Show us your vintage airguns.
Airgun Warriors. Show us your vintage airguns
I'm afraid to think now long my own video would be !!
OK but I don't have a video...
Crosman 600s: The one on top is collectible, the one on the bottom is the "bug gun" and the other three are a bit over the top, lol
Crosman 451s: The one on top is a .177 cal conversion
Aside from the collectible 600, these are everyday shooters. It was a lot of time and work (and expense) to get them to where they are today... but I really don't know of a current production model that would be an alternative.... lots of fun-
Very nice collection WYO. I always like to look at your creations.
Bob in WV
Define "Vintage"? These are some I've had the longest, does that count? 30+ years.
Diana 52 .177
The lettering is worn from it being stuffed in the pellet pouch and riding on the back of a trail bike for a long time.
This old rear cocking 1322 is the most special to me because of the scope mounts. My dad was a machinist and I'd asked him to make something so I could put a scope on the gun. It's the only thing I have left that he made. (emotional break)
Thanks Bob, it's nice to hear from you. Wish that more of the old gang were still around...
Three of my BSA standard air rifles. All are over 100 years old.
@kyairgunner Those are so cool, thanks for posting. I never had one of those, but I have always loved the looks of those old BSAs.
Very nice Chris, those BSA girls are gorgeous! They always catch my eye, have yet to handle one, but would think they would balance very well. Would love the opportunity to shoot one one day.
One of my most favorite vintage air rifles, Nazi-era Haenel Model 3 in .177. About 80 yrs old, and still a joy to shoot. A good spring rifle needs only 3 ingredients: steel, hide, and timber.
@jiminpgh The Haenel Model III is one of my favorites, too! I have one each in .177 and .22 and I am really pleased with how accurate they are with modern ammo. Definitely a case of "they don't make them like that any more."
At the last Hickory show I let a fellow shoot my .177 Model III; he picked that one out of my collection because "it lookled like a real gun." He had not shot an airgun before. Good times.
Paul in Liberty County
Hakim and Diana 58 2nd. Doubt the 1931 Diana 58 2nd will ever be topped in my collection. Find of a lifetime really. In just incredible condition for being 90 years old. Probably the best prewar air rifle.
It's funny to think how shooting such an old air rifle can make you smile... Its good to see the old guns.
Picked this up at a Pawn shop about 20 years ago for $50. I still can't see thru the scope but, I don't have the heart to replace it. It still holds air but is a bit too loud for the back yard.
Made in 1912. Can you guess what it is? A very nice one. Only about 420 made. They still make very popular airguns. One of the most highly sought after collectable airguns from the 1900's. Original canvas sling. This gun inspired the Diana 58. The first variant of the 58 (with the dummy bolt) is basically a copy of this action. bsa military pattern
Haven't a clue what it is, but it looks like something you'd get if you crossed a BSA with an Enfield.
do you have a military pattern or is that a borrowed picture? Those bsa are pretty cool. figure i will never see on in person. There was also alot of prototypes back then. Guess you have john knibbs book. There almost as hard to find as then guns. I ended up with a signed copy about 6 or so years ago. I ready it many times.
Very nice MK1. Webley Holy Grail. Mine is not nearly as nice. You don't get many to choose from. I'm watching one about to go on the auction block in UK. I want to see what it brings. Hunan Virus might hold up the auction. A MK2 Service is in the auction as well. Those are soooo cool.
Pneumatic Addict, It's a 1912 Military Pattern BSA above. I wrote it in italics. Beginning in 1861 BSA made Enfields. Until 1940. Boom! Did they resume after the war some time? Not sure. Probably
Yes, Chris it's my Millitary Pattern. I am the proud owner of this BSA Holy Grail. Couldn't believe it when I found it. Had to have it. Almost passed it up. Then the owner negotiated a good price with me. We met in a parking lot! He lives 3 hours away. In awe when I held it. Really, really nice condition.
I'm blessed. You be too.
My LG55T DST and my Erma E
LG10. Mine is the daeker ELG....other is Scott Blairs. Not quite as old as some of those great oldies, but vintage.
Not too old but older than some of the readers! You rarely see these models.
Theoben Sirocco Deluxe. I bought it in the later 80's. Shot it a lot . Love it. The earlier Theobens had THE best triggers of the lot. Still in great condition. No scratches. Still have the original box and receipt. Not as powerful as the Eliminators, Imperators but not as heavy. Very nice shot cycle. Silky smooth cocking. 12-14 ft lb gun. Good carry gun. I love the large pistol grip, I have very large Ape hands. Wearing a period RWS Hakko 2-7 x 40 scope. Doesn't have the tacky Beeman blue ring.+ . They say not to lubricate them but if you don't the chamber gets dry and will scuff the seal. I'm still on the original one! Folks thought I was crazy spending so much on an airgun. You could have bought a Kimber! I wouldn't mind making a custom trigger guard for it... someday? See some of my metal work in the Workshop section!
BSA Airsporter S Carbine .177. S designates a deluxe model with nicer shaped Walnut stock. Nice gun. Typical gorgeous British blue job.(They say blacking over there) Beautiful lines. I must get a scope on it and shoot it some. Oh well, I can't get the second picture straight. Yes, I sleep with them. LOL!
Well I definitely saved some photos from this thread. No sure I can top some of these old German and English guns but I'v got some nicely wooded American ones though. I still need to send the Slab stock off to get fixed but the other ones all work.
Out of curiosity anyone have a Giffard? I've seen pictures of them at British airgun shows and they look amazing.
1867 pneumatic Giffard. Rarest of them. Earlier than the CO2's