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Air gun values

#1 Post by rob » Mon Dec 17, 2018 12:55 pm

A friend of mine has some air guns they found while cleaning out a relatives house and I was thinking about buying them and am trying to figure out a value.
I believe all these were purchased in the 80s time period.
I have not live fired any yet but all seem to hold air when pumped. All look to be in very good shape except for some surface rust spots.
This is what they have:
Crosman 2200 Magnum 22 cal
Crosman 38c Revolver 177 cal co2
Crosman 1389 Backpacker 177 cal
Daisy 880 177 cal

Thanks for any help
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Re: Air gun values

#2 Post by 72 usmc » Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:28 pm

A friend of mine has some air guns they found while cleaning out a relatives house and I was thinking about buying them and am trying to figure out a value.
Well, here is my 2 cents of information. These are not really collectable WW II replicas of Pellet or BB guns or any rare old BB models that you might see at gun shows. They are common.177 pellet guns. Stuff that one might find at home rummage sales new in the box or at huge, fair-ground rummage shows. Price depends on condition, if it's NOS in the box, or at least used in the box, and if they still work and have no rust or dents. Overall condition of metal like well used vs like new lacking blue wear, scratches, or cracked plastic is important. So here is an estimate( my guesstimate from a guy that collects replicas): Remember, I would say the best value is about 50% on a good day for resale. These are not expensive target shooters or special collectors. Just nice, common pellet guns for the kids. If you want to be more than fair, figure $20 a gun. :doh:

Crosman 2200 Magnum 22 cal NOS in the box it was around $125. Used, like new in the box, lets say $45-60. Is it a rifle like this: This is nice and may retain its value since it was so powerful. Worth replacing the seals on this rifle. see https://www.pyramydair.com/blog/2006/11 ... 00-part-1/
This might be still worth $75 -100 repaired??????? I am not sure, it might be moving into a collectable category.

Crosman 38c Revolver 177 cal co2 Nos in the box, if I remember correct it was like $80, so like new in the original box, say maybe $40, well used working $20-25. I think they would be lucky to get $15 in average condition lacking the box. Here is a dreamer! https://www.ebay.com/itm/Crosman-Model- ... Swnv9cE~Kb

Crosman 1389 Backpacker 177 cal this was for camping and is like the new model 2289 that is around $100-125. It was a poor boys bug out kit for a boat or hiker, basically a pistol with a stock attachment. These were pump. Safe to carry because it did not fall into the real gun .22 long category, yet it was a strong .22 pellet gun. I"d put it at $40 -75 depending what accessories are still with the kit? Nice, if complete for campers & hikers. This is the most desirable of the lot. https://www.bakerairguns.com/product/cr ... -sku-6584/

Daisy 880 177 cal dog https://www.walmart.com/ip/Daisy-Powerl ... e/40556631
I think these are still sold new at $75, so like new in the original box figure half price $35-40. If well used, working, maybe 15-20 bucks.

The big problem with these air guns are the seals dry up or deteriorate and have to be replaced. So if they do not hold air, they are parts guns. Or you pay postage and cash for new seals to get little on your return. They are fun to repair & use. Not cost effective on common models for resale.



Remember at house yard sales you can get deals where this form of common pellet gun is sold 10-25 bucks. You most likely think I am nuts, but the real collectors are vintage 1920s in the box BB or pellet rifles or the special replica WW I & WW II pistols and rifles. Or the big names --- the ones you list are just not old enough to be rare. Best to shoot and enjoy, or give to a poor kid that can not pay money to have one and watch his or her eyes light up at the gift. For any value gun dealers do not want them , too new for antique dealers and resale people will sell at half price at a flee market so you get approximately 1/4 value if they are really nice in the box. Like anything when you want to buy it, it's worth gold; but when you want to sell it, you get about half value from gun dealers or antique store owners. Use them and enjoy them.

There are three web pages you can go to and see current BB and Pellet guns, some cheep, some into the $1000 market:
https://www.pyramydair.com
https://www.airgundepot.com
https://www.replicaairguns.us

airsoft see http://www.evike.com

I also have a few old posts about bb guns or pellet gun replicas.
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Re: Air gun values

#3 Post by rob » Sat Dec 22, 2018 1:08 pm

Thanks for the input. I know they aren't collectable just plan on using them around camp and just want to give them a fair price for them.

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