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WEBLEY AIR RIFLES 1925-2005
Author: Christopher Thrale
Publisher: INDEPENDANT PUBLISHERS GROUP, Jan 2011
Comprises a comprehensive history of all the air rifles made by the company between 1925 & 2005; from the introduction of the Mark 1, right through to modern pre-charged guns such as the Venom Viper. Photos & illus; 8.5x11 inches, 272 pgs.
Beyond dealing with the rifles themselves, this book also covers the circumstances under which the early rifles were introduced, together with information as to how and why they were subsequently developed in the way they were. It also examines the myriad of fascinating accessories produced to complement the Webley air rifle, together with a chapter discussing the various promotional aids and advertising material used. All these artifacts are supported by color photographs, some of which have never been published before. This is a book not just for those who collect Webley air rifles, but for anyone interested in how one of England's greatest firearms manufacturers introduced a fascinating range of air rifles and accessories, the popularity of which is still great after some eighty years of production.
About the Author
Christopher Thrale has held a lifelong interest in air rifles and air pistols. He started collecting in 1975 and has a fascination in any air weapon with a spring inside it, but retains a particular fondness for Webley air rifles and air pistols. Christopher manages Pax Guns in Highgate, London, before which he was a police officer for thirty years. Married with three children, he lives in Harpendon, Hertfordshire.