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Garvin
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12th December 2017 12:41  

Pope Air Pistols

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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."


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Pope Air Pistol - Nickelled with shoulder stocks.

 

With thanks to Bruce for this pic. Note there are three different style shoulder stocks.


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12th December 2017 12:48  

Pope Air Pistol - Black Japanned.

 

With thanks to Bruce for this pic.

With rare box of Pope darts.

 

 

 

With thanks to John Atkins for this pic.

With Quackenbush felted slugs.


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12th December 2017 12:49  

Pope Air Pistol - Comparison with Bedford 'Eureka'.

 

With thanks to John A for this pic.


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12th December 2017 12:50  

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.

Auction blurb:

"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"


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11th June 2019 15:42  

Pope Air Pistol 

Pics copyright Holts Auctioneers.








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