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Offline Richard Saunders

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Re: Just bought a...
« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2017, 07:02:01 AM »
Thanks for the tips on pictures. Hopefully I have got this right:









Thanks for helping to identify exactly what I have bought so far! Can I just quest, is the suspicion that it is a Webley Vulcan Deluxe SE, or a Webley Vulcan SE? Sorry for being so OCD on this!

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« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2017, 10:08:10 AM »
You have a nice one there. :)

Going on the stock style & trigger blade I would say its a MK1 Webley Vulcan SE Deluxe.

The Webley name on the cylinder should also be inlaid with real Gold as well.

What a great find.

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« Reply #12 on: March 25, 2017, 10:23:51 AM »
Cheers Mick. I appreciate your help on this. Yes, the name is picked out in gold. Looking forward to shooting with it this afternoon...
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Re: Just bought a...
« Reply #13 on: March 25, 2017, 11:01:39 AM »
Lil' tip Richard....when viewing the pic in your Photobucket account that you wish to show on here, if you click on where it says IMG on the righthand side then the pic will be embedded and shown directly into your post, rather than just a link to it. ;)

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« Reply #14 on: March 25, 2017, 11:10:48 AM »
Looking closely at the pic now, I can say it's deffo not a Mk3 as it has a pressed steel strip trigger guard, as opposed to the die-cast item on the later rifles.

I would suggest the engraving is not factory, I'm guessing done by some such as Don Blocksidge. I'd also wager the (early skinny) gold trigger and safety catch are not standard either.

Going on the forend shape of the stock, I'd suggest it could be a Mk2, as I seem to recall from my youth very early Vulcans having a slightly different shape.....though I'm not 100% on that.

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« Reply #15 on: March 25, 2017, 06:47:47 PM »
That's a choice looking rifle.Very nice.
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« Reply #16 on: March 25, 2017, 07:35:58 PM »
Here's another question regarding which Mk Richard's Vulcan is........

Looking at the first pic, it appears it has the 'cotton reel' breech/barrel set-up......did the Mk1's or 2's have that arrangement? I certainly know the Mk3 has, coz I've got one of those.


My previous comment about the (Mk1?) stock forend/trigger guard shape could be a misnomer, if it's a later action fitted into an earlier stock.

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« Reply #17 on: March 25, 2017, 08:38:00 PM »
The rake of the pistol grip & lack of capping suggests MK1 to me,a Mk11 trigger should be more curved.Large Webley brand on cylinder smaller on later models.
The barrel also looks skinny to me. :)

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« Reply #18 on: March 25, 2017, 09:03:36 PM »
IIRC, only the Mk3 had a grip cap, and as already mentioned, a cast trigger guard, leaving it (the stock at least) to be deffo either a Mk1 or Mk2.

Yes Mick, I agree the barrel does look skinny, but was the thicker barrel introduced on the Mk3?

The piston seal would tell us if it was Mk1 or 2....but obviously we can't see that!! :-\


If Richard could kindly supply a serial number, that might shed some light on the situation....as may so info on barrel length too.

Richard.....over to you!! ;)

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Re: Just bought a...
« Reply #19 on: March 25, 2017, 09:48:00 PM »
Happy to, only I can't find a serial number. Is it likely to be under the woodwork somewhere? I will also try to post some pix of the breech block...
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