The HW50S/99s is a popular air rifle due to its lower weight/size for the power output.
I could not justify purchasing one as I already own a HW35 which would always be my preferred choice.
The local Weihrauch agents are closing down and I managed to obtain the HW50 M/II at a very good price. The date of manufacture dates it to 2009 and is the older stock version. The rifle was new in the box and had never been fired.
The front trigger guard/stock screw was missing as marked on the box . I was informed that it had been given to a customer who lost his from an HW50S and the agents intended to replace the screw but never got “ around tuit “ .
So first thing was to find a 7mm*32mm screw , I could only find a bolt so turned the bolt head into a screw head sized to fit into the trigger guard recess
While the action was out the stock I checked the spring lube, cocking arm roller and slot lube. All good, lots of fresh lube in the right places. Gave the linkages and barrel pivot a little lube The HW50 M/II is fitted with the “Perfekt” trigger which has a central safety and this can also be reset After a barrel clean again lots of transport grease. I fired some felt cleaning pellets backed up by 10.34 gn JSB pellets. No dieseling.
The stock is well finished with a darker spot on the cheek swell not as obvious as seen in the photo. The bluing is dark and even on barrel and cylinder.
The rifle is very light for the power output and recoils more due to this. However use the artillery hold , follow though well and you will get good results.
The Perfekt trigger is a lot different from the Record in feel. It has a stiffer first stage and then less pressure on the second stage.
I measured the trigger pull at a very consistent 3.7 lbs.
I had no problem getting a good five shot group at 10m with open sights. The more I shoot it the better it gets.
The front globe sight is a fixed post so I replaced it with one from my HW80 as the post is a bit thick for my liking.
Setting up the Shooting Chrony indoors due the weather. I recorded an Average Velocity of 770fps and ES of 8 fps, ME of 11.1 ft/lbs using JSB 8.44 gn
I have read that the HW 50 can be rather stiff to cock but I find it smooth and moderate for the power output.
I do not find the rifle hold sensitive or difficult to shoot accurately as the trigger is very crisp and consistent once you get used to its higher pressure.
Sure a Record is a much better trigger due to having a better feel and being adjustable to your liking.
Who would buy an HW50 M/II; almost nobody as the HW50s is only a couple of hundred rand more
So is it an almost “Perfekt” HW50. If you can get one at a reasonable price , Yes.