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 Napi
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last year I got in on a special order for a HW50s in .20 caliber at AOA. At the time I believe AOA was saying if they had 10 interested parties they would place an order from Weihrauch. I known there was another group generated after my group. As I was doing my usual browse at AOA's website this morning I  noticed that they are now offering the  HW50s in .20 cal as well as .177 and .22.

Interesting,  don't you think?


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True. Also don't picture either Webley or Hatsan, except for maybe the Raider barrels, springing for LW or even HW barrels to make inexpensive break barrels with. The barrel by itself would be worth more than the entire gun...lol.


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So we are stuck with:

 

1. Did Hatsan make  the investment in making 5mmm barrels only to use them on the Webley contracts.

2. Did Webley contract a 3rd party to make the barrels (as they didn't make 5mm before).

3. did some minor player take the 3rd party contract to produce the 5mm barrels?

4. Did a major player take the contract and make them as “un-branded 2nds”.

The ALL IMPORTANT QUESTION...who gives a rat’sarse who made them so long as the barrels shoot well.


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Also a very moot point since Hatsan ain't making them anymore and when contacted a year or so ago about the possibility of bringing a new .20 to market said it would be cost prohibitive for such a small market. Always thought their Model 95 springer would make a nice platform for a .20 caliber as long as they got the barrel right.

Not sure at this point who's even building Webley branded guns since no retailers in the US even sell them anymore except maybe the Nemesis pistol and that's made in China.


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Moot point....seems so very appropriate for the whole 5mm discussion.


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Solely directed at Webley/Hatsan .20's since it's what we were talking about and they stopped making them. May likely come a day when Weihrauch does too but it hasn't come yet although I admit to waiting for it.


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Posted by: @austin870

You 20 cal guys are going to love the new 23.5 cal. It has more stopping power than the 22 cal but flatter shooting than the 25 cal... lol 

 Whoops... wallet just caught fire... gonna let it smoulder while we wait for the new models to start shipping...


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You 20 cal guys are going to love the new 23.5 cal. It has more stopping power than the 22 cal but flatter shooting than the 25 cal... lol 

 Whoops... wallet just caught fire... gonna let it smoulder while we wait for the new models to start shipping...

We are always seeking that elusive "perceived" edge in shooting as a sport. The only sportsmen more silly than us are fishermen.  I still have boxes in my basement of little rubber squiglies that I just could not live without.  


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Gratewhitehuntr
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You should see the hoard of Cleo spoons and other "up north" lures I got at a moving sale.

Most of the lures are useless in FL, and I should probably dump them on ebay, but they're soooo pretty!

Too pretty to use...


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