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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2007 2:41 pm Reply with quote
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Can anyone help. A friend of mine found what appears to be an antique air pistol at a garage sale.
It is.177 calibre. There is a side lever that you work horizontally. The only markings are "The Warrior"and " Made in Birmingham ". I assume that is Birmingham in the UK as many fine air guns were made there.
Can anyone help.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2007 4:31 pm Reply with quote
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Hi swl
Warrior and Major air pistols were both made in Birmingham by Abas, one of the finest gun makers in the world.

Have a look here.

http://www.doubleguns.co.uk/aabrown/his.htm

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2007 5:08 pm Reply with quote
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That's pretty weird looking. Shocked

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2007 5:53 pm Reply with quote
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I'm sure your friend probably "stole" it. According to the Blue Book of Airguns, a Warrior is worth somewhere in the ballpark of $400 USD, Double that if in "mint" condition (mind you, these are "insurance" values).

Apparently they were made in .177 and .22 cal from 1931 to 1939.

Can you post some pictures of it?

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2007 6:31 pm Reply with quote
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That's a pretty bold thing to say Eric, "stole". You never know what's at a garage sale, even famous paintings turn up at a yard sale.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2007 9:57 pm Reply with quote
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That's a pretty bold thing to say Eric, "stole".


No- "stole" it as in at a garage sale he probably bought it for less than $50.

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Many thanks Al and Eric my buddy is delighted with the info.
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