What did you shoot in your youth?

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    Septicdeath
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    When you were kid what air rifles did you have so much fun with? Blue streak  .20 and Winchester 425 .22

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    JCD
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    Daisy 880 when it was metal…. Probably put more BB's and many pellets through that thing than I've shot in total as an adult. Between my father and brother that gun was lost not long after I left for college. 

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    8thman
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    A Benjamin 177 pump , I got it in 1964 when I was five years old used for $1.50 and still have it . Had it rebuilt in 1971 in my hometown of St. Louis,MO that is were use to be built.

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    enkey
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    Hi guys!!!!

     

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    KWK
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    Daisy 1894. I realized I was a better shot than I thought I was When I got older and found out how inaccurate they are.  When my oldest brother wasn't around I would sneak out with his Crosman 1400. I bought my own pellets so he wouldn't suspect anything. I murdered the sparrows with it. 

    Wait a minute! I'm still a kid. 60's just a number. Let's go out and play.

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    cwcarrera
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    First air gun I had was probably about 1970, a Crosman 760.  I pumped and shot that a whole bunch!  Then in May of 1973 I bought a brand new Sheridan Blue Streak in .20.  I am looking at the receipt for that gun right now, I paid $37 plus tax for that gun and still have it 47 years later!

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    cea1960
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    1st gun was some kind of spring action BB "45 ACP" style pistol.  It was so weak you could easily watch the pellet arc to the ground 10 yards away.  Then in '72 at 12 years old, I bought a Crosman 1st variant M1 rifle and I took it everywhere with me.  Then I discovered pellets and picked up the venerable Crosman 760 in a trade.  Soon after that was a Crosman 454 CO2 pistol in the mid '70s that I had well into my 30s, until it was replaced with a 2240.

    I still have my original "wrist rocket" I bought in the early 70s. 

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    sillymike
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    Started with a CZ break-barrel… then a at around 12 or 13, worked for a Daisy 880

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    bubblerboy64
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    My first was a Daisy BB gun that belonged to my Dad. He was born 1908 so it would have been old.  I don’t know anything about what model it might have been.  It did have a wooden stock and was a level action.  Similar to the Red  Ryder I was given for Christmas around  1959.  Then about 1962 I was given a Sheridan Silver Streak which I had until the mid 80’s sold it for $25 (regret that ). I remember I had a Benjamin pump some ware along the line two   I remember the Benjamin was broken a lot.  My dad and I ran it back and forth to have it worked on at one of the sporting goods stores.   Probably because I was pumping it too much.  

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    KWK
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    A window

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    crosman2016
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    Unfortunately, I never owned an airgun when I was a kid.  I did have a BB gun, but don't remember what make it was.  I started young shooting firearms, and didn't get into airguns until a few years ago.

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    Lightload
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    Daisy Mod 25 pump action.  All the kids.I.ran around with (late 50's) had one.  If.someone showed up to shoot without  Mod 25, they soon wanted one after they saw ours in action.

    BB's were sold in little cellophane bags.  Dont remember how much a bag cost or how many BB's were in the bag but one bag was generally enough for a good shooting session.

    We lived in a Borough at the time and it wasn't unusual  for a group of kids to be walking down the street, Mod 25's in hand, heading out of town to do some shooting .  No one thought a thing of it.

     

     

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    Peskadot671
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    Benjamin 392, Sheridan Silver Streak in .20cal and this old Markman pistol that my grandmother gave me as a birthday present…

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    davelarson
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    My brother and I had to share a Benjamin pump rifle. And the cool thing is that he just found it and is giving it back to me!! I’ll post pictures and ask about how to reseal it after I get it.

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    FelixS
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    Daisy Buck, then Benjamin .177 pump; man was that Benji accurate.

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    SDellinger
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    Crosman 101.

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    donwalk
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    I had a daisy red ryder…

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    ThomasHooker
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    I guess I’m kinda spoiled I got a FX Bobcat when I was 13 and loved it :) but it taught me so much about trajectory’s and how to calculate out shots and understand Airgun ballistics. I’m 18 now and have a Impact but sometimes I still miss my bobcat and wonder where it is and hope it’s being used lol

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    Peskadot671
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    ThomasHooker

    I guess I’m kinda spoiled I got a FX Bobcat when I was 13 and loved it :) but it taught me so much about trajectory’s and how to calculate out shots and understand Airgun ballistics. I’m 18 now and have a Impact but sometimes I still miss my bobcat and wonder where it is and hope it’s being used lol

    Sheez! Growing up during your generation would surely make anyone have higher expectations in airguns lol.

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    Bigragu
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    Spit wads thru a straw, lol. Kidding. 

    Wrist Rocket for me. Dad brought it home to the Philippines when he was off work from being a security guard at the military base supply warehouse in Vietnam. He used that while on duty, and used 3/8” nuts as the ammo, for any thievery. Feels sorry who he hit with those. I found out where he stashed it when he was gone, and thru practice I got pretty good with that thing.

    Yeah, was not living the life of luxury to even hold an Airgun in my hand in the Philippines. It wasn’t till I came to the US when I heard about Airguns, and worked part time at the Roseville Auction at age 12 and saved up for a Crosman American Classic pump up. Pellet and BB combo. 

    Then at 25 I learned all about Beeman and the adult air rifle. Bought an R10 deluxe, and a year later the RX gas ram in 20 cal. In 2013 I got another gas ram in the Benjamin Nitro Piston, and in 2015 I luckily acquired a near mint FWB 124 sport. It wasn’t until September of 2017 when I got into PCP’s. But before that I was already taking apart my springers and gas rams, doing all my service and maintenance work. Did some upgrades along the way. PCP’s are more fun to shoot, but break barrels are more fun to work on. Something about that inner coiled spring and all the dangers about it just gets me going, lol.

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