Webley tempest

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  1. Ratinator

    Ratinator member of the 39 club , twice

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    Where to start ?
    A customer of mine cares for an elderly lady who has given him a Webley tempest Air pistol.
    He would like to get it serviced ,mainly to make sure it complies with the law.
    Is it possible that this is doing more than 6 foot pounds or were they normally very low powered ?
    Is there anyone local interested in giving it a service for him ?
    It is in great condition for an old pistol due to spending most of its life under the elderly ladies pillow.
     

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  2. biwain

    biwain Tree bark and paint chipper Champion

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    They usually come in around the 4fpe mark. A .22 may even make 5fpe, but nowhere near 6fpe.

    The Birmingham made guns are bomb proof, so if it's been looked after just shoot and enjoy it.
     
  3. Ratinator

    Ratinator member of the 39 club , twice

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    It is a .22 and it’s dieseling quite badly .
    Thanks for the info
    Simon
     
  4. mpr

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    Always wanted one of them.
    Nice to see what looks a great gun to own
     
  5. biwain

    biwain Tree bark and paint chipper Champion

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    It's probably been over lubricated for storage, it will stop dieseling after a short while with no detriment .
     

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