Looks like an Apache Fireball- Texan. They were made for only 2 Years, 1948-49.
Nice find.... I, for one, would like to see pictures of the other guns as well.
There were several others in that old car trunk - mostly a bit rusty/crusty looking, but I thought they were cool so held onto em for about 20 years now. Theres an all brass Benjamin pump, a Sheridan Blue Streak pump, some Japanese (kingfisher?) CO2, a Crossman with a push in to cock barrel, and a couple others I dont remember. Time to unload the ones that dont work, I think.
Wow that's a heck of a collection you've got there !!!
Thanks, guys. Most of them are in “as found” shape, but probably even dustier. I did wipe down a couple and tried to make ‘em shoot 20 years ago. Since then, just had ‘em stored under the house. The old guy who’d sold me that car, btw, knew the airguns were in the back - didn’t care. Fewer people were interested in old airguns 20 years ago. Funny thing - I’d sold that car about 5 years ago and since then, the dang things (that car) about doubled in value. Oh well..