Weihrauch HW97K .177

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    gonzav71
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    Sold my original 97k only to buy another one nickel plated. 5 days delivered from Krale. Stock was made by Steve Corcoran.

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    Kdog
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    http://imgur.com/a/FCN1Uye

    Luv my 97 with LP Tac 2 stock

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    pirellip
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    Here's a photo of mine.  It's actually an old HW77K that's had a couple of modifications and is my primary FT rig.  I 💘 it!

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    gonzav71
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    pirellip,

    Do you have a custom barrel shroud and lever latch on your HW77K? If so who makes it? Very nice Gary Cane custom stock.

    Curious,

    Leo

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    pirellip
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    gonzav71

    pirellip,

    Do you have a custom barrel shroud and lever latch on your HW77K? If so who makes it? Very nice Gary Cane custom stock.

    Curious,

    Leo

    Hi Leo, 

    It's actually a Warren Edwards stock that he made for me and custom fitted it to that action. 

    It's a 1980s 25mm action I sent to Steve Pope of VMach and he added the 'overbarrel' to it (it has slots milled into the top past the muzzle, so it really has no sound reducing value). He does this to add rigidity.

    The lever latch is also his custom design, he sells a similar style that can be added to any 97. Some (the newer ones) require a modification to the end of the lever, depending on which one you have. It's purpose is to reduce the effect of the lever on the barrel.

    He also replaced the rivet connecting the cocking lever to the cocking linkage with a pin that's threaded on both sides and held in place with bolts so the linkage can be easily replaced in-field if that little tab that pushed against the cylinder ever breaks. 

    The loading port had also been previously milled down on the right side so it is as big as the 97s

    Then he had everything Nickle plated.

    His VGlide powerplant was installed, and it shots very consistently is reliable regardless of the conditions/location (the barrel has always been really accurate and had been previously accurized).

    It also had one of his 'resettable safety levers' (you can re-engage the safety after you've turned it off) which you can also buy from him and it fits in any HW that uses a Rekord trigger unit.

    I use a very light trigger, and on 2 occasions it caused me to loose the feel of the 2nd stage (of course the 2nd time was in the middle of a big competition!) so I ended up removing it and don't use a safety. I also removed the anti bear trap so I can decock the rifle without shooting it. 

    Overall I'm really happy with it so far and I have full confidence in the rig. 

    This year I pulled out the VGlide so I could give Tony Leach's 22mm conversion a try and also installed a TX200 trigger unit. So far I love the reduced recoil surge of the 22mm, and it's 'easier' to shoot, but I need to sped more time with it in different conditions/locations to determine if it is as consistent and reliable as the VGlide powerplant. 

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    walter3rd
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    agree about the green forest laminate stock. that would be my ideal stock for my 97k. gorgeous!

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    gonzav71
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    Pirellip,

    Thanks for the information. That’s a lot of modifications to the HW77. On my first HW97K, my safety fell out and never reinstalled it. I did the same thing with the pin on the lever to cocking arm. Replaced with a nut and bolt as it failed and fell off. Beautiful stock you have. I would like to try a Tony Leach conversion as well in the near future after I come back from England WFTC. I think it is the best thing for Springers – a low mass piston system for low recoil.

    Thanks,

    Leo

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    Kc6cnn
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    Is the HW77 Loud? 

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    brad870
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    Kc6cnn

    Is the HW77 Loud? 

    I don't think so.

     

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    crosman2016
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    Brad870, great looking "stick"!  

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