by B.B. Pelletier
Here’s another blast from the past. If you own the new Blue Book of Airguns, or if you attend an airgun show this year, you’ll see one of these curious retro-looking air pistols. They weren’t well-publicized in their day. Even if you’re in your 50s or 60s, you may never have seen one before now. While the Benjamin pistols were included in almost every ad they ran, Crosman didn’t advertise these pistols as much.
Crosman’s 106 pneumatic pistol looks very retro.
The 105 is the .177 model, and the 106 is the .22. They were made from 1947 to 1953, which was a time when .22 caliber was far more popular in America, hence the 105 is the scarcer gun. But neither model is particularly rare. You won’t believe how inexpensive they still are today!