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Putting Right A Weihrauch Hw98

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Accidental enthusiast., Mar 27, 2020.

  1. Accidental enthusiast.

    Accidental enthusiast. Member

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    Hi Guys. I'm completely new to the airgun scene so expect some criticism of the following situation. I found need to purchase an air rifle to deal with some very brave very big rats. This was last week and all of our local gun shops we're shut. So I bought what I could. I was offered a HW98 and knowing nothing I googled this and saw a very well-loved gun retailing at £450 without scope so I jumped at the chance to buy one for a measly £120. Anyway, it turns out this rifle has been molested, the barrel and stock have been chopped presumably for nefarious reasons. I have quickly stored this with a friend who is licenced for what this has become. Anyway, people love these guns and I'm an engineer looking for a quarantine project. I intend to put right a wrong and make this a good air rifle again. New screws are on order as the present one's are ruined. I need to source a barrel and stock both in fair condition. If I use new parts this will cost a bomb but apparently some SMK stocks fit? If anybody has a compatible stock or barrel in fair condition I can PayPal and would love to post pictures of the finished result on here. Can anyone point me towards the bits I need?
     

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  2. exur77

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    :facepalm: Such a lovely rifle ruined...

    I reckon it will cost you more to fix this “rifle” than buying a brand new rifle.
     
  3. Accidental enthusiast.

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    Yup "rifle" I looked at it and thought we'll it's a bit short. A barrel and stock new looks like £100 each I can save this thing if people have some old bits in drawers or whatever. It's caught my imagination now I must fix it.
     
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  4. foxtrott

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    The barrel may not be a right off it definitely needs to come out of the stock
     
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    try it first to see how it shoots, before spending any money at it
     
  6. Accidental enthusiast.

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    The stock is my priority. I'm pretty open-minded to options with it.
     
  7. Accidental enthusiast.

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    Shoots great the scope is good and it hits hard and accurate. I'm not going to break the bank used parts for a used rifle is fine.
     
  8. maz1

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    ok , well i would then just get a stock [a HW95 will fit] can be a rough one [cheap] , and a sleave over the barrel that also has a moderator on .
    And you have a ratting gun.
     
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  9. Accidental enthusiast.

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    There's a stock for sale on here for a HW 95 for £60 will that do?
     
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    Seriously? Sell the bits and bin it.
     
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  11. maz1

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    Yes , the action of a HW95 and HW98 are the same
     
  12. Shaunj

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    I reckon that I would strip it, throw away the stock and barrel, then sell the rest of the parts on eBay. You will get your money back, then you can find a decent rifle for about £200. If you spend on that thing it will cost a lot more to get it right.
     
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  13. Shaunj

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    Forgot to say, if someone has done that sort of vandalism to the cosmetics, what have they done internally. You'd better factor in the cost of a chrono to your budget.
     
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    You could buy a long carbon fiber tube that fits over the barrel, glue it together with epoxy. This will give you a bit of leverage and the tube can act as a silencer at the same time.

    You could buy a secondhand hw95 stock, or make one yourself but this will probabely be more expensive in terms of time and machinery/materials.

    If you can trace down a cheap stock and make a long barrel sleeve you might be able to patch it up for £90 total.

    Never buy something like this again though as you can find a secondhand hw98 in great condition for £250. This project rifle will cost you about the same for only bringing it back to a functional level.
     
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  15. foxtrott

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    I would try the barrel recrown it it may be OK you never know as above put a mod etc on for leverage
     
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    The stock is firewood, but don't write the barrel off yet.

    As said, a HW95 stock will fit and should be pretty easy to sort.

    I'd get it chronoed as a priority and then at least you know where the power is.

    Its definitely salvgeable
     
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  17. Accidental enthusiast.

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    That's exactly what I'm going to do. Hopefully the stock for sale on here is still available.
     
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    I'd get that wrap off the barrel and have good look at whats under it.
    The fact the barrel is short is unimportant.
    It just needs to be straight with a good crown and it should shoot fine
     
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    They liked making things shorter didn’t they lol even shortened the trigger blade..
     
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    Holy cowpat that's chuffed, you paid "how much" for it !... :confused:

    Ps, that must be an absolute pig to cock...
     
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