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HW99s piston obsolete / no longer available..

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by cloverleaf, Jul 11, 2014.

  1. cloverleaf

    cloverleaf Super Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    Having recently (somewhat hesitantly) gotten rid of my HW99s I still have a few bits left over - one of which is a spare piston I had modified to take a rear bearing.

    I've just been looking on Chambers site to get an idea of value, only to find that the part is listed as "obsolete - no longer available".

    This surprised me somewhat and made me wonder why this might be the case - perhaps Weihrauch no longer supply them as a spare (demand must be low as they probably never fail), or maybe this has some more serious connotations for the '99s rifle - some of the other main bits specific to this gun (stock and cylinder) are also listed as out of stock, but not obsolete..

    I suspect the pistons are simply no longer supplied as a spare due to limited demand, but a small part of me wonders if HW are binning the '99 as a result of ongoing issues..

    Anyone got any thoughts..?
     
  2. JD

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    Maybe someone just clicked the wrong box and its out of stock

    Are we about to see a new rifle from Hw, or are they just adding wear and tear into their designs ?
     
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    The 99's quite a popular rifle, so I'm guessing that there must be something else going on. I'd be surprised if they did can the whole thing, anyway.
     
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    cloverleaf Super Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    Possible I suppose; not quite sure by what you mean by the last bit though. I think the '99s potentially already has enough "built in" potential for wear and tear..


    Aye, cynical as I am I agree it would be somewhat unprecedented for Weihrauch to bin the complete design..
     
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    Would this mean my nice new 99 is going to be a collectors item :D
     
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    Did you get any more info on this please? It is a bit worrying if Chambers have withdrawn it.
     
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    Unless Weihrauch now use a different piston?

    The Weihrauch catalogue still shows the HW50 (same gun) as a current model.
     
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    Yup - I know I should have advertised it for more :p


    Afraid not; official line from Hull Ctg. is that spares from Chambers are grey imports and to the best of their knowledge the pistons (and the rifles) are still available.. in any case a piston's not a very likely candidate for replacement unless you want a spare to ring / button.


    Tis possible.. but there's only so much room for maneuver with the design and to the best of my knowledge (other than the HW57) there's nowt else in range that has a similar piston.
     
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    Weihrauch having changed the cocking shoe design on their break barrel rifles, leads me to think this new type shoe will cause cylinder wear over a shorter period of time, compared to the old design, and changing the barrel latch complete with stock fixing mount, means new and old type Hw's are not now compatable, was this really needed ?

    Where as a newly designed rifle would have got weihrauch the respect of many airgunners.
     

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