Barrel length: 286mm
This popular Model 103, from the Swiss gunmaker Hämmerli, was made between 1956 and 1962. It was marketed in three model numbers: 101, 102 and 103. They only differed in their finish – and price of course!
The Model 103 has an octagonal barrel, whereas the 101 and 102 both have a round barrel. One of the major differences with the later 104,105 and 106 models was their rounded trigger guard. The later models have square ones. It had adjustable-ramp Patridge blade front sight, windage and elevation-adjustable rear sight, Martini action, adjustable trigger, smooth Schnabel forearm and thumb-rest grips with adjustable palm rest.
The left side of the frame was marked with Olympic rings over “LondonHelsinki / 1948 1952”. These models were sold in a wooden box with spare parts and tools. The company was started by Johann Ulrich Hämmerli in 1863 in Lenzberg (Switzerland) and has undergone a rich history, but is still producing high quality target weapons today. It is renowned for theirhigh-quality pistols of various designs. A few years ago the company was relocated to the city of Neuhausen and became in 2006 part of the UMAREX group
Please refer to our book “German, Austrian and Swiss Target Pistols” p.48
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