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Heathaways plainsman sharpshooter 175 backporch plinking
« on: September 07, 2021, 09:35:59 PM »
Healthways made four basic CO2 pistols, the Plainsman, the Plainsmaster, the Shorty and the Western. They also made two rifles. Heathaways best known the plainsman 175 co2 pistol.

Then In 1973 Heathway produced another pistol, a spring/piston powered one, first called the Sharpshooter then the Topscore. Although it was little BB repeater, The whole barrel and action were raised to force back the piston which was located in the gun's butt. The BB magazine was accessed through a hopper under the barrel, a system found mostly on Sharpshooters. The later model, theTopscore featured a slide on top of the barrel.

The one pictured here is fantastic condition.  It shot before it was cleaned and oiled. a few screw tightened. left to sit overnight. Tested over crony 10 shots averaged 318fps.

The Plainsman 175 sharpshooter is so much fun to shoot in a compact sleek pistol. A very innovative and thought out design, something different

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Re: Heathaways plainsman sharpshooter 175 backporch plinking
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2021, 06:19:14 PM »
The name is Healthways. It should be stamped into the side of the action? The one you have is a later model, at least mid-70's. I have three, all are Co2 powered. Two of the Plainsman 175 pistols, '58 & '70. Kinda, sorta copy of the Colt Woodsman. Also one of the rarer-than-hen's-teeth Plainsman MX175 semi-auto rifles. At least two need work to restore and/or put in new seals. Need to refinish the '58. Kinda cool is the first three digits of the serial number on the newer pistol. It's, " 007"! The rifle has a real walnut stock too!
  Newer pistol;

  Older pistol;

  MX175 Rifle;
« Last Edit: September 08, 2021, 06:23:49 PM by unionrdr »
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Re: Heathaways plainsman sharpshooter 175 backporch plinking
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2021, 06:28:21 PM »
The name is Healthways. It should be stamped into the side of the action? The one you have is a later model, at least mid-70's. I have three, all are Co2 powered. Two of the Plainsman 175 pistols, '58 & '70. Kinda, sorta copy of the Colt Woodsman. Also one of the rarer-than-hen's-teeth Plainsman MX175 semi-auto rifles. At least two need work to restore and/or put in new seals. Need to refinish the '58. Kinda cool is the first three digits of the serial number on the newer pistol. It's, " 007"! The rifle has a real walnut stock too!
  Newer pistol;

  Older pistol;

  MX175 Rifle;

I am sorry to inform you but this is the first model of the 175 Sharpshooter it is the under Barrel loading system the later versions were loaded from the top this is not the Plainsman 175 co2 pistol. I have been collecting vintage air guns for years and I know that this is the older version of the Sharpshooter first made in 1973.
« Last Edit: September 08, 2021, 06:35:13 PM by Septicdeath »
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Re: Heathaways plainsman sharpshooter 175 backporch plinking
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2021, 06:47:37 PM »
I meant to infer that yours came later than the two I have. They made the Co2 pistols first for years. Your pumper is a later innovation of theirs.
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Re: Heathaways plainsman sharpshooter 175 backporch plinking
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2021, 06:50:13 PM »
I have the earlier version the second version The Marksman version and the other ones in the pictures
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Re: Heathaways plainsman sharpshooter 175 backporch plinking
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2021, 01:48:52 AM »
I meant to infer that yours came later than the two I have. They made the Co2 pistols first for years. Your pumper is a later innovation of theirs.

Have the MX175 being shipped to me tomorrow.
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    Gamo Swarm Maxxim .22 cal
    American Classic Pistol .22 cal
    Hatsan SpeedFire .22 cal
    Hatsan EDGE Spring .25 cal
    Hatsan MOD 125 Vortex .25 cal
    Hatsan MOD 125 Vortex .22 cal
    Hatsan MOD 130S QE .30 cal
    Hatsan Model 130 QE ( modified smooth bore shotgun 7.82 mm choked to 7.75mm )
    Hatsan Carnivore .30
    Hatsan Torpedo sniper vortex .22
    Hatsan Torpedo sniper vortex .25
    Hatsan 85 sniper vortex .25 camo
    Hatsan  Dominator .22
    Hatsan 95 .22
    Hatsan Torpedo 105X .25
    Hatsan 125 sniper vortex camo .25
    Xisico XS-25 SFB
    Xisico XS-25  hardwood stock
    Winchester  425 .22
    Browning leverage  .22
    Duel by Beeman  .22 and .177 over under
    Norica Spider GRS .22
    Mendoza RM 3000
    Norica  Dragon  GRS .22
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Re: Heathaways plainsman sharpshooter 175 backporch plinking
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2021, 02:31:08 PM »
It seems to me the only difference in the 58 and 70 I have is that the circle P is painted white on the earlier one? Haven't had them apart yet.
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Re: Heathaways plainsman sharpshooter 175 backporch plinking
« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2021, 12:34:51 AM »
Hey John. I like the sleek design of that pistol. The cocking action sure looks smooth and it's accurate with bb's. Thanks for the video.
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