In my thread on how long folks had shot handguns, relative to carry time, reminded me that I actually ''teethed'' like many folks on air weapons - early teens IIRC.
This pic is off three out of the four old Webley air pistols I had.... well, still have these three - the other was the very first which was smooth bore - gave that away. two are in .177 and the other in .22. Not much power but a challenge to be accurate with and not a bad start really - about hmmm - near half a century ago LOL.
Best ''sporting'' use was shooting flies or other bugs on rotten fruit etc - very satisfying (but don't tell P.E.T.A.)