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Weihrauch 97kt newbie qn

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by S Baldric, Sep 16, 2014.

  1. S Baldric

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    Hi all.

    I am am brand new to air rifles and today bought an hw97kt. I have noticed that the barrel stamp says hw77k? Is this right or has gunshop sold me the wrong thing?? Invoice says hw97kt and I remember reading something about the 97 series being "tricked up" 77's? Would love to know I have the right thing (it certainly looks right)...

    thanks in advance

    S Baldric
     
  2. stevemandm

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    not sure of the correct answer, but i know that the hw97 is the updated version of the hw77. someone will probably be able to answer definitively no doubt
     
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    Does the end look like a silencer?

    These days both guns internals are the same, but the 77 has ironsights (or truglo type sights), whereas the 97 has no sights and it's end looks like a silencer.

    Do you have pictures?
     
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    Hiya!

    no sights as needed a scope. None that I have seen in Australia have suppressors so don't know if that is a differentiator here?
     
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    It's not actually a suppressor.. Just looks like one. A picture will clarify it for sure.

    In Germany they sell them in all sorts of options (ie, the 77 in 97 stock or vice-versa)..

    Get a quick picture and we'll be able to tell you for sure.

    Note that current internals are the same for both models, so you're not losing out if you actually got a 77 action.
     
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    It looks like that?
     
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    Thats a hw 77 in a 97 mate u got a better deal if u ask me age dependent of the 77 hopefully it 25 mm guts looking how new prob 26 mm in that tho alot say the 77 is a better gun than the 97 but if u are that way out u could complain as it isnt a 97kt more a 77kt basically same gun but no silencer fitted as standerd
     
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    Thank you all ! By all accounts it sounds like I should be perfectly happy. Bloody store probably charged an extra cost though. Grrr. Oh well. Now I can just enjoy learning how to put pellets on target! Appreciate the help all!!!
     
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    That's a 77k action in 97kt stock.

    No "silencer" (it's actually for looks only on the 97).

    Again, If the gun is new, then the internals will be exactly the same as the 97, so you certainly are not losing anything.

    Nice looking gun ;)

    If you're happy with it, keep it.
     
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    hw97kt available in uk ....
    [​IMG]
     
  12. mattw975

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    In Australia the HW97K barrel weight is classed as a suppressor (it makes about 3 dBA difference). This lead Aussie customs to ban the 97 from being imported.

    So now all 97K's are brought in with 77 actions to get around this issue.

    Shrouded PCP's are also imported without the shroud now & a non-suppressing barrel supporting shroud is fitted locally !!



     
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    thats def a 77 but if youve been sold it by a rfd as a 97 check is there any difference in the price if so get the diff back.its still a great gun its a winerack
     
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    No silencers in Australia. That means no HW 97 in your location. HW 77 is as good as tbe HW 97. Was in Sedney this year for a very short time on my trip to NZ. We fly nearly 4 hours over your country. Really huge.
     

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