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Re: Airguns you shot as a kid
« Reply #220 on: January 14, 2019, 11:58:51 PM »
My Crosman 1377 without a stock was my go-to and it took a piece out of my right ear after it ricocheted off a gi-joe!  There was also a 1377 in the family that had a stock on it.  I can't find that thing for the life of me but it wasn't mine.  Would love to have it now.

I also had a Daisy 188 that I didn't shoot too often because it was kind of under powered and not terribly accurate.  Not bad for knocking down cans at 5-10', though.

I still have both and enjoy shooting them with my kiddo today.
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Re: Airguns you shot as a kid
« Reply #221 on: January 20, 2019, 01:59:21 PM »
None!!! My grandma didn’t like the idea of a kid running around with a BB gun so now I’m making up for lost time! 😝😁🤣
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Re: Airguns you shot as a kid
« Reply #222 on: January 21, 2019, 01:42:45 PM »
I am an crosman 760 guy

got one for Christmas when I was 12 or 13

the kids in my neighborhood would have bb gun wars I had to stay back cause my 760 was more powerful than the daisies they had 

I have benjis and I like them alot but the 760 is my pal

I have taken more small game with the 760 then even with PBs

I even took care of a rat problem in minnesota with a browed one while I was there for a in-law event
the uncles went to wall mart and bought there own( @ 3:00 am  so they could shoot also )

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Re: Airguns you shot as a kid
« Reply #223 on: January 28, 2019, 12:40:15 PM »
  Back in the 1950s I got a Daisy lever action Ricochet Rifle bb gun when I was 8 or 10years old. There wasn't a House Sparrow that was safe in the neighborhood. Then I got a gold colored Model 25 Daisy pump. I still have both and they both work although the ricochet sound doesn't work. I had disabled it years ago because it scared the birds away when I fired it. Wish I had saved the parts. My friend and hunting partner that lived across the street at the time had .177 break barrel pellet gun made in Czechoslovakia. Not sure who made it but I remember it was way more powerful and accurate than my Daisys. We also liked to pick off the Spring Peeper frogs and water snakes at a local pond. Great days they were.   
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Re: Airguns you shot as a kid
« Reply #224 on: January 28, 2019, 07:43:53 PM »
About the same here in NEOH with the 760 v1 Powermaster I bought with my newspaper money. Now restomodded with NOS 761XL rifled barrel, mac1 seal/piston upgrade kit, custom mounted MOE 2.5" picatinny rails mounting a Simmons 4x32 scope on Hawke low-rise mounts. Reblued/refinished everything except the forestock, trigger & reciever.
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Re: Airguns you shot as a kid
« Reply #225 on: February 02, 2019, 10:45:02 AM »
Had a Crosman model 70 Co2 pellet gun that I am in the process of rebuilding.  The gun is 40+ years old and still in great shape minus a few leaky seals that I am attempting to hunt down.
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Re: Airguns you shot as a kid
« Reply #226 on: February 02, 2019, 11:43:42 AM »
I have a first year, low serial number model 70 that shoots fine, stock is fine, but receiver area needs refinishing. It was copied from the Winchester model 70 base model called a Ranger. No checkering, walnut stained beechwood stock. I'm going to add the model 70 Standard checkering, and stain it with Minwax #224 Special Walnut. It also has a trigger pull that's way too heavy for such a light rifle. Need to fix that as well. Seen here with a Winchester 4x32AO scope on Hawke mid-rise match rings.
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Model 70 Pellgun 1974 low serial # 9,857
Daisy 1894 30-30 Sears, Roebuck & Co only special, 5/76
Daisy 1894 model 30-30 Buffalo Bill commemorative 11/76
761XL Powermaster, 3/76
760 Powermaster v4 1/77
Crosman 73 Saddle Pal 10/77
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760-C Pumpmaster v7 1/89
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760-25 25th anniversary commemorative 91
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Winchester 1400cs .177UM
Hatsan Striker 1000x .22/95 stock hybrid
Hatsan Edge/1000x .25 vortex hybrid, new
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Re: Airguns you shot as a kid
« Reply #227 on: February 22, 2019, 04:29:20 AM »
For Christmas, about 1965 (I think) got a Daisy 1894 (looked very much like my dad's Winchester .32 Special). Sold it to friend to buy a neighbors used (Crosman maybe?) Multi pump .22 pellet with a scope. That got loaned to a friend a few years later, never saw it again.
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Re: Airguns you shot as a kid
« Reply #228 on: February 22, 2019, 08:59:24 AM »
Daisy Buck with the receiver re-affixed to the stock with a lot of J-B Weld.
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Re: Airguns you shot as a kid
« Reply #229 on: March 12, 2019, 09:36:39 PM »
Wow, I'm only 60 but cannot remember a single model number of the many many air guns I wore out starting when I was 11 or 12.
I do remember a favorite air rifle from I think 1968 or so.
A Crosman I think it was,
C02,
Pump,
rotary clip fed
22 cal
wood and metal,
about 25 shots per cylinder.
Super accurate.
The thing rattled and clunked along as I trooped through the Florida bay heads around lake istokpoga.
I killed everything with feathers and many a tree rat.

