I'd almost forgotten about this small air pistol of mine; it's been languishing at the back of a drawer for yonks.
I bought this Webley Premier .22 at an isolated garage in mid-Wales back in the early 1980's. I'd just filled up with petrol and was paying the man, when I spotted three identical pistols inside a glass cabinet, each had a large brown price tag attached. A friend of mine had owned one when we were boys, and I'd always coveted it.
The one above was in slightly better condition than the other two, and slightly more expensive. Anyway, on a whim, I bought it.
It's basically a very solid and heavy air pistol. Great fun to use, and very accurate. It was probably made in the late 50's or early 60's, and is still going strong... Tin cans beware!
Tell me Cro, it's not for shooting creatures.ReplyDelete
Actually, I'm a dead-eye shot with a real pistol. Never tried an air gun.ReplyDelete
Tin cans only Jacqueline. Just for fun!ReplyDelete
An honest air-pistol. Why do they have to make replica .45 pistols as air guns? I too only use my guns on clays for fun. I cannot bear the idea of shooting creatures for 'sport', like Moslems.ReplyDelete
P.S. I didn't mean shooting Moslems for sport, rather that Moslems feel the same way about it as I do! Phew - that's that one cleared up.ReplyDelete
Good to hear Cro. shoot it to eat it, use the hide I get, that has respect. But terrorize it, shoot it and have your photo taken over the dead body, gives me chills. Falls into the same category for me as wrangling a fish out of the water by landing a hook in it's mouth, keeping it out long enough to rip the hook out, have the photo taken (again) and then throw it back in the water to chase it all over again, smacks of sadism to meReplyDelete
Jacqueline, I believe one can now buy 'killing holidays', where you pay to blast the hell out of some poor pig or cow with a heavy machine gun. Now that's what I call really wierd. Those guys should be locked away! As I said before, we just put the occasional dent in a used bean can.ReplyDelete
Mind you, if I DID want to shoot Moslems for 'sport', the what better way to do it that go to Afghanistan or Eye-Rack?! I hear that wedding parties make a good moving target out there.ReplyDelete
Used to own an air gun that was the most pathetic weapon of miss distraction you have ever seen. Loading entailed removing a screw with small plunger, incerting the pellet then screwing the thing back before firing. Naturally by this time the quarry had long gone.ReplyDelete
growing up my father used to take us to the rock quarry outside of town to target shoot, bought me my own 22 at 18. What was I going to do with it? Haven't done any target shooting for years, I'm pretty good too. but, I love to borrow that air gun for my squirrels, nasty little buggers!ReplyDelete
Are your squirrels RED squirrels, Linda? That's the type we have here and I rather like them. Occasionally they SHOUT and SCREAM at me from the safety of a high branch, but they do no damage.ReplyDelete
We haven't had red squirrels around here since before I was born - they were all driven out by those grey, American bastards...ReplyDelete