The rifle incorporates many special design features which includes:
1.An 8 shot capacity rotary automatic indexing magazine, easily removable for reloading. The magazine may also be reloaded when left in the rifle.
2.An adjustable 2 stage trigger mechanism.
3.A built - in gauge to monitor the cylinder pressure.
4.A precision rifled barrel to ensure pin-point accuracy.
5.A dovetail which is incorporated in the barrel housing to fit an optional scope.
6.A modern styled stock incorporating a well defined cheeckpiece, ventilated rubber recoil pad and chequering on the forend and pistol grip. The stock is available in beech or walnut woods.
7.A quick-fill system is fitted as standard.
8.Optional screw-on silencers are available where permitted.
The Webley Spectre is designed specifically for use with dry compressed air.
NO OTHER GAS OR GAS COMBINATION MUST BE USED
The rifle may be filled from a divers bottle, a suitable compressor or by using "The Webley Pump" - a hand pump specifically made to fill precharged airguns.
CYLINDER PRESSURE FULLY CHARGED - ALL MODELS 200 BAR MAX.
Approx. number of shots available at full power -12 ft.lbs models:- 80 -shots. 177 (4.5mm) CAL. and I 00-shots .22 (5.5mm) CAL.
NOTE: Further shots at lower velocities will discharge after the quoted number of rounds have been fired. It is recommended, however, to refill the rifle at this point as the trajectories and kinetic energies of any further pellets fired will differ significantly from those achieved at full power.
CHARGING THE RIFLE.
Fit the filler nozzle to the air line of the charging apparatus, which must incorporate a pressure gauge. Push the nozzle into the rifle's filler hole situated in the end plug at the muzzle end of the rifle, first ensuring the filler nozzle and hole is clear from dirt. Fully charge the rifle to 200 BAR. If the charging apparatus pressure gauge reading is different to that of the cylinder pressure gauge, stop charging when the highest reading is 200 BAR.
Undo the hose air drain screw before pulling the filler nozzle out the recharged rifle.
LOADING THE MAGAZINE.
The magazine incorporates a raised boss on its rear face and can only be rifted one way to the rifle. It rotates clockwise when viewed from the rear of the rifle. The groove on the side of the barrel housing allows you to observe whether the next magazine chamber about to rotate into alignment with the barrel is loaded with a pellet or empty.
To remove the magazine, open the bolt, then pull the magazine axis pin open - the magazine can then be removed from the barrel housing.
Load the pellets from the rear of the magazine. Push the pellet noses through the retaining 'O' ring until their skirts lie flush or below the bottom of the magazine face.
Once reloaded, refit the magazine to the rifle and retain it with the magazine axis pin. If necessary, rotate the magazine counter-clockwise until its movement is arrested by the spring stop.
DO NOT CLOSE THE BOLT UNTIL YOU ARE READY TO USE THE RIFLE!
To load the rifle, pull the bolt fully rearwards before pushing it forwards - this ensures the sear engages with the hammer assembly. Once the bolt is closed the rifle is ready to fire.
To reload the rifle open the bolt and pull it fully open - the magazine will index and the sear re-engages with the hammer assembly.
As the pellets are used and the magazine rotates, its empty chambers are visible above the barrel housing. These chambers may be refilled as they are revealed without removing the magazine if desired.
The Webley Spectre is fitted with a 2 stage trigger mechanism and is factory set. The mechanism is fully adjustable if you wish to alter the factory settings.
To adjust the trigger mechanism, the action must first be removed from the stock. The diagram shows the location of the adjusting screws. If adjustments are made it is recommended to use a low strength adhesive such as 'Loctite 222' on the screws to secure them in their new positions.
U.K. SPECIFICATION AIR RIFLES.
The mechanism of this rifle has been factory set to ensure its power falls within the current U.K. 12 ft.lbs. maximum kinetic limit allowed without possessing a firearms certificate. If you adjust the settings, always have the velocity of the rifle checked to ensure it falls within the legal limit.
Remove the magazine and fire the rifle at a safe target before adjusting the rifle.
