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Re: Webley Longbow .177
« Reply #20 on: February 15, 2011, 10:50:18 AM »
 Hi Ed and congrats on your coming rifle, you are going to love it i feel sure. I'll hit on the points that may cause you some issue. I've already covered all this i think but will hit on it again.

 I replaced screws with hex /allen/bolts from Lowes, used threadlocker but still had to tighten for the first 500 shots or so.
 There is no stop pin so only a STRONG mount is going to hold.
  Chisel detent will get better over time. Prepare to bruise your hand at first though :)
  Shim trigger pins if your not getting Paul to do it for you.
 
  I used JB paste to smooth the bore and would highly recommend that you do the same, swab from the breech end to keep from damaging or even touching the crown. I use qtips w/ jb paste on the crown. Then RWS barrel cleaner to shiny it up. I'd google the proper usage for jb paste but you more or less keep swabbing till the whole barrel "feels" smooth.

  I am not recommending this but i used rubbing alcohol and very fine 0000 steel wool on the metal, very lightly till all the gunk was gone then sparingly worked in some military gun oil on a silicone rag.


  On the stock i used murphys wood oil soap then olde english  :)   hope this helps and i look forward to hearing about your gun!!  J

 Oh yeah, i use a coated .177 one peice cleaning rod with a .177 jag with patches over it. i've never used a brush.

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Re: Webley Longbow .177
« Reply #21 on: February 15, 2011, 08:38:07 PM »
Thank you JonnyReb for the information.  I also purchased the tune.  For the mount and I am planning to use a one piece BKL mount.  And will be purchasing the hex-allen- bolts.  Which thread lock did you use? Blue? Also where can a person purchase the JB paste?  Will Ballistol work to clean the outer barrel?  thank you again JonnyReb. 

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Re: Webley Longbow .177
« Reply #22 on: February 15, 2011, 09:18:41 PM »
 Hi Ed,  the tune is SUCH a good idea, as you know it will really boost your fps and add other improvements, it's the least expensive tune in town too, not to mention it's done by the guy who knows these guns better than anyone.  Great choice on the BKL, mine still has not moved one tiny bit! The jb paste came from brownells as did my cleaning rod and finally yes Ballistol would work fine on the outside surfaces but i can't stress enough the need to keep it away from any part of the breech or interior barrel as it is very flammable and would potentially be disastrous in the combustion area of the rifle. I know alcohol is also but it evaporates so fast that it seems safer. And yes, blue threadloc works perfect, after the break in anyways..

  Finally Ed, don't hesitate to PM me or to start a new thread concerning your own rifle when you start shooting it, i have tried to mention throughout these posts that this is a diamond in the not so rough, it doesn't take much to make this a perfect gun but if you or anyone else has issues, Paul of course can help with anything arising but i'm very willing to share what i've learned about this gun too.  I have to say that more than ever, this is the most impressive spring gun i own or have ever shot, including some much more expensive sporting guns. I just don't know of another gun made, that gives such a fine combination of med/high power versus medium size and weight, beautiful build materials and more than anything i think, accuracy. These Walther barrel seem worth the cost of the gun alone.. but then again so does the stock..  just let us know when you get yours, i look forward to hearing what you think.   oh yeah and we want pics   ;D
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Re: Webley Longbow .177
« Reply #23 on: February 15, 2011, 09:39:51 PM »
You bet JonnyReb and man I do appreciate you taking the time to answer my questions.  I have several HW/Beeman, and Air Arms springer rifles and pistols.  Plus a multipump collection.  I do love this sport.  I had been eyeing these Webley's for a while and just this week read some great information on the forums as to stock finish and overall rifle performance.  Your post was the most informative and I can not express how grateful I am to have found it.  Happy Shooting and looking forwards to reading/learning more about the Longbow.  Paul is truly a great guy and I am looking forwards to doing more business with him!!

