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    Curious about the Webley C1 stock

    Hi Chaps,

    I was wondering about the Webley Carbine C1 (or is that Beeman?) stock. It has been described as a shotgun style for fast handling in the field and to me it looks very attractive (I need to get out more). What is the opinion on here of it? My brother in law is a joiner and has a very well equipped workshop and claims a stock would not be too much of a problem to rough out... though to my knowledge he has never made one.

    So, has anyone made anything like this? Have other actions been used? I ask because a carbine Meteor/Mercury or oh god an Airsporter! in this stock would be something to behold.

    Has anyone made a stock and shared the experience on here?

    I need to stop taking days off as the time ends up being spent daydreaming about stuff like this!

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    Can’t help on making it but I believe the inspiration for the stock was the classic American Western Winchester rifle.

    Last edited by 45flint; 29-10-2020 at 09:16 AM.

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    The wood on that rifle is beautiful! Is it a CO2 model? I think you are right about the design coming from this... I often wonder why air rifles just don't use it more often?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gamocfx View Post
    The wood on that rifle is beautiful! Is it a CO2 model? I think you are right about the design coming from this... I often wonder why air rifles just don't use it more often?
    Not mine just a pic from the net of a actual old Winchester. Erma LG10 is the best copy in a air rifle.

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    C1 Stock

    Beeman also did the same style stock for the HW77. Mach 1.5

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    ive got one on display on my wall,amongst others.
    when they came out i thought ''ewww,thats minging'' but as years went on my tastes have changed,now i love it.
    not being a 'shot gunner' i find it strange/alien to hold.it does feel strange on the wrist.
    its made for a quick point and shoot not a sniping weapon and cant really be held for any length of time or youll end up with a limp wrist
    (no offence to any other limp wristed gentelfolk here)
    ive an early daisy single point on mine,plus the opens of course
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    I have had three C1 s (went through a faze ) They are not really suitable for scope use although I tried perfect for shooting up into trees at pigeons I guess they do indeed look cool though

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    When people were good shooting with open sights they were fast with it. The straight stock is a boon to fast point shooting. Moving targets weren't out of the question either.
    In those days a "solid" hit was enough, and then ring the neck. Thats if the farm dog didn't get there first. People just weren't as squeamish as today.

    Webley were also playing with their Telescan Scout Sight. The system works, but not with the cheapo telescopic sight that Webley used.
    The Single Point Sight even had its advocates.

    The C1 was to cater for fast farmyard shooting. However, progress was going to heavy deliberate telescopic long range sniping; read HW77 with Moonlighter scope. But at least the C1 didn't need to shoot accurately beyond 20m, just get a solid hit, which was about Webley's build quality.

    Now C1 would be considered a fast pointy plinker. Which is what they are. They were inexpensive which was the other great feature.

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    Here's the C1 stock:


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    Roughing out is easy. Inletting for the action, trigger and fixing points on the other hand....
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    Hi, I made this stock for my QB78 a few years ago, inspired by my C1.
    I had set myself the task to do it in one day. Late at night I did need a few stiff drinks against the pain in my arms lol.
    IMO a normal grip is more comfortable, but I like the style.



    I also have this one. An Ultishot stock with an action from Titan/Falcon parts.


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    Oh wow! I am so glad I asked about this gun. I never noticed its release so I had no idea what it was about. The farmyard and quick shooting makes perfect sense, air rifle shooting did indeed develop into sniping... and yes I think we have all got a bit perfectionist with this.

    Louisvanhovell I am blown away with your stock... this is what I wondered, if people had done this to other guns... amazing work and pictures saved. I also cannot believe that someone could get hold of three of these rifles as they are pretty rare around my area, I never see anyone with them at all.

    Thanks for sharing the information guys this has made my day.

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    found a picture of some of mine !

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    Oh Mally!! The rifle with the barrel weight on... its airgunning porn! Seriously though they are a very unique looking gun. Do you still shoot them? Also good skills having two!?

    I feel like an amateur-I berate myself for the measly amount of guns that I own but it seems every member on here owns several of every type known to man.

    Picture saved for reference purposes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gamocfx View Post
    Oh Mally!! The rifle with the barrel weight on... its airgunning porn! Seriously though they are a very unique looking gun. Do you still shoot them? Also good skills having two!?

    I feel like an amateur-I berate myself for the measly amount of guns that I own but it seems every member on here owns several of every type known to man.

    Picture saved for reference purposes.
    I no longer own them mate ! I had tons of webleys at one time now I got a Osprey that's all

    The one with the Barrel weight I spent hours getting right it was a 177 fitted with a genuine Venom kit made for the vulcan and a chambers trigger unit to give 2 stage the other was a 22 and was perfect from the off I think my mate still has one of them although I forget which one
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