.177Acvoke Break Action Air Pistol With Accessories.
RARE, Boxed, 1946-1956 .177 Calibre, Accles & Shelvoke Ltd, 'Acvoke' Break Action Air Pistol With Accessories. Sn 15663:14 - 15663:14
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 '24288' and 'Pellet Gauge' with a pellet gauge hole (see Page 12 of Collectors Guide To Air Pistols 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 Acvoke labelling and imagery. The box contains its wire cleaning rod, illustrated instruction pamphlet and a Lane’s ‘cat slug’ pellet box which contains a quantity of lead pellets. The price for this rare boxed pistol includes UK delivery. NB As a post 1939 Air Weapon the restrictions of the Crime Reduction Bill regarding sale and delivery of this item apply. Sn 15663:14
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