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.