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Vintage Crosman "150"

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by Loosenock, Jan 21, 2011.

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  1. Loosenock

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    I found this vintage Crosman "150" .22 caliber pellet gun at a sale several weeks ago for $11. It looked like it had been played with and left outside for a couple of months. It was actually muddy, the cylinder powerlet tube cap was seized and the gun was covered with surface rust.

    I was hesitant at first to even make an offer on it becuase I was doubtful that the seals were any good. But for the price, I sprung for it. I took it home and began the cleaning process and in an hour or so it was acceptable. I placed a piece of scrap leather around the powerlet cylinder cap for the CO2 and with a pair of pliers the cap came loose.

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    The CO2 tube was clean. I got a CO2 powerlet and put a couple of drops of Crosman's Pelloil on the tip and placed it in the tube. No leaks yet. I then dry fired it. The first shot was a mild "puff" and I thought I had wasted my $11. The second shot was impressive and very authoritative. Shooting a pellet will tell. When I shot a 14.3 grain pellet into my pellet trap I was really impressed. The pellet smacked the back of my steel trap like a sledge hammer. The crack of the CO2 was much loader than I expected.

    "Great" I thought. Now lets see how long it will hold pressure. Well, that was 2 weeks ago. I shoot it once a day. It still packs the same wallop it did 2 weeks ago. Not very pretty for sure, but this Ol' dog'll hunt. Its a keeper.

    'Loose
     
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  2. Gord

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    Don't those old Crosmans take an obsolete CO2 cartridge, shorter than the modern ones?

    Gramps had a Benjamin air pistol, I want to say, and I remember that even back in the late '90s the cartridges were a bear to find. He was only able to special-order them sporadically, and they were expensive - something like $3/cartridge.
     
  3. MutinousDoug

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    Amazon carries those 8 gm cartridges for $4.95/10.
    I never see them retail but they're not hard to find on the intertubes. Just stay away from the painted ones.
    HTH
     
  4. Loosenock

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    This one takes the standard 12 gram CO2 powerlet/bottle/cartridge what ever you want to call it. I bought them at Big 5. I'm still shooting it once a day on the original CO2 cartridge. Still shooting strong.

    It seems like I had an early Benjamin that took those little CO2 charges. They were the same charge that was used in selzer water bottles. About 6 or 8 gram I'd say. I used to buy the CO2 charges at liquor stores. I dont know if they still carry them or not. Back in the 80's I think I was paying about $1.25 for a box of 10 or 12 for them.

    'Loose
     
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    Great Find Loose!:D:cool:
     
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