To adjust the power, remove the stock, then remove the air transfer port restrictor lockscrew, located on the right hand side of the cylinder. Turn the restrictor screw counter- clockwise to increase the velocity and clockwise to reduce the velocity. When adjustments have been completed, apply Loctite 542 to the air transfer port restrictor lockscrew.
Although the above method should be used when possible, adjusting the compression of the hammer spring may also alter the power. With the stock removed and the bolt and trigger mechanism in their fired positions, position a suitable straight blade screwdriver down the hole in the rear
cylinder end plug and engage the screwdriver into the slot of the hammer. Engage a 3mm diam.. pin through the hole approximately 45mm ahead of the bolt slot. Turn the screwdriver until the pin drops into the hammer nose slot - this locks the hammer nose while adjustments are made. Turn the screwdriver clockwise to increase the power of your rifle, counter - clockwise to reduce its power.
DO NOT APPLY LUBRICATION TO THE AIR FILLER N07-ZLE OR THE RIFLES' AIR FILLER HOLE.
Use only mineral based oils such as "Weboil" to lubricate the Spectre. Occasionally apply oil sparingly to the following parts:-
1. the trigger mechanism ( remove the stock for access).
2. remove the magazine, close the bolt and apply oil onto the pellet probe. Then operate the bolt several times.
3. close the bolt and apply oil through the cylinder bolt slot onto the bolt slot shroud. Open and close the bolt several times.
4. with the bolt open apply oil to the stem of the hammer assembly.
5. open the magazine axis pin and apply oil onto its stem.
6. lightly lubricate the magazine axis hole and its 'O' ring.
DO NOT LUBRICATE THE RIFLE EXCESSIVELY
QUICK FILL NOZZLE 'O'RINGS REPLACEMENT.
After a period of time it will be necessary to replace the 'O' rings on the Quick- fill nozzle. This will be apparent if compressed air is heard to leak from the nozzle during the filling process. Always replace both 'O' rings.
MAGAZINE 'O'RING REPLACEMENT.
The 'O' ring which retains the pallets in the magazine will need to be replaced after many hundreds of rounds have been fired. Its replacement becomes apparent when the rifle's bolt becomes stiff to operate. Repositioning the 'O' ring in its groove may also overcome the stiffness.
USING THE PUMP TO REFILL THE WEBLEY Spectre.
The following instructions only describe how to connect and disconnect the Webley Pump to the Webley Spectre.
The Webley Stirrup Pump is supplied with a kit which allows it to be used with every pre-charged pneumatic air rifle currently available. When used with the Webley Spectre rifle, the smaller 1/8' adaptor and face seal supplied in the kit are not required.
Fit the filler nozzle, supplied with the Webley Spectre, directly to the pumps air hose assembly and tighten. Position the air hose/ nozzle assembly so the rifle is lying flat on the ground when connected to the pump, then tighten the assembly onto the 1/4' BSP adapter. Use the appropriate tools to tighten all parts to ensure airtight seals.
TO REFILL THE WEBLEY SPECTRE ADOPT THE FOLLOWING PROCEDURE:
1. Close the pump air bleed screw, situated under the pressure gauge.
2. Open the rifle's bolt and remove the magazine.
3. Ensure there is no dirt in rifle's filler hole, situated under the muzzle, then lay the rifle on the gun bag or an old sheet placed on the ground.
4. Push the filler nozzle into the filler hole and begin to refill the rifle. The pump gauge reading will rise quickly for the first few cycles of the pump until the pressure in the air hose assembly is equal to that of the pressure in the rifle. As you continue to pump, both pump and cylinder gauge readings will slowly rise as air is forced into the rifle's cylinder. Once the required pressure gauge reading is achieved, cease pumping.
5. Release the air trapped in the air hose assembly by undoing the air bleed screw -the air will escape through the vent hole in the side of the base block and the pressure gauge reading will drop back to zero.
6. Disconnect the filler nozzle from the rifle. The Spectre is now ready for re-use.
THE WEBLEY RAIDER.