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Some History

Thinking back about the times I started shooting air rifles I wondered when the PCP rifles came into fashion. I dug into my library and found the following info in my stacks of old German gun magazines (Visier and Deutches Waffen Journal/DWJ).

Any new information is welcome, especially about the English airgun manufacturers. Will add your info here.

Chronological history of Single-Stroke and Pre-Charged Pneumatic Air Rifles
Year Make Model System Remarks
1983 Feinwerkbau 600 SSP First FWB SSP
1985 Feinwerkbau 601 SSP Safety on compression lever added
1989 Anschütz 2001 SSP First Anschütz SSP
1989 Diana 100 SSP First Diana SSP
1989 Feinwerkbau C60 CO2 First FWB CO2
1989 Steyr 100 CO2
1989 Walther CG90 CO2
1991 Airarms NJR100 PCP  Field target rifle
1993 Airarms SR100 PCP  Field target rifle
1994 Feinwerkbau 602 SSP New trigger config, lighter striker, 2 side screws on stock
1995 RWS CA100 PCP Manufactured by Airarms; a Pro-Target copy
1995 Steyr LG1 SSP
1996 Feinwerkbau 603 SSP Absorber added
1996 Feinwerkbau P70 PCP Absorber, 80 bar reg output, laminate stock
1996 Steyr LG1-P PCP 70 Bar reg output
1997 Anschütz 2002CA PCP 55 Bar reg output
1997 Steyr LG10 SSP Stabilisator added
1997 Steyr LG10-P PCP Stabilisator added
1997 Walther LG200 PCP 70 Bar reg output
1999 Feinwerkbau P70 Alu PCP Aluminium stock
1999 Walther LG300 PCP 7,5 Joule, 420mm barrel, Aluminium and laminate stock
2001 51% of Steyr Sportwaffen shares bought by Anschütz
2001 Walther LG300 Dominator PCP Field target rifle, 16 and 21 Joule, 490mm barrel
2002 Steyr LG100 PCP Aluminium stock
2002 Steyr LG100FT PCP Field target rifle, 16 Joule
2003 Anschütz 9003 PCP 60 Bar reg output
2003 Feinwerkbau 700 PCP
2003 Weihrauch HW100 PCP
2004 Walther Hunter PCP 565mm barrel
2004 Walther LG300XT PCP Mk2 regulator
2005 Anschütz 8002 PCP 60 Bar reg output
2006 Steyr LG110 PCP
2006 Tesro RS100 PCP
2011 Walther LG400 PCP New valve, regulator and aluminium stock
2012 Feinwerkbau 800 PCP
2013 Pardini GPR1 PCP



4 thoughts on “Some History

  1. Is there any way I could get photos of the article of the Steyr LG1 PCP from 1996. I bought this rifle, and have only found one photo online of another one. I would really love to translate the article and learn what they have to say about it. I am a huge Steyr fan and it is very hard to find information about any of the air rifles other than the brand new ones. Thank you for your time. Thanks for the information in the blog! Excellent job!! I share your passion for precision and accurate rifles.

    • Hi Doug,
      Took a while but I have scanned the articles about the early Steyr LG rifles. They are in German language.
      Will send them to your email.
      Kind regards, Sven.

  2. Thank you very much for the scans! I tried sending you and email back, but received an error message. Can you email me a different email address to try? I wanted to send you some photos. Thanks

  3. Check out the Inovairtech range, especially the MAC30BR – a new long range target rifle using an air cartridge system (Magnum Air Cartridge – MAC)

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