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smarti
I went to a local gun show today, which I hadn't done in a few years. Lots of cool stuff there, but I mostly looked at knives and hoped to find some pellets guns. There were few, but I did score this one, a Crosman Model 3177 "American Classic." It shoots great. Spent the afternoon killing cans in my yard. As expensive as all of the guns were there, I was suprised to bring this home for $20, which included new sights (I had to put them on). The budding collection grows.

It was Love at first light!!! Scott
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Emag
still looking for a silver streak for less than an arm and a leg
Tony

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Gunhippie
A very nice pump gun, and something that can be maintained/fixed at little cost or effort! Here's my matched pair of "Dueling Pistols":



Converted to bulk CO2 fill, and somewhat customized.
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
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smarti
Those things look wicked. I ain't dueling with you!!!

Yes, I am looking for a silver streak too. If I found one in excellent condition and functional, I would be willing to shell out the money to own it. Was kind of hoping that would happen today. I took a wad of Benjamins with me, just in case, but no luck. I will find one though. Patience.
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Gunhippie
smarti--This was an attempt to make two perfectly matched target pistols for competition w/friends. Not easy. Both guns are tuned to withing a few percent of 500 fps (.177 cal), and tack-driver accurate.



Shoot-off between the two guns, 3 rounds/target, 5 meters.

We used to shoot/compete inside during the winter. I've since realized that spraying lead dust around in a confined area where I and my friends intended to breath was a bad idea.

One of my best on-line competition targets, bench (knee) rest at 5 meters:



It was others who named them the "Dueling pistols". Dueling with dead-on target pistols shooting 7 grain pellets at 500 fps would just really hurt!

Here are some pictures of the builds in progress: https://www.flickr.com/photos/chesnimages/albums/72157625772160172/with/5175810396/
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
Walk a mile in a man's shoes before you criticize him--then you're a mile away, and he has no shoes.
Texan's last words: "Y'all--hold my beer--I wanta' try sumptin'."
Timm--Middle of nowhere, near the end of the road, Oregon.
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SweetD
Love the pellet gun world!

I have my uncle's Crosman .22 Model 140, circa 1956

Crosman 140.jpg 

This thing is wicked powerful, and accurate!  Just added the scope this past year.

Dave

Here Comes Sunshine
My name is Dave, and I'm in Rhode Island.
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Loganeffecto
I love mine. Accurate enough to shoot pesky wasps at 6 or so yards off hand. They are highly customizable if you have the $$$. I keep mine loaded when I whittle outside [biggrin] I found a Blue Streak(?) today but in horrible condition. I passed. My Diana gets most of the action.
Logan, formerly known as Fester. (It means to rot)
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smarti
Dave,

That Crosman Model 140 is sweet. Cool it is a family piece.

Great stuff folks. Keep them coming.

Scott
It was Love at first light!!! Scott
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Mike
Picked this up a month ago--Hatsan 85 .177 springer from Turkey. Popped on a cheapo 3-9x40 scope and it is a blast. Real heft at 7.2lbs and 44". Very accurate with Gamo Tomahawk pointed hollowpoints.

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Mike.
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Nemo
I love my Beeman R1 in .20 cal., squirrels and rabbits are taken with ease.


Hello  My name is Nemo, I might have a problem.

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micaglobe
The scope may not survive unless it is made for a break barrel,
they get some kind of strange reverse recoil that not all scopes can handle.
     I've been gathering (collecting) air rifles for quite some time,
still have the Benjamin that I got new in the 50's, have a 177 and 22 Benjamin pistols,
a couple of Daisies, a I think 3 or 4 break barrels, and also what you refer to as
a Silver Streak (Sheridan 5MM that is silver), and some more odds and ends.
Maybe this is a reason that I am running out of space.

Fred
ICCC#324
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smarti
This is my modest collection before this addition.

It was Love at first light!!! Scott
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gearhead222
Schweet collections, especially Smarti's! I built a spring compressor when I crossed the dark side to Chinese pellet guns, but have a sweet CZ Slavia 631 with the earlier (and PITA to use) scope mounts. Shoots like a dream to 75 feet at around 600 fps[smile]-Gearhead222
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Gunhippie
Fred--The double-recoil-kills-scopes thing is something I've heard repeated over and over during the decades I've shot big springer air rifles. Like many things one hears, there is no truth to it--there may have been back when cross hairs were actually hairs (or spider silk), but I've used many cheap (Bushnell, etc) scopes on brutal rifles with no problems. The biggest problem is "ring creep"--the mounts tend to migrate towards the butt of the gun unless they are anchored down.

