Weihrauch Air Rifles Review & History

Weihrauch Air Rifles Review and History

Weihrauch are one of the most well known air rifle manufacturers in the world and are the go to gun for many hobbyists and professionals alike. In this article, we are going to get into a brief history of the company, talk about some of their unique selling points and give our reviews on some of the top Weihrauch air rifles. So without further ado, let’s jump right into the history of Weihrauch.

Weihrauch Air Rifles – A Brief History

The company was started in the 1890s, in the same German town where many other famous gun makers were based including Walther and Anschütz. They soon became well known for their exceptional hunting rifles.

Move forward to the 1950s and it’s Hermann Weihrauchs’ son of the same name who is making a name for himself as a gifted gun manufacturer. In 1955 Hermann Weihrauch juniors company manufactured the Weihrauch HW35. This was the first model to feature their now world famous Rekord two stage sporting trigger.

The Weihrauch HW35 has been in continuous production up until modern day and is still included in the company’s range. The Rekord two stage sporting trigger is still a feature in all of the Weihrauch air rifle range and is still in its original form.

Beeman R1

Beeman R1

During the 1970s, there was a collaboration between Weihrauch and the American importers Beeman Precision Airguns Ltd. to manufacture a new, high powered air rifle. This model was based on the Weihrauch HW35 except it was much larger and had increased fire power. The rifle they made was the Weihrauch HW80 (called the Beeman R1 in America).

This new improved model was very soon to become the best selling adult sporting rifle, and is reported to have been responsible for bringing the American airgun market into the world of adult airguns.

Weihrauch Air Rifles Review

There are so many great precision rifles manufactured by Weihrauch that have been helping to improve sporting shooters worldwide for many years that we hardly know where to begin. Let’s start with springers.

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Weihrauch Spring Air Rifles

So let’s go through our most popular models which include:



This is our most popular air rifle by far. It has everything going for it including the patented Rekord two stage sporting trigger. It is also incredibly quiet with its Weihrauch silencer which makes it ideal for hunting and pest control. It also has an easy break barrel which is made even easier by the length of the barrel.

We are very impressed with the Weihrauch HW 95 K and we know you will be too.



The Weihrauch HW 80 K is their best selling break barrel rifle and comes with all the features you would expect from German engineering coupled with American design. They describe the Weihrauch HW 80 K as the workhorse of their range, and the monte carlo stock is favoured by hunters and precision target shooters alike.

The HW 80 is known as the Beeman R1 in the USA.

Weihrauch HW 97

Weihrauch HW 97

This air rifle comes top in many online polls about the best, most accurate sporting rifle. To see what Hard Air Magazine said about the Weihrauch HW97K click here

It’s well balanced, easy to cock and load, and has the world famous Weihrauch Rekord trigger. The Weihrauch HW 97 K also has a fixed barrel system which is one of the reasons for its great accuracy.

It’s also worth pointing out that there’s the Weihrauch HW 97 KT Tactical model which is more popular among the target shooting fraternity. To see the full range of Weihrauch HW 97 K models we stock and a greater explanation of them all click this link.

Weihrauch PCP Air Rifles

The difference between spring air rifles and pre charged pneumatic air rifles is that spring air rifles rely on the spring being released from tension to propel the pellet from the barrel. Whereas with PCP air rifles the gun is pre charged with air and you don’t have to keep breaking the barrel between shots.

In some cases the spring air rifles lose accuracy due to breaking the barrel (which will have a certain amount of play) this is not applicable with Weihrauch rifles though. It just comes down to convenience and preference with such a reliable manufacturer as Weihrauch.

We stock quite a few of these Weihrauch PCP or pre charged pneumatic air rifles and they are just as accurate and well made as all Weihrauch rifles. So on to our most popular Weihrauch pre charged pneumatic air rifles.



This is the first pre charged air rifle from Weihrauch and it has a full length barrel which gives a great shot count. Vibration free shot release, fast and easy repeating and a 14 shot magazine. In our opinion the Weihrauch HW 100 is the finest all round PCP air gun on the market today.

Target shooters are impressed with the HW 100 and many national level competitors rely on them for their impeccable accuracy.



The Weihrauch HW 110 K is a relatively new pre charged regulated air rifle with amazing accuracy and vibration free shot release. It also comes with a built-in refillable air cylinder and an internal pressure gauge.

Another great gun from this very reliable and world renowned manufacturer.



This is the pre charged version of the ever popular HW 100 series. Features include the new weaver type scope mount with integrated cocking lever which is available in both left and right hand types. It also has a soft touch finished ambidextrous stock and adjustable butt plate.

Weihrauch Gas Ram Rifles

Weihrauch have also started to manufacture gas ram air rifles, but to date – they only appear to do one model on the market.

Weihrauch HW 90

Weihrauch use their unique Theoben gas ram system for this model, and it has the precision adjustable trigger with automatic safety. It also has a new stock design with an extended forearm and a high cheek piece.

Where Can I Buy Weihrauch Air Rifles?

You can buy Weihrauch air rifles direct from us at The Airgun Centre, or any other licenced gun dealer who holds their range. Weihrauch do not sell air guns from their website.

Buying your Weihrauch air rifle through The Airgun Centre means you’ll be getting our unique lifetime guarantee, which means that as long as you’re the original owner – your gun is fully guaranteed for life. If you have any problems with your air rifle (what so ever), you’ll be able to bring it into our store and get it fully repaired – free of charge.

This guarantee covers both parts and labour, meaning you don’t have to worry about any hidden charges when it actually comes to getting it repaired.

Plus we will also service the rifle whenever you feel it needs it, completely free of charge to keep it shooting in tip top condition for as long as you’re the owner.

About The Airgun Centre

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The Airgun Centre is one of the most popular air rifle shops in the UK and has hundreds of air rifles on display for you to come and look at. We stock all the major airgun manufacturers, including: Weihrauch, BSA, Brocock, Air Arms, FX Guns, Daystate, Walther and more. We also have a variety of finance options that allow you to buy your Weihrauch air rifle now, and pay for it later.

If you would like to talk to a member of our team about Weihrauch air guns, or anything else air rifle related – give us a call now on 01268 780 730 and take advantage of our 40 plus years experience in the air rifle industry.