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ID vintage Crosman 760's?

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    jbutzi
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    I pulled these two out of the closet.
    The one with the plastic stock and the brass bolt was (I believe) given to me in the late 60's.  It is in good condition, pumps and cocks well, but only goes phtt when I pull the trigger- not holding air well at all.  Labelled Crosman 760 a Coleman division on left side. serial 178211063.
    The other with the wood stock says Crosman 760 Pumpmaster 1966-1991 25 year commemorative issue.  serial 47(or 2)5322142. This one shoots very well and is in pretty good condition.  I guess it is from the early 90's

    Can someone tell me if these dates are right and what the value might be.  I see them listed in a wide range.

    TIA!!

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    spysir
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    Crosman has a products date list:

    https://www.crosman.com/discover/crosman/crosman-product-dates

     

    Model 2576   is the '91 25th aniverasry model.

     

    John

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    Stefanjan
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    Nice vintage guns.  Memeber uniondr (i thinks thats his title) will know everything about those guns.  The guy is amazing.  Heck he will may even be able to tell you what day of the week they were made.  He has forgotten more info on crosman guns then I will ever know!  Value is dependent on condition and desirabilty. Ive seen non working guns for as little as  $5 up to 50 or 60 bucks for nice working vintage models.  

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    The top one is indeed the anniversary model once more made to look like my 760 variant 1 which was dated, " 60" on the pump tube endcap. They were dated that way on the ones made before July 1975. The "60" meant June 1970. After July 1975, the first 3-4 numbers of the serial number is the build date. Rather odd that an, " anniversary" model has the later plastic receiver and bolt? The metal receiver and brass bolt should've been used. They were self-cocking back then as well. The ones with the plastic receiver and plastic Remington Nylon 66-like bolt are manual cocking. That is to say, it isn't cocked until you pull the bolt back to load it.

    The bottom one is a variant 4, like mine, built January 1978. A year later than mine, built January 1977. What's the odds of that? The first three digits of the serial number are the build date. In this case, "178", which normally would be expressed as "1/78". The 760 variant 4 likely has the full-length smooth-bore barrel like mine too? But it shoots straight, so that's okay. Just don't shoot BB's through them and the barrel will be/stay more accurate with pellets. They seem to like the JSB Exact Express 7.87gr, H&N Sniper light 7.5gr, & Beeman Silver Bear 7.1gr. Which makes sense, as they were tested with 7.9gr pellets! Steel BB's aren't good for those old, " soda straw" barrels. And thanks for the kind words Stefanjan. I love the vintage Crossman's! I've seen like-new, never fired or very little 760's go for as much as $175 on the auctions. The 760XL & 761XL models with the brass-plated receivers, rifled barrels, & unique stocks for as much as $275!

    My 760 variant 1, 6/70 restomodded;

    And my 760 variant 4, 1/77 cleaned up with a period-correct Weaver V22-A Dual X scope with Simmons rings;

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    Stefanjan
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    Well deserved kind words.  And thanks for for not letting us down.  

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    Jeffhalfrack
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    LOVE those '760's  jeffw

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    jbutzi
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    Thanks all and especially unionrdr.  Pretty cool.  Now I am deciding what to do with them.  If I keep one  – which one? I'm thinking the anniv one.

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    Why choose? Keep both! I have quite a collection starting…

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    Jr706
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    So today i went to visit my sister in-laws dad and happend to look in back of an old pickup of his and saw this gem. So I pick it up to check it out and instantly I knew it was old skool real steel cause holy shit it's heavy!  and so I had to have it and he gave it to me 1978 model 

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    Russsel
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    Hello I am new to this forum and would appreciate any help. I see in this discussion on 760's  the second to last picture shows a 760 with a silver receiver. I have one exactly like this. The one shown here is the only other one I ever seen  . I have been trying to find info on model with silver receiver  no one seems to know. I contacted Crosman and ask them for info. Her are the response I received  The receiver has not been stripped I took it apart and is the same on inside Now I see this picture of another one  Again any info on this would be greatly appreciated

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    Russel,

    Correct, there was no mention of a silver receiver for the model you own. The only other option that I could think of besides a special product for a store, is if the receiver was stripped of the color to show the silver.  [email protected]

    Thank you,
    Angel  
    Ticket ID: BIO-971-00583
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    Message from Crosman:
    Russel,

    Thank you for the pictures of your model 760.  In order for us to find the correct information, we would like to know the 9 digit serial number from the rifle and if you purchased the rifle new and if you made any modifications to it.  Thank you,  Angel
     

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    mzeglis
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    Hello all,

    my Step-Son was given a Crossman 760 by his grandfather (my father-in-law) unknowing of it’s working condition. Upon testing the pump lever moves fine, but does not seem to build pressure. I would really love to get it working for him as he has grown a love for shooting while in Boy Scouts. I was led to this page after doing some online research that has me thinking I know which model I have, but am not 100% sure. I would like to be before I order any parts.

    i believe I have a December 1977 built Model 760 Powermaster. 
     

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    kingah1056
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    I have a Crosman PowerMaster 760.

    Not sure the date of it since I can not find a Serial Number one it. 

    I believe it is pre 1975.

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    brekl
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    What year y’all suppose this one is?

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    speedmadness
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    I have a couple old Crossman 760's  Both are in need of a rebuild, but I was wondering how I might figure out their build dates.  The plastic stock one has a serial number on the bottom, #00062496 .  The wooden stock one I cannot find a number.  I have always assumed the wood stock must be older.  Anybody  on here point me in the right direction?  Thanks.

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    Arland
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    For the wood stock one if you look on the cap on the end of the pump tube there will probably be 2 or 3 numbers. Like 167 for example. If so, I believe 167 would indicate January 1967. 
    I have one like that and it has I8 on the cap. Still haven’t figured out what that means. 
    hope that helps. 

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    unionrdr
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    Well, My collection has grown by leaps & bounds since I posted in this thread last. I now have some 40 air rifles and pistols. 16 or 17 of which are 760's and those based on them. Rebuilt or restored several, including for friends. The posts now marked, " deleted account" are mine. The rifles with letter codes at the beginning of the serial number are similar to Daisy date codes. But are later. The 760 above with the fancy checkering on the plastic forestock is a variant 2. The stocks were made from a very early version of urea foam plastic shot into a molding die. BUT- they have some kind of oil in the plastic that weeps out over time. This caused them to literally flake apart! There were two versions of this forestock used. one had a fancy outline around the checkering, as seen in the above post. The one I worked on without. It's build date is 10/73. When those forestocks ran out, they started using the forestocks from the 760 Revelations (Western Auto stores), and the 761XL's. I bought one such forestock for a V2 from Mike Baker @ [email protected] .Matched the tone of the butt stock quite well. Being a variant 2, it now looks great after I had one heck of a time restoring it. When a bud brought it to me, it looked like it was tossed around Godzilla's play pen for some 40 years! Here's some before and after pics;

      And the 25th anniversary 760 is definitely from 1991. It's cast into the right side of the receiver. I have a very nice version of one myself. the stain on the stocks has a reddish tone to it;

     I also wanna show y'all a very nice 761XL I acquired built 11/72;

     

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    Arland
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    I have a 761xl that is self cocking and I’ve very nice condition. It has a weird serial number though. It is 00000715. Does anyone know what that indicates? There are no numbers stamped on the pump tube cap. 
    I was told it is late seventies possibly. 
    it has a rectangular bb loading port not a teardrop one and is all metal and wood. 
    mid there a chance they would have released a self cocking model after they started using manual cocking? 

     

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