for quite a while now in the Netherlands: anything that resembles a real firearm (so this also prohibits specific plastic toys, not only air-weaponry) is banned.
And indeed, the clasic line of Webley's (and therefore not the Alecto) is allowed for the same reason as are many more (classic) pistols.
Sure, this might lead to some personal disappointment for those who appearantly want an 'impressive' pistol or rifle.
But if this category of 'toys' and their owners is in any way or form a threat to the continuation of the shooting sports in general, for the already stated reasons, so be it.
(Air-)weaponry should be the exclusive realm of mature people anytime, anywhere.
To my mind the greatest chance to secure the sport as well as the collecting is to drop any passive and negative sulking where applicable.
Instead, in this changing world, it seems better to take the initiative and come to a solid and transparant regulation in cooperation with the law makers that is beyond reasonable critisism.
I believe such is happening in the Netherlands right now, aiming at a clear and concise set of rules that would make life for both sides workable, and for society at large very much livable.