SHOWOFF: Purchased a Webley at the Military Show...

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    SHOWOFF: Purchased a Webley at the Military Show...

    Just wanted to share what I picked up at the Show of Shows Military Show. I was pretty excited.

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    Re: SHOWOFF: Purchased a Webley at the Military Show...

    Nice acquisition! I don't know if I will ever be happy with my Boba until I have one of these.

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    I've attended military shows for years and never actually seen one, so it was pretty sweet. I must have been stopped a dozen times as I carried it around by people wondering what it was, so I got to educate on the Star Wars connection. I could have flipped it several times for a profit. LOL.

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    Nice grab! Also, thanks for spreading around a little Fett awareness while you're at it.

    FettFanatic said: View Post
    Nice acquisition! I don't know if I will ever be happy with my Boba until I have one of these.
    I know jrb9's got one that he's willing to part with ... http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f20/s...32/#post598548

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    Very cool. Looks well taken care of. I like the look of these unmodified, no wonder it was a people-stopper while carrying it around.

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    Well done dude...I've first refusal when you have to sell it.. Lol..what did you pay if you don't mind me asking?

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    Thanks! It is tempting to modify, but I'm sure I'll keep it original. I'm locating some flares to shoot out of it. It is still fully functional.

    The dealer was asking $1200. I ended up getting it for $800 cash.

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    Re: SHOWOFF: Purchased a Webley at the Military Show...

    The few searches I've done suggest that is a pretty sweet deal. Nice! If you keep it unmodified, it might be cool to display it with some or all of the additional parts of the prop Fett blaster, but leave them all in their original state. Sort of like one of those expanded-view parts diagrams. That's almost more interesting to me than the completed prop. I know I enjoy having my graflex on my desk with the original flash reflector still on it. People sort of recognize it at first, and then I get to tell a more interesting story than just "yep, that's a lightsaber."

    edit: Not that an accurate, completed graflex saber isn't interesting, but it's so iconic and so embedded in their childhoods, people can't really wrap their heads around it originally being something else unless they hold it in their hands.
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    Re: SHOWOFF: Purchased a Webley at the Military Show...

    That's pretty sweet. Very nice acquisition!

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    BuckarooTrooper said: View Post
    Thanks! It is tempting to modify, but I'm sure I'll keep it original. I'm locating some flares to shoot out of it. It is still fully functional.

    The dealer was asking $1200. I ended up getting it for $800 cash.
    well dude....why would you pay $800 and not convert it?...think it's wasted it's famous for being used by boba fett shame not to use it as that.if I ever get hold of one I'll troop the life outa it...lol

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    DanzoFett said: View Post
    well dude....why would you pay $800 and not convert it?...think it's wasted it's famous for being used by boba fett shame not to use it as that.if I ever get hold of one I'll troop the life outa it...lol
    Haha.... Great question. I collect a lot of military stuff too and I like having the original piece (It's one of many). Plus, I'm wanting to fire it. The funny thing is it is only a few hundred $ more than the cast kit I purchased. Who knows? It just seems a shame to modify a piece of military history, but maybe I'll get in the mood. Thanks for the complements.

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    Re: SHOWOFF: Purchased a Webley at the Military Show...

    These should work. Have fun! I know I'm buying a pack for next 4th of july
    AmericanSpecialtyAmmo.com

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    You are a heck of a lucky man. That is an absolutely beautiful piece.

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    KenChan said: View Post
    These should work. Have fun! I know I'm buying a pack for next 4th of july
    AmericanSpecialtyAmmo.com
    The 37mm should be fine. The one I have was in a box with some of the white smoke flares (not nearly as much fun as the dragon's breath from your link)

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