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HW35 Venom from 1970..

Postby johnbaz » Thu Jan 09, 2014 12:36 pm

Hi all

I made a trade for this rifle during the Chrimbo break!

I swapped my HW90 for what has to be the smoothest rifle that i've ever owned!!

The rifle has the Venom reworked piston head, it now has an O-ring rather than the leather seal, it also has had shims fitted to the breech block/jaws to prevent the reblue from getting scored!
The last owner was a gunsmith and fitted a Delrin spring guide and tophat and also a liner in the piston..

Serial number is 362408 placing manufacture date at around 1970, it has the Export stock but a standard barrel so it could have had either the barrel or the stock replaced though I was told that you could order a standard 35 with a 22" barrel and vice versa!

The reblue is stunning quality and a mile deep!!

The rifle..

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I just had to strip the rifle and actually see for myself what was inside!!

The Venom reworked piston head..

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A few more pics..

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Cheers, John :P
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Re: HW35 Venom from 1970..

Postby I.J. » Thu Jan 09, 2014 2:03 pm

Nice. :D And far better than the HW90. :clap:

The combination of Export stock and shorter, more practical 19" is ideal to me. The 22" barrel was just a bit gimmicky. Is that a Weaver scope on there? Good, period steel bodied scopes. Ive had a few but the low magnification (1.5x, 3x etc) weren't good for these old eyes. :shock:
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Re: HW35 Venom from 1970..

Postby pmh » Thu Jan 09, 2014 3:34 pm

Very nice.

The first Weihrauch I ever shot was an HW35,back in the early/mid 1980s.

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Re: HW35 Venom from 1970..

Postby johnbaz » Mon Jul 28, 2014 9:01 pm

Hi

I recently bought an old Hakko Electro-point Mk8 scope with a very strange reticule that I may put on this rifle :dance:

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The red dot and two horizontal lines are the same as the reticule but the dot actually illuminates when turned on!!

Optics are beautifully clear 8-)

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Re: HW35 Venom from 1970..

Postby I.J. » Mon Jul 28, 2014 9:56 pm

Hakko scopes - IIRC they produced the range of scopes for Optima (of Bolton) and they were very good and still much sought after. :clap:

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