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Re: Your Top 3!
« Reply #20 on: October 13, 2021, 12:01:52 AM »
Dang, you guys are just showing off now.  But keep it up, Im enjoying seeing these.
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Re: Your Top 3!
« Reply #21 on: October 13, 2021, 01:41:13 AM »
Me Too!  ;)

I can't believe the amount of work and craftsmanship on that Giffard pistol, I know nothing about it,

but it lends credence to the value of Airguns. That companies took that much time and effort to produce

those works of art speaks volumes...Cool stuff!
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Re: Your Top 3!
« Reply #22 on: October 13, 2021, 01:18:24 PM »
Some of these heirloom time capsules are incredible.

My three are obviously the Sheridan Super Grade, Silver Streak and Blue Streak.

The Silver and Blue could get bumped if something really special is discovered.
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Re: Your Top 3!
« Reply #23 on: October 13, 2021, 01:29:38 PM »
   1.)   .22, l/h, Theoben Gran Prix (1988)

   2.)    Sheridan Supergrade

   3.)   .22 Rapid MK II, l/h, grade 3 walnut stock, l/h action.

          Very tough decision!
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Re: Your Top 3!
« Reply #24 on: October 13, 2021, 11:13:05 PM »
A few days ago I listed my top 3 but failed to share pictures, so I thought I would post some I came across once again here are my top 3:

1. .20 1953/54 Sheridan Silver Streak
2. .177 B.S.F. 55N
3. .22 Falke Modell 70
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Beeman San Rafael FWB 124 Sport Deluxe JNC Stamp (77/78); Weihrauch HW55MM; Beeman R7 Santa Rosa; BSF Model 55N; BSF Model 35; Marksman Model 70; Diana Model 25A 20's-30s Smoothbore; Chinese B3-1
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Re: Your Top 3!
« Reply #25 on: October 14, 2021, 12:46:10 AM »
Pictures are always appreciated!

I've learned a lot on this forum, pictures always help.

Cheers!

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Re: Your Top 3!
« Reply #26 on: October 14, 2021, 02:31:41 PM »
I only have one, but one is all I need. 1973 Sheridan Silver Streak.
I know exactly what you mean.
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Re: Your Top 3!
« Reply #27 on: October 14, 2021, 04:06:42 PM »
Fascinating how pump guns so dominated the American Airgun scene?  And in Europe there are none of them?  Totally different roads traveled.  In the vintage arena fun to explore all the roads.  Prewar European guns have gotten a total hold over me! Lol
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Re: Your Top 3!
« Reply #28 on: October 14, 2021, 09:58:41 PM »
Threads like this make me realize not only that I own too many guns...but that I think about them in weird ways, LOL. it might be a diff three tomorrow!

First up, best-shooting shooting example of my all-time fave the Weihrauch HW 55, in the unusual CM stock.




Next a Diana model 60 Tyrolean. This gun kinda has it all...old-school quality hand-fit workmanship (IMHO the wood finish and checkering on these is without parallel) meets utterly totally recoilless action, fantastic trigger.




Finally a third-variant Webley Mk II Service. An elegantly nutty design...I think of it as what happens when you lock a dozen crusty old machinists in a room, and dare them to out-do each other!

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Re: Your Top 3!
« Reply #29 on: October 14, 2021, 10:22:25 PM »
Alright mine are:


1).  Sheridan Model A   #1825    Nice firing and accurate rifle!

2)  James Perotti JPSAX .32 Cal Custom rifle. Shoots great and its just cool and one of a kind.

