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Production of the original Tempest started in 1979 and was the result of Webley returning to a more compact design following some adverse feedback from customers who found the Hurricane a bit too cumbersome to handle and shoot. Until 1981 the pistol had its name displayed as a single word, ‘Tempest’ at each side of the plastic for end. Other marking, in the form of ‘Webley & Scott Ltd Birmingham England’ on the underside of the fore end. After July 1981, however the pistol name was changed to ’Webley Tempest’ applied in a slightly different font. At the same time, the factory identification became ‘Webley & Scott Ltd Made in England’. An additional symbol in the form of a letter F with a pentagon was also added to all pistols except those designated for export to the USA. This example is post 1981 and in .22 calibre, firing at 4.22 ft. /lbs. It has a blade foresight & adjustable rear sight and it cocks and fires perfectly with a strong spring action. Webley Tempest is printed onto the left and right hand side of the barrel. The safety switch is on the right hand side. Underneath the fore end of the barrel are printed symbols in the form of a letter F with a pentagon and a point, indicating that the pistol is free of legislative restrictions in Germany and Sweden. The right handed black plastic grips are undamaged. Some of the black paintwork is showing signs of age related wear. Price includes UK delivery. NB As a post 1939 Air Pistol the restrictions of the Crime Reduction Act apply to the sale & delivery of this item. AI 627.