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Weihrauch Hw 77 Refurb

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Gibbo1191, Apr 25, 2020.

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    Gibbo1191 Newbie

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    Hi everyone

    I’m very new to all of this, but recently due to a death in the family (not covid related I may add) I have acquired a Weihrauch HW 77 in what I would say is fairly bad shape.

    It has been sat in a shed for the best part of a decade I reckon.

    My question being, is it worth refurbishing and selling on? Has anyone taken on this kind of refurb and know the amount of work involved? I’m fairly handy and my hobby is refurbishing old motorcycles so I have a basic knowledge but none when it comes to airguns.

    Any advice is welcome and if anyone is/knows someone who specialises in this and would love to take on this project please let me know

    Cheers and stay safe


     
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    mikeyhall1 BRIT SEALS - M & M Products - TbT

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    Sorry for your loss matey.

    That looks to be a MK1 HW77, and in pristine condition it would be worth maybe £250+

    However it get it to that point...

    Reblacking metal work £120
    Stock refurb £80
    Any inside work... £50

    So if you outsourced all the work you wouldn’t make a penny, but if you’re capable then this good be a good learning curve and a nice way to get in to Airrifles.
     
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    Thanks mate and thanks for the advice

    To be fair that was the main reason I took it, I would like to learn the mechanics of an air gun and in the mean time try and refurbish it back to its old glory but if it was going to become an expensive and time consuming job I would have happily let someone else take it on if that is their thing.

    In all fairness if I make £20 and I’ve spent my time picking up new knowledge of something, then it’s been worth my time :)

    if anyone has done this before and has any tips and tricks, or certain brands of wood treatment or metal paint they recommend please share away ☺️
     
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    mikeyhall1 BRIT SEALS - M & M Products - TbT

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    Also for your info, the serial number suggests that this rifle was made in 1985
     
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    you would be better off financially selling as is, prob 90/100£
     
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    worth doing up if you intend to keep it.
     
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    I would love to keep it as I have memories of chasing rabbits in my dads old Sierra lamping rabbits in the fields but that was many moons ago and those fields have now been taking up by Taylor Wimpey corporation and a massive new estate so unfortunately fields around me are scarce for hunting nowadays so my aim would be to sell it and let someone else enjoy it.

    Like I say engines are more my forte but I’m always open to learn new mechanics and methods

    really appreciate all your advice I will update on what I decide to do with it + pictures :up:
     
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    Loads of lads on here able to help with advise or refurbing so you will be ok mate
     
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    It’d be worth doing up and and out sourcing the work, it’d end up looking pristine and worth keeping it in the family,
    There’s lots of lads on here who’d be able to help with it,
    And when it is finished there’s no reason you can’t take it apart and see how it works and then get another one for project
     
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    Great legacy. Two arrester holes on top of trigger block for Mkl. Seems to be missing safety and rough as you say. Three ways to go for me.
    If selling be aware, as suggested by Shauny, some nutters :thumb: prefer them as found 'cos, like you, the challenge is the buzz.
    i) A very sympathetic spit'n'polish outside and in will transform it without spoiling the sale as above.
    ii) Full on resto' at home will be great fun and satisfying cost little but won't add much value if any
    iii) Full resto' by specialists will give excellent form/function classic, at cost approaching new replacement, but won't be original. for i)
    Can only say what I would do. Separate action from scope/ stock. Rub all the rust spotting hard with an old penny or early non magnetic 2p to flatten the surface lumps. I like a square edged brass door handle for this too.
    When as smooth as you can get rub hard again with oil dipped 0000 wire wool till satisfied with finish.
    Similar approach to stock. Rub any loose /flaking finish with clean wire wool/ fine scotchbrite. Steam out any dents.Rub all over with suitable oil. Leave ten minutes then rub off any excess. Leave to dry and repeat till satisfied. I like Raw or Boiled Linseed but those with varnish content like Danish are good too.
    You may be pleasantly surprised with result at this point so then it's time for the internals. Enjoy:D
    https://www.airgunforum.co.uk/community/index.php?posts/2732227/
     
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    Curlyhunter.22 Better to be p****d off the p****d on.

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    Whats the inside of the barell like might be worth shining a touch in and having a look.

    I like them.

    When i did my 77 i got it to a point where i could shoot it first to see what its accuracy was like. It did have a split seal and original spring and guides so swapped them out too.
    I was pleased with its accuracy so decided to take it further.

    Now its my open sight gun and very nice and enjoyable to shoot.

    If your wanting and needing a 77 i'd say do it up and enjoy it... they are worth it.

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    If I was you I would keep it And slowly have a go at doing it all yourself even if you sourced the blacking out you could try the rest yourself if you look over the posts here you can learn a lot and then keep it and use it you will only ever regret selling it later on sometime we all do
     

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