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Postby mannvikram » Wed Oct 24, 2007 10:07 pm

A friend of mine bought one of these Weihrauch Arminus
for 1.75 lkhs. It looks good no safty lock though.



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Postby mundaire » Wed Oct 24, 2007 10:30 pm

mannvikram\";p=\"29579 wrote:A friend of mine bought one of these Weihrauch Arminus
for 1.75 lkhs. It looks good no safty lock though.


Most revolvers don't have a safety... personally considering the heavy trigger pull on a double action revolver, and the inherent safety of the revolver design, it's intended use as a last line of defence - IMHO a safety catch on a DA revolver is quite irrelevant and in fact can be a hindrance... A trigger actuated hammer block is a nice feature to have though...

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Postby mittu_in » Sat Dec 15, 2007 6:17 am

Hi to all. This is my first msg on IFG. You guys have deep knowledge of guns. My gunsmith told me never use .32 indian ammo with ERMA or Arminius. Is it correct?



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Postby mundaire » Sat Dec 15, 2007 11:23 am

mittu_in\";p=\"33198 wrote:Hi to all. This is my first msg on IFG. You guys have deep knowledge of guns. My gunsmith told me never use .32 indian ammo with ERMA or Arminius. Is it correct?


While Indian ammo is not consistent in terms of case dimensions and other aspects, it would NOT under normal circumstances cause damage to your handgun.

You may have the occasional empty case getting stuck in the cylinder, maybe a misfire or two and you would have to be doubly careful while cleaning the gun (after use) as IOF ammo still uses corrosive primers... due to these reasons, some people exclusively use imported ammo in their guns (despite the cost) BUT IOF ammo is SAFE (though not the best) to use...

...and don't believe everything your gunsmith tells you... :)

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Re: ARMINIUS .32 revolver

Postby badshah0522 » Sat Dec 15, 2007 12:19 pm

posting some pictures of my brother .32 Weihrauch



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Re: ARMINIUS .32 revolver

Postby saahil » Sun Dec 16, 2007 12:32 am

hi badshah
nice revolver. barrel of two more guns also visible in your pics i think one is peitro baretta 70 model (puma) and another one is ashani(iof). am i right.
take care.



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Postby hellfire_m16 » Sun Dec 16, 2007 12:55 am

Hi Badshah,
Nice revolver.Just for curiousity sake how much does a 07 shot 0.32 Weihrauch cost.
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Postby badshah0522 » Sun Dec 16, 2007 9:29 am

Vinayak this gun was bought last year for 1.5lakhs.

saahil you are right,i am trying to upload its pictures but it is indicating that the file size has reached its maximum limit.



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Postby arjuna » Wed Jan 02, 2008 9:44 pm

hi i had a chance to test fire a .32 Arminius and i tried a couple of shots at 45 degree and 90 degree angles and it did fire !!



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Postby Olly » Thu Jan 03, 2008 9:36 am

Hope the shots hit where they were aimed... :)

do mention the accuracy...



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Postby dev » Thu Jan 03, 2008 11:18 am

Nice looking revolver at almost sane prices for a change.
What is the availability of these revolvers in our market normally?


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Re: ARMINIUS .32 revolver

Postby The Doc » Fri Jan 11, 2008 7:15 pm

TRANSFER BAR SAFETY

Does the .32 , 7 shot, Arminius HW3 , purchased 1975, have transfer bar safety, which prevents the gun from firing when dropped ?

Grumps, Badshah , Experts, can you help me out with this?

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Re: ARMINIUS .32 revolver

Postby penpusher » Fri Jan 11, 2008 10:26 pm

One of the models of these revolvers have a problem with the transfer bar safety leading to the possibility of accidental discharge.Will post the link to a warning on this which I read some time back,when I find it again



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Re: ARMINIUS .32 revolver

Postby Vikram » Sat Jan 12, 2008 8:35 am

Von Grumpenstein wrote

"quarter of a million rounds - at least half of which were in revolvers."


:shock: . I will not even guess how many rounds you fired through rifles and shotguns.OK,a million each?

I find it hard to believe the "theory" about revolvers not firing in air.No disrespect meant to any one.But....

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Re: ARMINIUS .32 revolver

Postby The Doc » Thu Jan 17, 2008 2:40 pm

A revelation...........

I am attaching a part of my communication with the man with a vast sea of knowledge known as "GRUMPY" on this forum...........

Both the AFTE and Virginia Departent of Forensic Science issued a safety warning in 1993 concerning the HW3:


ARMINIUS
MODEL HW3,
32 SMITH & WESSON CALIBER, REVOLVER

Warning: The Arminius, 32 Smith & Wesson caliber, model HW 3, revolver has the potential for UNINTENTIONAL DISCHARGE. The firing pin may protrude through the breech face. Revolvers of this model were found to lack a firing pin spring. Additionally, a device that, in theory, should serve the purpose of a hammerblock did not function as such consistently.

Source:

AFTE Journal, October 1993; Volume 25, Number 4:286-291
So, in answer to your question, the HW3 DOES have a hammerblock ( Not a `trigger` block which would prevent the gun from being fired altogether ! ) but the device does not work consistently.

In other words, to be safe you would have to drop the hammer on an empty chamber............So you would have a six-shooter instead of a seven-shooter !

You might like to post the above notice on IFG considering its significance.


best,

RP.


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