3). Sears Roebuck/Crosman 600 Semi auto pistol - Serial #:  00001

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Sheridan Supergrade  Model A
1951 Silver Streak
1952 Sliver Streak
1981 Silver Streak
1991-93 Benjamin/Sheridan C9 Nickel
Crosman C9A  Nickel           OCT  1997   #985
Sheridan 50th Anniversary
Benjamin Model 87 Centennial
1931 Benjamin Automatic 600
Challenger Arms Plainsman .28 Shotgun Pnuematic
Challenger Arms Plainsman CO2    X2
JPSAX32  CUSTOM                
1970's BENYAMIN   SMJ Super (Indonesian rifle)
Crosman 147 .177 1st Variant  1955-6
1954 Crosman 1st Var. 140 (finger cocking)
Crosman 140 3rd Variant
1949 Crosman 100
1949-50 Crosman 101 Crinkle paint
1949-50 Crosman 101 Smooth paint
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Pistols:
Crosman 150C     
Sears Ted Williams - Crosman 150 Variant
J.C. Higgins           - Crosman 150 Variant
Benjamin/Sheridan   H9  Nickel
Benjamin Model 117 "Grasshopper"  w/Orig. Box
Benjamin Model 177    1935 Front Pumper
Sears Roebuck (Crosman 600 variant) S/N:  00001
1953-54 Crosman 130 1st Var. (Finger cockin

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Re: Your Top 3!
« Reply #30 on: October 15, 2021, 03:38:42 AM »
@MDriskill: yeah, the webley. Sold the gun - regretted it. Incredible system to change the caliber/barrell within seconds.

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Re: Your Top 3!
« Reply #31 on: October 15, 2021, 04:10:31 AM »
@MDriskill: yeah, the webley. Sold the gun - regretted it. Incredible system to change the caliber/barrell within seconds.

https://www.gatewaytoairguns.org/GTA/index.php?topic=68712.0

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« Reply #32 on: October 15, 2021, 08:54:56 AM »
 I first thought I only have 3, then started to think past the pumpers, I may have 5 or 7. I will do inventory and report back LOL.
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Re: Your Top 3!
« Reply #33 on: October 15, 2021, 07:58:49 PM »
Guys you have such gorgeous oldies!!!

Here's my modest contribution, my three favorite vintage airguns (from top to bottom):

Early 50s CZ236 in .177
1st variant Crosman 400 Repeater
Montgomery-Wards Hawthorne 140 (Crosman 140 4th variant)

All are in excellent working condition, and extremely accurate, and made from wood and steel (and a bit of leather ;D).

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Re: Your Top 3!
« Reply #34 on: October 16, 2021, 12:27:02 AM »
I only have one, but one is all I need. 1973 Sheridan Silver Streak.
I know exactly what you mean.

There could be 2 since every now and then I get an itch to find the twin to my Silver in a 1973 Bluestreak. The day may come, we'll see...lol.
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Re: Your Top 3!
« Reply #35 on: October 16, 2021, 08:41:21 AM »
Only 3... DANG this is tough!
I have been chewing on this since the thread started.

So... here we go, purely for sentimental reasons I am choosing the 3 from my youth that the search for brought me here to GTA.
Sheridan Blue Streak
Benjamin 342
Crosman 160 (the Var III edged out the Var II only because of the trigger and it is an "AF Trainer")
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Re: Your Top 3!
« Reply #36 on: October 16, 2021, 11:50:37 PM »
Only 3... DANG this is tough!
I have been chewing on this since the thread started.

So... here we go, purely for sentimental reasons I am choosing the 3 from my youth that the search for brought me here to GTA.
Sheridan Blue Streak
Benjamin 342
Crosman 160 (the Var III edged out the Var II only because of the trigger and it is an "AF Trainer")

They're all beautiful! Does the "AF" on the 160 stand for Air Force? Could you explain a little.

Thanks,
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Re: Your Top 3!
« Reply #37 on: October 17, 2021, 03:47:01 AM »
Yep ...
No way to prove it as they weren't stamped "US" or anything but it has all the characteristics.
S331 Peep and the sling swivels.

https://www.pyramydair.com/blog/2012/08/crosmans-160-part-1/

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At some time in the 1960s, the Air Force bought a large number of 160s that were fitted with a Crosman S331 peep sight (made by Mossberg) and sling swivels that held a one-inch leather sling. As chance would have it, several hundred of these rifles were discovered unused in a government warehouse in Maryland or Virginia in the 1990s.
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Re: Your Top 3!
« Reply #38 on: October 17, 2021, 01:05:28 PM »
  A very easy decision for me to make, since Sheridans are about all I own !

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Re: Your Top 3!
« Reply #39 on: October 17, 2021, 01:56:24 PM »
Steve
You are a kinda Sheridan SNOB huh?................I betcha that they are ALL 20 caliber also,....LoL   ;)

Tia,
Don

  A very easy decision for me to make, since Sheridans are about all I own !
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