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Offline codytwoeyes

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392pa
« on: May 23, 2012, 11:46:35 PM »
i just found a crossman 392 PA 22 cal  in a pawn shop for 30 bucks its now mine. this is made here in the USA. anybody know tell how old is it ? it shoots fine little bit loose in the stock if i tighten the stock it wont pump up if i let it a bit loose it pumps just fine. what have i got? is it a keeper?
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Re: 392pa
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2012, 11:53:45 PM »
Look at the serial number. The 392 is a Crosman built rifle so it has a Crosman serial number. The first character is the month code 1 through 9 for January through September, O, N, or D for October, November or December.
Second two characters will be the year.
For example a gun with a serial that starts with 978 would have been built in September of '78.
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Re: 392pa
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2012, 11:56:34 PM »
  Not sure what's going on with it, but for $30.00 it's nice find. I picked up a Sheridan Silver Streak last week at a pawn shop for $70.00. I love the pawn shops for air guns.  ;D
 
You can check here to see when it was made.http://www.crosman.com/cs/dates-benjamin

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Re: 392pa
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2012, 11:57:56 PM »
Look at the serial number. The 392 is a Crosman built rifle so it has a Crosman serial number. The first character is the month code 1 through 9 for January through September, O, N, or D for October, November or December.
Second two characters will be the year.
For example a gun with a serial that starts with 978 would have been built in September of '78.

Cool, didn't know that, only found the serial number page a few weeks ago.
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Re: 392pa
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2012, 11:59:08 PM »
fo shizzle its a keeper, i sold my old 392. didnt start missing it until i got really hooked on airguns and realized what a big mistake i had made

i think its old enough and odds are abused enough to warrent a rebuild and a little bling bling, dont you think ?

send the stock the norm and let him work his magic on it, strip it down to the orings and either order them from www.mcmaster.com mcmaster also has what i consider to be upgraded orings. they have silicon orings which i hear handles heat better and i think would last a little longer. but their sold in packs of 10 for 10 bucks so ordering each size is gonna get a touch pricy but youve also built ur self up a some what decent spare oring stash.
you can also sourse parts directly from crosman, i think since it could be a discountinued model or something. www.crosman.com bottem right hand corner of the screen look for parts diagrams and find ur model make sure its a crosman and not a benjamin. crosman divides up their parts diagrams and parts list keeping crosman sperate from benjamin.


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Re: 392pa
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2012, 12:02:31 AM »
Thanks for that info on serial numbers, gonna go check my 392PA and see when it was made. Congrats cody, sounds like you got a good deal, paid 100 for mine used, theres a NIB PA in the classifieds right now, a 98' model, for 2 hundred. You did good. I like them because they are modern enough to find parts for, yet made with no/little plastic and had walnut stocks. Bought mine to send off to Mac1 for a steroid treatment(internal refurb resulting in much more consistent power) but have not sent her away yet. Congrats on your find.  J
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Re: 392pa
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2012, 12:11:06 AM »
This is the nb#207700214 . its all brass and its a ball to shoot.
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Re: 392pa
« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2012, 12:22:09 AM »
This is the nb#207700214 . its all brass and its a ball to shoot.

That would make your Feb. 2007 then.

Just checked my 397pa ... Oct. 1995. Was almost new when I bought it for $25.00 at a garage sale back then, lol.
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Re: 392pa
« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2012, 12:44:40 AM »
thanx that helps now i know what i have
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