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Re: Airguns you shot as a kid
« Reply #40 on: March 07, 2017, 06:44:49 PM »
When I was a kid airguns were a phase you went thru before you were allowed to have a .22 or shotgun. My first was a Daisy lever action. Then after a while I got a Daisy pump bb gun which at the time represented real firepower to me because it was so much more powerful than the lever action and would kill rabbits with a head shot . The pump bb guns now shoot about the same as the lever actions.

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Re: Airguns you shot as a kid
« Reply #41 on: March 07, 2017, 06:57:30 PM »
Marksman bb/dart/pellet pistol. 1911 look to it.
Had a spring cocker that pulled straight back and about a 2 or 3 inch barrel that tipped up to load.
Very hard to cock for a little kid.
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Re: Airguns you shot as a kid
« Reply #42 on: March 19, 2017, 08:09:27 PM »
I too couldn't have any airguns, as a kid. Dad was a big hunter and thought BB guns were confusing to young shooters. The first BB gun I owned, I bought when I was 50. A Daisy 15xt that is long gone. Bought it on a whim and was quickly bit by the bug.
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Re: Airguns you shot as a kid
« Reply #43 on: March 20, 2017, 06:10:23 PM »
Marksman bb/dart/pellet pistol. 1911 look to it.
Had a spring cocker that pulled straight back and about a 2 or 3 inch barrel that tipped up to load.
Very hard to cock for a little kid.

until seeing this post, i had forgotten i once owned a marksman.  i picked it up used somewhere and remember being able to see the bb through it's entire travel from leaving the barrel until arching to the ground.

it was so weak it wouldn't penetrate a soup can.
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Re: Airguns you shot as a kid
« Reply #44 on: March 20, 2017, 11:48:22 PM »
Marksman bb/dart/pellet pistol. 1911 look to it.
Had a spring cocker that pulled straight back and about a 2 or 3 inch barrel that tipped up to load.
Very hard to cock for a little kid.

until seeing this post, i had forgotten i once owned a marksman.  i picked it up used somewhere and remember being able to see the bb through it's entire travel from leaving the barrel until arching to the ground.

it was so weak it wouldn't penetrate a soup can.
I don't think my Daisy lever bb gun would put a hole in a soup can either. But it would definitely shoot farther than the Marksman.

If you didn't have the darts, then the Marksman wasn't real useful.
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Re: Airguns you shot as a kid
« Reply #45 on: March 21, 2017, 01:46:48 AM »
Marksman bb/dart/pellet pistol. 1911 look to it.
Had a spring cocker that pulled straight back and about a 2 or 3 inch barrel that tipped up to load.
Very hard to cock for a little kid.

until seeing this post, i had forgotten i once owned a marksman.  i picked it up used somewhere and remember being able to see the bb through it's entire travel from leaving the barrel until arching to the ground.

it was so weak it wouldn't penetrate a soup can.
I don't think my Daisy lever bb gun would put a hole in a soup can either. But it would definitely shoot farther than the Marksman.

If you didn't have the darts, then the Marksman wasn't real useful.
Me and my dad tried using my first one to play darts in the hallway, but the accuracy just wasn't there. Now if blowguns were legal here in California that would really make for a fun round of darts.
I still have an older version like you've pictured, but it has a chipped breech seal and won't fire pellets.
A family member bought me an umarex version called the dx17 for Christmas as it was on sale for 10$ and it's a bit more accurate than the marksman. If I had any darts left I'm sure it would shoot them fairly well.
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Re: Airguns you shot as a kid
« Reply #46 on: March 21, 2017, 08:59:15 AM »
Blowguns are illegal in California???



What's next on the docket, football? Or maybe apple pie......
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Re: Airguns you shot as a kid
« Reply #47 on: March 21, 2017, 09:42:11 AM »
My first BB gun was a Daisy Red Rider that my mom tossed in the creek at my grandparents house in Virginia. That gun only lasted two weeks. Later, I bought a Crosman 760 with paper route money. I used that till I was about 15, and bought a Crosman 1400, still have it 45 years later, and it still shoots hard. In college I discovered Air Rifle Headquarters, drove down to Grantsville, WV to pick up a S&W 79, and a Norica rifle from Robert Law himself. It was all downhill from there. I've bought, sold and traded a lot of rifles since then, but I still have 30+ air guns of one sort or another.
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Re: Airguns you shot as a kid
« Reply #48 on: March 21, 2017, 11:53:53 AM »
As a kid?
Before 18?

The only air rifle I had was a Daisy Model 25 my dad bought at a police auction for $.50 in 1957.
I put thousands of BBs through the barrel of that rifle.
I had it and shot it regularly (it went to Viet Nam, South Korea and Berlin, Germany, too) until about five years ago.

I bought some of the Chinese junk Daisy (UMAREX) is dumping on us.
Those Model 25's are good for nothing.
I sent mine back and the one I gave my partner in Kansas was donated to the scouts.

But good things come to those who wait.

This one came a couple of months ago:

A Variant 17.
Shoots absolutely perfect.
An early 72 year old birthday present... ;)
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Re: Airguns you shot as a kid
« Reply #49 on: March 21, 2017, 03:57:11 PM »
Blowguns are illegal in California???



What's next on the docket, football? Or maybe apple pie......
I think this was back in the 80's when the whole ninja thing had exploded, but the reason blowguns are illegal is basically because there were quite a few instances of people ( probably mischievous teenagers ) hiding in bushes and shooting passers by in the butt.
It really stinks too, because they can be had online for under 20$ and are a ton of fun.
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Re: Airguns you shot as a kid
« Reply #50 on: March 21, 2017, 04:34:46 PM »
Blowguns are illegal in California???



