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    Webley Service - Heads Up

    Looks a minter:https://www.gunstar.co.uk/webley-web...r-Guns/1331961

    Nothing to do with me

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    webley service

    sombody got a right nice baragin looks lovley and £400 wow

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    Hope somebody on here snapped it up, don't see many in that condition for £400

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    I suspect it may have been refinished and someone made a good job of gold infilling the lettering.
    I've never seen a Service with gold infilling before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troubledshooter View Post
    I suspect it may have been refinished and someone made a good job of gold infilling the lettering.
    I've never seen a Service with gold infilling before.
    It looks like Paul Chellís work - heís refinished a few of these I believe.
    The price looked too good to be true...

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    hi all,was the lettering infilled from new ?,if so what colour please? cheers greasemonkey
    more guns than you can shake a stick at!

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    Quote Originally Posted by greasemonkey View Post
    hi all,was the lettering infilled from new ?,if so what colour please? cheers greasemonkey
    Nope, prewar Webleys had no infill, hence why the finish on this Service has raised some questions.

    John
    Currently looking for Baikal Makarov pistols with the following prefixes to the serial number: 98, T01, T03, T06, T07, T08, T09, T14
    Prefer boxed or cased but will consider loose examples too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Josie & John View Post
    Nope, prewar Webleys had no infill, hence why the finish on this Service has raised some questions.

    John
    Still looks like a bargain for somebody not too concerned with owning refinished rifles.

    Brian

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abasmajor View Post
    Still looks like a bargain for somebody not too concerned with owning refinished rifles.

    Brian
    I agree, particularly if it is one done by Paul Chell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Josie & John View Post
    Nope, prewar Webleys had no infill, hence why the finish on this Service has raised some questions.

    John
    thanks John,i have never seen one with infill,cheers greasemonkey
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    Quote Originally Posted by greasemonkey View Post
    hi all,was the lettering infilled from new ?,if so what colour please? cheers greasemonkey
    Here is one that I bought from a well known member of Gentlemans Corner It has had the letters highlighted in white and I like it.

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    Many years ago a friend was showing me his collection - he had Services with the lettering infilled.
    He used a white wax crayon to do it.
    Looked OK as above , but not permanent.

    Sam

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam99 View Post
    Many years ago a friend was showing me his collection - he had Services with the lettering infilled.
    He used a white wax crayon to do it.
    Looked OK as above , but not permanent.

    Sam
    I've sometimes done this to highlight markings for photography and as you say Sam - it is not permanent.

    John
    Currently looking for Baikal Makarov pistols with the following prefixes to the serial number: 98, T01, T03, T06, T07, T08, T09, T14
    Prefer boxed or cased but will consider loose examples too.

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