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Webley 1902 Small Frame
      #188954 - 31/08/11 10:42 AM

Picked this one up at auction recently in a single lot along with some Stevens Favorites and a rolling block. All decent rifles but this is the one that urged me to bid on the lot.
Obviously, a gross amount of buffing has been done to the metal and the finish is anything but correct, but all in all, a rare and fine rifle which someday could be returned to it's former glory.
The wood is surprisingly clean and not much below the metal anywhere.







Edited by CptCurl (31/08/11 08:22 PM)


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Re: Webley 1902 Small Frame [Re: Huvius]
      #189007 - 01/09/11 01:53 AM

You certainly seem to pick up the single shots!

All of them are very nice - many thanks for sharing them with us

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Re: Webley 1902 Small Frame [Re: TH44]
      #189053 - 01/09/11 05:18 PM

Huvius,
This is getting a habit,you seem to turn up a new Falling Block each week! Well done! This is the first Webley Wyly I have ever seen(almost in the flesh), many thanks for sharing this little gem with us,what caliber is it in? This is an action I have long thought about making,that and the H&H Woodward.All I need is time!
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Re: Webley 1902 Small Frame [Re: Englishman]
      #189059 - 01/09/11 11:09 PM

Thanks for the complements guys.
As I mentioned, this little rifle was one of a seven gun auction lot. I bid an amount that I felt would be a reasonable price for the Webley alone and ended up winning the auction for about 20% less than my bid! A good day all in all I must say.
The rifle was originally chambered in 300 Rook (determined by the proofs on the barrel) and has been rebored and chambered to 357 Magnum. IMO, not a bad choice if the original bore was junk, which many are. Now, I can choose between the power of the 357 or the milder 38 Special, which, by the way, is very similar to the 360 Rook. These "small" Webleys are actually rather large when compared to other rook rifles and a cartridge with a little more zoot suits them well.

Chris, you mention the Wyley Webley. The Wyley was a predecessor to the Webley falling blocks. It had what I refer to as a Pivot Block rather than a true falling block. About the best way I can describe it is that it is like a Rolling Block which opens to the right side rather than to the rear of the action. I guess the most similar mechanism could be the Soper but the activation is totally different.

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Re: Webley 1902 Small Frame [Re: Huvius]
      #189070 - 02/09/11 04:36 AM

Very nice.But I can imagine the consternation here in Aussie if one walked in with seven 'new' rifles to register at the local cop shop!

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Re: Webley 1902 Small Frame [Re: NitroX]
      #189073 - 02/09/11 05:42 AM

Nice photos and rifle. I like that type of rifle. Would like to have one myself. But in Sweden its impossible to own more than six rifles. Than you have to choose.....

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Re: Webley 1902 Small Frame [Re: Sville]
      #189086 - 02/09/11 07:59 AM

I will never understand the flawed logic of those countries with such gun laws. They actually serve to accomplish the opposite of what they are intended.
I am only one man. I am only capable of carrying or functioning with two or three long arms at any one time.
Therefore, it makes no difference if I own six rifles or six hundred rifles. The potential imaginary threat is the same. I cannot use them all at once, can I?
IMO, if you are deemed by your country to be of sound mind enough to own three or six rifles, wouldn't allowing ownership of an unlimited number of rifles inherently put the guns on the market into the hands of the most responsible and law abiding in society? Not to mention that those guns would very likely be kept in safe storage conditions under lock and key.

I like the idea of buying guns such as in this deal.
Now, not only did I acquire another interesting falling block, but my son is well on his way in his collection of American shootin irons!

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Re: Webley 1902 Small Frame Now Engraved! [Re: Huvius]
      #276948 - 22/01/16 12:02 PM

I was inspired by a photo of a rabbit in the vineyard that John had posted on the NitroExpress facebook page some months ago and decided to get this '02 Webley engraved.
Although we ended up not going with the vineyard scene, I do still have another small '02 we could do to match. John Todd engraved a fox on the reverse but my picture didn't pan out so I will have to post that later.

