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most collectable air gun brands and models

Discussion in 'Vintage collectable airguns' started by Bullwhip, May 23, 2014.

  1. Bullwhip

    Bullwhip Engaging Member

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    What in your esteemed opinions gentlemen, are the most collectable air rifle brands and models ever produced.

    my vote would have to go to the BSA's of old, based solely on the availability and price. they represent value, performance and in some cases prestige.
    If I had a blank check the most desirable BSA I would get would be a mint airsporter stutzen.
    purely because im an old fashioned kind of guy.


    so what are your choices?
     
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    I think it all depends on your age ,if you grew up pre war the likes of lincoln Jefferies and the like bring back fond memories,then say post war Bsa,s and webleys say up till the sixties.Then intothe seventies you onlyhave to look at some of the old airgun ads which can be access from the forum what a choice all to be collectables,my choice has to be Weihrauch,s But in say 40years time will a Crossman Ratcatcher be collectable who knows or even a HW45 pistol be as collectable as the webley junior and the like,do you think in a hundred years people wanting a Daystate Airwolf. We will have to wait and see
     
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    gasman Up a bit,,,,,,,

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    [​IMG] Sussex Armoury Gun's :cool:
     
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    1000 made, high quality, superbly accurate, 1st Air Arms PCP, or any other early Air Arms for that matter . The Shamal, and i have one in early double figure production numbers which i hold in higher esteem than any 1938 Heanel Mod 1 DRP, or Diana mod 16 which i also own. Can't speak for anything else till i get it, but i wouldn't mind a Webley Service Mk II if the truth be told.
     
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    Theoben rapid7 mk1 ,not a very pretty looking gun by any standards but very accurate , reliable , easy to work on and just basically one of the best work horses there is............in my opinion.............and possibly an air arms camargue
     
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    I collect Crosmans over the years they made lots of different models stiles and variations and lots of other accessorys to go with the guns.
     
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    Gasman, that pic of the Sussex armoury weapons is my childhood in one, loved them all, the pistol with the skelly stock was one I wanted, also liked the asi paratrooper.

    :):up:
     
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    Skan for me..
     
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    there is a good mix of rifles in that list gentlemen.

    I will be honest and say that I have never considered pcp's to be collectable, not sure why that is; they have been around long enough now.
    if i was going to choose a pcp to add purely as a collectors piece I think I would go for the parker hale phoenix, never handled or shot one; but those lines!
    pure class.
     
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    gasman Up a bit,,,,,,,

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    View attachment 96879 njr100 :D
     
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    i would go with the phoenix, and the webley axsor
     
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    robs5230 Oversprung

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    brocock herald. best looking air rifle EVER made
     
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    Gasman, love em, i had forgotten about Sussex armourys black rifles from back in the day!
     
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    Bsa rifles, and webley pistols, that's what I seem to go for.

    John
     
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    Got to be the Parker Hale Dragon form me.
     
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    Following the lines of 1961nuffield, relatively modern stuff for me: Webley Premier intermediate model, BSA Mercury, both in .22, as modern classics. Maybe an FWB 300s for target shooting.
     
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    I collect BSAs so that get my vote.
    So far my collection consists of.
    . 2 mk2 1959 Airsporters, 1 is mint with box.
    . 2 Stutzens, both fantsatic condition, but one better than the other..
    . Airsporter carbine in .177 and near mint condtion.
    . Airsporter Mk 6 restored.
    . Airsporter Mk 7 in mint condition.
    . Airsporter Mk1 S in mint condition.
    . Airsporter Mk2 S in mint condition.
    . Airsporter Mk3 S in near mint condition.
    . MercuryS in fantastic condition.
    . Mercury Challenger in near mint condition.
    I am now looking for a Centenary. So if anyone wants to sell me one or knows where one is for sale I would like to know.
    The collection will keep growing.
     
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    Hallo, sorry to trouble you but ive a crosman E9A series-5.00mm (20) Cal., , what is it and how was it powered, i wont find this forum again can you reply to magna986@hotmail.com, its for sale any way, many thanks. Brian.
     
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    I can remember drooling over adverts for exotic guns in adverts from the 60s and 70s things like the Crosman M1 carbine and Winchester lookalikes there was also a rifle that looked like one of the long muskets used by mounten men. other guns like the ASI Paratrooper and Sharp pump guns. I dont remember the maker but there was a replica of the Ruger mini 14 with both a full stock and a colapsible stock both using the same pump up internals. I have maneged to track down a few and am on the look out for others. One that I am espesualy chufed with is the early Crosman M1 carbine. From what I can find out they were only made with wooden furniture for the first year then moved on to plastic. As the gun came with no instructions it took me a while to work out how to load and fire the gun. To load you pull back what wuld be the cocking lever on the real gun and that opens a hole near the front top of the gun so you can load BB's. To cock the gun is very strange you push the barrel into the gun then pull it out to its starting position trying not to get any part of your self in front of the barrel then aim fire and repeat. Dont loose the dummy magazine they are rare in the States and over hear you will find then rite next to the hens teeth when buried in rocking horse dropings.
     
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