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    Old Crossman 101

    I suppose that eventually there will be a vintage AirGuns section for stuff like this. But a new wallhanger until I can get to trying to reseal & restore. From what I could find this is probably a newer one with steel barrels and peep sight, but still a nifty find. What this one had that most pump up air guns didn't (as I understand it) the cocking mechanism was NOT connected to the air reservoir until it WAS cocked, thus is could hold an air charge for a very log time- ready to go as it were. This one is the more common .22, the model 100 in .177 is much more collectable as are the ones with brass barrels.

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    Neat old rifle. When do you think it was made?

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    I'm gonna take a shot that it was made in the late 40's.
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    Is that the pump handle sticking out of the back of the receiver?
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    Quote Originally Posted by clodhopper View Post
    Is that the pump handle sticking out of the back of the receiver?
    Nope, that is the "cocking" pull. You pump it up with the forearm, and the air charge stays isolated in a chamber. When you pull back on that handle, it "cocks" the rifle and engages the firing mechanism. Made it so you could leave the rifle pressurized for a long time without the charge bleeding off. This is new to me and still reading up, but pretty thoughtful design.
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    There's a fella over on https://airgunguild.com/break-barrel...inger-airguns/ that sorta specializes in old air guns. Goes by the nom de plume of Septicdeath and he probably has one or knows how to fix one up.

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    Those old air guns are very interesting, be careful, they could become addicting !

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    IIRC during WW2 Crosman couldn't get the type of plastic they needed to make the exhaust valve seals for their products, it being a strategic material, but a manufacturer of screwdrivers was still able to get all they wanted to make handles.
    Crosman then bought up as many of these screwdrivers as possible and cut the needed valve seals from the handles.

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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check