I recently got an early (so I,m told) post war, fixed rearsight, should have extended grips, Webley junior.
I tried a plink with it and then it would not fire unless the pellet was pushed a little way down the barrel. I guessed it was the mainspring and upon stripping, the spring was pretty bent. I tried a spring that I had cocked up for a prewar gun and it worked ok. However, the spring I had cocked up previously, had caused that gun to shoot about 3 inches low at 6 or 7 yards. I will have to sort out a couple of mainsprings (Unless someone on here has a few knocking about---a little tired not a problem ).
What range were the fixed Webley sights set to zero at??? I,m guessing it probably would have been about 10 yards?
I'm still thinking
Replacement Webley Junior pistol mainsprings are available from John Knibbs International, but are quite expensive at about £18 I think.
Originally Posted by ggggr
Apart from the mainspring, you should also ensure the breech and piston seals are not worn or require lubrication.
I have several Juniors that all appear to to shoot to point of aim at 10 metres so that would seem to be the intended sighted range.
Hi Guy, I seem to remember reading somewhere that Juniors were zeroed at about 7 yards as opposed to 10 yards for the Mk.1 and Senior,
sounds about right as my Junior shoots spot on at 6 or 7 yards.
With the Webleys - I wouldn't be guided by shooting low = power low.
My Premier was shooting 3 inches 'right' at 10 yds with it's old bent spring. Very low FPS over the chrono, but it wasn't shooting 'low'!
I figure it's because a Webley pistol jumps 'forward' with recoil. Similar to the HW45 - higher power can give a lower POI.
The Chambers springs are genuine Webley, and seem great for about a tenner or whatever they are...
'Fraid I don't have a Junior grip though
I think it is Power high = shooting low. When I put the mainspring (wrong one /thicker wire) from the prewar, the post war started to shoot low by about the same amount. When I got the pre war, that was not shifting a pellet and I just found a spring that would do the job. Now I,m going to treat each of them to a spring from Chambers when they open.
Originally Posted by Rickenbacker
I shoot 2 handed because my arms are knackered and can hit bottle caps at 7 yards or so with all the Webley pistols I have from tin grip junior through to Hurricane.
I'm still thinking