Got this gun from my old neighbor was in non-working condition so I took apart to repair with out any replacement parts and I did so successfully!
Was rusted on the barrel but compared to the new BBguns made today it weighs quite a bit more better made with wood and steel unlike the ones of today plastic.
It has little power but will go through a soda can without issue I will replace the air seals if I can find the parts and try and get some of that old power back.
Have started cleaning the rust off the barrel and is looking much better.
My 1966 Crosman 760 Pump Master after me starting to clean it up and got it firing again:
I wanted to add my Air Soft Guns as well my Black handgun Soft only does 100 FPS but my clear handgun does 250 FPS and is fun and very safe target shooting for inside without causing any damage to anyone or thing.
The black and yellow square target has a net to catch the plastic pellets and the round one is a lot nicer it catches the plastic bbs and then they slowly roll into a chamber for re-use. Unlike BB gun ammo being re-used in the gun that causes damage to the barrel which then throws off accuracy.
For fun I calculated the Feet per second (FPS) into miles per hour (MPH) on all of my BBguns and Airsoft guns.
These figures change depending on ammo used. Gamo ammo is known for it’s performance my gun using Gamo ammo does 1250 FPS in MPH thats 852.2 MPH..
At $5 for 100 rounds that is a little expensive for target practice. when for $10 you can buy 1000 bbs daisy ammo. Mostly I just use the flat target pellets that are cheap but shoddy performance.
2 on the left are Crossman pellets flat pellet is for target shooting. Pointed is for hunting
2 on the right are Gamo Ammo both are hunting pellets the far rights is gold plated 18k pellet that increases the power of any pellet gun.
Using the gold plated Gamo Ammo Increase is as follows
The numbers listed are FPS (Feet Per Second)
600 – up to 750 fps
750 – up to 937 fps
850 – up to 1,062 fps
1,000 – up to 1,250 fps
1,250 – up to 1,562 fps
The other Gamo Ammo does increase FPS as well but I am unsure of the #’s I know that it blows through 5 layer plywood and the wood fence behind it and still hits the house across the street.
I won’t use the plated atleast not in my neighborhood.
BB & Pellet Guns
Crosman 66 is rated at 700 FPS which equals into 477.2 MPH.
Storm XT Max rate 1100 FPS which equals into 750 MPH.
Crosman 1966 760 PowerMaster I am unsure of it power due to age and needs new seals Iknow it can go through 2 cans in a row.
P228 is rated at 190 FPS which equals into 129.5 MPH.
AirStrike 240 is rated at 240 FPS which equals into 163.6 MPH
While I do love my new Storm XT it is unsafe to shoot in my back yard which is fenced with a wood fence.
I use a 5 layer plywood in front of my wooden fence with a target on it and the gun shoots clean through all of them and continues until it hits the house across the street luckily no one was hurt and nothing was broken.
It is nice to have around the house instead of a real fire arm because if I used this on anyone I am sure a head shot would take them down. And a young child would not be strong enough to charge the gun to fire it. It’s just crazy after I shoot it the barrel smokes! And has a kick that is unreal when I fire it I would never guess this was a pellet gun when I shoot it. except for the sound it is close to as loud a as firing a .22.