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Weihrauch HW35E or HW35 ... Perfect Spring & Piston Air Rifle for an Old Guy



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Long Range Air rifles - HW 35 E

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Air Rifle HW 35 E - Elegant stock of veined walnut with special cheekpiece, fine checkered
_pistol grip, pistol grip cap and buttplate with ivory coloured spacers, 2 sling swivels.
Picture shows HW 35 E with muzzle break and scope (against extra charge).
Sleek Pencil Barrel.

So, what makes is so special?
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So, what makes is so special?
The HW35E sports a barrel lock-up device that was common in the early years to provide
_a break barrel spring gun with the strength and rigidity needed for competitive shooting.
Popular models from the past that utilized this same concept were the Weihrauch HW55
_and the Walther LG55 as well as many others.
Today you do not see this design in use, as break barrel spring guns
_are now categorized as hunting rifles, not competitive rifles.

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Impressive, timeless, tradition, craftsmanship, these are but a few descriptions of the HW35E.
The HW35 is one of the most respected airguns of the last 50 years.
Built with emphasis on quality first the HW35 will give generations of
_precision shooting pleasure.
The HW35E has refinements unlike any current production spring piston air rifle.
The barrel breach has a lock up system that gives the same accuracy as
_the best fixed barrel guns.
This feature will give accuracy with a scope or open sights
_and still maintain the ease of cocking of a break barrel gun
_as well as ample room to load.
The action has a very short piston stroke that produces very little recoil
_with a smooth firing cycle.
The action cylinder is assembled with a seamless rear cylinder cap
_that makes for a beautiful rifle.
One of the most striking features of the 35E is the European walnut stock
_with grip cap and finger grooves
_as well as hand cut checkering on the grip.
The 35E’s stock represents beauty and function not found on other air rifles.
The power level of the 35E is ample for small game out to 50 yards or better.
The accuracy is on par with the best spring piston FT guns with a
_match grade rekord trigger as well.
Sling swivels are standard as well on this deluxe model.




The first time I laid eyes on the photos of the HW35E ... I couldn't get enough.
So, I found more:
HW35 E

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.22 HW35 'export' with vintage Weihrauch quick release mounts and period Hunter 'TV View' scope.
HW35E By colbos73
HW35E By colbos73
HW35E By asfyx
HW35E By asfyx
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Weihrauch HW35 Standard

And, for those of us with more utilitarian
needs or mind-set ... the Weihrauch HW35 Standard.
HW 35 Standard
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Air Rifle HW 35 - This classic rifle from Weihrauch continues to set
_standards by which other weapons are judged.
The superb construction and finish are well-known just like its excellent reputation
_for power and accuracy.
Equipped with the world-famous "Rekord" trigger.
Wedge breech lock, automatic safety, front sight tunnel with interchangeable inserts,
_micrometer rear sight with 4 different notches.
HW 35 Standard- Handy stock of hardwood, walnut finish, sporting forearm
_with finger grooves, rubber buttplate.
HW 35 Standard


HW35 - another golden oldie ... Tuesday, April 29, 2008
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The Weihrauch HW35 holds the record as the spring air rifle
_with the longest continuous production.
Started in 1951 and never out of production through the present time,
_the 35 has seen hundreds of other classics come and go.
When it was launched, the 35 was the first air rifle to have the famous Rekord trigger,
_which must have looked pretty spectacular back then.
It's still the gold standard for sporting triggers,
_but a half century ago there was nothing even remotely like it.
Weihrauch HW 35


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It couldn't keep up
The 35 is a large air rifle, which led a lot of people to think it should
_also be a powerful one.
When first launched, it was among the most powerful spring guns,
_but when the velocity races began in the late 1970s, the 35 just couldn't keep up.
It became obvious that although it had the largest piston on the market,
_the stroke was too short, robbing the gun of a lot of potential.
Some 35s could make 800 f.p.s. with proper tuning,
_but that was as far as they went.


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Not gone, but forgotten
As mentioned earlier, the HW35 is still in production today.
Beeman stopped importing it many years ago.
Since they're the exclusive U.S. importer of Weihrauch,
_the model is no longer available to us.
No doubt, Beeman believed that Americans want only the most powerful
_air rifles, which is correct.
If they tried to reintroduce the 35 here in the U.S.,
_the high price and mediocre velocity would spell disaster.
Weihrauch HW35 Standard and HW35E
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Weihrauch HW35 - Guns.Ru TALKS
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HW35E Nickel with Walnut Stock ... HW35 Nickel with Synthetic Stock

Weihrauch HW35E Nickel Finish with Walnut Stock


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Nickel finish ... Velocity available in less than 150m/s for Canada
or full power .177 230 m/s (754fps) .22 cal 175 m/s (574 fps)....
What can you tell me about the HW35(& HW35E) air rifle?


