Crosman Bulk Fill Station.
Back in the '60s, Crosman offered a law enforcement training package. As part of this law enforcement package, a bulk fill station and adapters for the Crosman guns recommended for use with the package, namely the model 38x and model 600 pistols, was also offered.
The model numbers for the items associated with the bulk fill station are as follows:
Model 35 - Adapter to fit (early model) 38x. One end accepts the 10 oz tank, the other seals against the drilled powerlet. It also contains a valve.
Model 35-3 - Alignment bushing for quick refill valve probe. It also seals around the probe.
Model 35-66 - Drilled powerlet. This acts as the "reservoir" for the 38x.
Model 194 - Inter-connecting tube. This consisted of a 6" long pipe nipple, a 90* elbow, and a fitting to accept the Crosman Model 197 10 oz tank.
Model 195 - Quick refill valve. The gun, with fittings in place, is simply pushed down to begin the fill process. The wood block that it is mounted to is actually how Crosman supplied it.
Model 196 - Adapter to fit model 600 (as well as most Crosman guns from that period).
Model 197 - 10 oz CO2 tank.
Originally posted by Leonardj
Crosman Pistol Guard - model-505 pistol case.
Crosman offered these very nicely made, and well padded, soft sided cases for their pistol lineup.
The case has elastic loops to hold the pistol's barrel in place, as well as to hold a five-pack of CO2 powerlets, and a tin of Crosman Super Pells.
The cases were available in both black and brown exterior colors.
Originally posted by Leonardj
Crosman Targlite target
Spotted on Ebay by D T Fletcher. He said: "I've always appreciated the time and effort that Crosman put into their targets. I have an early Targlite which is huge and works better than anything else, love the light bulb which allows to see where the shot hit. This is the later, smaller Targlite which includes the return line. This is the only example that I can recall having ever seen unused in the box, complete with everything. As a matter of course, these get destroyed in use. Pretty unique example. Priced pretty reasonable, imo. "
Crosman salesman's case
With thanks to Steve. He is not 100% sure it's a genuine Crosman salesman's case, but it certainly looks to be correct.
Pics of the full case at the end of this entry.
Original sales pic:
"Salesman sample cases are a part of Americana and I was thrilled to win this Crosman case on EBay. The case is a point in time in Crosman history and in filling it, it’s story was revealed. In the last several years I have purchaseed 3 early Crosman CO2 rifles: a 160, a 180 and a 400. I put my 1955 160 into the case and it fit perfectly. Next was the 400 right underneath. Then the pistol had to be a 150 which I had bought months earlier. The fit of all guns was exceptional no wiggle room whatever. The first side was finished confirming the case was authentic.
"The second side seemed a bit of a mystery but in measuring the upper space it seemed to be right for a 180 which I had just sold. Lol. Luckily I bought it back and it did fit perfectly. The pistol was labeled a 130 and that was a easy pickup. After a few missteps the lower rifle had to be the contemporary 140 pumper. That I had to buy as well, and it ended up being more than a month long project given the USPS took 3 weeks to deliver it. But when it arrive the case was finished!
"Now the case can tell it’s story. The 400 was first made in 1957-62. Thus the earliest date the case could have been made was 1957. The 160 would determine the last date possible. The 160 was the first rifle to receive the updated Monte Carlo stock which would not have fit in the case. That change occurred in 1960, so the case was probably made between 1957-1959? That a pretty small window of time and may help explain why the case is so pristine. After it was made it was quickly obsolete. That and the fact that fully loaded it weights a ton! Is a salesman going to wrestle with this all day?
"The case does capture probably the pinnacle of Crosman’s Golden Era the introduction of their CO2 classics. I have only seen three Crosman Salesman cases each one was different. One was sold at the same time as mine and was a single sided case and it did look well used. The Crosman Company has the other one."
Crosman display stand
With thanks to Steve (plus scans from one of D T Fletcher's books and original Crosman pics).
Crosman movie target
With thanks to Trev in New Zealand. He describes this as: "Crosman "to shoot or not to shoot"movie kit. (Well described in DTFs Crosman 160 book.)
Basically it is a Technicolor 8mm projector (takes cassettes) that shows films of confrontational to "difficult" scenes involving guns. The projector is operated by a sonic switch-sensitive to the bang of a CO2 gun. When you shoot at the disposable screen the frame freezes and you can see if you hit a baddie or shot a lady with a baby!
The films have gone magenta but the action can still be seen.I understand Crosman staff made these flicks in the firm's carpark."