HW EL54 Barakuda

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    DualMagMike
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    The air gun made to diesel?! Yes produced in very low number the Weihrauch EL54 Barakuda was made to diesel using get this… ETHER. A tube on the right side was for adding ether then the handle was pulled rearward to allow ether vapor to enter the compression tube. The gun was then cocked as normal and fired creating a deisling effect it can be fired without the ether charge. Lead balls became the preferred ammo as conventional lead pellets would on occasion be blown in half leaving skirts in the barrel while the head would go down range. No I have not tried it and will not in the future. It's basically an HW35 with the added ether tube but unless marked BARAKUDA it is not considered authentic. There is no such thing as an HW35 Barakuda although some where made from spare parts they can not be considered a true Barukuda.

    original glass vile ether bottles

    lead ball ammo and ether viles

     

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    Smitty911
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    That's pretty cool.  I can't see carrying those vials around though.

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    DualMagMike
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    no need to carry them, as mentioned they are poured into the chamber on the right side

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    willy
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    super great find" they used a red rubber seal to withstand the ether Iv never seen the biles.The one i had  i sprayed starter  fluid in it.

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    crittahitta
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    What kind of fps, with what caliber?

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    DualMagMike
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    only came as .22 as I mentioned I have not & will not diesel mine, far too rare and valuable. rated 600-700fps without ether

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