Apr 20, 2008, 10:34 PM - Look what im getting!
Hey guys. well im just sealing the final parts of a deal with a gunshop to buy this puppy. cost me a pretty penny and a gun from my collection but it will be worth it when it arrives. its a real working Fedederal Laboratories Webley&Scott . so whatcha think.
PLEASE SEE MY LAST POST
Last edited by BobaFettSlave1; Apr 22, 2008 at 1:01 PM.
Apr 20, 2008, 10:41 PM - Re: Look what im getting!
wow, beautiful piece. could you post some pics of the area where the sling attaches? i need a good reference shot for my resin copy.
Apr 20, 2008, 10:44 PM - Re: Look what im getting!
Sure but it may be 5 or 6 days till it arives at my buddys local gunshop
Apr 21, 2008, 12:07 AM - Re: Look what im getting!
Tell me you're making copies of that??
Or can I buy half of it off you and we can make some sort of time share? ; )
Apr 21, 2008, 12:24 AM - Re: Look what im getting!
well theres 2 things im doing with it. i AM going to make copies and i am gunna do alittle research and see if i can restore/decrome it and make my display piece. now on the tems of copies theres 2 things im going to try and do. either make resin copies OR based on interest & price i may walk down to the machinest shop and have them make afew metal copies. non functional ofcoarse for legal reasons
Apr 21, 2008, 6:23 AM - Re: Look what im getting!
I wouldn't have paid $600 for a chromed gun that no longer has the webley markings on it. Not worth the dchroming and it would suck painting it.
Apr 21, 2008, 7:04 AM - Re: Look what im getting!
it's copy time!
Apr 21, 2008, 8:33 AM - Re: Look what im getting!
A good electroplater could remove that nickel plating no prob.
Apr 21, 2008, 9:27 AM - Re: Look what im getting!
Apr 21, 2008, 10:05 AM - Re: Look what im getting!
the point of dechroming is so i wont have to put up with painting it if i did make it into a ee3 ide do what the film makers did & do my damndest to not harm it. ya the markings on the barrel were a downer but concidering i got this for only $600 the loss of the markings is a small price to pay. tough it doesnt really matter cause you never even see the markings on the gun the way its held
Last edited by BobaFettSlave1; Apr 21, 2008 at 10:28 AM.
Apr 21, 2008, 12:01 PM - Re: Look what im getting!
true, but still incorrect. and if you are planning on getting rid of the chrome you should have waited a bit longer. the seller was looking to get more than $800 for it but didn't and he kept dropping the price every 2 weeks and still nobody bought it. could have saved a bit more and put it towards removing the chrome. but as long as your happy, that's all that matters. on a sidenote, if you really get rid of the chrome, i still expect the metal to be on the shiny side. cause they must have removed imperfections before chroming it, in other words before they chromed it they must have sanded it multiple times (one reason why the markings are gone, aside the fact that it is now a fed. laboratories gun).it also means that you still have to paint it, to give it that dark metal /black appearance.
Apr 21, 2008, 12:09 PM - Re: Look what im getting!
Having the plating removed should be relatively cheap and the gun can then be reblued back to its original state (before Fed labs got ahold and plated it )- no painting will be req'd.
Apr 21, 2008, 12:17 PM - Re: Look what im getting!
What he said. im gunna see if someone can mabie restamp it while im at it
Last edited by BobaFettSlave1; Apr 21, 2008 at 5:52 PM.
Apr 21, 2008, 7:39 PM - Re: Look what im getting!
Dude, it's a good score--with or without the chrome. It may have last been modified by Fed. Lab., but it started its life as a Webley. How much would it cost to re-blue it? It would add a level of authenticity to it.
Apr 22, 2008, 1:00 PM - Re: Look what im getting!
Well guys, the universe has desided to **** me once again. i can not own this gun because once again massachusettes laws have swooped in and crushed my dreams. i cannot have a gun with a serial number brought into the state if it wernt stamped with a serial number or if i lived in ANY other state i could have this, but no. so mods can you plz get rid of this thread. im going to go shoot stuff with my Garand for a wile...
Apr 22, 2008, 1:16 PM - Re: Look what im getting!
sorry to hear that, man that sucks