A RARE BOXED .22 DON BLOCKSIDGE ENGRAVED WEBLEY 'VULCAN SPECIAL CUSTOM' AIR-RIFLE, no visible serial number,
one of only 110 produced (in un-engraved form) circa 1982, with blued 19 1/4in. barrel (rear-sight removed but present, the lower front corners of the breech-block engraved with bright American scrolls, blued air-chamber with machined rails for a telescopic sight, a further engraved panel of similar scrollwork on the front top of air-chamber with a central depiction of a bolting rabbit and a smaller panel of scroll only to the top of trigger unit, gold-plated trigger and safety-catch, high-grade chequered walnut half-stock fitted with a ventilated rubber recoil pad, the blued trigger guard with further bright open scroll-work, the whole appearing very little used and complete in its maker's card and polystyrene carton with papers and instructions (oil sample empty)
Provenance: The Vulcan Custom by Webley (also known as the 'Special Export' or 'S.E.') was only produced in a limited edition of 110 rifles. This actual rifle was produced as a gift for a special customer of Webley, and was part of batch W1708D but never allocated a serial number despite being one of the 110 rifles produced. It is a very rare rifle. Sadly, the Custom did not offer good value for money against the ordinary Deluxe edition, which for £15 less at the time of production offered near identical specifications bar the gold-plated details. The rifles proved difficult to sell and were eventually 'unloaded' onto the commercial market at a knock-down price. Only a tiny percentage of the 110 rifles produced would have ever been engraved by Don Blocksidge, indeed this rifle may well be unique
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