Crosman Model 357 Six


 


Colt Python (.357 magnum)
 

Info:
Manufacturer/Model:
Crosman 357 Six
Replica Of:
Colt Python .357 Magnum
Made In:
USA
Caliber/Ammunition/Feed:
177, lead pellet, 6 & 10-shot revolver
Air Source:
CO2, 12 g Powerlet
Accessories:
extra magazines (6-shot and 10-shot)
Recommended Pellet or BB:
Crosman Premier Super Match
Weight (lb)/Length (in):
1.9, 11.5
Body Material/Finish/Grips:
metal/plastic, black, plastic
Barrel Length (in)/Material/Rifled:
6, steel, yes
Trigger Action:
DA/SA
Trigger Pull (lbs)/Adjustable:
9.4 (DA), 3.7 (SA), no
Sights (front/rear):
fixed, fully adjustable
Velocity (fps):
435
Sound Level (dB): 100
Thickness of Pellet Holder (in): 0.353
Manufactured Dates:
1983 - 1997
Condition/Manual/Box:
90%, yes, no
Serial Number:
 788524851
 
Comments: Crosman introduced the Model 357-6 as a replacement for the venerable Model 38T, which was finally discontinued in 1985. The Model 38T is a superior airgun in just about all respects but lacks the removable pellet cylinder of the 357-6. I bought this airgun in 1988 and it is the first pellet gun I ever owned. It was resealed by TMac Airgun Service in early 2006 and also had a new barrel latch installed. The Model 357-6 is a great plinker.

Performance: Measurements were made on 9/13/06 at a temperature of 77 F and 14' elevation. A ten shot string was fired from a bench rest at 15' using Crosman Premier Super Match pellets (7.9 gr). The highest velocity measured was 442 fps, the lowest was 406 fps (average of the 10-shot string was 428 fps). A six shot string fired with open sights grouped at 0.58". Click the thumbnail below to see a larger image. Click here for a description of the measurement.

Test Firing Record:
April 15, 2007 - Tested with Crosman Premier pellets.

 


 
Right Profile:

 
Front View:

 
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Loading Pellets: A weak point of this design is the latch that holds the barrel closed. This loosens over time resulting in a floppy barrel and a decrease in accuracy.
Loading CO2:

 

 

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