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What Was Your First Pellet Rifle?

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    rwsmike
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    First was a daisy bb like a red ryder then crosman bb scout …first pellet was a daisy 880

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    DadsKrag
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    JohnL57

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    Crosman 107- Traded a buddy for it, probably 1981? Kept it for a long time, passed it on to a buddy a few years ago. Rough condition, but it shot well.

     

    Love the "custom" fore-end band! Where did you get it. 😉

     

    There was a leaf spring that held the forearm closed. It eventually broke, and the custom band was fabricated by yours truly from material donated by my dad the electrician! Velcro straps were not common back then….

    My Dad had an H&R 16ga single shot shotgun circa 1948. The 1st model of the "Topper" It had  weak post that the fore-end snapped onto that was redesigned in later models. He had nylon strapping tape as a forearm band. It worked quite well until I had the post repaired. I never allow the action to drop against the post anymore. The ejector is spring loaded so it is only necessary to allow the action to open to a certain point where the ejector is triggered.

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    Bill_S
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    I bought a .22 caliber Crosman model 140 pumper in 1963 with paper route money. I believe that I paid $35 for it at the time. I used it extensively when I was a teenager.

    When it wouldn't hold air, I sent it to Mac1 for repairs about 20 years ago. I just pulled it out from storage and found that while it appears to be holding air, it doesn't fire. It had some sort of automatic cocking mechanism, so that's probably what's wrong now.

    It was a pretty rifle to my eyes!

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    Dave_lee
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    mine was a gamo cant remember the model

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    T3PRanch
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    Benjamin 342 in 1968.  Never re built. Still shooting great.

     

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    zpatrick2240
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    Mine was a Benjamin Maurader 25cal.

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    Chipabrant
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    Sheridan Blue Steak in .22 cal in the mid 70’s. Wish I still had it.

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    Duckfish
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    Some kinda Daisy BB /pellet gun.  I was so young I had to have someone cock it for me.  So most of the time I just aimed it and said pew pew. 
    mid 50’s

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    Mustafamalikzada
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    Slavia 631 LUX .177 bought in person from the CZ USA branch in Kansas City. Good times and a beautiful gun…unfortunately someone stole it.

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    Longfellow
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    El Gamo 68-XP in .22 caliber was my 1st pellet rifle. The review of which is here.

    https://www.pyramydair.com/blog/2017/02/el-gamo-68-xp-22-caliber-part-3/

    Marketed as a 10m target rifle. I used it for hunting. It was about as powerful as a Crosman 1322. Using it taught me to stalk game. To get in close before firing.

    Technically speaking, my 1st air rifle was the Daisy Quick Kill. Same rifle used to train soldiers in Vietnam to use reflexive, deflection shooting. Thanks to that I've never had a problem hitting running game w/ a rifle. Or w/ wing shooting.

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    Fischer
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    I am thinking after my first along came a second and third and fourth and then it was hard to decide which was the best.

    Or is the best.  In time a collection of PCP, pneumatic, side-lever, under-lever, break-barrel and other weird things came into my life after the initial pellet rifle.

    I found the sling shot to be more interesting than most close range air rifles and the West German one called BSF at incredibly low velocity for a break barrel was a "precision" instrument compared to the sling shot.

    All air rifles following my initial or first "owned" air rifle are rifled air rifles while the "first" air rifle I fired was a pump bb gun by a friend who lived nearby.  He could hit a moving volley ball at 25 yards or a flower petal at 10 feet.

    It was a pump operated bb rifle with the pump working in reverse to what other pump action rifles usually do.

    I shot it at the tree and stopped, gave it back.

    I had not yet encountered a rifled air gun yet and when it came it was 1969 in Carson City.

    A BSF.

    .177 Break Barrel made in W. Germany

    I used it open sighted the way it came and put a Weaver V6 rimfire variable on it.  I had the D4 fixed Weaver rimfire on my 9422M that gave 1.25" groups at 100 yards.

    It was an excellent pellet rifle that actually shot more pellets than any other rifle I've owned because it was my only pellet rifle.  Say 10,000 rounds easy without replacing anything like the spring which was never wrong when it was time to open up the rifle.

    So the first rifle we experience to launch us forward to send a projectile into the 50 yard range with air is the best pursuit anyone takes the time and dedication to do.

    All first air rifles got us here but along the way we wish it was another air rifle we finally settled to!  I settled to HW98 for all and everyone as the best of all calibers; but if that rifle is too expensive stick with the break barrel from HW. 

     

    And the sidelever D54.

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    Justplinknaround
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    My first BB/pellet rifle was the Daisy Powerline 880, 1970ish model year.  I was 14 and I still have it.  Rediscovered it during covid.  Resealed it and it shoots like it did when new.  Only shoot bbs through it.  The targets were shot with the new model 880 at 10 meters, using crosman copper magnum pellets. 

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    hdstroker
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    Mine was the daisy powerline 880 back in 1979 also for xmas my brothers got crossmans we were starling commandos 

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    SideLever
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    First pellet gun that I owned was the Sheridan Blue Streak vintage 1964. Great airgun.

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    Bocephus
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    My first was a BSA Supersport I bought around 2001-2002. I gripped it tight like a powder burner and couldn’t get very good groups. 

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    rugerguy211
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    First pellet rifle was a Daisy 1150.

    First BB rifle was a Daisy model 25 received for my 9th birthday in 1962.

    Both are still in my possession and fully functional.

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    Reidy
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    I had some no name .22 break barrel that someone had fired with the barrel down, this one bowed upwards because of it. 

     

    The first one I bought myself as a young teen was a BSA Meteor mk2 with no rear open sight.  Took me a while to find one for it but the town gunshop, near my grandparents farm, had some bits and pieces that made a complete one.  I bought the rifle from a second hand store for £30. It cost me £35 for there rear sight! 

    After that it was the one I wish I'd never sold, a brand new Diana 38 Firebird. If I'd have known back then that the wasn't many made, I wouldn't have sold it 

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    readyfisher9
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    The 1949 model Crosman 102 multi-shot repeater. Doesn't take pressure, but still have it.

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    Jimborg
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    A Crosman pellgun 180, I bought it when I was 16 in 1970 for $26. I always kept a co2 cartridge in it and never used any pellgun oil. Never had any problems with it. I gave it to my youngest son a couple of years ago and told him he should use the pellgun oil.

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    ptalar
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    Crosman 760 pump in 177 caliber.

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