Written on: 20/01/2010
Having purchaced my Webley Lonbow SE in 2009, i was very very pleased with it,s standard of finish.
The Rifle is a shade under 41 inches long and weighs in unscoped at around 8 pounds and the muzzel is threaded ready to take a silencer/sound moderator.
The standard of finish is very very good with the metal work showwing a deep blue finish,and the walnut thumbhole stock is finished to a high standard too,(my only slight critisism being a small area inside the forend of the stock which looks to have been missed by the stock finisher.
This can ofcourse be relativly easilly remidied with the application of boiled linseed oil and may be something i attend too later.
The rifle is in .22 cal the actual barrel being 5.5mm metric measurment instead of the earlier imperial .22 cal (as in early webly products such as the vulcan and hawk rifles) and yes the rifle is accurate out to around 40-45 yards where with practice 1 inch groupings are attainable from the seated possition.
The rifles handling is exelent,though i feel that a sling would definatly be a worthwhile addition for the hunting/h.f.t enviroment.
The silent rear mounted safty catch is ideally placed and is silent in operation and as importantly can easilly be reset in the feild,(a very relivant point as far as small game/vermin hunting is concerned!)
I found that the rifle performed well with bisley supper feild pellets.
The trigger is a great immprovment over rifles like the old webley vulcan,(A real classic in my oppinion)and can be discribed as a two stage unit offering a clean and predictable release with plenty to recomend it.
The rifle that i purchaced came without open sights and is infact intended to be used from the box with a telescopic sight,which will need to be purchaced by any person contemplating owning such a rifle.
Overall i rate this rifle 8.5 out of 10, an exeptional rifle and one i would definatly recomend.