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    May 22, 2012, 5:00 AM - Webly & Scott no;1 flare pistol #1

    If anyone is interested if you go on a site called GunStar you will find they have a few pistols on sale here if you want to aquire the real thing (just bought one myself)
  2. May 22, 2012, 6:42 AM - Re: Webly & Scott no;1 flare pistol #2

    Pretty cool site. Im gonna bookmark it. I eventually want a real webley so my Fett rifle can be 100% authentic hehe thaanks for posting!
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    May 22, 2012, 1:19 PM - Re: Webly & Scott no;1 flare pistol #3

    They never have the right version when I look. Still keep trying.

    Craig
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    May 22, 2012, 2:21 PM - Re: Webly & Scott no;1 flare pistol #4

    Here is a little on the flare pistol i found on wikipidia,,Webley & Scott flare pistols



    No.1 Mk 1 Flare Pistol on display at the National Firearms Museum


    1918 MkIII flare pistol
    Webley & Scott produced a number of single-shot, break open signal flare gun devices used by Commonwealth Military Forces during the First and Second World Wars. Perhaps the most prolific of these was the No.1 MkIII, produced in 1918 at the company's Birmingham facility. A variant, differing only in its use of black plastic grip panels instead of the earlier wood, was produced by Colonial Sugar Refinery in Sydney, Australia in 1942. The pistols can often be seen in films, notably Lawrence of Arabia, where the title character discharges one to signal the beginning of an attack on a disabled enemy train, and The Empire Strikes Back where bounty hunter Boba Fett is seen carrying one as a rifle.
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    May 22, 2012, 2:45 PM - Re: Webly & Scott no;1 flare pistol #5

    The ones with the pistol grip and short barrel come up fairly often.
    The one I would like is the full stock and long barrel which are as rare as rocking horse poop.
    I might need to start hanging out at firearms sales.

    Craig
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    Jun 14, 2012, 3:05 PM - Re: Webly & Scott no;1 flare pistol #6

    Hey Jakefox, did you get the snub nosed one (No 2 Mk 1) or the one used as the basis for the EE3?
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    Jun 15, 2012, 1:39 AM - Re: Webly & Scott no;1 flare pistol #7

    Hi intwenothor it's a mk1 no;III brass pistol body is rounder and barrel shorter , but not a prob as using for rotj version so will extend barrel and as brass can easily mod the body . Still gives the real feel though .
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    Jun 15, 2012, 3:04 AM - Re: Webly & Scott no;1 flare pistol #8

    Is it from the 1940's?

    Andy
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    Jun 15, 2012, 11:46 AM - Re: Webly & Scott no;1 flare pistol #9

    No mate Dated 1917 , was used to start the over the top in the trenches hence no stock as was worn like a side arm.
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    Jun 15, 2012, 3:11 PM - Re: Webly & Scott no;1 flare pistol #10

    These old flare guns are beautiful. It's easy for me to get distracted with this stuff.

    I was referring to this one before which is a Webley Mk 3 No 1 from 1940. It's really close.



    But not as close as this one which is the Mk 2 No 1 from 1918.

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    Jun 15, 2012, 5:26 PM - Re: Webly & Scott no;1 flare pistol #11

    Agreed , sleeve the barrel add stock would be hard to tell the difference. The no;1 mk 1 is rocking horse doo doo as was mainly used by the RAF and as we know planes and airfields where far and few between , so if you find one hold on tight to it !!
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    Jun 15, 2012, 5:35 PM - Re: Webly & Scott no;1 flare pistol #12

    And hey Intwenothor this is the sarlacc general discussion , and is an interesting subject . Perhaps we should post some pics of original guns , rifles ,sub machine guns and their convertions ???
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    Jun 16, 2012, 12:41 PM - Re: Webly & Scott no;1 flare pistol #13

    Quote jakefox24 said: View Post
    Agreed , sleeve the barrel add stock would be hard to tell the difference. The no;1 mk 1 is rocking horse doo doo as was mainly used by the RAF and as we know planes and airfields where far and few between , so if you find one hold on tight to it !!
    I will if I find one.

