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Crosman 100 I Bought Off Ebay
« on: January 13, 2022, 10:23:57 PM »
I found this seller on another thread but I thought a new thread just on this would be better. On ebay right now there is a seller that has a bunch of Crosman 100 and 101 rifles for sale. He is selling them at the price of $95.00 plus tax and shipping. I bought my self a model 100. I have not received it yet and will post pics when I get it. He told me in an email he has at least 25 more 100 models not pictured in his auction he will be listing in the future. Here is a link to the auction ( https://www.ebay.com/itm/125095409839 )

I am getting the one in the middle of the 5 in the pics




I messaged him to find out the history of these and where and how he got so many of them and this is his reply. Very cool I never new that Crosman had a "Buy Back" program.

Years ago Crosman Air Gun Co.  In 1923 designed the model 100-101-102-103 types of air rifles. There motto was "Power without Powder"  This air rifle line was Crosman's only design Until a new model was introduced in 1949. So 25 years of the same models. The rifles would last forever with resealing every so often. They found it very difficult to sell the new post war models so........Crosman initiated a "Buy Back" program giving a buyer credit on a new Air Rifle. Thousands and thousands of the old models were stored away. Great quantities were buried. In the Air Force i witnessed things being buried. It happened. An employee of Crosman emptied one of the store rooms and filled his attic with so many rifles the house was going to fall in. Along comes a business man named Ron Sauls from South Carolina [died 2010]. My brother Mark operated a Crosman-Benjamin-Sheridan  repair shop in North west Georgia for many years. In 2009 Ron Sauls had terminal cancer and he sold all the rifles to mark before he passed away. My brother got out of the air gun repair business and stored everything in a 55 foot semi trailer. About 6 years ago mark became very ill and had to live in a full time care facility. I was tasked with handling his estate. For the work I did he gave me the semi trailer full of air guns and parts. I am down to the last of the stuff now. mostly Crosman 101s and the 102 repeaters. about 300. Some still worked. Some have been stored more then 60 years because Crosman did not sell the trade ins. The last 101's were made for Sears and are considered the finest example made. Only in 1949. Steven B
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Re: Crosman 100 I Bought Off Ebay
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2022, 10:36:44 PM »
WOW!
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Re: Crosman 100 I Bought Off Ebay
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2022, 10:51:54 PM »
What an incredible piece of history. Thank you Don for sharing. Id like to own a few of these buy back heirlooms! Maybe I can work it out somehow.
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Re: Crosman 100 I Bought Off Ebay
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2022, 10:56:42 PM »
What an incredible piece of history. Thank you Don for sharing. Id like to own a few of these buy back heirlooms! Maybe I can work it out somehow.

I think they are kind of selling fast. He has changed the auction and it no longer shows the 5 100's that where originally for sale and he now only has 2 for sale. Who knows what He will list in the future? Why can't you get one in Virginia? State restrictions?
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Re: Crosman 100 I Bought Off Ebay
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2022, 11:30:12 PM »
I could through gunbroker but fleabay will not allow sales to Virginia. The area of Virginia near DC does not allow dangerous BB guns to be transported into the area so fleabay restricts all sales to our state. It simplifies their process I guess.

The other thing is Id rather not spend anymore on airguns for a while. I may miss out but thats okay.
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Re: Crosman 100 I Bought Off Ebay
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2022, 12:16:32 AM »
For years, Ron Sauls snagged every Crosman 1xx in sight at all the airgun shows.  Eventually he bought hundreds of 'em from Rudy Merz (likely the Crosman employee referenced above).  When I asked about his tremendous zeal for these models, he replied that someday they'd be worth $100 apiece and provide a great nest egg.  Very sad that he didn't get to reap the reward - RIP a really good man.

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Re: Crosman 100 I Bought Off Ebay
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2022, 12:23:10 AM »
There you go the Crosman legacy has a new chapter, the seller is also selling Mr Sauls hoard/crates of Kessler Air Rifle parts, there are enough parts to build a couple hundred models.

