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Thread: Webley Mark III collector value

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    Webley Mark III collector value

    I have a late model (1965 ish) .22 Mark 3 in very good condition. I am debating whether to take off the spot welded strip that serves as a scope mount, file off all signs of the spot welds, mill two 60 degree scope mounting grooves in the cylinder 10mm apart and then re-blue the cylinder. I'm sure I can do this work sufficiently competently that it will look as if it came that way from the factory.

    My question is, if I go ahead, will the modification increase or decrease the value of the gun.

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    webley mark 3 collector value

    It will most definitely DE- value it. Don`t do it.
    Obviusly it is your rifle your choice but it will devalue it should you wish to sell it, imho.

    pp

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    Hi

    You will devalue your Rifle ..Have some fun use open sights, on your Webley Mark111 ..Get a newer rifle ie HW 77k and use this with a scope if you have to..The Webley Mark111 you can think of as being the last of the true Lincoln Jefferies design to be manufactured ...Please don't spoil a classic...

    Regard's

    Inproved

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    modifying mk III

    As said above, you will make your Webley worth less if you ever decide to sell. If you were content it would make it better as a personal item to keep long-term you would probably have gone ahead and not sought opinions. Just to confuse things, R.B.Townshend in his book "The Complete Air-Gunner" mentions a friend fitting a telescopic sight to an airgun "with complete success". This was written in 1907!

    Torrens

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