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For Sale: Rare Crosman 1100 Trapmaster CO2 Shotgun PRICE DROP

Price:
$ 175
Seller:
Private Party
Account:
Unregistered
 
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Listed On:
Monday, January 06, 2014
Listed In:
Antique Firearms
Location:
Central, Colorado Springs, Colorado - Map
One of the more interesting guns from the venerable firm of Crosman was their Trapmaster 1100 shotgun. Powered by a pair of 12 gram CO2 cartridges and firing a reloadable .38 caliber plastic shotshell filled with #8 shot, the Trapmaster wasn’t a huge commercial success, being made only from 1968 through 1971. It was sold not as a hunting gun, but as part of suburban trapshooting set, using a hand thrower and two-part, snap-together plastic “pigeons.”

Of course since it was made, airgunsmiths have found it to be an excellent platform for customization. 1100s have been converted to bulk fill and re-valved to increase power. Changing the valve spring or making a new, lighter, valve would increase opening time and the the volume of gas released. The guns can also, with no conversion, fire a .375″ lead ball over a couple of wads. One owner, writing in (I think) the now-defunct Airgun News, claimed 100 ft-lbs of muzzle energy for his conversion. A more realistic power level of 42 ft-lbs (465fps with an 80gr ball) is claimed at this web site. Whatever the capabilities, the 1100 was one of the best made, best looking guns Crosman ever produced, with a solid heft that put you in mind of a medium caliber firearm.
This comes from an estate and the 1100 is in fantastic condition and would make an excellent addition to a collection. It is untested. Photos and description from internet. Wads and cups are available on e-bay from time to time.