The HW97 air rifle is a superbly accurate, fixed barrel air rifle from the worlds’ finest, as well as one of the oldest, German airgun manufacturers. The 97’s action is an engineering masterpiece with a fixed barrel sliding breech design. This design allows for easy access to loading as well as total rigidity for accuracy with a scope. Sights are not provided, as the precision of this fine arm would be wasted without quality optics. Cocking the air rifle requires but minimal effort from the under-lever design. The HW97 action has the same receiver assembly as the HW35; a single block of milled steel beautifully polished and blued with the scope grooves directly milled into the receiver. The firing behavior of the 97 is very smooth with little vibration and recoil; this is very advantageous to target shooters for the best follow through resulting in more hits. The trigger is the world famous "Rekord" match grade unit; the best two-stage adjustable trigger available. The 97 sports a fully ambidextrous, walnut stained beech stock that has excellent grain and sharp laser cut checkering on the grip and fore end. The cheek piece sets the eye in proper position for a scope, increasing accuracy by cutting down on parallax error. As an added touch of style, the HW97 is finished off with a blued muzzle brake that enhances the appearance and increases stability to the shooter. The HW97 is the premier choice for the target shooting, bench rest, field target, or the sportsman hunting small game.