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I picked up one of these guns at a gunshow not too long ago and found a bit of info on it and seen a few on gunbroker.com for sale. But I was wondering if any body has had one or handled one, because it seems that there is a lot of play in the cylinder when you swing it out.

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this is funny, i originally found the G&G forum about a year and a half ago when i was looking for info on the same gun. these good ol boys were so dang nice i been around ever since, and i am sure the members have regretted being so nice every day since, LOL. my arminius is a cheap (paid $100.00) and reliable shooter. my cylinder gets loose from time to time as well, the screw on the swing works its way loose. tighten it up and good to go. considering that they are cheap guns to buy, from what i have heard they were manufactured alright, a little rough on the trigger pull, for the money if you get it cheap, they are ok.
 

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I found this one cuz I wanted a .22 revolver for a long time, at first I wanted a H&R topbreak 9shot, (although when you want one you can never find one) then I looked for a Taurus 9shot they were all in the $250-300 range a littel more that I wanted to spend. I did snag this one for $90, works just fine , I've ran every type of .22 ammo through it even some oddball subsonics that look like .22shorts w/ a longer bullet. This is my first .22 revolver , everything else I got is an auto of somesort.
 
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Well I bought the revolver. It's the HW7T model. I picked it up for about $200 Canadian. I tried it out and was not terribly disappointed at all. The trigger is a little on the stiff side. Over all it appears to be well made. The one I got is still fairly new. It does not have a lot of wear on it. The eight shots make for a fun shoot. I was also pleased with the accuracy. I was able to average 3" - 3 1/2" eight shot groups at 25 yds. I was happy with that for a cheap gun.
I was a little scepticle at first about this gun just from what I heard about it on other forums but thought I'd just give it a shot anyways. Now I'm happy I did. It should be a good plinker for a while.
Klaus said:
I got an old one in .38 special. Mine was sold under the "Warrior" brand name. It is heavy, and clunky, and ugly, but works well. I am trying to find a suitable replacement for the spring, as it is very stiff.
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I picked up an Arminius 357 mag with 7" barrel a wile back...ITs a german gun inported by FIE? around the 1970s or so I was told on a nother board. They were considered mid to cheep priced firearms..Mine shoots great and I have no complaints...I paid $150 for it at a gun store.. Only problem I can think of is parts and things like grips...no one seems to make anything to fit them.
But hay if the price is right..go for it.
I pick up some off the wall stuff if its cheep :) some is great some not so great...just sell the not so great stuff...but I see it this way...If its $100 or less then heck I blow that takeing the kids to Wal-mart and McDonalds...so I give it a shot...
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i've got one a HW-7. The price was right so i figured, why not? it's actually quite accurate and well made. i guess it really depends on what the price tag is. i have to say i found the double action trigger pull a little stiff and usually use it single action as i tend to shoot better that way, any specific questions you might have, feel free to ask.
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Received Arminius HW7, .22 mag, with interchangable cylinders for straight .22m long barrell, in or around 1970: know very little about it other than it's German made, and has etched in the barrell on the right side "FIE MIAMI, FLA": I do have the serial number: it fires well and is very accurate, with little recoil, which is nice: has 8 bullets in the cylinder
Does anyone know anything about the history of the company or when it could have been made? I was told at gunshow that Arminius is no longer in business and with the 8-bullet cylinder, this could be a collector's item, not terribly valuable from a money standpoint but interesting to some if in good condition: would appreciate any responses
 

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I have seen many Arminius revolvers so out of time they would spit copious amounts of lead. I do not consider them safe to shoot and will not permit them in my pistol courses.
 

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Have had mine for nearly 40 years: no problems with cylinder swing: very accurate with no recoil to speak of: I, too, would like more info but cannot find online
 

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had mine for a couple of years, paid 100.00 for it when i got it. it is a cheap gun of make and quality. i paid for what i got and it's been an accurate dependable shooter.
 

