Very interesting reading (as are all your posts!). I've always said Webleys were tuff enuff to back your car over, and you have proved it!
I've had only one springer bear-trap adventure, with a P1 pistol. It caught three fingers which was probably lucky--they were mashed up purty good, but had it been only one finger I mighta ended up looking around on the ground for it.
Over the years I've used that same tip with loading taps--their bore is always tapered (very obvious if you accidentally install one upside down during a re-build!), and will act as a quite efficient built-in skirt sizer. I actually made myself a little tool to facilitate that--about a 3-inch length of hobby shop brass tubing, with a blob of epoxy putty as a pusher knob on one end. I use that tool and always start with the biggest skirts when sighting in a tap-loader (which in .177 = RWS pellets).
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