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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 9:23 pm Reply with quote
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Any airgun collectors (as opposed to "accumulators" Mr. Green ) on the forum? If so, what type(s) do you collect?

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 11:33 pm Reply with quote
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Dang! You had to differentiate between 'collector' and 'accumulator'! I think that blows most people around here out of it. Very Happy

But it would be interesting to know if and who is a real collector.

I have to admit though, our initial focus of "modifications" and "no airgun taboos" may have encouraged people other than collectors to come around. That's not to say there's no space for this sort of thing. If people here do collect[proper] airguns- we could have a "collector discussion" forum as well.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2007 11:23 am Reply with quote
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At what point would would i be a collector
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2007 12:33 pm Reply with quote
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Good question. What makes for a real "collector"?

Maybe someone who owns more than 6 guns and their average age is closer to 25 years than it is to 2.5years! ROF Laugh

From the bits and pieces of lauchlin's stuff I've seen out and about the 'web, he would be a 'collector' by that definition for sure.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2007 4:52 pm Reply with quote
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2007 5:28 pm Reply with quote
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Don't have to be 'old' to be a collector- just have some 'old' guns!
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2007 5:42 pm Reply with quote
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Hows this old enough










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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2007 6:05 pm Reply with quote
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I'd say your third picture counts as "old" these days. Is that a Crosman 100 or a 101? If a 101- which version?

And what is the gun in the first picture with the funky bolt? Was the cut-off trigger guard how it was manufactured- or did old age get to it?

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Those are some beautiful pieces, Lauchlin!

What kind of pistol is that?

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2007 6:23 pm Reply with quote
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heres a closer look at the webley .. the crosman is a 101


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2007 6:26 pm Reply with quote
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crosman 101 and 102

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2007 6:28 pm Reply with quote
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Jim McArthur wrote:
Those are some beautiful pieces, Lauchlin!

What kind of pistol is that?

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thats a bsf s20
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2007 6:30 pm Reply with quote
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Very impressive collection there lauchlin!

Eric - I think the trigger guard of the Rifle in the first picture is hidden behind the clamping part of the workbench, Not cut off!


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2007 6:38 pm Reply with quote
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heres some pump crosmans my fav is the 1400



just restored this one



some more webleys



It would take me afew day to post them all .i have not taken pics of most of them to much work
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AirGunEric wrote:
Good question. What makes for a real "collector"?

Maybe someone who owns more than 6 guns and their average age is closer to 25 years than it is to 2.5years! ROF Laugh

From the bits and pieces of lauchlin's stuff I've seen out and about the 'web, he would be a 'collector' by that definition for sure.


I wouldn't define it from how many you own, or how old they are, but from your attempt to built it around a coherent theme.

I'm new to air guns, so can't give you an example. But to borrow an example from cartridge firarms: if someone owns:


a WWI bolt action .30-06 Springfield rifle

a .40 Glock autoloading pistol

a .22 Colt Woodsman autolaoding pistol

a .22 small-bore competition rifle

a .45 replica flintlock rifle

a 12 gauge Beretta over and under shotgun

and an airgun, any airgun...

...this is NOT, to my thinking, a "gun collection". There's no theme to it. It's just an accumulation of odds and ends: various shapes, sizes, calibers, purposes, eras, ignition systems.

A gun COLLECTOR would go for:

.25 Browning autoloading pistols

artillery model Luger autoloading pistols

.22 gallery rifles

L.C. Smith shotguns

U.S. military pistols

lever-action Winchester rifles

.32 nickleplated revolvers...


A collection is "about" "something", to my way of thinking, else it's just an accumulation.

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