I just emailed the seller and asked if he had any premier logo 101s, 1949 Krinkle paint rifles, pre-war 102s and the even harder to find .177 version of the 102 known as the 104, guess what he said yes. Now I waiting to see what he lists next, but have already made a request to purchase a premier logo 101, he says in time he will list them but not ready just yet.
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Re: Crosman 100 I Bought Off Ebay
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2022, 06:57:51 AM »
Amazing.... simply amazing!
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Re: Crosman 100 I Bought Off Ebay
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2022, 08:44:05 AM »
A small correction and I hate being a stickler, but Ron Sauls passed in 2016. I had the pleasure of meeting him at Baldwinsville in 2014 or 15. Glad to see his airgun hoarding pay off, and see the Kessler parts surface after all the rumors of their location.
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Re: Crosman 100 I Bought Off Ebay
« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2022, 10:23:06 AM »
A small correction and I hate being a stickler, but Ron Sauls passed in 2016. I had the pleasure of meeting him at Baldwinsville in 2014 or 15. Glad to see his airgun hoarding pay off, and see the Kessler parts surface after all the rumors of their location.

After reading your post I found this thread on another airgun site. It talks about Ron's death and where he acquired a large part of these guns with pics. Nice read.

https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/americanvintageairguns/ron-sauls-has-passed-t7840.html
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Re: Crosman 100 I Bought Off Ebay
« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2022, 05:31:42 PM »
 Glad this was not posted in the Bargain gate, 1 Crosman 100 on the way  8) I will do a side by side with the new 362 LOL
 Did some reading on BB Peltier's blog https://www.pyramydair.com/blog/2017/12/crosman-100-multi-pump-pneumatic-part-1/
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Re: Crosman 100 I Bought Off Ebay
« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2022, 01:52:07 AM »
Glad this was not posted in the Bargain gate, 1 Crosman 100 on the way  8) I will do a side by side with the new 362 LOL
 Did some reading on BB Peltier's blog https://www.pyramydair.com/blog/2017/12/crosman-100-multi-pump-pneumatic-part-1/

I hope the one I am getting is as accurate as the one in BB Peltier's blog. That is a nice read. I already ordered some H&N Baracuda's to shoot.
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Re: Crosman 100 I Bought Off Ebay
« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2022, 02:29:49 PM »
I emailed the seller and asked if he had any 104's for sale. He didn't say he didn't have any but if he does he said (none of those for sale. thank you)  :'(
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Re: Crosman 100 I Bought Off Ebay
« Reply #13 on: January 16, 2022, 02:44:44 PM »
I think it surprised him how fast the 100's went at $95.00, he could have easily doubled his money on each and still sold them just as fast as the 100 is valued between 25-50% more than a 101.

It may be he is going to wait to see what fair market value brings on the other models and variants before he sells anymore. Now matter I will be on the lookout for them when he does.
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Re: Crosman 100 I Bought Off Ebay
« Reply #14 on: January 16, 2022, 03:46:06 PM »
I think it surprised him how fast the 100's went at $95.00, he could have easily doubled his money on each and still sold them just as fast as the 100 is valued between 25-50% more than a 101.

It may be he is going to wait to see what fair market value brings on the other models and variants before he sells anymore. Now matter I will be on the lookout for them when he does.

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Re: Crosman 100 I Bought Off Ebay
« Reply #15 on: January 16, 2022, 03:51:07 PM »
He just posted 3 102's and one 100 on ebay today. He is asking $145 BIN for the 102's and $95 BIN for the 100. I thought a 100 was worth more than a 102. I see 102's all the time. Ether way his prices are still great for both in my opinion.
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Re: Crosman 100 I Bought Off Ebay
« Reply #16 on: January 16, 2022, 04:06:22 PM »
 The back story was well worth $95. LOL I may print that out to display with the rifle, have him saved on my watch list also  8)
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Re: Crosman 100 I Bought Off Ebay
« Reply #17 on: January 16, 2022, 07:16:23 PM »
Not a bad price for those 102s, the top and bottom ones with the late 5-ring cocking knob are nice. However, the one in the middle has the medium knurled knob found on the 102s made right up to before WWII. The forearm on the middle one also looks like it may not be made of wood (hard to tell by picture), this one may be a Clickless model made around 1938/39.

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Re: Crosman 100 I Bought Off Ebay
« Reply #18 on: January 16, 2022, 11:15:08 PM »
They are all sold now, Also the auction for the 100 he added to the end of the description (****LAST ONE AVAILABLE) Could be a sales trick or maybe he is actually out of them?
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