Hämmerli

Hämmerli (German pronunciation: [ˈhɛmɐli]) is a formerly Swiss, now German manufacturer of air guns and firearms aimed mostly at sport shooting, especially Olympic events governed by the International Shooting Sport Federation. In 2006, Hämmerli was acquired by Umarex; production and customer support moved to Ulm, Germany.

Hämmerli
TypeSubsidiary
IndustrySmall arms manufacturing
Founded1863
FounderJohann Ulrich Hämmerli
HeadquartersGermany
ProductsCompetition air guns and firearms
ParentCarl Walther GmbH Sportwaffen
WebsiteHämmerli Official Site

HistoryEdit

The Hämmerli brand dates back to 1863 when Johann Ulrich Hämmerli founded the company to make rifle barrels for the Swiss Army. From then on, Hämmerli has been a manufacturer of rifle barrels, firearms, and firearm components. In 1950, Hämmerli produced Olympic rifles that were used to win gold medals at the next four Olympics.

A Hammerli X-Esse pistol was used to murder journalist Lyra McKee during trouble in the Creggan area in 2019.[1]

PistolsEdit

Standard and Centre-fire pistolsEdit

These pistols are used in 25 m Standard Pistol, 25 m Center-Fire Pistol (center-fire pistol) and 25 m Pistol (sport pistol) events.

  • 208, 208s (discontinued), .22 LR
  • 212 (discontinued), .22 LR,″Jägerschaftspistole″, later modification of the 208
  • 215 (discontinued), .22 LR, less luxurious version of 208
  • 280 (discontinued), .22 LR or .32 S&W Long (Wadcutter)
  • SP20 (discontinued), .22 LR or .32 S&W Long
  • SP20 RRS, .22 LR or .32 S&W Long
  • Trailside, .22 LR, Formerly the SIG/Hämmerli Trailside and is now the Hämmerli/X-esse

Free pistolEdit

  • Hammerli 100/102/109 (discontinued), single-shot Martini–Henry type action used in 50 m Pistol event. Inspiration for the TOZ 35 free-pistol.
  • 120 (discontinued), single-shot .22 LR pistol used in 50 m Pistol event.
  • 150/152 (discontinued), single-shot .22 LR pistol used in 50 m Pistol event.
  • 160/162 (discontinued), single-shot .22 LR pistol used in 50 m Pistol event.
  • FP10, (discontinued), single-shot .22 LR pistol used in 50 m Pistol event.
  • FP60, (discontinued, now manufactured by Walther) single-shot .22 LR pistol used in 50 m Pistol event.

Air pistolEdit

  • Hämmerli 480series (480, 480k and 480k2), .177 caliber pre-charged-pneumatic (PCP) Air pistol used to compete in 10 m Air Pistol events.
  • AP60, .177 caliber pre-charged-pneumatic (PCP) Air pistol used to compete in 10 m Air Pistol events.

RiflesEdit

300 m rifleEdit

  • S 205, used in 300 m Rifle events and jointly developed with Sauer & Sohn

Air rifleEdit

  • AR20, .177 caliber pre-charged-pneumatic (PCP) Air rifle used to compete in 10 m Air Rifle events.

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