Is there a particular classic airgun you don't own but would dearly like?
For me, it would be an HW55T - the Rekord trigger, lovely stock, classic Weihrauch build quality, a barrel lock and, I think, the potential to make a sporter with a little gentle tweaking.
Like this beauty pictured on the US vintage airgun forum.
Th BSA Airsporter Stutzen was a gun I loved. Remembering them being well discounted in the early 80's and pondered many a time on buying one but never did.
Realy wish I had now as they are pretty unique slim stylish and attractive gun and now becoming sought after. Dont suppose they sold well as german power and accuracy was evrything at the time.
Fabricatum diem, pvnc!
Two mint HW55Ts have been mentioned. I'd rather they went to collectors, because they'd be wasted on me.
First thing I'd do would with an HW55T would be to dismantle and explore ways of improving it. Some of these fine air rifles were allegedly ruined by efforts to raise their power by 1970s/80s 'tuning', and I'd like to take one to perhaps 11fpe whilst keeping it sweet shooting. I'm sure the potential is there.
Then I'd shoot it. It would inevitably pick up the odd scratch and dent - and it wouldn't be mint anymore.
So if I ever chanced upon a mint HW55T for £30 I'd be looking to do a swap for a non-mint example with a £30 cash adjustment.
I HAVE A HW55 I THINK 'M'!
No stock, or not the original one anyway and its clapped out but £35 posted if anyone wants it. fires ok
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Does anyone use a 'full power' HW55?
Perhaps better to look for the pellet that gives a combination of accuracy and a reasonable velocity than to tune to the maximum.
I suppose the small air-chamber means a massively overpower spring has to be deployed to get high power, with the attendant filling-loosening recoil. I have heard that a Walther 55 can be tuned to the limit, but I cannot see that working well either ....
Mr Pope did tunes for these in the 80's i think he got 10.5 fp's
out of them.
Ive been looking for one of them for a while with no luck.