Differences bettween 760XL and 761XL?

Differences bettween 760XL and 761XL?

Joined: January 8th, 2008, 5:12 am

August 16th, 2011, 2:08 pm #1

I had one of these when i was a kid, of course! I would put this around 1979-80. I would like to pick up one for my 8 year old son. My thing is this i want a all metal and wood model with a rifled barrel "for best accuracy".

Can i get a explanation of the differences between the two models in the title above.
Would also like to know what the differences were between the standard 760/761 and the 760XL,761XL
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August 16th, 2011, 6:56 pm #2

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Joined: January 8th, 2008, 5:12 am

August 16th, 2011, 8:41 pm #3

Like i didnt see that one coming.
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August 17th, 2011, 5:10 pm #4

I had one of these when i was a kid, of course! I would put this around 1979-80. I would like to pick up one for my 8 year old son. My thing is this i want a all metal and wood model with a rifled barrel "for best accuracy".

Can i get a explanation of the differences between the two models in the title above.
Would also like to know what the differences were between the standard 760/761 and the 760XL,761XL
From what I can gather based on owners manuals available on the Crosman website:
The 760XL was made 1978-80 the 761XL was made 1972-81.
Both had rifled steel barrels.
The 761XL had wood stocks that were better shaped than the old 760 wood stocks from the early years. And it had a brass colored receiver.
The 760XL had plastic stocks shaped the same as the wood stocks on the 761XL. I think the receiver was black.

You can see more details in the "manuals" section at CROSMAN.COM


Hope that helps... keep searching, let us know when you get what you are after

Craig in NC
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Joined: January 8th, 2008, 5:12 am

August 17th, 2011, 6:00 pm #5

The manuals dont give any info as far as differences between the two rifles? Let me ask this... Are the 760 and the 761 the same receiver/pump tube and valve assembly? If they are why did they ever make the 761. This is so confusing trying to figure all these models out

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August 17th, 2011, 6:03 pm #6

I had one of these when i was a kid, of course! I would put this around 1979-80. I would like to pick up one for my 8 year old son. My thing is this i want a all metal and wood model with a rifled barrel "for best accuracy".

Can i get a explanation of the differences between the two models in the title above.
Would also like to know what the differences were between the standard 760/761 and the 760XL,761XL
Whats up with the long forearms? How would these ever pump up?


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August 18th, 2011, 1:14 am #7

Those don't look like any 761xl I have ever seen.Someone made those or it is some different european version.
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Joined: November 14th, 2002, 6:27 pm

August 24th, 2011, 4:15 pm #8

I had one of these when i was a kid, of course! I would put this around 1979-80. I would like to pick up one for my 8 year old son. My thing is this i want a all metal and wood model with a rifled barrel "for best accuracy".

Can i get a explanation of the differences between the two models in the title above.
Would also like to know what the differences were between the standard 760/761 and the 760XL,761XL
761XL's had a hammer dampening bumper like a 1300 on the early self cocking systems as well as an oversize steel bolt knob.. Standard 760 was smooth bore. They also had Brass colored sideplates and rifleds barrels.
The 760XL was a later gun on the hammer drop design. At that point I think all the guns were rifled. They were also a lot cheaper made with lots of plastic. Not special. The 761 was.
You could fit a rifled 761 barrel(761-003) to a 760 and if you did not abuse the barrel with BB's it could be a real sleeper 760. Put together right these little plinkers can be insanely accurate with the 761 tube.
I don't have any left but I'd bet there are some out their squirreled away.



"NO GUNS WOULD BE A RIOT"

Later

Tim

Mac1 Airgun


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Joined: November 14th, 2002, 6:27 pm

August 25th, 2011, 12:51 am #9

Those don't look like any 761xl I have ever seen.Someone made those or it is some different european version.
On a Hammer drop 760 rear end. They would shoot two equal shots around 10 fpe if I recall. I built a few but the originals were called Whaleys. I never saw a Whaley but it was obvious from looking at the example what parts were out there that could get it done.
I still have a Tube cut for the Whaley set up. Getting the hammer spring just the right tension so both shots were equal when the thing was pumped to 10 times was the tricky part. I made three and I'm sure Whaley made a few dozen as you see them from time to time. 225 Sterling is about $400US so it costs a lot and is more suited to the wimp gun market in concept.
I suppose you could say it was the first of the ACP's done back in the 80's

It's all been done before.



"NO GUNS WOULD BE A RIOT"

Later

Tim

Mac1 Airgun


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August 30th, 2011, 4:38 pm #10

I had one of these when i was a kid, of course! I would put this around 1979-80. I would like to pick up one for my 8 year old son. My thing is this i want a all metal and wood model with a rifled barrel "for best accuracy".

Can i get a explanation of the differences between the two models in the title above.
Would also like to know what the differences were between the standard 760/761 and the 760XL,761XL
The 761xl is slightly different then 760xl's. The receiver is longer and is gold, early models have wood stocks and fore arms metal bolt mechanisms they also have rifled barrels. Later 761xl's had plastic stock and forearms plastic bolt mechanism same otherwise. The 760xl is supposed to have a rifled barrel but I believe plastic stock and forearm the reciever should be chrome. I have a earlier 761xl its pretty cool. You can find them periodically on auctionarms.com or gunbroker.com. Actually auctionarms.com currently has a 761xl for auction it is the plastic stock and forearm one though and recently resealed might be worth considering. Just thought I'd through some info I know out there.
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