What is your oldest air gun?

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    rugerguy211
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    Sorry if this has been discussed previously. If so, mod please feel free to delete.

    As I've been reading posts today I started thinking about my first air rifle.

    It is a Daisy model 25 which I got for Christmas in 1962 when I was 9 years old. Now, over 55 years later, it still works!

    I can't even guess at how many bb's have been fired through it. After several years of me shooting it, my two nephews shot it for another 10 years or so.

    Then it sat in my brother's closet until we re-discovered it during a move some years ago. 

    So, how old is your oldest air gun, and what is it? 

    dennis

     

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    willy
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    I guess a falke 90?but i did,nt get it when i was a kid.It's from the 50?

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    sfx
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    Ok… so question is:
    1. What is your oldest airgun that you have? 
    2. What was your oldest gun? 
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    3. What was your first airgun that you had? 

    In my case that are three different airguns :) 
    1. FWB 300S (year 1973) but it was not my first and it was not mine from begining
    2. Webley pistol – i don't remember model and exact year but It was older than 1965
    3. Old Slavia 620 somewhere close to 1990

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    unionrdr
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    My oldest one I found in The Closet of Lost Gold. (did 2 videos with that in the title on Youtube) It's a Crosman 160 Pellgun variant one, 1955-56 vintage. In .22 caliber, denoted by the " even" model number. So it's at least as old as me. Nearest I can figure, is I bought it from an old friend of my brother, who became a family friend. He's Hungarian, and he got it from his father. I restomodded it fully, but have one more valve swap to do. The Archer XP-Tuned valve will be going in soon.

    The next oldest I saved my newspaper boy money to buy when I was 14. Another Crosman, a 760 Powermaster variant one, build date June 1970. In .177 caliber, I replaced the original smooth bore barrel with a N.O.S. 761XL barrel that's rifled. So it's obvious that I restomodded that one too! Beautiful tiger striped wood, not sure if it's maple?  Also custom-mounted  2.5" MOE picatinny rails to mount the Simmons 4×32 scope on Hawke low rise mounts. New seal/piston upgrade kit from mac1 added as well.

     

     

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    Arzrover
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    My oldest is a Cros 100… circa 1931. Put a LW .20 barrel on it and resealed it. Shoots quite well. 

    My first was a Cros 760.. 1974. Serious pos. Started my search for something worthwhile. 

    I did have a Haenel , Diana 27, and another Cros 100 that might have been as old or older than my current 100.

    Bob 

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    1828Muffin5
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    1974 FWB 300 S

    Dennis

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    Scrufhunter
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    My first was a late 80's Crosman 760

    The gun i've had the longest is a 1377 from mid 90's, 

    The oldest gun I had was a late 70s Beamen r7 or 9 I cant remember

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    shambozzie
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    FWB 124D , born in 1981 and still shoot lights out.

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    spysir
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    1928  Haenel  .177  outstanding trigger & plenty of power for small edibles.

    This was a gift that keeps on giving from Roz Sumpter one of the greatest Field Target/Airgun enthusiast I've ever met. 

    If I only got to keep one this would be the airgun I would keep.

     

    John

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    Hairsmith
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    BSA Improved model D .177 manufactured in 1911

    Silver Fox (BSA copy) .22 stamped made in Tokio which dates it to pre WW2

     

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    Stefanjan
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    Oldest is a 1950s era crosman 101 currently awaiting a reseal.  First was a old daisy leveraction (not sure if it was a red rider or not) also from the 50s.  Sold that one for $15 to get a pumpmaster 766.  Not sure what happened to that one.  Just found a crosman 2100 o ver at my parents.  Needs a new stock and doesnt pump .but it may become a project gun

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    17hornet
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    Mine is a. 19th century Victorian air cane in 35 caliber…it was made in Britain, by TOWNSEND gun makers

    it’s an air powered breech loader…the key show in the photos is used to cock the action.when the action is cocked,there is a small button that pops out, and is pressed for firing. Pretty darn accurate considering the sights are so tiny..it shoots 500 plus fps with the 350 ball..I charge is lightly with co2, and get 4 or 5 good shots…it’s 37 inches long assembled

    it’s close to the oldest I own, and I have friends that have Airguns near 200 yrs older

    Mike

     

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    17hornet

    Mine is a. 19th century Victorian air cane in 35 caliber…it was made in Britain, by TOWNSEND gun makers

    it’s an air powered breech loader…the key show in the photos is used to cock the action.when the action is cocked,there is a small button that pops out, and is pressed for firing. Pretty darn accurate considering the sights are so tiny..it shoots 500 plus fps with the 350 ball..I charge is lightly with co2, and get 4 or 5 good shots…it’s 37 inches long assembled

    it’s close to the oldest I own, and I have friends that have Airguns near 200 yrs older

    Mike

     

     Indeed a classic heirloom, thanks for sharing.  Any chance your in WI ?

     

    John

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    TimR
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    1960's Daisy model 99, I got in the mid 60's from my grandpa.

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    17hornet
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    Nope, Ohio 

     

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    JohnL57
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    HW55 from 1983-Before that I had a Crosman 107 from the 50s, but I passed it on to a dear friend.

     

     

     

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    unionrdr
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    Hm…I'm in NE Ohio…

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    MDriskill
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    Old springers are kinda my passion!

    Oldest gun currently living here is a quarter-stocked Diana model 27, made in 1926. 

    Oldest one I’ve ever owned was a 1906-vintage early .177 caliber BSA underlever, but I moved it along to the next guy.

    My first airgun was a Crosman M1 carbine with wood stock. Being a typical dumb kid, I sold it when Santa brought the Benjamin 347 a few years later! The Benjy was made in 1968 and is still here.

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    AirNGasman
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    I've owned several older airguns, but my current oldest is a .22 Crosman 112 bulk-fill Co2 pistol that I've souped-up to over 500 FPS, did my adjustable-sear trigger-job, and made custom walnut grips and Manliccher-style fore-end. The 112 was produced from 1949-1954. Mine now averages 1/2 to 3/4" groups at 25 yards.

     

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    DualMagMike
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    Markham Chicago model 1887-1910

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