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HW45, how long has it been in production

Discussion in 'Air Pistols' started by robthedog, Jan 13, 2018.

  1. Aris

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    Which grip sleeve was the right fit?
     
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    Awful pistol I'd rather a catapult
     
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    A million beer cans would agree:D
     
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    It takes patience and understanding of the HW45 to get good results but it is certainly worth the wait.
    A semi target grip would help, to give your hold more consistency.
     
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    I couldn't hit a barn door with it !
     
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    Try throwing it
     
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    I wonder when Weihrauch started putting the HW badges on the 45 grips ?
     
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    I wanted a nice piece of timber on my HW45 grip but prices are prohibitive.
    I made some kindling from Iroko as I don't seem as good a carver as I used to be.
    So I bought a Hogue rubber finger grip, which to my surprise works well.
    I still would like a rich timber grip though. grips3.jpg grips 2.jpg
     
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    old post resurrection!

    I’m awaiting a 1985 45, what size are the breach seals mate? Did you find a source?
     
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    Does anyone own 350074 ? (might be 350079, - memory isn't what it used to be) It was a demonstrator and had a more figured walnut grip set, as well as the HWM medallion. There was also a small grubscrew behind the foresight.(intended for a tapered moderator, that was never produced) It came direct from the rep in late October 1984.
     
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    I have one from 1986 I think it is. Im pretty sure I bought all new seals for it and I listed them in my HW45 thread. I'll have a look as see

    Edit: seal info (mine left Hull cartridge on 10th April 1986 so will be the same seals as mine)

    Breech seal (or020) is 5mm id, 1.5cs (this is for the older hw45s)
    Air channel seal (or060) is 5mm id, 1.8cs
    Cylinder end seal (or061) is 19mm id, 1.5cs
     
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    Legend thank you!
     
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    Sounds an awesome one to own!
     
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    I suspect the people who never miss an opportunity to knock them have either never owned one or prefer to blame their lack of patience and ability on the pistol.
     
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    They certainly are, just like a rifle - only needs consistency
     
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    I had problems initially with long range accuracy - until I learned the art of shooting them with a loose grip.
     
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    They were on from the beginning
    My first one was a casualty of divorce - I eventually got another of the same early type, but it is 20,000 units further on and has lesser figured grips and no grub screw.
     
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    I didn’t notice that this is an old thread resurrection until @Reevo17 pointed it out. It is interesting and often quite good how this happens sometimes though, especially if you missed it first time round.
    Anyway the post above sounds like an interesting thing to try but I am thinking that once I get as good as I can with it standard, which should only take me about another ten years because they are definitely one step forward and two steps back a Tinbum kit will be the way to go.
    I still can’t get the trigger as good as the HW40 though no matter how hard I try but maybe I am trying to achieve the impossible. And the trigger guard is too small. The 40s is much better.
    The very worst thing about the HW45 is, I reckon you need more than one so you have a direct comparison to figure out what your tinkering has achieved without losing sight of the starting point.
    So one standard and one to mess about with.
    You only need one HW40 though. Buy one, love it, leave it how it is and never let it go.
     
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