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Arminius Model HW 357

Variant 1 of 6

Caliber:.357 Mag
Action:revolving chamber
Trigger:double-action (DA/SA)
Frame:blued finish steel
Grips:black plastic
Sights:fixed blade and notch
Barrel Length:4 in.
Overall Length:9.25 in.
Height:No Data
Width:No Data
Weight:29.3 oz.

Manufacturer:Phone Number:
Hermann Weihrauch Revolver GmbH+49 9776 707678
Postfach 25Website:
Mellrichstadt Germany www.hermann-weihrauch-revolver.de
Importer:Phone Number:
European American Armory Corp.321-639-4842
P.O. Box 560746Website:
Rockledge FL 32956-0746eaacorp.com
Used Est.:$
Last Update: 5/6/2017

Caliber:.357 Magnum
Alias:.357 Smith & Wesson Magnum
Muzzle Velocities - from1145to1542ft/sec
Muzzle Energies - from397to834ft-lb
Bullet Weights - from110to180gr

Ranking Factors
Power Factor:194445- IDPA Rating Calculation
Recoil Factor:12.3 ft-lb- Standard Free Recoil Calculation
Total Capacity:6 rounds- Includes Chambered Rounds
Defense Factor:67%

About the Manufacturer:
Founded in 1899, this German gunmaking business had also become renowned for producing quality bicycles by the time World War II began. During the war they manufactured machine-gun parts and optical-sight mounts. After the war under Soviet domination the business ceased to exist. However, the Weihrauch family, like the Walthers and many others were able to escape westward before the post-war partition. Work began again in Bavaria in 1948, initially making bicycle parts. When German companies were again allowed to manufacture airguns in the early 1950s, Weihrauch made the their first air rifles. After ten established years in airgun manufacturing they produced their first cartridge revolvers in 1961. Today they continue to produce a large variety of quality revolvers for hunting and defense.
About the Cartridge:
Smith & Wesson introduced this cartridge for its heavy-frame revolver. Ammunition was developed by Winchester in cooperation with Smith & Wesson. Using a lengthened and strengthened version of the .38 Special case, the .357 Magnum was rapidly accepted by hunters and law enforcement. At the time of its introduction, it was claimed to easily pierce the body panels of automobiles and crack engine blocks. While it has less power than the .44 Magnum, it compares favorably to the 10mm Norma and .45 ACP, but with better armor penetration. Today factories offer over fifty different loadings in this caliber.
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