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Crosman air pistol - General discussion / Re: Cost of mods
« Last post by Rualert on August 19, 2017, 05:40:27 PM »
    How very true Jake, and Jim I couldn't agree more. I butchered several words in my last post made when tired and half asleep. JMJ I agree I don't regret a single minute learning from the very beginning when I got my lathe to the time when I learned to cut threads on it, and how to deal with for me at least complex parts, the smaller ones seem to be the harder ones to make. I guess when one tries to use too heavy a hand the little stuff bites back. I still have no regrets as to any of the parts I have purchased, and those I have been lucky enough to make myself. I don't bother to create the cost spreadsheet, since I already know that would just be depressing, and might dent the enjoyment and fun of building these custom guns.

Casey
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Crosman air pistol - General discussion / Re: Cost of mods
« Last post by JMJinNC on August 19, 2017, 02:02:17 PM »
I only have 2 custom Crosmans but I made a spreadsheet of the mods, new parts, and custom fabricated parts (hours for machining & CAD) for each gun. A coworker asked how much to build him a custom gun like my 1377 carbine, so I showed him the spreadsheet. Pretty much ended that conversation!

No regrets though. Just the cost of development.

JMJ
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Crosman air pistol - General discussion / Re: Cost of mods
« Last post by ShakyJake on August 19, 2017, 02:01:08 PM »
It's fun and rewarding to me. :-*  And it's still cheaper than BASS fishing! ;)
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Crosman air pistol - General discussion / Re: Cost of mods
« Last post by Rualert on August 19, 2017, 03:15:42 AM »
    I still have if I'm not mistake all of my Crosman 22xx 17xx 13xx Sears 140 I think it is (would have to look, it generally stays in a nice humidity controlled safe, I may have changed some of them around, but I still have them. Have added to the collection, and have only one or two I might sell, but they are not my Crosmans, or Air Force guns. Plust the latest entry to the house belongs to my daughter and that will stay hers, and in the family. I agree with Rich, even when I make the majority of the custom parts I want, my way, they still cost even if the material is less the time to make even something that looks simple, can take much longer than expected. I wouldn't trade any of the time learning for the world. I don't plan to make parts unless my some decides to get a couple of CNC machines so we could maybe automate some, but it would take quite a few custom bits, and cre not to step on toes to truly get beyond break even, if that. It's all about our enjoyment of the sport, builds, and getting others infected with the sickness.  ;D ;D ;D

Casey

 :-*
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Crosman air pistol - General discussion / Re: Cost of mods
« Last post by arkmaker on August 19, 2017, 02:34:35 AM »
Without question, I have lost money on every gun I ever sold, including PB's........but so what! Every once in a while I get the urge to make parts and build them up, but when you come right down to it, I lost money even when I made a good portion of the parts myself.... not crying, just saying, it is what it is. I am about to loose some more money when I sell my Disco, Fusion, Titan and a 2240 carbine. Life is all about trade offs I guess.
 
Never will sell my 1740 or 114 or even my new 2400KT...... but still want a AA FT200 and a really nice springer  :-0
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Crosman air pistol - General discussion / Re: What I did today.
« Last post by TraderJoe on August 19, 2017, 01:14:48 AM »
 :)
The wait might be a little longer than it normally is. I ordered my KT2300 on the 5th of July. I must confess that I failed to hold out on their special. I called Crosman customer service on the 10th of August because they had sent me two e-mails to rate my recent purchase. I was informed that they had received more orders than expected. Good news is I'm still in queue. In hindsight I shouldn't have waited to order.
I already have a 2300KT on order so will wait on the next "holiday discount" to order the 13xx and/or 2400KT.  :-*
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Crosman air pistol - General discussion / Re: What I did today.
« Last post by Ken on August 18, 2017, 10:51:32 PM »
 The wait might be a little longer than it normally is. I ordered my KT2300 on the 5th of July. I must confess that I failed to hold out on their special. I called Crosman customer service on the 10th of August because they had sent me two e-mails to rate my recent purchase. I was informed that they had received more orders than expected. Good news is I'm still in queue. In hindsight I shouldn't have waited to order.
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Crosman air pistol - General discussion / Re: Cost of mods
« Last post by jebhoge on August 18, 2017, 09:43:21 PM »
Yep, it's never about the price for the parts (unless you're a real horse trader and get stuff for way less than "retail")...it's about the satisfaction of YOUR end product. And you'll usually never get that money back. :)
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Crosman air pistol - General discussion / Re: Cost of mods
« Last post by Brutuz on August 18, 2017, 07:03:54 PM »
Being married is expensive as well, especially when she has a day off from work and time to spend $$ but I wouldn't want to miss her for a second.

And I won't sell a 13xx or 22xx or variant EVER  :)
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Crosman air pistol - General discussion / Re: What I did today.
« Last post by TraderJoe on August 18, 2017, 06:13:37 PM »
Soooo I decided that while I am waiting for my CCS 2300KT to arrive I ordered a 1377 from Walmart today; it will be ready for store pickup Thursday.  :-*
Well my order is in at Wally World, but I have changed my mind on the aquisition. After pondering this decision and calculating costs, I realized (which I already knew in the back of my mind) that I can order the 1300KT from the CCS with steel breech, the stock I want, a longer barrel, muzzle brake of my choice  and no optics, as I have a couple suitable scopes, for about $15 more than just what the stock 1377 cost me ($49 + tax and adding  the steel breech mod ($46-$49).  :-* Only downside is the waiting.  :(
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