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Hw77k info

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Stevenb, Apr 21, 2014.

  1. Stevenb

    Stevenb Donator

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    I've just bought an early .22 hw77k sn 1033041. The guy I bought it from said that it was an early model with the smaller piston and the barrel is micro grooved.he also said it was west german made.it certainly seems to shoot very nice.ive been after an early hw77k for a while,I used to have one when I was a teenager 20yrs ago lol,I bought a hw97k but there was no comparison with the old hw77k,they are class.can anyone confirm its age and whether it would have the smaller piston and the micro grooved barrel
     
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    The rifle dates from 1986/87 and should have 25mm internals, they changed to 26mm internals at serial number 1446049
     
  3. Stevenb

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    Thanks for the info.Are the 25mm internal better or worse ?
     
  4. Rikard

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    To be honest it's subjective, most people prefer the earlier 25mm, I'm one of them but some people like the 26mm.
    Its one of the earlier ones which tend to be better made than today's versions, mine is a 77K in 177 serial number 1007956 and was manufactured in 1984
    Just enjoy shooting it
     
  5. Grumpyoldman

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    apparently better . i have one iv had for nigh on 30 years , wont have a micro grooved barrel , should be stamped hull cartridge where the barrel meets the breech
     
  6. Stevenb

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    Can I just ask about the micro grooved barrel.the guy I bought it from said it definitely has one.i just messaged him to confirm and he's adiment it has.what is a micro grooved barrel,I've never heard of it.apparently they were quite costly to make so weihrauch moved on to conventional rifleing.can anyone confirm whether that's the case.or is he incorrect.
     
  7. Stevenb

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    The barrel is stamped hull cartridge,it's stamped followed by the serial number then the breech.
     
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    Webley micro grooved their barrels.

    It's a no to Weihrauch barrels though.
     
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  9. Stevenb

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    Thanks everyone for the info
     
  10. darklord

    darklord Can’t beat a tx200 at 30m

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    that serial number rings a bell with me. I wonder if it was my old one shame i never take much notice of serial numbers but i do recall 33041.

    Never mind it was a long time ago.
     
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    Whats micro-grooving and why is it a good thing please?
     

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