Made the mistake of shooting a turkey buzzard while he was sleeping in a tree.
He crashed down through the tree branches and landed near me, boy was I proud.
Then he stood up and puked on me from 6 feet away then flew off,
The smell still makes me nervous....
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Re: Airguns you shot as a kid
« Reply #230 on: March 12, 2019, 10:40:46 PM »
My first BB gun was a Red Ryder followed by a Model 1894 that disappeared along with my baseball cards and comic books while I spent a few years fixing broken submarines down in Charleston SC
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Re: Airguns you shot as a kid
« Reply #231 on: March 12, 2019, 10:45:37 PM »
My first was a Daisy 1894 Buffalo Bill, followed by a Model 25 a year later.  I still have the Model 25 but have no idea what ever happened to the 1894.

I remember liking some of my buddies BB guns better, because both my 1894 and Model 25 were kind of a PITA to load.  I sure liked the way the 1894 looked, though!  Wish I still had that one...

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Re: Airguns you shot as a kid
« Reply #232 on: March 12, 2019, 10:52:28 PM »
Wow, I'm only 60 but cannot remember a single model number of the many many air guns I wore out starting when I was 11 or 12.
I do remember a favorite air rifle from I think 1968 or so.
A Crosman I think it was,
C02,
Pump,
rotary clip fed
22 cal
wood and metal,
about 25 shots per cylinder.
Super accurate.
The thing rattled and clunked along as I trooped through the Florida bay heads around lake istokpoga.
I killed everything with feathers and many a tree rat.

Made the mistake of shooting a turkey buzzard while he was sleeping in a tree.
He crashed down through the tree branches and landed near me, boy was I proud.
Then he stood up and puked on me from 6 feet away then flew off,
The smell still makes me nervous....
that would have been the crosman 622. kid across the street from me had one, i envied that rifle. they come up on gun broker every know and then.
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Re: Airguns you shot as a kid
« Reply #233 on: March 13, 2019, 10:17:48 AM »
The Daisy 1894 model 30-30's are still available on eBay auctions. I saw them in the stores growing up, but they shot BB's and I had to have a pellet gun. I liked the 160 Pellgun more, but wouldn't be able to buy ammo if I bought that one. So the 760v1 it was. I later found the 160 Pellgunv1 in The Closet of Lost Gold decades later. Then, on the auctions, I won the 1894 Buffalo Bill commemorative, and then the Sears, Roebuck & Co only 1894. Now I have all four of the rifles I drooled over at Sears uptown Elyria as a boy with a couple newspaper routes. 2 full bags of Sunday Plain Dealers was rough.




