He was a co2 guy, and crosman was focused on getting people to buy not just the gun, but keep the customer coming back for co2 and pellets. So a good fit. The 600 pistol is probably the most glamorous and clever design, imo. What impresses me is that he also designed the self cocking pumpers. You wonder what he couldíve done if pre-charged technology were around then.
I don't like die cast parts on a firearm but I have no problem with it on an air gun. Don't forget, the receiver on your 101 is die cast.
At the airgun show here in Kalamazoo I am going to keep my eyes open for a 160 myself, they're a really nice gun IMO. There's quite a few that have converted them to pcp but my plans are finding a nice one a keeping it original.
I have a Crosman Pell Master 700 that I found last year that has Rudy Merz signed in ink on the stock. I thought it was a previous owner marking his territory but now I'm not sure. The gun is in excellent condition and works great. Why would someone write that on the stock?
What is the link to the American vintage airgun forum?
Thanks I posted some pictures on that site and will do the same here.
The Air Force saw the value of the 160. They used them for indoor training.Thing is, you will hardly know if you have one the was used by the AF. Only the original box had "AF" stamped on the end of it.