Crosman: Is it American or Asian?



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Crosman: Is it American or Asian?
« on: January 31, 2019, 11:51:57 PM »
Picked up a Quest 1000 today that looks new after I got the dust and cobwebs off of it.  Tested it and it has a nice sharp crack when fired.  Don't know a thing about this AG but I'll learn.  What I need to know is where should it be listed on this forum as it definitely is made in China?
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Re: Crosman: Is it American or Asian?
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2019, 12:03:27 AM »
Picked up a Quest 1000 today that looks new after I got the dust and cobwebs off of it.  Tested it and it has a nice sharp crack when fired.  Don't know a thing about this AG but I'll learn.  What I need to know is where should it be listed on this forum as it definitely is made in China?
I see the Benjamin NP Chinese springers discussed in Crosman all the time so there I guess.
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Re: Crosman: Is it American or Asian?
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2019, 01:11:34 AM »
For consistency Crosman guns appear under the Crosman heading regardless of origin.  Although some Gamo guns are manufactured in England they are still placed with the Gamo and Spanish airguns.  It gets more confusing over time.  Some of the newer Diana guns are actually manufactured in China.  They MAY appear in the China gate if they are recognized as Chinese in origin, though they may appear in German.  I've been told a few of the older Air Arms TX 200 Mark II were actually manufactured in Germany.  Sources for guns are not always straightforward.
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Re: Crosman: Is it American or Asian?
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2019, 01:12:18 AM »
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Picked up a Quest 1000 today that looks new after I got the dust and cobwebs off of it.  Tested it and it has a nice sharp crack when fired.  Don't know a thing about this AG but I'll learn.  What I need to know is where should it be listed on this forum as it definitely is made in China?

The Crosman Quest 1000 I owned was a Chinese copy of a Gamo220.

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Re: Crosman: Is it American or Asian?
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2019, 01:21:03 AM »
Our industry here in the U.S. has definitely fallen by the wayside . . . . . Crosman was building quality stuff 60 years ago right here in the U.S. completely but not anymore, it's a crying shame I say.
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Re: Crosman: Is it American or Asian?
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2019, 08:24:10 AM »
All Crosman/Benjamin springers are of Chinese manufacturer, about which I do not care since I have no interest in the platform; likely the same for most replica guns.    The CO2 guns of 22xx lineage, PCP's, and pumpers are made in the US, but with some foreign content.
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Re: Crosman: Is it American or Asian?
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2019, 08:45:21 AM »
Funny thing... I remember a couple years ago i called Daisy to order some clam shell halves. The lady asked if I had the American or Chinese made version.
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Re: Crosman: Is it American or Asian?
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2019, 10:35:50 AM »
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Re: Crosman: Is it American or Asian?
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2019, 10:46:47 AM »
I think most of the nitro piston springers are made from bulk Chinese parts and some are assembled in NY. The Marauders sometimes get barrels from VT (.25?) and some have the option of German LW barrels at an extra cost.
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Re: Crosman: Is it American or Asian?
« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2019, 10:55:51 PM »
Funny thing... I remember a couple years ago i called Daisy to order some clam shell halves. The lady asked if I had the American or Chinese made version.

I had gotten an American made version from a friend that was just before they went to the Chinese version. My American version had broken receiver and stock, so I changed the stock and receiver to the Chinese version and it fit just fine !!

The only difference was the Chinese version has two more holes for stock screws on each side so the receiver and stock must match !! The Chinese version is much more stable (I'm sorry to say) !

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Re: Crosman: Is it American or Asian?
« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2019, 11:24:47 PM »
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Re: Crosman: Is it American or Asian?
« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2019, 11:32:56 PM »
American designs, but every single gun and even the parts on the "Assembled in the USA" guns are made in China save the LW and GM barrels.
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Re: Crosman: Is it American or Asian?
« Reply #12 on: February 02, 2019, 12:28:27 PM »
A little off topic, OP, but I've recently acquired two of these...one is what's gotta be almost brand new from an auction site, and the other a very well used one from my shooting pal.  The new one will be my wife's rifle, very smooth shooting, but I will eventually take it down and tune it.  The second one is now apart, and will be my first attempt at tuning.  A lab rat, so to speak.  I hope to eventually convert it to .22.  I'm amazed at all the parts available for this unit!  And with the right pellets...my wife's loves H&N Baracuda FT 9.65 grains...it's dern near a tack drive!  My son in law has a Gamo Hunter 440, and he is incredibly accurate with it, with the stock trigger!  I think you'll like it!  But if it doesn't please you at first, don't give up on it...there's a ton of things you can do to increase it's accuracy!
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