Scott--That 600 is a classic!

Fester--sweet side-cocker Diana!

I've got to get my HW77C re-sprung before spring.....
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
Walk a mile in a man's shoes before you criticize him--then you're a mile away, and he has no shoes.
Texan's last words: "Y'all--hold my beer--I wanta' try sumptin'."
Timm--Middle of nowhere, near the end of the road, Oregon.
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Mukilteo
My Benjamin Prod, but I haven't been out with it yet. Life has it's complications. This too shall pass. [smile]
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Eric
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Deanofid
Timm, the "airguns break scopes" is true for scopes that use a real cross wire reticle, like you were mentioning.  Many scopes made in the last couple decades no longer use wire or hair reticles.  They have either etched glass or a true post reticle, and those don't get destroyed by airgun impulses. 
I was on hand when a shooting buddy broke his scope on a Diana break barrel rifle.  In the winter we used to have our air rifle matches inside the Armory, and one guy brought his newly scoped Diana just to show around after the match.  We shot open sights for the match, but when it was over it was "shoot what you brought" for fun time.  The guy with the scope passed it to a few of us down the line to try out, and after a few guys shot it, the next guy there said "How do you center the hairs?"  They were just gone, and he thought he wasn't seeing them.
So, you need to make sure you get an etched reticle, since it can't go anywhere, and it's not really made of hairs or wire.  (They put the picture of the hairs on the reticle glass.)
Dean -Midnight Kerosene Ritualist--http://www.deansmachine.com  ICCC #1220.   275 commiseration #0018.
"In Him was life, and His life was the Light of men."  John 1:4
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smarti
Not sure about scopes, but the most common material for crosshairs in surveying instruments was Black Widow web. The local repair shop use to have some working "widders" in jars to harvest webs from when they needed to. Don't know if they still have them, but wouldn't be surprised.

It was Love at first light!!! Scott
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Nemo
A friend used a simmons 3-9X40 on his R1, after a day of shooting the lenses were rattling around inside the tube. Good rings with a dovetail stop will eliminate the scope creep but not prevent the sudden jar which dislodges glass.
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Bob1774
SweetD wrote:
Love the pellet gun world!

I have my uncle's Crosman .22 Model 140, circa 1956

Crosman 140.jpg 

This thing is wicked powerful, and accurate!  Just added the scope this past year.

Dave



Dave,
Those 140's are some classic pellet guns, and exactly as you describe.  I purchased my own in 1967, as a teenager.  Still have it and added one similar to yours (third variant) recently when I discovered it at a gun show.  I kept thinking the fellow misread/labeled the tag, and when I gave him multiple opportunities to correct the price with my questions, he said no, he was firm at $40...I couldn't get the two 20's out fast enough and head for the door.  As I was leaving he said, "hey, fellow, wait a minute."  I thought busted, then he added, "I just rebuilt all the seals and o-rings, so no need to tear it down."  Having two grandsons, it made my day, now having two to pass on.

I also still have the gun rack my now 90 year old uncle made for me for a much older Daisy when I was about 10.  The 140's fit perfectly now.  Also, I've kept the various pellet containers over the years, and those wonderfully dangerous darts!
Bob
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Miller Light
I'm sill on the look out for a reasonably priced Crosman 160, to go with my early Crosman Mark I.
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Miles.
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blackoak
I have a couple  Crosman3177 .  I found the add on shoulder stock that was made for them at a flea market for 2 bucks. need to put it on one of them. Probably should make it a little more accurate I would think. I have several springers. My favorite is my 177 Cal. FWB 124D, but I get just as much enjoyment plinking and shooting pest with a cheap Ruger Blackhawk Elite that I tuned myself.
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Gunhippie
I guess I've just been incredibly lucky with scopes, as I used a 3-9X30 Bushnell.. whatever the cheap one was... scope on my HW77C for many years with no problems. I wore the mainspring out, but the scope still works. I need to get it repaied before spring, and I'll be putting a variable-focus scope on it this time--the Bushnell is on a friend's 10-22 and still plinking ground squirrels.
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
Walk a mile in a man's shoes before you criticize him--then you're a mile away, and he has no shoes.
Texan's last words: "Y'all--hold my beer--I wanta' try sumptin'."
Timm--Middle of nowhere, near the end of the road, Oregon.
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Nemo
Pulled the Beeman R1 & C1 out of the safe tonight, set up the trap in the basement. MAN, I forgot how much fun these are. I have to order more pellets for the R1, .20 cal ammo is not easy to find locally.
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Russ
I get my 20 cal pellets from Bass Pro.
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Gunhippie
I get most of my airgun ammo from Pyramyd Air: http://www.pyramydair.com/ They have most everything, for a decent price. JSB pellets are my current favorite, in any caliber or weight.

