Crosman C41


 


Walther P38 (9 mm)

Info:
Manufacturer/Model:
Made in Taiwan for Crosman / Model C41
Replica Of:
Walther P38 (9 mm)
Made In:
Taiwan

Caliber/Ammunition/Feed:
177, steel BB, 18-shot magazine
Air Source:
CO2, 12 g Powerlet
Accessories:
None
Recommended Pellet or BB:
Crosman Copperhead BB
Weight (lb)/Length (in):
1.94, 8.50
Body Material/Finish/Grips:
metal, black, plastic
Barrel Length (in)/Material/Rifled:
5.19, steel, no
Trigger Action:
DA only
Trigger Pull (lbs)/Adjustable:
5.56 (DA), no
Sights (front/rear):
fixed, fixed
Velocity (fps):
495
Sound Level (dB): 99
Thickness of Pellet Holder (in): N/A
Manufactured Dates:
2009 - present
Condition/Manual/Box:
98%, yes, no (backer card)
Serial Number:
 09002679
 
Comments: The Crosman C41 is a good replica of the Walther P38, which was introduced in 1938 as the replacement for the Luger in the German army. The Crosman C41 is made for Crosman in Taiwan, probably by Wingun. The C41 is made entirely of metal except for the grips. The Crosman C41 closely resembles the Crosman 338, which went out of production in 1991. The performance of the two airguns is similar, with the 338 producing slightly higher velocities and having better accuracy. The main difference between the two guns is the manner in which BBs are handled. In the C41, BBs are fed from a removable spring-loaded magazine. The 338 uses a gravity-feed mechanism. The C41 has a smooth DAO trigger with a long pull and a good release. The C41 is a decent plinker, but the accuracy is only fair for a BB pistol in this price range.

Performance: Measurements were made on 6/22/09 at a temperature of 75 F and 14' elevation. A ten shot string was fired from a bench rest at 15' using Crosman Copperhead BBs (5.1 gr). The highest velocity measured was 446 fps, the lowest was 405 fps (average of the 10-shot string was 421 fps, s = 13). A six shot string fired with open sights grouped at 1.02". Click the thumbnail below to see a larger image. Click here for a description of the measurement methods.


 


 
Right Profile:

 
Front View: The thumb safety looks realistic, but it is cast into the frame and is non-functional. The real safety is located on the right side of the gun above the trigger guard.

 
Right Side Markings: To disengage the safety, the safety button must be depressed while pushing it to the rear. To engage the safety, simply push it forward.

 
Left Side Markings:

 
Loading BBs: The imagazine will hold 18 BBs. The spring follower has a locking position. BBs are loaded through a hole near the base of the magazine

Pushing the mag release forward frees the magazine. If the magazine is removed before all the BBs have been fired, a few BBs will fall out of the bottom of the grip.
 


 
Slide Action: The slide will move forward and back, but it serves no function. It fits loosely and makes a clanking sound when the gun is used. The gun has no blowback function. The external hammer does not move. An internal striker is used to fire the gun.

 
Loading CO2: To load a CO2 cartridge, push the grip panel to the rear. The tab on the bottom of the CO2 piercing screw is difficult to reach.

 
Comparison with 338: Compared to the C41, the older Model 338 is a more realistic replica of the Walther P38 firearm.

Packaging:

 

 

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