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The Webley Tempest is Back!

Those bemoaning the disappearance of the real, British-made Webley Tempest- one of the great air pistols of all times- should be as excited as I am to learn that Webley is bringing back the Tempest! Despite the increasing costs of labor and materials, they’re going to be releasing the Webley Tempest Centennial in September.


As befits the name, the new Centennial model comes in a fitted wooden case intended to evoke images of classic British double guns and other fine arms. The price- $299- will no doubt evoke similar images. (I see that Pyramid is already listing it for pre-order at $289.95.) But with used Tempests in fine condition regularly selling for over $200, it’s not unreasonable. I have my Tempest, so I’m not ordering another one. But if they were to offer it in .22 as well as .177, I just might.

5 Comments

  1. Mauricio wrote:

    Very nice. Pitty doesn’t come to Brazil.

    Friday, September 9, 2011 at 5:00 pm | Permalink
  2. Raymond Huang wrote:

    Where can I find a plan or blue print to made my own air rifle.

    Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at 12:05 am | Permalink
  3. airtow wrote:

    I know that Hatsan, in Turkey, is producing some Webley guns. Wonder if this is British made or produced in Turkey?

    Thursday, December 1, 2011 at 2:39 pm | Permalink
  4. mje wrote:

    I’m guessing British, as all the Turkish-made guns use new tooling, as far as I can tell. This looks like it was made on the old tooling. But I could be wrong.

    Thursday, December 1, 2011 at 2:43 pm | Permalink
  5. Phil Nuchereno wrote:

    I have the new turkish version webley tempest. It is more powerful than my english tempest. It appears to be of similar quality. I am happen with this turkish version.

    Monday, January 14, 2013 at 10:34 pm | Permalink

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