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Re: Webley Longbow .177
« Reply #24 on: February 15, 2011, 10:27:26 PM »
 Well thats awesome Ed and we're glad you found the GTA, hope to see you on lots in the future!! J
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Re: Webley Longbow .177
« Reply #25 on: February 16, 2011, 01:11:34 AM »
Put about a dozen pells through the Tomahawk today. Cocks nice and smooth.....some recoil, trigger is not that bad. What to put about 50 through it before I mount the scope. Most likely put on the Leapers 3x9x40 airgun rated. Am planning on doing a tune sometime in the near future. Have a local guy that does tunes and is willing to get me started in the art of tuning. Have built several AR-15's so I am familiar with arms work. No spring compressor as of yet.
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Re: Webley Longbow .177
« Reply #26 on: February 16, 2011, 01:23:38 AM »
Jeff that is one nice piece of wood. Can't say much for the rest...:) Waited for a couple years for a genuine UK built Tomahawk .177. I am very pleased with it also. I love the Webley/Scott builds. Great looking guns. I did have Timmy refinish the stock for me. I like the Air Arms style comb so he fixed me up..:) Enjoy Jeff
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Re: Webley Longbow .177
« Reply #27 on: February 16, 2011, 01:36:29 AM »
Gene that is sweet.....what kind of scope? Puts my Turk to shame.
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Re: Webley Longbow .177
« Reply #28 on: February 16, 2011, 10:00:46 AM »
 I think it's a Hawke airmax bluz, glad you got to shoot the tommy some, and i look forward to hearing what you think of it once it's broken in and scoped.

 LOL ;D Gene i'm bring mine to the GTA shoot and you'll have to take it back :)  plus i'm trading you something for yours, i know i know not a chance ;)   Beautiful rifle though, timmy always did have a way with wood that makes all of his stocks special, i had always privately hoped to have some of his work myself oneday. Maybe he'll get back into it.  I can see a certain shine to your metal too that the turkish gun lacks, the UK guns were just done to perfection, the Turkish models need a little tlc, still, this $180.00 gun was such a pleasant surprise that i don't think i could ever part with it. I've contacted Paul about getting springs and seals, eveything i would need to keep this gun shooting long into the future. Waiting to hear back about getting those parts. Thanks everyone for making this a great thread,  J
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Re: Webley Longbow .177
« Reply #29 on: February 20, 2011, 12:38:27 AM »
 Well unfortunately as it turns out there are no parts available for these guns from Paul, but i'll contact Webley USA if i can to see about ordering parts. Gene contacted me also, with internal pics of this gun and said that it could have parts made if need be, or even preferrably by an experienced airgunsmith or tuner. Hopefully parts won't be really needed for a long time to come,  Jeff
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Re: Webley Longbow .177
« Reply #30 on: February 20, 2011, 05:07:22 AM »
Gene that is sweet.....what kind of scope? Puts my Turk to shame.

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« Reply #31 on: February 20, 2011, 01:20:23 PM »
mmmmmmm.....Dr. JonnyReb........I need one of these puppy's.........you talked me into it.

Been looking for awhile for a UK version after seeing Genes beauty!!! Thinking this is worth a shot, if a UK version comes up later, I can go there also...hahahahhaha

You put lots of good info in this post......thanks for the effort. Be sure to let us know you you pry Genes from his tightly gripped hands..hahahha
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« Reply #32 on: February 20, 2011, 02:03:48 PM »
 I'll post immediately    ;D   I'm sure keeping my eye out for an English gun too, i WILL have one someday but i doubt it will be Genes :)still have to say that as accurate, if nothing else, as accurate as this (turk)gun is, i'll never sell or trade it (it's not worth much)and i will have it rebuilt when it blows. I have no doubt it will come back from the tuner as fine a gun you can buy. You wouldn't go wrong by picking one up,  J
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Re: Webley Longbow .177
« Reply #33 on: February 25, 2011, 11:30:35 AM »
I ordered one of these bad boys from Paul last week.

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« Reply #34 on: February 25, 2011, 07:11:06 PM »
 Are you going to have him do the tune?
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« Reply #35 on: February 25, 2011, 08:04:22 PM »
Yes sir, I had to........the Dr. told me to..hahah

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« Reply #36 on: February 25, 2011, 08:20:43 PM »
 lol You're the one who started that :P  David changed my name but i had to go back, if i ever met Dr. Beeman i couldn't look him in the eye ;)

  Just the added fps makes the tune worthwhile in my book, and yours to i'll bet. I really do look forward to hearing what you think of it..  do you think i should be on commission? ;D
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« Reply #37 on: February 26, 2011, 10:01:14 AM »
lol You're the one who started that :P  David changed my name but i had to go back, if i ever met Dr. Beeman i couldn't look him in the eye ;)

  Just the added fps makes the tune worthwhile in my book, and yours to i'll bet. I really do look forward to hearing what you think of it..  do you think i should be on commission? ;D

Absolutely, on the commission thingy. I thought I would also try his scope...........not that I need another scope, but I haven't tried Pauls yet. Someday I'm going to have a giant scope sale, then my wife can park in the garage again...

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« Reply #38 on: February 26, 2011, 10:54:00 AM »
 HaHA ;)   Your whole garage is full of scopes lol  Dean, the funniest thing is i believe you ;)
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