Short but still beautiful
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.
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