Key experience thanks to Halder lifting pin technology
User-friendly handling of hunting and sporting rifles
Integrated universal tool developed jointly with Sauer
Tool clamping systems, standard products, aviation products, soft-face and forestry tools – normally this is the world of Erwin Halder KG. The extensive product range includes the sling swivels designed on the basis of the proven ball lock pin technology, which, for example are used on the hunting rifles manufactured by J.P. Sauer and Sohn GmbH in Isny in Allgäu, Germany. Sauer & Sohn, the tradition-rich company founded in Suhl in 1751 is Germany's oldest active manufacturer of hunting arms.
As a practical accessory, the rifle sling holder system is particularly well-suited for the weapons industry. The robust, removable sling swivel is manufactured of stainless steel. It is also available for many sling widths bare in stainless steel or chromated. This additional corrosion protection gives the sling swivel a black colour that integrates perfectly in the overall look of the rifle. Special sizes and alternative designs pose no problem for Erwin Halder KG.
The arrest of the sling swivel holder is based on the ball lock pin technology that has already proven to be effective in many applications. Bernd Janner, Sales Executive for Erwin Halder KG: "Thanks to their simple functionality, our ball lock pins are suitable for connections that must be detached often. Consequently, many industry sectors rely on the fast, toolless detachment – of any locking element – consequently with our ball lock pin unplugging, replacing, positioning, fixing in place and arresting no longer involve effort. Thus our simple technology is suitable particularly for high-quality hunting rifles, such as those manufactured by Sauer. To detach, merely press the push button of the pin. The balls arrest automatically in the locating bore when releasing the button, and inversely they are unlocked through the pressure exerted on the button." Though this technology, the ergonomic ball lock pins can be inserted or removed as often as desired – without any rattle or noise whatsoever.
This practical, easy to retrofit accessory is fitted into the gun stock with a suitable locating bushing. Bernd Janner: "Our sling swivels are provided with either a large or small push-button depending on the requirement. In addition we offer receptacle bushings for wood or plastic gun stocks, either with four 90° snap-in points or infinite 360° rotation. The entire holding system also ensures a constant firm hold, even after multiple activations."
A clever, very high-calibre solution
Because the special ball lock pin technology has completely impressed many rifle owners in practical application, due to its easy handling, Sauer again turned to the successful enterprise from Achstetten-Bronnen. The technology experts from Sauer and Erwin Halder KG started working on the manufacturing of very special tool for the premium repeating rifle Sauer 404. Matthias Klotz, Managing Director of J.P. Sauer & Sohn GmbH: "If the rifleman takes the Sauer Universal Key (SUS) that is integrated in the forestock out of the forestock, he is holding a fold-out Allen key in his hand – a clever solution. Finally a modular rifle that always has its tool on hand."
The Universal Key is likewise arrested in a locating bushing with the aid of four non-rusting balls so that it can be easily clicked in and out. Bernd Janner: "This technology is useful for several reasons: For example, forestock and buttstock can be easily removed with the stable multi-function tool. In addition users can adjust the trigger weight to any hunting situation. The practical Allen key is now an additional highlight".
Flexibility in every situation
The fact that with joint development of the custom tailored universal tools Erwin Halder KG now enables more flexible handling of weapons like the Sauer 404, is pleasing and not least to Matthias Klotz: "Erwin Halder KG, recognized what was important. Whether for experienced hunters on the trail, or sports marksman at the shooting range: Thanks to the ball lock pin technology, users can act quickly, flexibly, and yet silently. In this regard, the innovative SUS Universal Key perfectly rounds off our high-quality rifle. This is what user-friendly modularity looks like today."