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This thread is for the discussion of air rifles and handguns...whether they are powered by springs, pistons, pnumatics (gas) or carbon dioxide (CO2).

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My favorite squirrel (chipmunk,rabbit,crow,pigeon,dove,etc) rifle...




MECHANISM
-Velocity: 1200 fps with PBA, 1000 fps with Lead
-Single Shot
-Break Barrel: Single Cocking System, Spring piston
-Automatic Cocking Safety system
-Manual Trigger safety
-Barrel: Fluted, Polymer Jacketed Rifled Steel
-Non-removable noise dampener (with up to 52% reduction)
-Cocking Effort: 30 lbs
-Trigger: Second Stage adjustable
-Manual Safety


STOCK
-Stock: Tough All Weather molded Synthetic
-Butt Plate: Ventilated rubber pad for recoil absorption
-Cheekpiece: Thin cheekpad molded on each side
-Checkering: Non-Slip texture design on grip and forearm


SIGHTS
-Fiber optic front sight with sight guard
-Fiber optic adjustable rear sight.


OPTICS
-Scope Ramp: Raised Rail
-Scope: 39x40 standard reticle air rifle scope with one piece solid mount

SPECIFICATIONS
-Weight: 5.28 lbs
-Length: 46.0 inches
-Ammunition: Any .177 Pellet
-Caliber: .177
-Trigger Pull: 3.74 lbs
-Cocking effort:30 lbs
-Barrel Length: 18 inches
 

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Just helped a friend clean out his basement / garage and was gifted the following...a vintage Crosman Mark II






SPECS:

Manufacturer: Crosman
Model: , Model Mark II
Made In: USA
Manufactured Dates: 1966 - 1986


Caliber/Ammunition/Feed: 177, lead pellet or steel BB, single-shot
Air Source: CO2, 12 g Powerlet
Accessories: 5 Crosman Powerlets / BB's / .177 pellets / 2 darts


Weight (lb): 2.8
Length (in): 11.0
Body Material: metal
Finish: black
Grips: plastic
Barrel Length (in): 7.75
Material: steel
Rifled: yes
Trigger Action: SA
Trigger Pull (lbs) 6
Adjustable: yes
Sights (front/rear): fixed, fully adjustable
Velocity (fps): 420 (hi), 320 (lo)
Sound Level (dB):100
 

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I have the Beeman Solver Kodiak, came with two different size barrels (.177 and .22) and a scope, $100.


 

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This also came with the deal...a vintage Marksman Repeater.






SPECS:

Power Source: Spring Piston
Cocking Action: Slide
Ammo: .177 BBs ( 18 round reservoir ), Pellets, Darts and Bolts
Velocity: 200 fps
 

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That brings back some memories. I had one of the CO2 operated pistols back in elementary school, but I think it was a Daisy fashioned like a Browning/High Standar type gun. Also had the Marksman. It lasted a long time. I recently got another Marksman and it did not hold up. The front section fell off cause the gun is now mostly plastic. I remember my old gun being all metal.

Those look like they were never used. Very nice, boxes and all.
 

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Yea PV...it was real nice to acquire these old relics of the past.

I hunt squirrel and chipmunk on my property just about everyday with the GAMO...

keeps me sharp hitting targets that are small and skiddish !!
 

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Don't care too much for the Marksman either...BB's don't fly as true

or hit their mark with as much takedown power as a pellet gun !
 

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Okay. I have a Crossman CO2 pistol that shoots pellets or BB's. I also have a Marksman.

I don't know much about them but I do have a question. Can anyone tell me the difference between a CO2, air rifle, etc?
 

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CO2 requires the small gas bottles. Multiple shots, but when the bottle is empty, you are done unless you have another one.

Air rifles are either break action, with one pump moving a large piston that is spring powered to produce pressure, or they are pump guns that fill a chamber with more pressure for every pump. Unlimited shooting, nothing but elbow grease required.

The break actions also sometimes use nitrogen filled cylinders.

There is also a family of air rifle guns that uses an out board source of pressure, either an air tank or a pump, to fill the reservoir on the gun, allowing multiple shots per refill. Depending on what you are doing, some people feel the need to carry the tank or pump along.
 

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Picked up an old favorite of mine. I had one as a kid. An original, pot metal, Marksman .177 air pistol. Shoots BBs as a repeater or pellets and darts up to a whoppin' 250 or so FPS. A buddy of mine had 2 of these and didn't even know how to use them. He had never fired it and was going to take it to a gunshow we were going to. He was going to sell one of them. He owed me half the rent of the gunshow table, so he gave the the Marksman air pistol and bought me lunch instead.

I had bought a "new" model of the same gun @ a year ago and it suxs. It was mostly plastic and was suppose to have an extended barrel with more velocity. Well, first time I dropped it, it broke at the hinge where ya break it open to load it. So much for imporved. The old gun I got is suppose to be unfired. I have not fired it yet. I might not. But, it brings back memories. Ya could actually bag a sparrow with it if ya got within 10 feet of it. Any further and it would usually bounce off if ya even hit it.

The old style Marksman. Much the same size a Gov't .45. Carried one till I wore it out. Backup to my CO2 powered Crossman rifle.



And the mre recent POS model Marksman. Noctice the duct tape mode to hold the barrel to the receiver. Ya have to remove the tape to load it and put it back on to shoot it or the barrel assembly will fly off.:p
 

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A few other air gun I dug up from around the old rancho. I had some and the F in law had some of his and mine at his house. He is gone now and I have them all.

A Daisy Red Ryder BB gun. It had the stock cut off for the kids to use as my F in law did thnigs his way. Then when they got older he just duct taped the stock back on. Rear sight is really elevated for long range shots I guess. Still works o.k. Went through 4 grandkids and all are now in their 30s.



A crossman 760 .177 cal pellet or BB rifle. It is a pump up type rifle. I had a few of these as a teen and wore them out. This is one of 2 that I got for my 2 kids. This one still works, kinda weak.



An original, all brass, Benjamin pump air rifle in .22 cal. I found it in a pawn shop. It is marked Benjamin only and is not one sold by Crossman. My wife came with one of thiese packed in her luggage when we got married. Seems her brother did not want it. He was not much of a shooter, so she took it. We wore it out a second time. Her dad had already rebuilt it once. Don't have that one as one of the other kids claimed it. But this one works great.



Nothing like a real "Benji."
 
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