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d_boom

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About an really old PPC air rifle
« on: October 14, 2018, 06:49:08 PM »
I met a guy at a gun show who owns a muzzle loading PPC air rifle.  The air tank is a round ball
located just ahead of the trigger guard under the rifle.  He also has the pump used to charge the
air tank, but it no will pump air.  The air gun belonged to his father.  He has a story of his father
dropping a pencil down the bore and firing the pencil through a 1" board.  From the pictures he
sent this is a very old air gun.  I have an invitation to exam this air gun, any suggestion about
what to look for?   Danny


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Re: About an really old PPC air rifle
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2018, 04:09:33 AM »
It is indeed rare. There were several ones made, which looked almost identical. If you have a copy of the Blue Book of Airguns, you can look up their heritage.
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Re: About an really old PPC air rifle
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2018, 09:09:34 AM »
Thanks for your help, I am attempting to find a copy of Antique Big-bore Airguns DVD.  A opportunity
to hold and examine an airgun well over a hundred years old will be taken.  I am amazed by the skill
of the maker who without modern equipment or materials made working airguns. 
I am not an air-gun collector, but I do enjoy looking over/learning about how antique guns were made
and work.  I had over 30 old Crosman, Benjamin, and other makes of airguns stored in the attic for 30+
years.  I since am no longer interested in collecting airguns I have been repairing and selling them to
finance modern PCP's air guns (with a springer thrown in) I enjoy shooting.  Danny
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Re: About an really old PPC air rifle
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2018, 09:50:23 AM »
Thanks for your help, I am attempting to find a copy of Antique Big-bore Airguns DVD.  A opportunity
to hold and examine an airgun well over a hundred years old will be taken.  I am amazed by the skill
of the maker who without modern equipment or materials made working airguns. 
I am not an air-gun collector, but I do enjoy looking over/learning about how antique guns were made
and work.  I had over 30 old Crosman, Benjamin, and other makes of airguns stored in the attic for 30+
years.  I since am no longer interested in collecting airguns I have been repairing and selling them to
finance modern PCP's air guns (with a springer thrown in) I enjoy shooting.  Danny

I don't know if anyone is paying attention to this site or not: http://www.bigboreairguns.com/bigborevideoproductions.htm

But they are the ones who were offering this video.  And the owner of the site is Eric Henderson. I'll send him a message since I'm friends with him on Facebook.
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