What a difference a century (or so) makes
What is the state of the barrel like in your Gifford?
PCP air guns have an fascinating history. This is one of three PCP air cannon that used to defend San Francisco Bay back in the 1890's. These babies could shoot a 500 lb round over a mile out to sea. They were scrapped when they were decommissioned, unfortunately.
Start pumping, I'll go see how many potatoes a person can buy without raising suspicion!
There you have it, the world according to John.
I’ve been shooting a few today, enjoying every one for what it is…here’s a picture of a few
top one is a 30 caliber tap loader, outside lock made in 2012
next is a mid 1930’s BSA light pattern in 177
next is an 8MM Gifford Co2 Rifle from maybe late 1800’s?
bottom is 2018 vintage Impact X
I had forgotten that you are nearly a hunert years old...Happy Birthday! 😊