Accles and Shelvoke Ltd of Birmingham manufactured 'Acvoke' Air Pistols and Slaughterhouse Weapons. Acvoke .177 air pistols were produced from 1946 to 1956. It has an innovational concentric design similar to the Earlier German 'Tell II' Air pistol but on a larger more powerful scale. Before cocking the pistol a lever is swung out from the rear grip to afford mechanical advantage while the cocking manouvre is performed This is an excellent boxed example of the .177 Calibre, Accles & Shelvoke Ltd break action Air Pistol. It has a pellet gauge to the loading lever and black plastic, ribbed slab grips. All metal and grips are in excellent undamaged condition with nice patina throughout. The grips are embossed with the 'Acvoke' trademark logo. The back strap/ lever is stamped with the serial number '17864' and 'Pellet Gauge' with a pellet gauge hole. (see Page 12 of Collectors Guide To Air Pistols 3rd Edition, By Hiller). The breech plate is correctly stamped with the manufacturer's detail 'Accles and Shelvoke Ltd, Patent Applied For, Birmingham 6 Eng ( England)'. It loads cocks and fires perfectly with a strong spring action. It is complete with original cardboard box with Highly coloured black & Red box with Acvoke labeling and Pistol images. .