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wbill
June 2, 2007, 10:00 AM
I'm picking up a Weihrauch HW60M soon and need some Info/Links for it. Can anyone help? Thanks, Bill

SDC
June 5, 2007, 09:23 PM
Beeman Precision Firearms was the importer for these, as I recall, and they may be able to help you out with some info.

JohnKSa
June 6, 2007, 09:56 PM
Sorta...

Beeman Precision AIRGUNS imported a lot of Weihrauch airguns but never sold any of them with the Weihrauch brand on them. And, as far as I know, they never imported any firearms of any kind.

Is there (was there) a company called Beeman Precision Firearms?

SDC
June 6, 2007, 10:01 PM
No, Beeman had a subsidiary that dealt just in high-end firearms (mainly match 22 rifles, but even things like Korth revolvers); I've seen their catalog, but I don't think it lasted too long.

JohnKSa
June 6, 2007, 10:08 PM
VERY interesting--I had no idea.

Did they operate in the U.S.?

SDC
June 7, 2007, 07:47 AM
The catalog I saw was laid out just like the "Beeman Precision Airgun" catalog, with the same sort of photos and a blurb from Beeman himself inside the front cover. You could tell that they were looking at the Olympic/match shooter, from the firearms and accessories they offered, but I don't think they were able to "corner the market" the way they had hoped.
Edit to add: "The Blue Book of Airguns" says that Beeman offered "certain precision firearms" from 1983 until 1993, while the company was known as "Beeman Precision Arms", after which the company was sold to S/R Industries.