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Weihrauch HW35 Black Edition (Nickel Finish & Synthetic Stock)








These rifles are not manufactured out of stainless steel.
To the contrary, they are nickel plated high-carbon steel.
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Hadn't seen these pictures before. The best feature pictured is that barrel lock up. Makes a big difference in accuracy, if my CZ's are any indication. I had thought the power plant was the same as the HW30, but apparently that is not the case. Too bad it is a RH Monte Carlo stock only.
 
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Nice!!!
 
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No the 35 was sort of a pre-80.
 
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HW35E: Left-Hand Version

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... Too bad it is a RH Monte Carlo stock only.
Apparently, in Europe a left-hand version is available.
I found this one at a Polish website - AK Hobby.

"carbine air Weihrauch HW-35 Export version for southpaws" - Machine Translation
Karabinek pneumatyczny Weihrauch HW-35 Export (luxus)
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Weihrauch Commonality: Piston Diameter ... Receiver Assembly

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... I had thought the power plant was the same as the HW30,
but apparently that is not the case....
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No the 35 was sort of a pre-80.
couldn't keep up

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The 35 is a large air rifle, which led a lot of people to think it should also be a powerful one...
It became obvious that although it had the largest piston on the market,
the stroke was too short, robbing the gun of a lot of potential....

When the R1/HW80 was developed in 1982,
it used the same diameter piston but had a much longer piston stroke.
The result was the fastest spring rifle in the world for a little while....
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The HW97 action has the same receiver assembly as the HW35;
a single block of milled steel beautifully polished
and blued with the scope grooves directly milled into the receiver.
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I have an old 35E and a 35, they are really nice for older guys. I am satisfied with the power of the rifles, even though my FWB 300S, that is even whimpier, is more accurate.
I got those for a song in Germany...

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BeemanR1/HW80 ... Radically Stroked HW35?

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No the 35 was sort of a pre-80.
Looks like the BeemanR1/HW80 maybe, essentially, a stroked HW35.
Which Weihrauch rifle would B.B. pick? Friday, November 04, 2005

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HW 35 takes America by storm!
Weihrauch's large HW 35 (which is still made, by the way) was among Beeman's
top magnum air rifles when the race for power started in the 1970s.

But the FWB 124 came along and put all other rifles in the back seat.

Read all about that in the post FWB 124 - a classic pellet rifle.
The 35 continued in Beeman's lineup for several more years,
but always at a disadvantage due to its relatively short stroke.

So, Robert Beeman decided to take matters into his own hands.

Beeman's new air rifle
Dr. Beeman designed a new rifle based on the 35, but with internal improvements
that no other air rifle in the world could match.

He did a lot of his work on a computer CAD system,
then took the output to his good friend Hans Weihrauch, Sr.,
to build the rifle.

The Beemans (Toshiko Beeman was an important part of
the development team, as was Christa Weihrauch, Hans' wife)
and the Weihrauchs swapped visits and phone calls as the new airgun neared completion.

The Weihrauchs could hardly believe the power produced by Beeman's new design,
so they asked permission to make their own version of the new gun
to sell elsewhere in the world under the Weihrauch name.

Beeman knew he couldn't absorb all of their output capacity, so he agreed.

Because the shorter European stock was easier for them to produce, the Weihrauch version
was on the market several months before Beeman took delivery of his first lot.
Hence, the myth was born that the Beeman R1 was built AFTER the HW 80,
when, in fact, it was the other way around!

The R1 caught the airgunning world off guard with its near-1,000 f.p.s. velocity in .177.

In less than a year, the extra few f.p.s. were eked out,
and the airgunning world had its first rifle capable of 1,000 f.p.s. straight out of the box!
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There was also a HW35T - thumbhole stock.

And HW35 Safari - which was a HW35 standard with matte metalwork and muted green dyed stock.

I always liked the HW35L best.
 
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Weihrauch HW35 Thumbhole Stock

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There was also a HW35T - thumbhole stock....
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
HW35 - another golden oldie
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This thumbhole HW 35 is a rare version of the popular rifle.
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Weihrauch HW 35 - Lochschaft- sowie Sport-Version
AKAH TELL 35
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HW 35 L ("Luxus")

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... I always liked the HW35L best.
Weihrauch HW35L - Yellow Forum
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Classic 1970's Weihrauch HW 35: HW 35 L ("Luxus")



Classic HW 35L - American "Vintage Airguns"
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It's an HW 35 L ("Luxus"), serial 481,000 series, from the mid 1970's.
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The L stock of the day was classic German styling all the way, with finger-groove fore end,
checkered round-bottomed pistol grip, and Bayern-style cheekpiece.
In the late 70's the L switched to a more "square" American-influence design, but I find this one more elegant


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Ahhhh....I think the HW 55 is the best.

I had the 35 EB back in 1983 and later an HW 55 in 1990.

I can't seem to find any new HW 55s since I looked again in 1993.
 
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Weihrauch HW35 Safari

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... And HW35 Safari - which was a HW35 standard with matte metalwork and muted green dyed stock....
This particular model is not very common.
Well, at least photos are hard to come by.

HW 35 Safari

Classic HW35 green stocked genuine "safari"
982 Hw35 Safari .177 with JM kit and up graded sights










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