Extremely OT: Anyone here fire BB rifles ?

I have a Crosman 2100 Classic, very basic rifle that no one in the family can figure out how to get it to work.
Either we are all total idiots or we are just missing a basic step in
the instructions. I bought this one as opposed to the Daisy I had when I was younger as it seemed like a better brand. Who knows now.
Seems we can't get a bb to fire, all get is the sound of the spring releasing. Subsequent times trying to get it to work and I can't get anything out of the trigger at all.
My old Daisy was simple. Load the bbs in, cock the lever and destroy your old models. Just wanted one for indoor/garage target shooting.
What to do? I really hate this rifle now. There is a local gun store nearby. Wonder if they deal with bb rifle type people.
Craig
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Musicman59 wrote:

That's a nice air rifle. As I recall, the Crossman has a huge compartment in it's stock that will hold 100s of bbs - you have to charge the ready magazine in its receiver from its stock by holding the sprung lever on the left side of the receiver back and shaking bbs forward - barrel down. Then you can fire out what is in there one shot at a time by cycling the bolt and re-pumping. Lather, rinse, repeat.
I really like(d) that gun over the Daisy I had around...because of the above, but mainly because you can vary the muzzle velocity by the number of pumps you give it - ten being the max recommended, as I recall; and a genuine rifled barrel to boot - I put one square between a sitting rabbit's shoulder blades from about half a block away with one once, using open sights. Good long range shooter for a bb gun, and the next best thing to a .22LR when using .177 lead pellets. Quite a bit more than a "toy", really.
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yes, that sounds like the procedures, but no one in the family can get it to work. even went online to find the manual in case there was a typo. When we slide back the side bolt 2-3 bbs fall out, which is obviously not good. Just can't figure out what we are doing wrong. There must be a better rifle out there. will check out a gun store to get knowledgeable help for my next purchase.... Crud !!!
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Musicman59 wrote:

You have to pull the spring loaded lever on the left side of the receiver back and hold it - then shake the bbs out of the stock until that fills up...hence having to hold the barrel down. Near to vertical. Then you can release of the mag-charging/following lever.
Once you have the mag full each actuation of the bolt will load a single bb - you can actually chamber and shoot multiple bbs, 3-4 being the most I'd ever try in one shot. So unlike the Daisy you also have a "shotgun" of sorts. Once you get it, you've got it.
...I *really* liked that bb gun!
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thx. I'll try it one more time, then I will mail it to you.....in lots of pieces. :-)
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