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Hw 85 Mk1

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Ian Mawdesley, Jan 9, 2020.

  1. Ian Mawdesley

    Ian Mawdesley Well-Known Member

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    Hw85 mk1 are they any good and has anybody got any pictures of one please got the chance of one
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  2. Robgriff1

    Robgriff1 Big Poster

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    Na there rubbish you’d be better off letting me have it :D;)
  3. rabbitwrecker

    rabbitwrecker Socially Distant...

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    Better than the 95. Had a Mk.I in .20 calibre, lovely rifle... :thumb:
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  4. rich79

    rich79 Lovin the smell of cordite in the morning

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    Yeah they're like a scaled down 80, it's my favourite HW out of the ones I have, balances really well, it should have a raised dovetail mount on the cylinder, if the forend extends past the barrel pivot & covers the breech block then it's the Lux model.
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  5. cloverleaf

    cloverleaf Super Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    Here's mine - a bit tatty but presentable.


    They're basically an HW95k had its design not been savaged by the bean-counters :handjob:
  6. Geezer

    Geezer Posting Addict

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    Mine is very similar. Like clover’s, it’s a Luxus with the extended 77-style stock. The regular model has a shorter, angled, fore end, like a Mk1 HW80.

    If you like 95s, this is the higher-quality ancestor, with a proper screw-in end block. The raised sight rail (a hangover from HW’s acquisition of BSF) is a bit fiddly to get off and on. It also means the 85 uses a different model-specific piston.

    I must be in a minority of, er, about one, but I’ve always found that the 85 (and later 95) doesn’t really do it for me.

    There’s just something about the handling and stock fit that feels slow and clunky and not quite right.

    I don’t have the same issue with a 77K or an 80. Maybe it’s about expectations. I wanted the 85 to be, basically, an FWB Sport with a Rekord trigger and better breech lock-up. Or a better BSF S70.

    I suspect I’d actually get on a bit better with the standard stock.

    Anyway, if the price is right, buy the bleeding thing. They aren’t made any more, they are quality, they are quite sought after. They are pretty easy to take apart and put back together. Most people love them. If you are a weirdo like me and don’t really like it, someone else will buy it for at least what you paid.
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2020
  7. Deejayuu

    Deejayuu Donator

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    N Wales
    Looking for a stock for the lower one and yet ...........................?

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  8. Ian Mawdesley

    Ian Mawdesley Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the replies chaps much appreciated
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