interesting airgun gallery
. .177 webley longbow
. it's my opinion that the webley longbow is their best springer. it is awesome the amount of power that is yielded from from a small chamber area and cocking stroke. minimal effort easily produces almost 850 fps with an 8 grain pellet. the gun is well balanced and almost carbine-like in proportion and very easy to handle and shoot. these are photos of the lesser turkish version before the quattro-style triggers were added later. yet, even these versions were very accurate. the uk versions had my favorite of all spring/piston air rifle triggers, the classic uk longbow/tomahawk trigger package which were a greyish metallic. it took much experience with airguns to truly appreciate the 12 ftlb school of thought, but after realizing that much adult airgunning occurs in the size of an average backyard (25-35 yards of range), this power limitation seems perfect to me now. with .177 caliber, there is far less chance that a pellet could cause broken windows or property damage if indeed the pellet flies through the target or pest. it was a fine privilege to have been able to handle, shoot, and own so many different webley airguns. the gold triggered versions of the the longbow and stingrays were fitted with lothar walther barrels and had fine wood stocks. the triggers were a die-cast type of metal and were easily modfied to suit most shooters. - rane on. 4-14-14..... ..
. .177 beeman r-11
. crosman 2400kt custom carbine
. here is an excellent value. i ordered a few of these co2 carbines from the crosman custom shoppe. i preferred the .22 18" barrel, or the 18".177. as shown below fresh out of the box, it ran about$100 shipped. i could tinker with the 12 gram co2 powerlet arrangement to get an even 600 fps with 18" .22 barrel using crosman premiers or rws superpoints (they chrono the same from most airguns). about 670 fps w/ 18 inch .177 barrel. what makes these an exceptional value is the steel breech. same as discovery breech. i would take the tube from a 2260 and put discovery valve and air intake into the 2260 tube, making a pcp carbine that would generally yield almost 800 fps w/ .22 pellets mentioned above. i called them the 2400pcpx and they got around 18 shots per fill. i filled them only to 1900psi w/ the benjamin hand/foot pump, which only took around 40 pumps to refill. the result was a stealthy, 20 ftlb hunting carbine that weighed around 4lbs scoped. but even if you leave it stock, these things are awesome. the plastic breech version was called the 2250 rat katcher and generally shot around 540 fps w/ the 14.5 grain pellets in .22. these were the value per airgun dollar by which i measured other airguns against. the crosman 2400kt and the diana 34 set the standard for value of airgun dollar spent. - raneman. - 11-17-13. .....
. .177 cometa 400 compact walnut
. .177 beeman webley vulcan
. this was a fine lighter power gun except for the trigger package, which was gradually changed as webley produced the vulcan II and vulcan III (which had the stingray-type trigger which was adjustable from atop the tube w/in the scope rail). i recall there being some added vaule to this particular rifle because it stamped 'beeman webley'. most other webleys are either stamped beeman (who imported them into the u.s.) or webley (one of the oldest names in guns and like benjamin, has produced airguns since 1909). - 11-12-13. .......
. .25 cal webley tomahawk (uk) walnut
. i wish these photos could do this air rifle more justice. this was a very beautiful piece. is was fun to shoot, but these things are so rare and expensive that i had trouble really enjoying it. it shot low when i got it, but i had already learned that turkish tomahawk springs work very well in uk tomahawks. i was able to produce 650 fps w/ ftt's with a comfortable shot cycle. this one looks have to have a paul watts style of barrel, but that was never confirmed. i would like to state that this lighter barrel made the gun much easier to aim and shoot and prodived more balance - in my opinion. of all three caliber of uk made tomahawks that i have had, i found that the .177 was best. the .177 version shot the smoothest while producing a near constant 1009 fps with crosman premier light pellets - and that was a purely stock, never taken apart, air rifle after years of shooting. while the .22 version of uk tomahawk produces the most power in footpounds, it has a rougher firing cylce than even the .25 cal version - and it was loud. the uk tomahawk is my favorite webley model, but i like to hunt. they have referred to this one as the 'baby patriot'. if it weren't for the 18-21 ftlb range that is most comfortable for me to use in the field, i would proclaim the uk made longbow as the best webley. especially in .177, the longbow packs a lot of power for such a light, easy to wield rifle with super short cocking stroke. - rane on. 11-4-13........
. .22 diana model 46
. .22 diana (rws) model 38
. .177 webley raider 10 (walnut)
. .177 diana 34 pro-compact custom
. .25 webley stingray (uk)
.177 slavia 634
the slavia 634 is a very nicely czechoslavakian-made air rifle. mechanically different from the 631, it is a bit beefier. very easiy to cock and shoot, the 634 has a 20 inch-long barrel. it has a single stage sear trigger, but it is a great trigger. shoots around 760 fps w/ 8 grain pellets. also has the barrel locking device that must be disengaged before cocking - helps to insure that the barrel in the same place each time you shoot it. .......
.177 webley xocet
.20 caliber webley omega
.177 bsa lightning xl
. traded a transitional longbow for this one. it handles and shoots great. for medium-duty springer, it is very small and light-weight - compact also. it is more challenging to dismantle and tune these bsa springers. i recall getting 860 fps w/ 8 grain premiers here at 750 ft above sea level. i found that the .22 version was more accurate for me. the .177 was hold sensitive for the way i usually shoot. others however, handle the .177 lightnings very well. these are very well-made. 10-15-13. .....
.177 diana (rws) model 40
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