I recently bought a "Telly-Jelly" cal 4.5. It is in overall good condition - nice finish on the stock and only a little bluing required on the spring tube.The rest of the working parts show almost zero signs of wear and no play between moving parts. It is missing a screw on the stock and a front sight.
Can anyone tell me what model it is? I suspect that it is a Telly-200; what years were they made and are there any distinguishing marks to help date it?
I have attached pics to help with ID.
It shoots well enough but lacks power; I will strip it soon and oil the piston cup.....but I suspect that it needs a new spring. Is it worth spending money on? What should my overall spend (purchase price plus parts) be?
Ideally I would like to get an old Webley Mk1 (fantastic quality I am told) or a more modern 5.5mm Cal (maybe Gamo?) for plinking with, but this will do for now. My daughters and I enjoy target shooting on a friend's farm with tins and bottles as targets.....no hunting....yet!