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Question Weihrauch HW97 Safety Defective

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Ulsterman81, May 31, 2015.

  1. Ulsterman81

    Ulsterman81 Newbie

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    Hi,

    The safety has stopped engaging on my Weihrauch HW97. I can off course still fire my rifle but I'd like to have the issue fixed. Is this likely to be an easy (inexpensive) fix by a gunsmith? Has anyone else had this problem with this model?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Stew

    Stew Engaging Member

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    sometimes my safety doesn't engage too bit that's down to me not pulling the under lever far enough to engage the safety.
    Did the safety button just stop working or did it stop working after you've taken the rifle apart?
     
  3. bhodge

    bhodge Posting Addict

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    For a very quick check -
    Remove the stock.
    Push out the rear trigger retaining pin.
    Pull the rear of the trigger unit downwards until the safety button pops out.
    Remove the safety button and its tiny spring.
    Clean the safety button and check the spring.
    Clean inside the safety button hole on the gun with a cotton bud & WD40.
    Refit the safety & spring, push the trigger back in place, refit the trigger pin, refit the stock. The safety should now function as normal.
     
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  4. Ulsterman81

    Ulsterman81 Newbie

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    It just stopped working for no apparent reason. I've tried pulling the under lever back as far as it'll go but it's not moving.
     
  5. bigtoe

    bigtoe Donator

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    IT will be the grease gone so thick and sticky it is stopping the safety moving back and forth.

    remove the trigger unit, remove the safety, clean the action end block thoroughly, clean the safety spring thoroughly, rebuild with a little light oil and it will be fine.
    If the spring has collapsed, just stretch it back out a bit, it will still work.
     
  6. davymole

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    It's usually the grease thats collected and stopping the safety pin moving across the trigger,if the spring has broke I replace mine from inexpensive pens,a job my granddaughter gets collecting them from her school mates.
     
  7. Ulsterman81

    Ulsterman81 Newbie

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    Hey, thanks for the instructions. I tried this but I wouldn't be very experienced in breaking a rifle down into it's component parts and I was unable to pull the trigger unit downwards to free up the safety button. It looks like I'm going to have to take it to someone who knows what they're doing
     
  8. 18 Wheeler

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    Its pretty straightforward, but you do need to tap out two pins to allow the trigger unit to release, preferably using the correct size drift (flat ended punch). Nothing's under pressure from the mainspring so there's no risk, but best not to have a go if you're not confident.

    You can try the "2 minute fix" for a gunked up safety. No disassembly required!

    A tiny squirt of WD40 onto the lefthand side of the safety catch, leave the gun on its righthand side to allow the wd40 to penetrate for 30 secs, wipe off any excess.

    This might free things up enough to get it working. If it does then take a few shots to exercise the safety catch. (If you've removed the ABT/sear blocking thingy then you can repeatedly cock/uncock the gun without firing, but I'm assuming it's still in place).

    Whether this works or not, use 1 drop of 3-in-1 or similar, applied as above (gun on RHS via the safety catch "button" on the left).

    If the above works then it is the classic gunked up safety. Have a read up on removing the trigger unit and do it properly when you get time. HTH
     
  9. Cymru-Dave

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    No real experience required mate, it's an easy check and should be an easy fix probably just a clean required, a gun smith would probably make a good bit of money off you for nothing in this case.
     
  10. DEGS

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    Yeh ...mate at our club had the same ...its been back to the shop ....and "fixed" and is now doing it again....just out of warranty ...thanks for the info
    chaps...I will pass it on.
     

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