Model: 150 Free Pistol
Serial Number: 15-0204
Year of Manufacture: 1973-1989
Caliber: .22 Long Rifle
Action Type: Single Shot, Falling Block, Left Side Lever Activated Action with Ejector.
Markings: The top of the barrel is marked “Cal.22 long rifle” along with a Hammerli proof mark, the right side is marked with the serial number. The right side of the receiver is marked “Hammerli / 150 / SWITZERLAND”. The top of the rear sight has diagrams of targets with arrow indications. The target stock is branded “CM / G”. with “R.K. HANSEN” hand penciled into the wood. The left side of the stock has a 1988 28th International Shooting Championships sticker.
Barrel Length: 11-3/8” measuring from the bolt face to the end of the barrel band. The barrel is fully free-floated to the receiver, with a 0.49” muzzle. Included is a 6.1oz forend weight and wood dowel.
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a Patridge style blade that is fore-to-aft dovetailed into a gray barrel band that is clamped onto the barrel. The rear sight is a square notch on a wide serrated sight plane. The sight is adjustable for windage and elevation, via large serrated knobs. Also included is a spare front and rear sight. The front sight is a Patridge blade with widened face and the rear sight is square notched. The bag they came in gave hand written dimensions of “3.6mm rear sight, 4.4mm front sight”.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are cutlass wrap-around, ergonomically finished wood panels. The right panel has a wood arch, integral to the panel, that encloses the back of the shooter’s right hand. The bottom of the right panel has a hand written “R.K. HANSEN” name written on the wood, along with “CM / G” branded into the wood. The panel has a finger rest and textured grip. This panel shows sanding from where it was custom fit by the last owner; please see our photographs. The left panel has a smooth face, with a thumb rest and recessed front strap. The panel has a 1988 NRA 28th International Shooting Championships sticker. There are sanding, scratch and scuff marks on both panels. The grips rate in about Very Good overall condition. The pistol is also equipped with a wooden forend with screw forend tip that accepts a provided 6.1oz weight and wooden dowel. The forend has scattered scratches and compression marks and rates in about Fine condition.
Type of Finish: Dark gray Parkerized barrel and receiver, light gray Parkerized front sight barrel band.
Finish Originality: Factory Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is fowling, but no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 98% of its metal finish. There are light scratch and scuff marks in sparse areas, with no major damages or losses. There is light loss and wear on some of the interacting metal surfaces. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are crisp. Overall, this handgun rates in about Fine to Excellent condition, given the portions of wood sanded off of the insides of the target stocks.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. This pistol has a falling block action like the famous Martini of old. The pistol has a large serrated lever that opens the action, and a decocker bar below it. Our trigger pull gauge gave a reading of about 1.5oz trigger pull! An owner’s manual is included with trigger weight adjustment information. WE RECOMMEND ABSOLUTE CAUTION WHEN LOADING THIS PISTOL WITH LIVE ROUNDS, THE TRIGGER PULL IS SUPER LIGHT. A sales receipt is included that says a Walther OSP firing pin assembly, rear sight blade and fore end weight were purchased and installed on April 8, 1983 from International Shooters Service in Fort Worth, Texas. We did not fire this handgun. As with all previously owned firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: Included is a 6.1oz forend weight, extra front and rear sight, black hard case with foam liner, keys and a Hammerli sticker on the front. Also included is an owner’s manual, instruction manual, two Hammerli stickers, a warranty (expired) card, accessory sales receipt and Hammerli sale cards. The paperwork is curled and slightly discolored but legible. All accessories rate in about Fine to Excellent condition as photographed.
Our Assessment: This is a very well taken care of Hammerli Model 150 Free Pistol that has a Walther OSP firing pin, adjustable trigger (fires around 1.5oz currently!), aftermarket sights, case and paperwork. The pistol accepts a provided 6.1oz forend weight and has cutlass-like wooden target grips. The grips have some sanding marks from custom fitting to the previous owner but rate in about Very Good to Fine condition. The bore is bright and sharp, the action functions like a Martini, but with a decocker and side mounted lever. This is one serious target pistol that may very well have been in the 1988 NRA International Shooting Championships, as suggested by the grip sticker. This pistol is chambered in .22 Long Rifle, so competitive shooters may find very competitive recreational shooters bidding on this item as well. Good luck!