Pope Air Pistols
Pope Air Pistol - Nickelled (boxed with accessories).
With thanks to John A for this pic.
Note the rare wrench for unscrewing the front plug combined with dart claw - an original Pope accessory, as is the cleaning rod.
John says of this example and the black Japanned one also pictured in this gallery:
"Both pistols have their original plate springs forming top safety sears that intercept the breech of the barrel when drawn forward for loading to stop it flying rearwardly to trap the loader's fingers and flat ribbon mainsprings."
Pope Air Pistol - Cased, David Swan Collection.
With thanks to Rod Meek of Anderson & Garland Auctioneers (www.andersonandgarland.com) for permission to post these pics of a gun auctioned in 2015.
"Two associated Pope Brothers .215cal. air pistols, no. 2475 and 3694, circa 1980/5, nickel plated full metal bodies fitted pull-out barrel action, each gun 12in. overall length; with associated fitted walnut case with slugs, darts and key
Hammer Price: £350.00"