My restomodded Crosman 160 Pellgun variant one



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My restomodded Crosman 160 Pellgun variant one
« on: December 05, 2017, 03:26:02 PM »
Well, I finally found this forum down here...idk how the heck I missed it? Anyway, as many of you already know, I've restored and modified my 1955-56 model run 160 Pellgun. No dates on serial numbers till July '75, so we have to look at no barrel band, stamped steel trigger guard, and the like to date them. I sanded down the stock, then got it smooth as glass with 600 grit emery paper.


  Then added some sling swivel screws;

  Then stained it with 2 coats of Minwax oil stain #231..."Gunstock". Gotta love that part?!

  Then 5 coats of Tru-Oil in succesion;

then, after rust & bluing remover, rinses and some polishing, I blued all the metal, even the screws!


Then reassembling it all, a few times, till I figured out what the problem was! Polish the valve stem, and deburr and polish the edges of the black washer in the Crosman 1963 valve assembly upgrade!


 And how it looked when I first got it reassembled;


  And then, a member gave me the email of Mr. Ron Robinson, since he was the only one to make proper scope mounts for the 160/180/140 series;

  And how it looks now, with the Centerpoint 4x32 scope zeroed @ 10 yards for a bench rest competition I was in;

  The Rifle has shot a best so far of 660FPS/11.71FPE. Interestingly, the 660FPS came from Gamo Platinum PBA@ 9.7gr. While the 11.71FPE came from RWS superpoint extra @ 14.5gr. Would like to mod it further, but this one will take some thought and diassembly.


« Last Edit: December 17, 2017, 08:57:07 AM by unionrdr »
  • Snowflake Village, NEOH
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

Offline unionrdr

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Re: My restomodded Crosman 160 Pellgun variant one
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2018, 07:54:15 PM »
I just got this XP-tuned gas valve today that's been machined and reworked 6-ways from Sunday. Comes with a few new seals too. Supposed to be worth an additional 70FPS. So that 660FPS with the 1963 redesigned valve I'm currently using should go up to as much as 730FPS!? I'll do some testing to find out?
Original 50's valve, right. 1963 redesigned valve, left;


« Last Edit: February 05, 2018, 07:56:59 PM by unionrdr »
  • Snowflake Village, NEOH
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: My restomodded Crosman 160 Pellgun variant one
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2018, 06:07:02 PM »
That is one good looking rifle!  Love those old steel and wood crosmans both the CO2 and pumpers!  What kind of accuracy are you getting?
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Re: My restomodded Crosman 160 Pellgun variant one
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2018, 08:53:27 AM »
Nice, Leonard!   The scope mount is certainly an improvement over the Crosman intermount.    :D
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Re: My restomodded Crosman 160 Pellgun variant one
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2018, 04:37:19 PM »
Thanks guys! Here's some targets I shot for an on-line 10yd competition. 3 Gamo targets, 10yds/M, and 3 shots each. I had to replace the Optima 3-9x32scope that fubared in the middle of shooting the previous week's targets with a spare, new Centerpoint 4x32. Had to adjust it literally a couple clicks on target #1. On targets 2 & 3, it shot exactly where I aimed it. Wonderful!

And yes, the Ron Robinson mounts are way better. He sold me the last set he had left from his original production run from his personal stash! Still have the emails. Here's the latest pic of the rifle;
  • Snowflake Village, NEOH
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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