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Super rare Crosman Arms item on auction

May 10 2017 at 6:32 PM
DT Fletcher  (Login DTFletcher)

 

 
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jeep608
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That didn't last long.

May 14 2017, 12:18 PM 

Ended: May 10, 2017 , 8:00PM No bids shown either. Never saw one before.

 
 
Garvin
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Garvin

What does this item have to do with airguns?

May 14 2017, 1:55 PM 

If anything! What is the hole in the middle for? Please explain!

I mean, was it some sort of non-airgun gift item/competition prize that Crosman used to market its guns?!
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DT Fletcher
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Re: What does this item have to do with airguns?

May 15 2017, 12:32 PM 

The Crosman Arms "Gym Dolly" has nothing to do with airguns, other than it was produced by Crosman Arms.

It's interesting as historical evidence of how Crosman Arms attempted to expand their product line to include non-airgun items. It makes sense since they are already in the sporting goods business with thousands of sales contacts built up over the years.

 
 
DT Fletcher
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Re: That didn't last long.

May 15 2017, 12:34 PM 

Yeah, I sent an email to Crosman marketing about it, thinking they might want it for their museum, but, they never got back to me. Unfortunately, I forgot about posting a note here until late.

If you are interested in it, contact the seller.

 
 
Garvin
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Garvin

Ah, thanks

May 15 2017, 3:54 PM 

So it's like Webley clocks, fans etc, but at least Crosman stuck to the general 'sporting goods' category... I wonder if the factory hit a slack period and had extra capacity, or was it an expansion into a potentially lucrative area?
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Trevor
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As far as I can tell,

May 15 2017, 11:04 PM 

HEALTHWAYS was the outfit that was into absolutely everything to do with 'sport'! Diversification,was the name of the game.Adverts make very interesting reading.

 
 
DT Fletcher
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Re: Ah, thanks

May 16 2017, 1:57 AM 

From what I understand, this was a PY Hahn operation. He had his own personal shop behind the Fairport factory. That's where the Chap Chur guns, and other Crosman oddities emerged. It is when this operation -there's a picture of this shop identified in the 75 Years of Crosman book- was described that there was mention of the Gym Dolly.

 
 
DT Fletcher
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Re: As far as I can tell,

May 16 2017, 2:10 AM 

For a time, Hy-Score had a very diversified line of sport products, too.

 
 
DT Fletcher
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It's back....

May 27 2017, 4:49 PM 

The Gym Dolly has returned.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/272685714274

 
 
Mark B
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Got it!!

June 5 2017, 1:16 PM 

Pretty solid well built thing too!

 
 
DT Fletcher
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Re: Got it!!

June 6 2017, 12:01 AM 

Great. Needed to go to a good Crosman collector's home. You have what I think is one of the more interesting of Crosman Arms curiosities.

 
 
 
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