Crosman Model 1357


 


Colt Python (.357 magnum)
 

Info:
Manufacturer/Model:
Crosman, 1357
Replica Of:
Colt Python .357 Magnum
Made In:
USA
Caliber/Ammunition/Feed:
177, steel BBs, 6-shot revolver
Air Source:
CO2, 12 g Powerlet
Accessories:
none
Recommended Pellet or BB:
Crosman Copperhead BBs
Weight (lb)/Length (in):
1.9, 11.25
Body Material/Finish/Grips:
metal/plastic, black, plastic
Barrel Length (in)/Material/Rifled:
6, steel, no
Trigger Action:
DA/SA
Trigger Pull (lbs)/Adjustable:
10.3 (DA), 3.5 (SA), no
Sights (front/rear):
fixed, fully adjustable
Velocity (fps):
465
Sound Level (dB): 95
Thickness of Pellet Holder (in): N/A
Manufactured Dates:
1988 - 1996
Condition/Manual/Box:
90%, yes (copy), no
Serial Number:
 991505170
 
Comments: Crosman introduced the Model 357 series as a replacement for the venerable Model 38 series, which was finally discontinued in 1985. The Crosman Model 1357 is a BB shooting version of the 357 Six. It is identical to the 357 Six except for the cylinder, which has been modified to accept BBs, and the use of a smooth bore barrel. Like the other revolvers in the 357 series, the 1357 has a hard DA trigger but a light and clean SA release. The 1357 has decent accuracy for a BB gun.

Performance: Measurements were made on 3/05/07 at a temperature of 61 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 408 fps, the lowest was 368 fps (average of the 10-shot string was 391 fps). A six shot string fired with open sights grouped at 0.78". Click the thumbnail below to see a larger image. Click here for a description of the measurement.


 


 
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Loading BBs: 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. Another design problem with the 1357 is the mechanism for holding the BBs in the cylinder (magazine). There is a tendency for BBs to fall out when shooting since there is no shield to hold them in place, only friction. BBs are loaded from the front of the cylinder.


 

Loading CO2:

 

 

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