One thing I've learned over the years--use heavy pellets for the big guns. Diabolo (wasp-waisted) pellets do not like to go from super-to-subsonic. Try heavier pellets if your high-power gun doesn't print well at 25+ yards.
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
Walk a mile in a man's shoes before you criticize him--then you're a mile away, and he has no shoes.
Texan's last words: "Y'all--hold my beer--I wanta' try sumptin'."
Timm--Middle of nowhere, near the end of the road, Oregon.
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MisterApol
Can anyone recommend a good air rifle gunsmith? I have a couple of nice Crosmans that need new seals, etc. North Carolina or East Coast location preferred. I can't seem to find anyone halfway local . . . 

Paul
Paul B. Thompson
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SweetD
MisterApol wrote:
Can anyone recommend a good air rifle gunsmith? I have a couple of nice Crosmans that need new seals, etc. North Carolina or East Coast location preferred. I can't seem to find anyone halfway local . . . 

Paul


Paul,

This is the guy I used several years ago now to do a full seal replacement, etc., on my Crosman 140.  Also did a slight mod to the intake chamber to make the gun more powerful (that was optional and I opted in - basically drills a tiny hole and it's a proven method to increase power).

Did an awesome job and took a couple of weeks:

http://www.abairgun.com/index.html

Good luck!

Dave

Here Comes Sunshine
My name is Dave, and I'm in Rhode Island.
Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate member #0207
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SweetD
Bob1774 wrote:


Dave,
Those 140's are some classic pellet guns, and exactly as you describe.  I purchased my own in 1967, as a teenager.  Still have it and added one similar to yours (third variant) recently when I discovered it at a gun show.  I kept thinking the fellow misread/labeled the tag, and when I gave him multiple opportunities to correct the price with my questions, he said no, he was firm at $40...I couldn't get the two 20's out fast enough and head for the door.  As I was leaving he said, "hey, fellow, wait a minute."  I thought busted, then he added, "I just rebuilt all the seals and o-rings, so no need to tear it down."  Having two grandsons, it made my day, now having two to pass on.

I also still have the gun rack my now 90 year old uncle made for me for a much older Daisy when I was about 10.  The 140's fit perfectly now.  Also, I've kept the various pellet containers over the years, and those wonderfully dangerous darts!
Bob


Bob - thanks for posting up your 140s and your awesome gun rack and container collection, etc. - great stuff and great story!  I love the blonde wood grain color of your 140 on top - !

Dave

Here Comes Sunshine
My name is Dave, and I'm in Rhode Island.
Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate member #0207
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H_E
Another "pressurized gas" item if you think about it.  
Hercel
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michiganphil
Holy resurrected thread, batman!
Philip
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Bob1774
Deja vu all over again!   I've added two more vintage BB guns, and another Crosman 140, second variant.  Kept me busy during the quarantine resealing and refinishing them!  Fun to waste some time in the basement with a BB trap.  One of my Crosman 760's is stamped "Coleman," for the time period Coleman owned them.  Best BB shooter, with a rifled barrel, or .177 pellets.  The three 140's are tack drivers at 10 m.
Bob
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H_E
Holy resurrected thread, batman!


I've been known to dig one up from the pit now and again.  LOL
Hercel
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papa

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I'm "into" shooting air guns too. I have a lot of rifles and a few hand guns. Here are most of my pistols. My Classic 1377 is in the right hand row, second from the top. Above it is a Webley Hurricane.The only two revolvers are the top left, a Crosman 357, and the the lower right, a Umarex Brodax 44 Super Mag. Fun stuff.
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