Crosman 38T (.22 cal)


 


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

Info:
Manufacturer/Model:
Crosman, Model 38T (.22)
Replica Of:
Smith & Wesson Model K-38 Target Masterpiece (Model 14, .38 SPL)
Made In:
USA
Caliber/Ammunition/Feed:
22, lead pellet, 6-shot nonremovable cylinder
Air Source:
CO2, 12 g Powerlet
Accessories:
old Crosman .22 pellets and barrel rod
Recommended Pellet or BB:
H&N Match Kugeln
Weight (lb)/Length (in):
2.5, 11.6
Body Material/Finish/Grips:
metal, black, plastic
Barrel Length (in)/Material/Rifled:
6.0, steel, yes
Trigger Action:
DA/SA
Trigger Pull (lbs)/Adjustable:
9.25 (DA), 4.5 (SA), no
Sights (front/rear):
fixed, fully adjustable
Velocity (fps):
not reported by Crosman
Sound Level (dB): 97
Thickness of Pellet Holder (in): 0.356
Manufactured Dates:
1964 - 1976
Condition/Manual/Box:
90%, yes, yes
Serial Number:
 153215
 
Comments: The Crosman 38T is an excellent replica of the S&W K-38 Combat Masterpiece. The model shown here is the .22 cal second variant (1973-1976) 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 0.25". The muzzle velocity (305 fps) is a little below average for a .22 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-.22 cal (.pdf)
Exploded Parts Diagram for Crosman 38T-.22 cal - 2nd variant (.pdf)

Performance: Measurements were made on 11/07/06 at a temperature of 69 F and 14' elevation. A ten shot string was fired from a bench rest at 15' using H&N Match Kugeln pellets (13.4 gr). The highest velocity measured was 332 fps, the lowest was 293 fps (average of the 10-shot string was 305 fps). A six shot string fired with open sights grouped at 0.25". Click the thumbnail below to see a larger image. Click here for a description of the measurement methods.


 

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



 

 
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: A coin is used to turn the piercing screw.

Packaging:

Owner's Manual for Crosman 38T-.22 cal (.pdf)
Exploded Parts Diagram for Crosman 38T-.22 cal - 2nd variant (.pdf)

 

 

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