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sad lad
19-05-2004, 01:37 PM
guys just inherited a webley vulcan.

mint condition however no nothing about em.ie age. value

any help appreciated.

draftsmann
19-05-2004, 01:44 PM
These rifles had their heyday in the 1980s as a cheap, powerful alternative to the mighty Weihrauchs that ruled the roost. They really were not as good as their German competitors - the trigger was far inferior, as was the breech lock up.

A really good standard Vulcan today might fetch 90-100 from a collector. There was a rarer walnut stocked version that is probably worth 50% more. Buy to fill a gap in the collection or as a fun gun but not for serious shooting.

IMHO its competitor the Mercury from BSA was a much better rifle.

Adrian

Tigger C
19-05-2004, 08:14 PM
I agree with the above! My first ever air rifle was one of these, which I bought six years ago. It was very used, and was....... 'orrible, but I did'nt know any better :D I remember seeing an Airgun World review of a Sandwell Field Sports Vulcan set off in rather a nice stripey walnut stock. I wonder what it shot like? I persevered with my Vulcan for a while until I joined a club, and then bought a TX200.. much, much better!
Chris.

bobb d
19-05-2004, 09:59 PM
I have never shot a Vulcan but always fancied one, but I endied up with a Mercury `S` and decided to give it a tune up I fitted a OX square section spring it kicked like a 303 and after a while the walnut stock gave up and fell apart, so much for home tuning!!!!!!!:( .

I. J.
19-05-2004, 10:16 PM
Originally posted by bobb d
I fitted a OX square section spring it kicked like a 303

Ox spring must be responsible for the early demise of loads of airguns. :(

I had one of the early Vulcan Mk 1s in .177 and loved it. The Mk1 was made 1979-81 with the thin barrel and ugly brown varnished stock. Later versions had a better stock with pistol grip cap and thicker barrel. The trigger was poor but the power (main priority in the power crazed 80's :( ) was very near to the legal limit. Clean examples are now becoming scarce.

H.T.H.
Ian

Tigger C
20-05-2004, 05:56 AM
LOL Mine came to me with a square section spring in it too :)
Chris.