Revolver Hermann Weihrauch Arminius HW 3

    revolver hermann weihrauch arminius hw 3

    Arminius HW 3 kalibra.22 LR

    In 1899, the German master gunsmith Vayrauh Hermann (Hermann Weihrauch) founded the company in Zella St. Blaziene (Zella St. Blasii (1919 - Zella-Mehlis)) and started to make shotguns.

    During World War Weihrauch company engaged in the production of military equipment, in particular, is made for mounting sighting systems and spare parts to the rifle Mauser 98. In 1919 Vayrauh again started producing hunting and sporting guns. Due to the weak development of the arms market Vayrauh was forced to produce and other products (bicycles, restraints and door opening tools). During the Second World War the company again started to manufacture military equipment. It also produced bicycles for the army and spare parts for weapons. In 1945, after Germany's defeat in World War II Vayrauha firm was liquidated.

    revolver hermann weihrauch arminius hw 3
    Arminius HW 3 kalibra.22 WMR

    In 1948 Herman Vayrauh sons created the company «Hermann Weihrauch KG» in the Bavarian town Mellrihshtadt (Mellrichstadt). Since this period, the production of firearms was banned in Germany, they produced spare parts for bicycles and mopeds. In 1950, the company added to the range of pneumatic and sporting guns (pistols and revolvers later) whereby the firm later became world famous.

    After removing the ban on manufacture firearms in 1960 Vayrauh started production of revolvers under the famous brand name «Arminius», availing itself of the old brand. Previously owned brand Arminius Pikkertu Friedrich (Friedrich Pickert), who created and led the firm «Arminius Waffenwerk», produces pocket revolvers. Rights to the name Arminius lost power in 1945, which allowed Vayrauhu, after the set time, to re-register it in his name. The name itself «Arminius» was made in honor of the German leader of the tribe Cherusci Arminia (Arminius) - grand commander, who has repeatedly defeated the Roman army in the I century BC. e.

    revolver hermann weihrauch arminius hw 3
    Drum Arminius HW 3 kalibra.22 WMR

    In no case should not be confused revolvers «Arminius» companies «Arminius Waffenwerk» and «Hermann Weihrauch». Revolvers manufactured by Vayrauha differ from models Pikkerta. They significantly been influenced by American revolvers «Colt» and «Smith & Wesson», which they are responsible, in particular, leaning back in the direction of the drum with simultaneous ejection. In the frame of all models of firm Weihrauch placed trademark Arminius - the head of a bearded warrior in a winged helmet, which is a stylized one brand Pikkerta that was used until 1945. The model number is stamped on the rotary drum earring caliber ammunition used and the brand - in the trunk, and the inscription «Made in Germany» applied to the frame.

    revolver hermann weihrauch arminius hw 3

    Arminius HW 3 kalibra.32 SW

    first model revolver, manufactured by Hermann Weihrauch in 1960, received the designation «Arminius HW 3».

    This revolver was produced in three variants differ only used cartridges kalibrov.22 LR, .22 WMR, .32 SW lg and the capacity of the drum.

    revolver hermann weihrauch arminius hw 3
    Arminius HW 3 kalibra.32 SW

    Revolver Arminius HW 3-piece frame is assembled on the small size and rounded with a short handle.

    Food weapons carried out of the drum, leans to the left side, which has the bolt for patrons hole axis, facilitating workpits longitudinal, transverse grooves to lock the drum and simultaneous manual removal of spent cartridges. The model kalibra.22 drum capacity - 8 rounds, and in the model kalibra.32 - 7 rounds.


    revolver made Pivoted drum on the left side using the ejector rod, and a spring-loaded extractor placed inside the drum axis, when clicked, which simultaneously removed once all the spent cartridges. Latch drum serves his left guard.

    hammer-type firing mechanism with open trigger, double action.

    Unregulated open sights consist of a high fly back and beveled slots on the top rear of the frame.

    strip covering the handle type and have a notch at the bottom of rounding.

    HW 3 HW 3 Duo
    Caliber, mm .22 LR
    .22 WMR
    .32 SW .22 LR
    .22 WMR
    Length mm 176 176 176
    Barrel length, mm 70 70 70
    Weight empty, kg 730 730 715
    drum count. cartridges 8 7 8

    Revolver Arminius HW 3 sold in Europe under the name «Gecado», and in the U.S. - under the brand name «Dickson Bulldog».

    In the basic model was developed modification «Arminius HW 3 Duo» kalibra.22, designed to use only LR patronov.22 i.22 WMR. The main difference from Arminius HW 3 became interchangeable drum, allowing the use of different weapons in one revolver. In addition, the strip appeared on the trunk-case stem-ejector and a new front sight. Latch new reel positioned on the left side of the frame behind the flap of the drum. Revolver itself could have a chrome finish or burnishing, and new handle type «Combat».

    Arminius Revolvers are strong and durable, becoming known and received the deserved respect for its high quality.

    revolver hermann weihrauch arminius hw 3

    Arminius HW 3 Duo
    With removable drum and used cartridges


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