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I have an air pistol. The webley "SENIOR" MADE IN ENGLAND WEBLEY

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I have an air pistol. The webley "SENIOR"
MADE IN ENGLAND
WEBLEY & SCOTT LTD BIRMINGHAM 4
IT HAS THE NUMBER 370 STAMPED ON THE FRONT OF THE BARREL.
Can you tell me the year it was made and what it might be worth?

Thanks Don
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Firearms
Expert:  Bill replied 5 years ago.
Hi, my name isXXXXX would be glad to help you any way that I can by answering your question to the best of my ability.
Does it have a thin trigger or a thick trigger? (The difference between pre WWII and post WWII)
Is the barrel knurled or is it plain? (Another variation difference)
Thank you,
Bill
Customer: replied 5 years ago.

The barrel is plain the trigger seems more thick than thin but I have nothing to compare that too.

 

Thanks don

Expert:  Bill replied 5 years ago.
Thanks again. You did good.
It was made sometime between 1935 and 1939.
Senior New Model - .177 or .22 cal., TL, SP, SS, 416/330 FPS, Bakelite grips, blue finish, adj. rear sight, no safety, 8.5 in overall, 33 oz. Mfg. 1935-1964.
Senior New Model Pre-WWII - plain exterior of barrel ahead of rear sight - a few 1939 guns had knurled barrels, grips w/o Webley name. Judged to be the best of the pre-WWII Webley air pistols.
Over the thirty-year production span of this model, there were at least fourteen variations, different finishes, barrels, etc.
Grading: 95%: $495, 90%: $375, 80%: $300, 70%: $235
Add 30% for original nickel plating.
Add 5% for unmarked rear breech cap.
Add 30% for extra long target barrel.
This info was taken from the latest edition of the Blue Book of Airguns.
Thank you,
Bill
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