Webley Mk1 Air Rifle
Webley Mk1 Air Rifle - Early front adjust trigger, etched.
With thanks to the owner, LeonardJ, for these pics. Len has this to say about this gun:
"This is the very earliest variant with the trigger adjusting screw located at the front of the trigger block - the "Holy Grail" of Webley collectors.
I was fortunate enough to have been able to add this gun to my collection in the fall of 2008. Shortly thereafter, the gun was introduced to the airgun collecting world by John Atkins, in his column in AirGunner magazine, in the March 2009 issue. At that time, it was the only specimen of this rare early variant known to exist. The gun also received a vague mention in Chris Thrale's book, Webley Air Rifles (copywrite 2010).
In July 2013, a second specimen of this early variant surfaced for auction in the UK, at Wallis & Wallis. That particular gun, bearing serial number 85 immediately precedes my gun, bearing serial number 86. Therefore, there are now two specimens of this early variant known to exist - one here in Canada, and one that, to the best of my knowledge, remains in the UK."
Webley Mk1 Air Rifle serial no. 498 (etched)
With thanks to Tim at timdysonairguns.co.uk