This is one HW spring rifle that I have not previously had the pleasure of trying out, the HW55 target rifle:
It is a break barrel rifle with a locking breech - the locking lever can be seen on the left side just before the tip of the fore-end. Rotate it forward to unlock the barrel ready for cocking. It is way better than the HW35 barrel lock, I do think it is a pity HW didn't carry this barrel lock design onto some of their other break barrel rifles.
There are several variants of the HW55 depending on stock style, this version is the CM so I am told. I have also seen the Tyrolean stock and the MM as well as a the beech stocked basic model.
The rifle is a reduced power variant of the HW50, this particular example is currently giving 540fps with JSB's, but the spring is looking a bit tired and the general information I have found on this model of rifle suggest a healthy example should be yielding 600fps or just over.
A new spring has been ordered and will be fitted shortly.
The stock has had its original varnish removed as it was fairly scratched and scruffy looking, it is seen here with the first coat of oil rubbed in.