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Thread: Webley Tempest Purchase & Self-made Walnut Grips.

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    Webley Tempest Purchase & Self-made Walnut Grips.

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    I bought an air gun last week - A .177 Webley Tempest barrel-cocker spring handgun that came out of a California estate.

    IIRC, current models are made in Turkey, but this one's an original, from England.








    It shot to my PIA @ 10yds from the very 1st shot I took with it, but since the plastic/fantastic issue grips left me cold, I decided to make a set from some Black Walnut I had hanging around for a few years.


    The first thing I did was to make cardboard templates of the issue plastic grips, that I traced & cut out for a pattern when making the wood grips.






    I simply cut the wood to match the outline, flattened what would become the inside surface of the grip panels, then shaped/sanded the outsides to my druthers.






    I ended up using the issue grip screw system.


    This is how they look on the Webley:









    A little application of heated paste wax on the heated wood in a few days, and this case is closed !


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    Very nice work. Good figure in the walnut.

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    I'm inspired. I've got that same air pistol and love the idea of walnut grips. I also have a junky rifle stock made of some nice walnut. Hope I can do as good a job as you. Your work is super.

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    I always admired that pistol in catalogs 30 or more years ago.
    Nice job on the grips. Enjoy it.
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    Thanks for the kind words, folks - I appreciate them.

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