Short but still beau­ti­ful

Air Gunner - - Your Letters -

I am sub­scriber to Air Gun­ner and read your ar­ti­cle with in­ter­est on the Weihrauch HW35 Ex­port. I have reached the age of 70 and have had a keen in­ter­est in air­gun­ning all my life, in­clud­ing the pur­chase of an HW35E some years ago, and will al­ways re­gret sell­ing it. I have a large col­lec­tion of Weihrauchs. You men­tion that the 22” bar­rel is no longer avail­able on this model, which is a shame. I do think it would have been helpful if you had men­tioned how long it is now. As you know, many of the break-bar­rel Weihrauchs had bar­rel droop, in­clud­ing my own, so one had to jack up the rear scope mount to be in line with the bar­rel. I would like to know if you found this to be the case. I’m sure that other peo­ple, like my­self, who in­tend to buy this ri­fle now they are avail­able again would like to know. This is still a beau­ti­ful gun and not over priced. I would dearly love to have one in my col­lec­tion again.

Mike Briggs

Hello Mike You’re quite right; I did for­get to men­tion the cur­rent bar­rel length – 18.5”. I no­ticed no bar­rel droop and I think that’s be­cause Weihrauch uses a com­pletely dif­fer­ent sys­tem for fit­ting the bar­rels to the breech block these days, which I be­lieve al­lows greater pre­ci­sion. I’m us­ing mine with the open sights sup­plied, but sight­ing along the cylin­der to the bar­rel they look per­fectly aligned. Ed

My new HW35E ex­hibits no bar­rel droop at all

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