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I have a convertible 22lr to 22 mag bought in the 70's also.
I love the revolver idea and the fact you can dial a round.
HOWEVER, mine is badly out of tune and badly shaves bullets and hence shoots badly off to the left and low--~ 2 inches in 15 yards. Wish I knew how to correct the timing issue
 

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Not sure on the ammo question...but,

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Can somebody tell me wich ammo i can use in a Arminius HW 4/4
Its a .22 and can hold 8 rounds.
The side of the barrel should be stamped with which cartridge it takes - probably .22LR, or '.22S, L, LR'.
Any of these three would be okay if it says just .22LR.

If it is '.22 MAG', then use ONLY .22 Magnum!

If it is unmarked, either take it to a gunsmith (he can quickly verify it's caliber) or try to insert a .22 magnum shell - it should NOT even fit the .22LR chamber.
 

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HI. Thanks for the fast answer.

Thers only stamped in the barrel. Cal 4 mm 14/20
Its impossible for me to bring it to a gunshop.....
Here in this country its illegal to have a gun...........
Its also impossible to go there and asked for the ammo i need....
So ill have to no what i can put in there...and tehn find a way to get me some of those bullits.
It hase now very very very short bullits.
I hope never to use it but is for home defence only so no long range sharp sooting or what ever.......
But when illl use it has to do his work.
 

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I had a HW7 about 20 yrs ago.It shot great with no problems.Like a dummy I sold it about 17 yrs ago.I recently purchased a NIB HW7,actually it was today.Waiting on shipment.My question:Does anyone have a line on some black grips?The one I had 20 yrs ago had black grips and new one does not.gunnut2u
 

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Hopefully some help on arminius parts.I have found some stuff at bobs gun shop 501-767-1970 and at [email protected].??? I thought I seen some where that hw7 and hw5 parts were interchangable but don't hold me to that.Good luck hunting.gunnut2u
 

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Hey!
I just found this site! So glad to see the posting about the Arminius HW7!
I shot mine last weekend. It'd been idle for 28 years! I bought it at an Otasco store in 1975 for $110 bucks. It was my "turtle pistol". Still very accurate. Half of the cylinder's bluing is gone from floating around in the floor of my '74 Chevy Nova in beer during the days of my mispent youth.
Double action is pretty ROUGH. hahahahahahaha. Thanks for bringing back memories. I will take it to the range more often. It's brothers are a Colt Mark lV Series '70, Model 29-2 Smith, Model 15 Smith, and a 1914 pre model 10 Smith (in .32-20).

p.s. The Arminius has so much play in the cylinder when swung out that it's scary. But it always had slop. Even spanking new!
 

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Thers only stamped in the barrel. Cal 4 mm 14/20
Its impossible for me to bring it to a gunshop.....
Here in this country its illegal to have a gun...........
Its also impossible to go there and asked for the ammo i need....
So ill have to no what i can put in there...and tehn find a way to get me some of those bullits.
It hase now very very very short bullits.
I hope never to use it but is for home defence only so no long range sharp sooting or what ever.......
But when illl use it has to do his work.
4mm?? Wow!
 

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Arminius revolver

hello, all, woody in tucson here. i'm new to this forum, found it while looking for accessories for my arminius H7T. my father used to use this pistol to finish woodchucks that he'd hit with his 22 rifle. it's the first gun i ever shot and now i've got it. it has the .22 cylinder and a .22wmr cylinder. domestic problems result in us having 3 of our grandchildren living with us. the authorities are concerned about our safety as my son-in-law has a record and is generally an all-around a-hole. child protective services says the gun has to be in a lock box and unloaded. i think i can find a quick opening lock box (any suggestions gratefully accepted). i found this site while trying to locate a speed loader for this gun. doesn't seem to be much luck. i haven't fired this thing for 45 years or so. i work with a guy who's a real firearm enthusiast and we're going to the range some day next week. wife definitely wants to shoot it and get a feel for it just in case a-hole shows up. thanx for listening, may the powers that be smile on you all, and yours. be safe, woody in tucson
 
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