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    Cheap Rimfire Revolver That Shoots Well

    I have had the opportunity to shoot three Weihrauch HW9 chambered in .22 l.r. lately and all of them were surprisingly accurate and had excellent fully adjustable sights, giving a good sight picture at 25 yards. The single action pull is very pleasant and the double action pull characteristics are excellent, yet surefire with cheap Armscore HV ammo.

    After sighting this HW9 in, I shot six rounds at 25 yards in double action and I can't do better with my Korths, S&W K-22 and do worse in D/A with my Colt OMM.

    If you see one for a good price, do not let the looks deceive you, this ugly duck is becoming a swan in the hands of a shooter!


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    That's the same outfit that made the Arminius line back in the day. German made and, while inexpensive, weren't cheap guns.

    Their centerfire Wild West style single action design is still being marketed by EAA as the Bounty Hunter.
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    Swap you two of them for one of your Korths.
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    Weihrauch is well known for their airrifles, which were marketed by Beeman here. Lothar Walther made the barrels for them, as well as for many other well known gun manufacturers. Arminius is the Roman name of the son of a German chieftain, who had been a Roman hostage and grew up in Rome to become a captain in the Roman Army. When he later visited his father, he decided to fight against the Romans and united the Germanic tribes to attack the legions of Varus and completely annihilated them. It was the first defeat of Rome and the turning of the tide, from then on the Germans pushed Romans back inch by inch until they sacked Rome.

    The HW7 and HW 9 revolvers are still very common in Germany and regularly survive decades as club guns, seeing little to no maintenance and as much abuse as use. That alone speaks for their quality and longevity!

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    Quote Originally Posted by andyd View Post
    Weihrauch is well known for their airrifles, which were marketed by Beeman here. Lothar Walther made the barrels for them, as well as for many other well known gun manufacturers. Arminius is the Roman name of the son of a German chieftain, who had been a Roman hostage and grew up in Rome to become a captain in the Roman Army. When he later visited his father, he decided to fight against the Romans and united the Germanic tribes to attack the legions of Varus and completely annihilated them. It was the first defeat of Rome and the turning of the tide, from then on the Germans pushed Romans back inch by inch until they sacked Rome.

    The HW7 and HW 9 revolvers are still very common in Germany and regularly survive decades as club guns, seeing little to no maintenance and as much abuse as use. That alone speaks for their quality and longevity!
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    Thanks for the report, andyd! Good to hear something positive about low-cost German guns. The RG guns and others of similar ilk don't seem to generate many positive reports. Glad there are bright spots besides the Windicator.
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    I had an H&R 999 break open 9 shot .22 back in the 70's when they were one of the cheaper revolvers. Very accurate little revolver, now they are getting a pretty good price on gun auction sites. I keep checking pawn shops for another one.
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    Ugly? I don't think so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GhostHorse View Post
    Thanks for the report, andyd! Good to hear something positive about low-cost German guns. The RG guns and others of similar ilk don't seem to generate many positive reports. Glad there are bright spots besides the Windicator.
    I was given a Rohm RG38 a few years ago and it was tight and well built. It was before I learned how to shoot a snubnose and I couldn't hit anything with it. It went bang every time.
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