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Crossman V-350 variants/video
« on: November 22, 2020, 07:51:20 PM »
The V350 is a very powerful BB gun from the 1960s. mine average 370 fps after rebuild 

  It later got updated into the V3500 but also into one of Crosman’s most classic BB guns,

 The M1 Carbine.

  This family of BB guns has a completey different powerplant from the classic Daisy Red Ryder gun. Though it has a spring-powered piston, it uses a poppet-type valve that stores compressed air until it blows open violently.

 The velocity is indicated by the model number 350

 Model V350    Spring Air, BB, barrel slide action repeater  1961-1969, 

The Sears Model is a Crosman V-350 made by Crosman for Sears, a spring-piston 22 shot BB repeater with a slide cocking barrel, and one piece wood stock.They were manufactured between 1961 & 1969.

 , Model M-1 Carbine    Spring air, BB barrel slide action repeater. First variant.    Rifle    

1966-1967, Model M-1 Carbine. Spring air, BB barrel slide action repeater. The detail in this variant is great. 

Second variant, plastic stock Rifle 1968-1976,

Model 3500 Slidemaster    Spring air, BB barrel slide action repeater.     1970-1973 it was basically the same rifle as the Sears Robuck variant V-350.

After 1973 this series of rifle was no longer produced. Probably because of its cocking of around 40 lbs made it a safety concern.  Normally kids would have to use a palm over the muzzle or press it onto something to cock.

A quick glimpse into the past.,


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Re: Crossman V-350 variants/video
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2020, 07:12:52 AM »
Great video. Thanks for sharing!

What is the proper way to cock these rifles?
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Re: Crossman V-350 variants/video
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2020, 06:27:18 PM »
Great video. Thanks for sharing!

What is the proper way to cock these rifles?

They are not easy to cock. Probably why kids would push the muzzle against  something.  I will put it on my leg if standing.  If in kneeling position butt on the ground. If you give it a hard initial  jerk it cocks pretty easily.
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Re: Crossman V-350 variants/video
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2020, 08:28:59 AM »
Really like the content, but the videos are terribly dark to these old eyes and hard to watch.  Some additional lighting would vastly improve viewing pleasure.  I hope that's constructive and will aid your content.
Thanks for the glimpse into the past.
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Re: Crossman V-350 variants/video
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2020, 08:42:54 AM »
Great video. Thanks for sharing!

What is the proper way to cock these rifles?

They are not easy to cock. Probably why kids would push the muzzle against  something.  I will put it on my leg if standing.  If in kneeling position butt on the ground. If you give it a hard initial  jerk it cocks pretty easily.

I finally gave up on that RWS 350 Magnum because of the cocking effort and violent recoil. It was beautiful though, but very happy it went to an appreciative new home.
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