Video / Weihrauch 55 M
Just when I thought there were no more rifles to buy that I would want in one week I bought three, the hw 55M was one of them and at my door in two days boxed up bomb proof
I was just telling John I have to many that dont get shot , There's a lot of nice guns I have , I could do with out but I already know there's no letting go of this hw 55 M
I will always vote for the HW 55! One of the great all-round air rifles of all time and a personal favorite. I confess to eyeing that one while it was online - a very nice example.
IMHO you may be underrating it a bit; in my experience, HW’s don’t have show-quality wood as often as the contemporary Walther models did, and this M is really pretty. I also like the stocks with the large rectangular areas of checkering, not only bigger but more finely done than others with the “W” pattern. You’d buy the HW 55M for looks alone, its many other virtues are just icing on the cake... 😍
One of the online pics showed the serial, I looked it up - 1973-ish if I’m remembering correctly.
Congrats on a great get!
A week before I spotted this one I saw one on gunbroker in an amazing figured stock that went for over 800.
I think I had one when I first got back into airguns as a adult I was buying air rifles I knew nothing about, I do remember thinking that the old ones I bought were heavy and clunky feeling and resold them, had a R 8 - I did the same
This gun feels sweet to me, everything about it oozes quality, Like a vintage corvette