Does it make sense to repair this?

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  1. NoFlinch

    NoFlinch
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    I have an old Crossman Medalist '22 pistol that has been sitting for about 25 years +/-.

    Rust on the outside, hard to tell about the barrel.

    It pumps up and holds a couple of pumps of air, but if you pump it further, it does not increase pressure.

    I used to shoot this a lot, but.......

    From what I have seen, a repair kit will cost me $35-50.....

    Any thoughts/ideas.

    Thanks.:):)
     
  2. U201491

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    Ollie Damon in Portland can make it brand new again. Probably better made than what's made today.
     
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    Your avatar's are shockingly similar.
     
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    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    Is it plastic or wood grips and pump?
     
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    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    Yes, they are both canines. ..... Trustworthy.
     
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  6. NoFlinch

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    Whachu' tryin' to say?

    You think I'm GAY?

    You think TAKU is GAY?

    I think YOU'RE GAY for thinking about "shockingly similar..........".

    (Not that there is anything wrong with that................)

    Sorry, I couldn't resist responding to a GAY response..............:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D
     
  7. NoFlinch

    NoFlinch
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    plastic
     
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    What is the price of a new one ? Also Ollie's has reconditioned ones there for sale too, for not too much.
     
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    Good example of Why I like canines better than most people :)
    It why My wife and I have got along for the past 50 plus years.
    We both like them better than most people.
    They don't give ya Sheite..........:s0012:
    :s0096:
     
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  10. solv3nt

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    At least it wasn't wood....
     
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    Since NoFlinch is down in S. Oregon, I don't know that Ollie Damons is a great choice. Add shipping both ways plus the repair, it may not be worth it. But you could always give them a call and ask, maybe they'll surprise you. Don't try to reach them via email - they don't answer.
     
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  12. NoFlinch

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    Thanks for the info and leads everyone.

    It'd be less expensive to buy one new.......but sentiment is priceless...:)........or worthless.:D:D

    I'll be doing my due diligence in the next few days,:s0011:
     
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    Good luck with your old Medalist! I had one and liked it a lot! At least the frame isn't plastic.
    BTW, try oiling the pressure washer. It could be dry but uncracked. Or maybe I'm cracked!:)
     
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  14. NoFlinch

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    I just ordered a rebuild kit from Ollie Damons.

    $15 + $4 shipping.....other sites were charging $35+

    They GUARANTEED it would improve my aim by 200%.......:cool::):D.
    (Actually a great group of guys)
    Oh, this gunsmithing is gona' be great!:s0079:
     
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    Oh yeah didn't think about that. If it was one of the older wood gripped/wood pumpers it would be worth the restore, but Not so much with the Plastic. You can get them so inexpensively anymore.
     
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    Sounds like they were able to help him anyway, so maybe it is a good choice after all :)
     
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    I didn't know they made wood ones.......they must be from the 40's- 50's?:)

    I just want something to plink with in the garage, so this "Should" work:D

    I feed the squirrels & birds a little (don't want to upset nature too much) in the winter, so no targets there.:D
     
  18. Well worth the kit to repair it yourself and have a little fun!

    I learned a lot repairing the one I have and gave it to my son...good times!:)
     
  19. NoFlinch

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    Update;

    Didn't hear from Ollie Damons for 2 weeks so called them today.

    After being put on hold for 6 minutes, I hung up, then called back.

    I was transferred to someone else, who, after trying to figger' out what I ordered, said;
    "Your credit card didn't go through".

    "Oh, that's strange. Why didn't you call me?"

    "I did".

    "OK, What happened when you called"

    "Nothing.......it just kept ringing".

    You didn't try again, knowing everyone has Voicemail on cell phones?"

    "Uh........Uh"

    "OK, thanks."

    "By"

    Now, I need to research a REAL business............:rolleyes:o_O:D
     

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