Crosman Series 10x
Crosman 101 1949 model
This example spotted by D T Fletcher on Ebay in the US. He says: "The 1949 model of the 101 is one of the few, if not the only, model of the 101 that can be precisely dated. Crosman made a series of changes: the new rear sight (same as the model 107/108) and the crinkled paint are both 1949 only. It's been suggested that the crinkle paint was for the guns sold to Sears but I don't think there is any positive proof of that.
Another feature that is distinctive to 1949 is the diabolo bolt handle cocking knob. Sometimes they're there, sometime they're not. My guess is that with the CG guns being discontinued that Crosman used up those special cocking knobs on standard 101 guns. But, again, there is no known paperwork detailing any of that.
This is a nice example. The metal parts with the rear sights are in great shape. The flakey paint seems to come with the crinkle paint. Certainly not a gun to refinish. But might be a great shooter. Every 1949 gun that I've come across have been particularly nice guns."