I had John Todd, who happens to be local, do the engraving. He has been engraving for only 3-4yrs but has already been accepted into the ACGG!
Here is his profile on the Guild website. Super nice guy and sure to be in high demand in the future.
http://www.acgg.org/index.php/my-profile/userprofile/John%20Todd.html

The blue and colors were done by Mike Tulowitski, also of Lakewood CO. Also a member of the ACGG.
http://www.acgg.org/index.php/my-profile/userprofile/Mtulowitzki.html







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Re: Webley 1902 Small Frame Now Engraved! [Re: Huvius]
      #286851 - 24/08/16 07:39 AM

I took better pictures finally.






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Re: Webley 1902 Small Frame Now Engraved! [Re: Huvius]
      #286856 - 24/08/16 08:17 AM

Oh my!

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Re: Webley 1902 Small Frame Now Engraved! [Re: Iowa_303]
      #296056 - 01/03/17 07:39 PM

looks wounderful !

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Re: Webley 1902 Small Frame Now Engraved! [Re: blackbahart]
      #296059 - 01/03/17 08:40 PM



Sigh ...

It's one of those rifles where, if you could only have one gun and you ended up with that one, you'd feel as though someone somewhere was looking out for you.

Very, very nice.


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Re: Webley 1902 Small Frame Now Engraved! [Re: lonewulf]
      #296069 - 02/03/17 04:07 AM

YES! Love it.

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Re: Webley 1902 Small Frame Now Engraved! [Re: Daryl_S]
      #296077 - 02/03/17 07:09 AM

You certainly have a excellent eye Huvius, firstly to pick out an outstanding rifle such as this Webley!
But secondly what you've done to it now has placed it into another level altogether!
You certainly have some exemplary craftsmen in you neck of the woods. Your choice of engraving as in this example is refined & proportioned beautifully to work with the action not against it!
Your son certainly has a keeper here to pass on to his children.
Thanks for sharing mate


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Re: Webley 1902 Small Frame Now Engraved! [Re: Huvius]
      #317413 - 21/06/18 11:38 PM

any chance of seeing a couple of pictures of the breach block

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Re: Webley 1902 Small Frame Now Engraved! [Re: Chuckvickers8x5742]
      #317414 - 21/06/18 11:56 PM

So nice!

The metal art on this one is an inspiration.

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Re: Webley 1902 Small Frame Now Engraved! [Re: tinker]
      #317431 - 22/06/18 12:31 PM

Here you go.






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Re: Webley 1902 Small Frame Now Engraved! [Re: Huvius]
      #317432 - 22/06/18 01:08 PM

Thank you very much

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Re: Webley 1902 Small Frame Now Engraved! [Re: tinker]
      #317439 - 22/06/18 06:18 PM

Quote:

So nice!

The metal art on this one is an inspiration.



Amen to that!


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Re: Webley 1902 Small Frame Now Engraved! [Re: 93x64mm]
      #317633 - 30/06/18 01:45 AM

I really hate to be a bother but would it be possible to get a couple of photos of the sides of the receiver at a direct shot. Meaning with no angle side to side or top to bottom. I am interested in start working up a set OD drawings to make one. Thank you for any help you can provide.

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Re: Webley 1902 Small Frame Now Engraved! [Re: Chuckvickers8x5742]
      #317746 - 04/07/18 09:09 AM

Quote:

I really hate to be a bother but would it be possible to get a couple of photos of the sides of the receiver at a direct shot. Meaning with no angle side to side or top to bottom. I am interested in start working up a set OD drawings to make one. Thank you for any help you can provide.




How's this?

I have another '02 Webley like this that I might sell - very plain of course.



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Re: Webley 1902 Small Frame Now Engraved! [Re: Huvius]
      #317749 - 04/07/18 01:33 PM

Thank you and that is great. Any idea of the cost of your spare 1902 Webley

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Re: Webley 1902 Small Frame Now Engraved! [Re: Chuckvickers8x5742]
      #317756 - 04/07/18 09:17 PM

Dang! I missed the sequel to this thread in which you showed the end result. What a great outcome!

I once had a Stevens Mod. 44-1/2 that originally was a .22LR. It had a rotten barrel but was in fine shape in every other respect. It got converted to CF and re-bored to .357 Mag. I had a little Burris 4x mini scope mounted. That little rifle was just about the most useful woods loafing tool I ever had. In a fit of stupidity I sold it more than 20 years ago.

Tell us what you have used your Webley for. It is a great rifle to have. Congratulations!

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