What's next on the docket, football? Or maybe apple pie......
I think this was back in the 80's when the whole ninja thing had exploded, but the reason blowguns are illegal is basically because there were quite a few instances of people ( probably mischievous teenagers ) hiding in bushes and shooting passers by in the butt.
It really stinks too, because they can be had online for under 20$ and are a ton of fun.
So what is defined as a blowgun?  A kid could get in trouble with a straw and a spit wad.

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Re: Airguns you shot as a kid
« Reply #51 on: March 21, 2017, 07:18:16 PM »
Daisy 880 and a Crosman 357.
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Re: Airguns you shot as a kid
« Reply #52 on: March 21, 2017, 10:35:04 PM »
The Benjamin 317

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Re: Airguns you shot as a kid
« Reply #53 on: March 21, 2017, 11:46:05 PM »
Blowguns are illegal in California???



What's next on the docket, football? Or maybe apple pie......
I think this was back in the 80's when the whole ninja thing had exploded, but the reason blowguns are illegal is basically because there were quite a few instances of people ( probably mischievous teenagers ) hiding in bushes and shooting passers by in the butt.
It really stinks too, because they can be had online for under 20$ and are a ton of fun.
So what is defined as a blowgun?  A kid could get in trouble with a straw and a spit wad.


Very interesting....

When I was just a young lad, I recall my classmates and myself finding an alternate use for the barrel of a plastic bic pen.
The teacher, who was of Burmese decent I believe, would yell out, "No more spit waddles!!", with a typical Burmese accent, as they smacked the chalkboard around him..
I loved that guy. One of my all time favorite instructors.
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Re: Airguns you shot as a kid
« Reply #54 on: March 22, 2017, 12:22:54 AM »
I shot and hunted often with my dad and thankfully my patents let me shoot airguns around the house.

The first I can remember was a Daisy model 25 that I put thousands of BBs through.

Then a Crosman 760 and then a Crosman 766. I would plink for hours at a time and put thousands of pellets through those Crosman guns. 

But it wasn't until about five years ago that I started hunting with airguns. Better late than never.

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Re: Airguns you shot as a kid
« Reply #55 on: March 22, 2017, 01:00:41 AM »
I had a 68 Crosman 1400 and 760 that I used to hunt with on the islands of Cocoa Beach as well as a daisy CO2 bb pistol and used them until I was able to save enough grass cutting money to buy my first 12 ga Remington 1100 shotgun in 1970 from my granddads sporting good store for a whooping 180.00 bucks so I could start duck hunting at the age of 14 in the duck blind me and my buddies built.

Those were the good ole days for sure. ;D ;D 8)

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Re: Airguns you shot as a kid
« Reply #56 on: March 23, 2017, 09:52:53 PM »
Blowguns are illegal in California???



What's next on the docket, football? Or maybe apple pie......
I think this was back in the 80's when the whole ninja thing had exploded, but the reason blowguns are illegal is basically because there were quite a few instances of people ( probably mischievous teenagers ) hiding in bushes and shooting passers by in the butt.
It really stinks too, because they can be had online for under 20$ and are a ton of fun.
So what is defined as a blowgun?  A kid could get in trouble with a straw and a spit wad.


If it shoots an actual dart with a tip it's illegal.
 I've made myself a legitimate blowgun , but to stay legal I only shoot weighed paper cones without tips. If I was to make tipped " darts " to have fun with dartboard in my hallway I could and nobody would ever know, but it's technically illegal so I won't 😉
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Re: Airguns you shot as a kid
« Reply #57 on: March 25, 2017, 10:37:10 AM »
My first BB gun was a Daisy Red Rider that my mom tossed in the creek at my grandparents house in Virginia. That gun only lasted two weeks. Later, I bought a Crosman 760 with paper route money. I used that till I was about 15, and bought a Crosman 1400, still have it 45 years later, and it still shoots hard. In college I discovered Air Rifle Headquarters, drove down to Grantsville, WV to pick up a S&W 79, and a Norica rifle from Robert Law himself. It was all downhill from there. I've bought, sold and traded a lot of rifles since then, but I still have 30+ air guns of one sort or another.

One of my best friends in high school was an Air Rifle Headquarters fan. Remember the Lion Zet pellets? I have his Bavaria55N, it has had tens of thousands of pellets through it.
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Re: Airguns you shot as a kid
« Reply #58 on: March 25, 2017, 10:48:04 AM »
My first BB gun was a Daisy Red Rider that my mom tossed in the creek at my grandparents house in Virginia. That gun only lasted two weeks. Later, I bought a Crosman 760 with paper route money. I used that till I was about 15, and bought a Crosman 1400, still have it 45 years later, and it still shoots hard. In college I discovered Air Rifle Headquarters, drove down to Grantsville, WV to pick up a S&W 79, and a Norica rifle from Robert Law himself. It was all downhill from there. I've bought, sold and traded a lot of rifles since then, but I still have 30+ air guns of one sort or another.

One of my best friends in high school was an Air Rifle Headquarters fan. Remember the Lion Zet pellets? I have his Bavaria55N, it has had tens of thousands of pellets through it.


I still have a dozen full boxes of the Lion Jet pellets, used some squirrel hunting last fall.
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Re: Airguns you shot as a kid
« Reply #59 on: March 25, 2017, 11:38:32 AM »
Blue Streak, gave it away before I went overseas in the military. Thought I'd be coming home in a box for certain.
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