Crosman 130 2nd variant [ 22-cal ] Reviews



Crosman 130 2nd variant  [ 22-cal ]

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Crosman 130 2nd variant [ 22-cal ]


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Reviewer: airgunsmith
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First I would like to say, I love this gun and think it’s one of Crosmans very best builds.I pick this 130 up at the swap meet yesterday paid $27.25, it didn’t pump up but it looked to be used very little, the finish is easily 99%.

 First thing I did was to take it apart and found the piston seal dried out and shrunk. 

Next step was to disassemble and rebuild the valve clean out all the old oil install new seals reassemble and install the valve and one of our Airgunsmith Flat Pistons for the Crosman 130, adjust and button it up and shoot. Did I say I love this gun? 6, 8 maybe 9 or 10 pumps then shoot away, self cocking great gun. 

If the gun is not in proper working order and the wrong lube is used the gun will fire by itself so be sure to keep it clean and use a good quality airgun oil.

 If you can find one I say grab it, its one of the easiest airguns to shoot ever. Don’t worry about parts to rebuild the parts are more common then the gun.

Be carful on where  and who you get parts from.

 We use a brass piston for 3 reasons the brass will not wear groves in the pump tube like the stock steel piston will so with the Airgunsmith Crosman 130 brass piston the gun will be around for the great grand kids, the 2nd reason is the piston seal, with the brass piston we go from a piston seal that needs to be ordered and no longer available to a piston seal that can be found at most hardware stores, no longer need to worry about parts its for ever and an easy fix,  and the 3rd reason, with a flat piston we get 420, 430 FPS, that’s a jump of about 100 fps. Again dont get me wrong here, with the flat piston fewer pups is better. 
Don’t get me wrong this gun is not a real good gun for hunting, I would consider it to be on the bottom in the hunting catagory, but to take out and shoot, Its great, then put it up as a keeper.

     The trigger on the Crosman 130 is a bit hard on the pull but manageable and after a few shots easy to get used to, at 25 yards I get an easy 1 inch groups, better if using a bench and bag, don’t let the low price and bad press keep you from owning one of Crosmans finest creations if its being knocked its because they don’t understand the gun. It really is a fine old shooter.

 


Crosman 130 2nd variant  [ 22-cal ]

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Crosman 130 2nd variant [ 22-cal ]


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Reviewer: Mike Mathew
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In ’56- ’59, 14 to 16yrs old, to close to town for a firearms, my now brother inlaw and I took dozens of cottontail, quail, and Bullfrogs in shallow water, they always had one last jump, just below the JR. College in the Kern River, Calif, very thick cover, 15 to 30 ft. I used a Crosman 130, he a Benj, gas fed pistol. Had it resealed last year, brings back lots of fond memories.

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Crosman 130 2nd variant [ 22-cal ]


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Reviewer: joe ohara
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this gun is lots of fun. my dad gave it to me around 30 years ago. it’s really just a connection to my childhood. crosman does not support it anymore but ABAirguns will sell you an original seal kit. i recently just rebuilt mine and it really smacks! anyone that wants to sell me one, regardless of condition, please contact me

joeohara@sc.rr.com please put crosman 130 in subject line

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Crosman 130 2nd variant [ 22-cal ]


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Reviewer: Dave
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Nice pistol, but I prefer the Benjamin model that looks and feels quite similar. I dislike plastic on a gun except grips, so I was not too keen on the front air chamber plug and front sight/ barrel band being plastic. Easy enough to re seal, and very accurate, if somewhat underpowered. Nice for quiet target shooting, well made construction. Got mine mint condition foe $50.00, I was happy !

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Crosman 130 2nd variant [ 22-cal ]


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Reviewer: Fred S.
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The Crosman 130’s best attribute is that it is easy to shoot accurately. I consider myself to be a poor marksman but I have no trouble getting 5 shots within 1 inch at 25′ with my Crosman 130. I attribute this to the fact that there is no recoil and the sight radius is quite long. Trigger action, while not of match caliber, is predictable. Power is quite low for a pumper. Mine does about 335 fps with 14.3g pellets.This is after recent resealing and with 10 pumps. More pumping does not appreciably effect power. Based on my research, this seems to be the norm for this model. I would not recommend the 130 for hunting or pest control. This vintage pistol is well made and the only plastic to be found is in the grips. Another virtue is that resealing is an easy task. The Crosman 130 is a worthwhile addition to an airgunner’s collection.

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Crosman 130 2nd variant [ 22-cal ]


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Reviewer: Brad
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Accurate, powerful, solid performer for years, never let me down. I used to shoot targets and…mice. Along with my Daisy 717, found this pair to be my most accurate affordable handguns.