Crosman 38T (.177 cal)


 



S&W K-38 Target Masterpiece (.38 SPL)
 

Info:
Manufacturer/Model:
Crosman, Model 38T (.177 cal)
Replica Of:
Smith & Wesson Model K-38 Target Masterpiece (Model 14, .38 SPL)
Made In:
USA
Caliber/Ammunition/Feed:
177, lead pellet, 6-shot revolver
Air Source:
CO2, 12 g Powerlet
Accessories:
None
Recommended Pellet or BB:
JSB Match Diabolo
Weight (lb)/Length (in):
2.5, 11.5
Body Material/Finish/Grips:
metal, black, plastic
Barrel Length (in)/Material/Rifled:
6.0, steel, yes
Trigger Action:
DA/SA
Trigger Pull (lbs)/Adjustable:
8.25 (DA), 4.9 (SA), no
Sights (front/rear):
fixed, fully adjustable
Velocity (fps):
356
Sound Level (dB): 100
Thickness of Pellet Holder (in): 0.356
Manufactured Dates:
1976 - 1985
Condition/Manual/Box:
95%, yes, yes
Serial Number:
 981241586
 
Comments: The Crosman 38T is an excellent replica of the S&W K-38 Combat Masterpiece. The model shown here is the .177 cal third variant (1976-1985) with a plastic rear sight and plastic cylinder. All of the Crosman 38 series of pistols have metal frames with two-piece plastic grips. The United States Air Force used the Crosman 38C and 38T for weapons training in the early 1960's to simulate the standard issue S&W K-38. The 38T can be fired in both single-action and double-action mode. The single-action trigger has a crisp break. This gun is capable of very good accuracy, especially in single-action mode, producing groups around 0.48". The muzzle velocity (408 fps) is very good for a .177 cal CO2 pistol with a 6.0" barrel. Loading pellets into the non-removable pellet cylinder is a bit cumbersome. The Crosman 38 series of CO2 pistols represents some of the best airguns Crosman, or anyone else, ever made and they are still prized by collectors.

Owner's Manual for Crosman 38T-.177 cal (.pdf)
Exploded Parts Diagram for Crosman 38T-.177 cal (.pdf)

Performance: Measurements were made on 9/12/06 at a temperature of 76 F and 14' elevation. A ten shot string was fired from a bench rest at 15' using JSB Match Diabolo pellets (8.0 gr). The highest velocity measured was 423 fps, the lowest was 396 fps (average of the 10-shot string was 408 fps). A six shot string fired with open sights grouped at 0.48". Click the thumbnail below to see a larger image. Click here for a description of the measurement methods.


 

Right Profile: The Model 38T (.177) is one of four pistols in the Crosman 38 series that includes the 38C (.22), 38C (.177), and 38T (.22).



 

 
Front View:

 
Right Side Markings:

 
Left Side Markings:

 
Loading Pellets: Pellets are loaded into the non-removable 6-shot rotating cylinder by pulling the "loader" back and dropping a pellet into the exposed groove. Sliding the loader forward seats the pellet in the cylinder.

 
Loading CO2:

Packaging:

Owner's Manual for Crosman 38T-.177 cal (.pdf)
Exploded Parts Diagram for Crosman 38T-.177 cal (.pdf)

 

 

 

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