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  1. animattor's Avatar
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    Jun 6, 2014, 12:13 PM - Re: Miscellaneous Webley and Scott Flare Gun information. #26

    Decided to buy on of his blasters too. The quality looks good and the guy seems solid answered questions real fast.

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    Jun 27, 2014, 10:59 AM - Re: Miscellaneous Webley and Scott Flare Gun information. #27

    Okay enough free advertising, I'm bringing this thread back to the original intended purpose of Miscellaneous Webley and Scott Flare Gun information:

    I was reviewing the information here this morning and realised that some of it seems less than straightforward with regard to the cost/price of these units. Even though I was born after decimilisation in the UK it was not that long after and everyone, including my parents, still thought in 'old money' so the prices I quoted make sense to me even though I never actually used them! I have realised that to most, especially non UK, they are probably utter nonsense so to help explain the price a little better we need to have a quick review of pre decimilised British currency. I'll use the 30th March 1915 price of '65/-' for the calculations as it makes the arithmetic a lot easier...

    '65/-' is sixty five Shillings and no pence.

    So, a pre decimal British Pound sterling contained 240d (240 pence) and this was because originally 240 silver pennies weighed (you guessed it) 1lb of sterling silver (this measurement is from the time of Henry 2nd in the 12th Centruy). A 'shilling' was equal to 12d and thus there were twenty shillings in a pound. So '65/-' is the same as three pounds and five shillings / three and 1/4 pounds or 3.25.

    Still with me.............................?

    A modern inflation calculator makes 3.25 in 1915 the equivalent in todays (27/06/2014) money to:
    291.52
    $496.05
    363.80

    If this seems like it might be cheap then do bear in mind that Inflation calculators are crude and don't truly account for the relative differences in the economics of now and 100 years ago, that these flare guns were cheaply produced items as demonstrated by the fact that many different models share identical parts. They were also made in a time of war and goverment purchasing power in a time of war is different to that of a private individual. Even accepting these things the first order of 50 would still have come to around 15K in todays money.

    In any event I hope this is a more understandable price than '65/-' which probably meant nothing to many.

    Live the dream.

    Andy
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    Jun 27, 2014, 2:29 PM - Re: Miscellaneous Webley and Scott Flare Gun information. #28

    Fascinating. Thanks for the history lesson, Andy!
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    Jun 28, 2014, 12:43 AM - Re: Miscellaneous Webley and Scott Flare Gun information. #29

    Thanks Andy for the detailed background!
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    Jan 3, 2016, 2:17 PM - Re: Miscellaneous Webley and Scott Flare Gun information. #30

    This is a really interesting thread, has any one had any more experience with a real webley since? Any new owners? Id like to pursue one but feel a little bad about essentially destroying a piece of history. Love to have the weight of a real gun though.
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    Jan 3, 2016, 2:39 PM - Re: Miscellaneous Webley and Scott Flare Gun information. #31

    I plan on destroying mine in the next few days! Been working on some mods for some parts this very day.
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    Jan 3, 2016, 2:56 PM - Re: Miscellaneous Webley and Scott Flare Gun information. #32

    Andy, I don't know what I like more, the things I learn from you or the glazed over look when I try to share what I learned with my girlfriend....... Lol.
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    Jan 3, 2016, 3:44 PM - Re: Miscellaneous Webley and Scott Flare Gun information. #33

    Quote intwenothor said: View Post
    I plan on destroying mine in the next few days! Been working on some mods for some parts this very day.
    Lol thats stone cold man. Mold and make a pull for me first lol
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    Jan 3, 2016, 3:47 PM - Re: Miscellaneous Webley and Scott Flare Gun information. #34

    Are you mental?! Seriously, don't share this with your girlfriend. This is not the sort of thing women care for. I'm a really, really boring man. Next time she gives you the glazed look you could remind her to be thankful she's got you and not me; my poor Liz!

    Today's treat for the long suffering Mrs I; a discourse on the merits of accurate helmet visor clips. Lucky lady.

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    Quote dms54nyc said: View Post
    Lol thats stone cold man. Mold and make a pull for me first lol
    There are several quality EE3 makers here; Stormrider, MLS, and Sidewinder. Personally I dig the Sidewinder kit but they're all good so if you want one then those three guys can help you out.
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    Jan 3, 2016, 3:56 PM - Re: Miscellaneous Webley and Scott Flare Gun information. #35

    Yeah those sidewinder kits are nuts i hope he becomes available for one. But i havent even messaged him yet. Thanks for the help !
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    Jan 3, 2016, 4:03 PM - Re: Miscellaneous Webley and Scott Flare Gun information. #36

    I've gone to him for several projects albeit never one of his complete kits. I wouldn't expect the wait to be outrageous. I've only really gone to him for non standard items that he doesn't usually make and he turns those around pretty quick (like a fortnight to three weeks). I'd think the wait on a kit would also be weeks rather than months but I'm only speculating. A fully built kit is presumably longer. He'll tell you if you message him. I have no idea on the prices for him or any of the vendors.
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    Jan 3, 2016, 4:12 PM - Re: Miscellaneous Webley and Scott Flare Gun information. #37

    Thanks dude i think ill hit him up soon
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    Nov 15, 2016, 7:09 PM - Re: Miscellaneous Webley and Scott Flare Gun information. #38

    were the pointed nut things used on the interrogator droid?
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    Nov 20, 2016, 12:40 PM - Re: Miscellaneous Webley and Scott Flare Gun information. #39

    From the turntable?
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    Feb 14, 2017, 6:36 AM - Re: Miscellaneous Webley and Scott Flare Gun information. #40

    Good Afternoon!

    I realise this thread is quite old, however it is the most relevant one I could find relating to my question.

    I have recently come into possesion of this Webley flare gun, and I have absolutely no experience with firearms at at all. It seems to be in pretty bad condition, Im just wondering is there any sort of resale value, or would it be best kept as a memento. I've tried to include the serial number on it in case that has any bearing on price etc.

    Hopefully this thread isn't buried after such a long time!

    Many thanks in advance,

    Jamie



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    Feb 14, 2017, 6:48 AM - Re: Miscellaneous Webley and Scott Flare Gun information. #41

    Dear Jamie, it doesn't look in terrible condition but I've certainly seen better. This is a Number IV mk I you have. Typically the best they seem to reach is about 250. It's the Number I and, to a lesser degree, the number II that are worth the most money. A number II in the 400 range and the number I commanding easily over 1000.

    The value of this item will also increase if it is still a live fire item although that would require it is deactivated to comply with UK law.

    Peace

    Andy

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