Crosman Frontier Model 36

Colt 1873 Single Action Army (44 cal)

Crosman Model 36 Frontier
Replica Of: Colt 1873 Single Action Army (.44)
Made In:
177, BB, 18-shot spring & revolver feed
Air Source:
CO2, 12 g Powerlet
Recommended Pellet or BB:
Crossman Copperhead BBs
Weight (lb)/Length (in):
2.1, 10.25
Body Material/Finish/Grips:
metal, black, wood
Barrel Length (in)/Material/Rifled:
4.25, steel, no
Trigger Action:
Trigger Pull (lbs)/Adjustable:
3.4 (SA), no
Sights (front/rear):
fixed, fixed (groove)
Velocity (fps):
not specified by Crosman
Sound Level (dB): 97
Thickness of Pellet Holder (in): N/A
Manufactured Dates:
95%, yes, yes
Serial Number:
Comments: This is a continuation of the Hahn/Crosman Model 45. It holds 6 BBs in the rotating cylinder and 12 more in the spring-loaded feed tube. The staghorn-like grips of the Model 45 gave way to wood grips on the Model 36 and the half-cock hammer position available on the 45 was eliminated on the 36. The Model 36 marked the end of the line for the Colt 1873 SAA-style BB gun that Crosman started with the Hahn 45 back in 1958.

Performance: Measurements were made on 11/05/06 at a temperature of 65 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 323 fps, the lowest was 310 fps (average of the 10-shot string was 319 fps). A six shot string fired with open sights grouped at 1.56". 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: Pull the spring follower back all the way and load BBs until the tube is full. Rotate the cylinder to allow a BB to fall into each of the six chambers. Add six more BBs to the BB tube.
Loading CO2: Insert the CO2 cylinder into the valve seat and tighten (finger tight only -- no tools) the cylinder nut. Cock the gun and fire it two or three times to pierce the cylinder. Cocking the gun pierces the cylinder, not over tightening the cylinder nut.

Packaging: The box is in very good condition and includes the manual and the small pack of BBs originally packed with the gun.



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