    I have seen a Webley revolver that shares the same shoulder stock setup as the No 1 Mk 1. It's a Webley MK 6 revolver and features the stock setup as well as a wicked looking bayonet attachment. The No 1 Mk 1 is based on a Webley Revolver and rushed into servie for 1914 - 18 so the two items would most likely be interchangeable. However, to my knowledge I don't think that the Revolver was ever issued with a stock so it may just be experimentation.

    The No 1 Mk 1 flare gun may have later been used by the RAF but not in 1916 they wouldn't have been. The RAF did not exist until 1918 and was created by merging the Roal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service. It is my understanding that the No 1 Mk 1 was used primarily by the Royal Flying Corps.
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    Jun 16, 2012, 5:44 PM - Re: Webly & Scott no;1 flare pistol #14

    My mistake with Raf did mean Royal Flying Corps
    Found this on different Webley flare gun shapes.
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    Jun 16, 2012, 10:43 PM - Re: Webly & Scott no;1 flare pistol #15

    Sorry Jake, I'm a pedant.
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    Jun 20, 2012, 12:11 PM - Re: Webly & Scott no;1 flare pistol #16


    18871963
    A pair of original military issue grips for the Webley. Bench mark plus crown & number. Genuine grips these are wooden.
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    Jun 20, 2012, 2:22 PM - Re: Webly & Scott no;1 flare pistol #17

    The grip on the No1 Mk 1 Flare gun is made of brass. The grips on the No1 Mk2 (pictured above) are made from Bakerlite.
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    Jun 21, 2012, 1:27 PM - Re: Webly & Scott no;1 flare pistol #18

    For a copy from resin it is enough!

    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/membe...tjblaster4.jpg
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    Jun 21, 2012, 1:34 PM - Re: Webly & Scott no;1 flare pistol #19

    Indeed and far cheaper. A real wooden grip from a real Webley Mk VI revolver would be 50 and up I reckon.
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    Jun 21, 2012, 2:56 PM - Re: Webly & Scott no;1 flare pistol #20

    50 -Cool!
    Thank you for the price information
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    Jun 21, 2012, 3:44 PM - Re: Webly & Scott no;1 flare pistol #21

    For a pair that is. Not one alone. I wouldn't go that high. A bakerlite pair might be less but probably not by much 35 - 40.
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    Jun 22, 2012, 1:14 AM - Re: Webly & Scott no;1 flare pistol #22

    I think that these are so rare now that when I get one I will leave it original rather than make any non reversible changes to such a piece of history.
    What would be good is if someone made metal castings based on an original, I am sure that if done correctly it would not breach any firearms legislation and would be an excellent resource for Fett costumers.

    Craig
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    Jun 22, 2012, 1:32 PM - Re: Webly & Scott no;1 flare pistol #23

    Didn't someone make bronze castings?
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    Jun 24, 2012, 10:28 PM - Re: Webly & Scott no;1 flare pistol #24

    I read something around the 2003-05 era

    I thought I totally had one today. There was an estate auction that mistakenly listed the gun as a Mark I. Excitedly I contacted the auctioneer and checked for availability. It had sold 1 hour prior for 120.00 wow I thought to myself in disgust. I told them that I'd would have paid 700.00 for it without a second thought. They offered to take my name and number and pass it on to the buyer.

    Surprisingly he called and was able to text a message to me. He wasn't sure what it was he had....
    It was a Webley alright! Sadly the wrong one though, which ended up being a Mark III pictured below

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    Jun 29, 2012, 10:37 PM - Re: Webly & Scott no;1 flare pistol #25

    I'm surprised no one has snatched up that No. 2 Mk 1 at GunStar yet......

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