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160 Pellgun v1 55-56
700 Pell Master, 4/69
760 Powermaster v1 6/70
Model 70 Pellgun 1974 low serial # 9,857
Daisy 1894 30-30 Sears, Roebuck & Co only special, 5/76
Daisy 1894 model 30-30 Buffalo Bill commemorative 11/76
761XL Powermaster, 3/76
760 Powermaster v4 1/77
Crosman 73 Saddle Pal 10/77
66AB Powermaster (V1B), 6/86
760-C Pumpmaster v7 1/89
760-C Pumpmaster v7 D/91
760-25 25th anniversary commemorative 91
760-D Pumpmaster v8 4/98
Winchester 1400cs .177UM
Hatsan Striker 1000x .22/95 stock hybrid
Hatsan Edge/1000x .25 vortex hybrid, new
Benjamin Trail NPXL725 .25M
Remington 725VTR .25M
Crosman GuideHawk NP .177UM

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Re: Airguns you shot as a kid
« Reply #234 on: March 13, 2019, 01:09:39 PM »
Wow, I'm only 60 but cannot remember a single model number of the many many air guns I wore out starting when I was 11 or 12.
I do remember a favorite air rifle from I think 1968 or so.
A Crosman I think it was,
C02,
Pump,
rotary clip fed
22 cal
wood and metal,
about 25 shots per cylinder.


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Re: Airguns you shot as a kid
« Reply #235 on: March 13, 2019, 01:40:45 PM »
I very vaguely remember shooting a 1377 style pistol in the mid 1950s.   
I don't recall it having a bolt handle, but rather a knurled knob with  a locking detent.   
Is that possible?   
I had very few pellets for it and no way to get more, so I used some large-headed straight pins as ammo to shoot the robins from my backyard cherry tree.   
I must have been 9 or 10 yo. as it was before I graduated to my first 22 cal remington 511...   
Fuzzy memory of a (getting old) 73 y.o......
Addendum:  Googled Crosman in the 1950's   

Found the beast from my past - Crosman 106 BullsEye   

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Re: Airguns you shot as a kid
« Reply #236 on: March 13, 2019, 08:49:49 PM »

that would have been the crosman 622. kid across the street from me had one, i envied that rifle. they come up on gun broker every know and then.
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622 yes that was it, It felt more like a real firearm than any other pellet gun I owned since.
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Re: Airguns you shot as a kid
« Reply #237 on: March 13, 2019, 08:50:58 PM »
Yep I hear ya Scott..

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Re: Airguns you shot as a kid
« Reply #238 on: March 13, 2019, 08:54:04 PM »
The Daisy 1894 model 30-30's

I remember those from summer camp when I was still of single digit age.
I was like WOW, walking up to the firing line with a dozen of those spread out on the tables :D
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Re: Airguns you shot as a kid
« Reply #239 on: March 14, 2019, 10:33:11 AM »
I bet! I was a teen and couldn't get my hands on enough money to buy the air rifles I wanted.
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160 Pellgun v1 55-56
700 Pell Master, 4/69
760 Powermaster v1 6/70
Model 70 Pellgun 1974 low serial # 9,857
Daisy 1894 30-30 Sears, Roebuck & Co only special, 5/76
Daisy 1894 model 30-30 Buffalo Bill commemorative 11/76
761XL Powermaster, 3/76
760 Powermaster v4 1/77
Crosman 73 Saddle Pal 10/77
66AB Powermaster (V1B), 6/86
760-C Pumpmaster v7 1/89
760-C Pumpmaster v7 D/91
760-25 25th anniversary commemorative 91
760-D Pumpmaster v8 4/98
Winchester 1400cs .177UM
Hatsan Striker 1000x .22/95 stock hybrid
Hatsan Edge/1000x .25 vortex hybrid, new
Benjamin Trail NPXL725 .25M
Remington 725VTR .25M
Crosman GuideHawk NP .177UM

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