussion in 'General Airgun Chat' started by Ratinator, Jun 11, 2018.
A guy at work bought in his vermin gun today and asked me what make it was “ not a clue”
Webley Raider of some sort perhaps? The cocking bolt looks similar but the magazine release is strange.
Could be Vasily Zaytsev's rifle, the WW2 Russian sniper who was a real life hero to the Russian people for the battle of Stalingrad.....
Seriously I've not a clue.
Might be a makers name to find on the action if the stock was removed.
Looks like a Webley Venom Viper
I second this, cocking bolt and stock are spot on, it is the mag release that is different.
Could be an early FX.
I've just Googled for images of Webley Venom Viper, and it looks like your spot on with your suggestion....
The magazine release and receiver design are different.
Yep, but i think there may have been a couple of slightly different versions...... a long time ago i owned 2 venom vipers, one had a 2 shot shuttle style in built mag and one had the rotary mag. IIRC they were both marked as venom Vipers on the block.
If you google images of the Webley Raider 10, they seem to have two variations on the mag release, one of which is the same as on the above rifle.
I just looked at the raider 10 and your right it is the same.
Look to be the same action as my Webley axsor.
Im sure the Webley/logan Axsor bolts are different when you pull the bolt back you dont push it down.
But the mag release catch is the same as an Axsor, also when it comes to raiders webley scott built some and hatsan started building them after getting the rights, maybe this is an early webley scott raider 10?
As much as you can see from the picture it looks like Webley Raider 10
I thought it looked one of those titans from years ago
They did an mot and janitor???
Could be wrong though
Manitou and mpt damm those auto texts
It looks very much like an original / proper (Birmingham) Webley Raider 10 and I think you're right about the cocking - the FX guns (which these closely mimic in may areas but are actually quite different to) all cock on bolt closing, while these cock on opening.
It's not a Venom Viper as these were two-shot (shuttle fed) and basically the same as the 2-shot Raider barring some gold-anodised bits (the joys of a dying company trying to extract as much from its customers by magicing "added value" on special editions out of thin air"). These are nice guns in some respects (good finish, steel breech block, solid mag indexing system, valving setup), less so in others (crude trigger, slow lock time, farty firing cycle, predisposition to shroud alignment issues). Beware of faults as unique spares are pretty much unavailable now - including the exhaust and inlet valves...