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Septicdeath
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March 2, 2020 15:37:31  

Airgun Warriors. Show us your vintage airguns 


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airmojo
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March 3, 2020 16:45:48  

I'm afraid to think now long my own video would be !!


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Septicdeath
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March 3, 2020 19:06:20  

@airmojo

Same if I did my vintage PB's.

 

 


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WyoMan
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March 3, 2020 20:39:35  

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-

Wyo


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Bob in WV
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March 3, 2020 23:21:35  

Very nice collection WYO.  I always like to look at your creations.

 

Bob in WV


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pluric
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March 3, 2020 23:43:59  

Define "Vintage"? These are some I've had the longest, does that count? 30+ years.

Diana 52 .177 

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Tempest pistol.

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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.

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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)

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WyoMan
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March 4, 2020 21:09:13  

Thanks Bob, it's nice to hear from you. Wish that more of the old gang were still around...

Wyo


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Chris Oldfield
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March 12, 2020 00:05:32  
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Three of my BSA standard air rifles.  All are over 100 years old.


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daveshoot
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March 14, 2020 09:27:16  

@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.

 


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Hooligan
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March 14, 2020 17:33:29  

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.

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JiminPGH
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March 14, 2020 20:40:46  

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.

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h2rider
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March 14, 2020 23:02:41  

@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

 


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flint45
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March 19, 2020 11:17:20  

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.

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Chris Oldfield
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March 27, 2020 17:29:09  

It's funny to think how shooting such an old air rifle can make you smile... Its good to see the old guns. 


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chipgibbs
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March 29, 2020 15:48:17  

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. 

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 KWK
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April 3, 2020 20:51:48  

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 

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Pneumatic-Addict
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April 4, 2020 10:17:36  

Haven't a clue what it is, but it looks like something you'd get if you crossed a BSA with an Enfield.


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Pzhills
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April 4, 2020 10:38:08  
FWB Right

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Chris Oldfield
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April 4, 2020 11:30:14  

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. 


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bf1956
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April 4, 2020 12:46:27  
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 KWK
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April 4, 2020 13:56:57  

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.


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Kingfisher1961
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April 4, 2020 14:15:10  
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LG10. Mine is the daeker ELG....other is Scott Blairs.  Not quite as old as some of those great oldies, but vintage. 

JC


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 KWK
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April 4, 2020 17:37:57  

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!

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xmdx13x
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April 4, 2020 23:22:55  

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. 

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Out of curiosity anyone have a Giffard? I've seen pictures of them at British airgun shows and they look amazing. 


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KWK
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April 5, 2020 02:28:39  

1867 pneumatic Giffard. Rarest of them. Earlier than the CO2's

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xmdx13x
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April 5, 2020 10:36:28  

Thanks for sharing. Are those early ones engraved like the CO2 ones? Whenever I make it back to England, if I don't get side tracked by something else I'm hopeful to get a Giffard C02 or a Webley MkI or MKII.


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bf1956
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April 5, 2020 11:51:29  

@xmdx13x  The Webley MK1 above needs a piston, please keep me in mind. Thank you.


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April 5, 2020 12:50:03  

Yes, It's beautifully engraved. In a fit of stupidity I sold it. Greatest regret. I never sell ANYTHING! Why that???? There are only a few in the whole world. 


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 KWK
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April 5, 2020 16:18:11  

xmdx13x   I love those stocks!

Two neat Millita style guns. Don't you dare call them Militia style! I'll take your BB gun away! MIL'-IT-A

Olympic and 

An Atom Rocket. cool name

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colt1900
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April 5, 2020 23:49:55  

Joseph Schembor 

Girandoni type rifle from the early 1800's

.44 cal 13 shot repeater...

Lots of fun shooting this one

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