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Max B
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Hi everyone, I am new to this forum and wondered if you could educate me.

I have been in possession of a Venus Waffenwerk Zella-Mehlis Tell 3 .177 Air Pistol. Serial number 665. for at least 15 years. I received it in an ammo box as part of my grandfathers estate when he passed.

I thought it was just an piece of junk as it cocked but didn't fire. So it stayed in the ammo box under my bed all that time.

I have being teachering my son the joy of plinking and target shooting today and spotting the pistol I thought I would discover more about it with a view to firing it one day.

So Question one, is it faulty or does it only fire with a pellet loaded?

Question 2, if its faulty does anyone have experience in breaking down the pistol?

Question 3, would it be worth insuring it? If so, for how much?

Thank you all in advance for your help

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Topic starter Posted : 28th July 2022 16:13
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Garvin
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Posted by: @max-b

Hi everyone, I am new to this forum and wondered if you could educate me.

I have been in possession of a Venus Waffenwerk Zella-Mehlis Tell 3 .177 Air Pistol. Serial number 665. for at least 15 years. I received it in an ammo box as part of my grandfathers estate when he passed.

I thought it was just an piece of junk as it cocked but didn't fire. So it stayed in the ammo box under my bed all that time.

I have being teachering my son the joy of plinking and target shooting today and spotting the pistol I thought I would discover more about it with a view to firing it one day.

So Question one, is it faulty or does it only fire with a pellet loaded?

Question 2, if its faulty does anyone have experience in breaking down the pistol?

Question 3, would it be worth insuring it? If so, for how much?

Thank you all in advance for your help

These are still very desirable air pistols, though not nearly as scarce as once thought. Value depends very much on condition. They are robustly built and should cock and 'fire' without a pellet, although this is not advisable since it puts stress on the internal parts without the cushioning effect of propelling a pellet. If it is faulty, it would be worth having it fixed, even at some cost.

See here for more information, including what the insides look like if you want to have a go yourself:

https://forum.vintageairgunsgallery.com/tell/tell-model-3-air-pistol/

Be careful trying to unscrew the rear cap - IIRC it's pinned so doesn't unscrew freely.

 

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Posted : 28th July 2022 16:34
Max B
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@garvin tthank you for you help. I will look at getting it repaired.

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Topic starter Posted : 28th July 2022 16:54
juju
 juju
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i have one luftpistole tell mod 3 air pistol with very goos conditions with box and a receipt , what will be the price for one ?

where can i see the serial number ? i have a pink papel in germany language with the number E-1.028/1 write at hand 

is not for sale! just to know the value !

 

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Posted : 31st July 2022 09:18
Garvin
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@juju 

They seem to sell on eGun.de for around 1,000 euros with a box. The serial number is under the rear sight.

 

 

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Posted : 31st July 2022 19:40
juju
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thank you very much

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