Crosman Model 338

Walther P38 (9 mm)

Info:
Manufacturer/Model:
Crosman Model 338
Replica Of:
Walther P38 (9 mm)
Made In:
USA
Caliber/Ammunition/Feed:
177, steel BB, 20-shot hopper
Air Source:
CO2, 12 g Powerlet
Accessories:
None
Recommended Pellet or BB:
Crosman Copperhead BB
Weight (lb)/Length (in):
1.4, 8.5
Body Material/Finish/Grips:
metal, black, plastic
Barrel Length (in)/Material/Rifled:
5.4, steel, no
Trigger Action:
DA
Trigger Pull (lbs)/Adjustable:
7.6 (DA), no
Sights (front/rear):
fixed, fixed
Velocity (fps):
370
Sound Level (dB): 98
Thickness of Pellet Holder (in): N/A
Manufactured Dates:
1986 - 1991
Condition/Manual/Box:
98%, yes, yes (backer card)
Serial Number:
 191507604
 
Comments: The Walther P38 was introduced in 1938 as the replacement for the Luger in the German army. The Crosman Model 338 is an excellent all-metal replica of the P38. This airgun holds 20 BBs in a gravity feed hopper and feeding is very reliable. The measured muzzle velocity of the 338 is 443 fps, which is 73 fps higher than the manufacturer's specification. Accuracy is fair for a gun with a smooth bore barrel. The 338 is so reliable that Crosman even used it as the internal mechanism for the Crosman Z-77 (Uzi replica). The Crosman 338 is an excellent plinker that packs quite a punch.

Performance: Measurements were made on 8/06/06 at a temperature of 84 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 469 fps, the lowest was 422 fps (average of the 10-shot string was 443 fps). A six shot string fired with open sights grouped at 0.87". Click the thumbnail below to see a larger image. Click here for a description of the measurement methods.


 

Right Profile:
Front View:
Right Side Markings:
Left Side Markings:
Loading BBs: The internal hopper will hold 20 BBs that are fed by gravity into the firing chamber. A magnet holds the BB in position for firing.
Loading CO2: The tab on the bottom of the CO2 piercing screw is small, which makes it difficult to turn the screw enough to puncture the cylinder.

Packaging:

 

 

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