By the end of a weeks vacation, I was hitting the coke can most of the time at 30 yards. The price was certainly right on that one! What others should know: This gun is easy to work on, and it deserves the attention and finishing that the factory didn't deliver. Maybe it's how I am holding it, since all springers are hold sensitive. There is a knack to opening the barrel latch with the right hand and then reaching over with the left to pull the barrel up and forward to cock. The Webley Tempest is a spring-operated, single shot; break barrel air pistol fitted with a precision-rifled barrel primarily suited to lead pellets. If ever there was an iconic,instantly recognisable design it has to be one of the Webley range.
The 'adjusting' screw does nothing but add extra spring pressure. As pistols go, this one being made in England, is well made. It makes a profound difference! Also, on my Turkish Tempest, the factory left the piston cilinder in rough shape. The breech of the barrel can also wear from incorrect closing procedure, if its really bad it won't seal completely at the transfer port. Raider 10 Post 2006 Raider 10 Pre.
The pivot pin is tapped out just enough to remove the barrel linkage, but still retain the spring guide. The safety is a manual affair and cannot be operated if the pistol is not cocked. To my eye a rather ill-proportioned pistol, with that big top section sitting on the smaller grip, and seems a curious successor to the classic little Juniors. I used Eley Wasp pellets back then the eighties , and found them accurate in everything. But third best velocity of 500. With the pistol itself rested, it will shoot about a foot high at 15 yards because you blocked the downward rotation from the rear facing piston.
Multiple bouts of light sanding and polishing, followed by a re-lube with moly grease, made a tremendous difference as the gun now cocks a lot smoother. Don't expect performance of a 10mm pistol and you won't be disappointed. My Tempest has a heavy trigger. Proper way to cock a Tempest without hurting yourself! You will never regret getting a Webley! My Tempest has a heavy trigger. I didn't order or pay for it. That rear running pistol makes for a whole lot of down movement while fiting.
In some cases these pistols wake up with a few drops of 70-90 wt Silicone oil down the transfer tube wetting the chamber walls. If you can find a Beeman Webley Tempest. Also, mine didn't cock smoothly until I lubed it with lithium grease. I started up close and kept backing off. Provision for fitting a telescopic sight as an option extra. I had to replace the barrel latch in 1985 when my son touched the trigger with the barrel cocked open and the barrel slammed closed.
Or see if one of the Air Gun Smiths, can bring it up to what it should be. . Three things will help shrink groups from a Tempest other than pellets that fit Stone and adjust the trigger. I also really like the small size this airgun has, it's no larger or heavier than say a Beretta 92 yet somehow it has to cram all the mechanics for the spring piston design into it and still get good performance. It makes no attempt to emulate a firearm. I've owned a couple Tempests, and always found the pellets I used drop right into the breech with no resistance.
Well from what I recall, and it was a while ago: Remove the plastic forend is secured by a rollpin in front of the triggerguard to reveal the pin that secures the barrel. I may take it down in a year, so download it if you need it. I would have preferred lower cocking effort and easier-to-adjust sights, but I loved the old-fashioned looks and the gentle recoil. With the aid of the lug at the muzzle end of the barrel unscrew the cap at the front of the pistol,remove spring guide and mainspring,press trigger back and the piston may then be withdrawn. If you have to shoot one from the bench with a bag rest. Withdraw the plug and spring guide, use the cocking linkage to extract piston.
Below that, a matte black trigger guard surrounds a matte black trigger. An investment consisting of some work and some spare parts really bring this gun up to the level it should have been at when it left the factory. See Page 85 of Webley Air Pistols by Bruce. I was never really happy with it, but once I did also manage to pull the trigger with the barrel loose, and it slammed down on the first knuckle of my left pointer finger. The weakest part of a Tempest is not the sights, but the trigger.
I keep hoping to find a junker Webley Senior with good grips at a reasonable price while attending gun shows. It was my first break barrel airgun. The original manual packaged with them gave full detailed instructions for taking them apart, in fact! Is there a means for windage? I enjoy casual plinking with a spring-piston pistol. I remember using my Beeman Pell Seat tool to enlarge the pellet skirts so that the pellet would fit better in the breech. I bought it to have a pistol to practice with in the backyard and for that mission it worked well. I took apart the Hurricane Derrick sent me.
For me, it is a front pocket carry or shoulder bag carry plinker to carry with me in the woods. So inside the box is a P1, one of the dual power versions, with both a. Have owned several over the years, love shooting them, and would never be without one. Here the barrel is released from the receiver, ready to begin the cocking stroke. The gun assembles almost in reverse of the dismantling. Both of these components can be easily replaced.