Well another vintage airgun is finished. Crosman V-350 slide action bb gun. Received a lot of three. two made around 1963 and a Sears and Roebuck variant made later in the 60"s. This is the Sears gun I have completed. The other I will also do. And am sending the third to a friend.
I have provided a picture of the Crosman variant I have just started to restore for a comparison.
Tested it after a good going over. Have not chony yet but think it will be around 400 something fps. Shot a tennis ball in the back yard 10 or so times with steal bb's. Will be testing some lead ones also.
My Crosman V-350 slide action bb gun that I recently restored. it was made in the 1960's and was in pretty rough condition. look at it now.
This is a variant made for Sears and Roebuck. I also have a earlier Crosman version I am restoring now.
turned out nicely and it shoots even better
The V350 is a very powerful BB gun from the 1960s. mine average 370 fps after rebuild
It later got updated into the V3500 but also into one of Crosman’s most classic BB guns,
The M1 Carbine.
This family of BB guns has a completely different powerplant from the classic Daisy Red Ryder gun. Though it has a spring-powered piston, it uses a poppet-type valve that stores compressed air until it blows open violently.
The velocity is indicated by the model number 350
Model V350 Spring Air, BB, barrel slide action repeater 1961-1969,
The Sears Model is a Crosman V-350 made by Crosman for Sears, a spring-piston 22 shot BB repeater with a slide cocking barrel, and one piece wood stock.They were manufactured between 1961 & 1969.
, Model M-1 Carbine Spring air, BB barrel slide action repeater. First variant. Rifle
1966-1967, Model M-1 Carbine. Spring air, BB barrel slide action repeater. The detail in this variant is great.
Second variant, plastic stock Rifle 1968-1976,
Model 3500 Slidemaster Spring air, BB barrel slide action repeater. 1970-1973 it was basically the same rifle as the Sears Roebuck variant V-350.
After 1973 this series of rifle was no longer produced. Probably because of its cocking of around 40 lbs made it a safety concern. Normally kids would have to use a palm over the muzzle or press it onto something to cock.
A quick glimpse into the past.,