Crosman C40

S&W 4006 (40 cal SW)

Crosman C40
Replica Of:
Smith & Wesson 4006 (.40 S&W)
Made In:
177, lead pellet, 8-shot revolver
Air Source:
CO2, 12 g Powerlet
Crosman red-dot sight
Recommended Pellet or BB:
RWS Meisterkugeln for Pistol & Rifle
Weight (lb)/Length (in):
2.8, 8.5
Body Material/Finish/Grips:
metal, zinc/nickel, plastic
Barrel Length (in)/Material/Rifled:
4.25, steel, yes
Trigger Action:
Trigger Pull (lbs)/Adjustable:
9.6 (DA), 4.1 (SA), no
Sights (front/rear):
fixed, fully adjustable
Velocity (fps):
Sound Level (dB): 100
Thickness of Pellet Holder (in): 0.279
Manufactured Dates:
1998 - 2004
95%, yes, yes
Serial Number:
Comments: This gun is essentially an all-metal version of the Model 1008 with the safety moved to the location it is on the firearm. The piercing screw on the 1008 has been replaced with a more sophisticated lever system on the C40, which gives the gun a cleaner and more realistic appearance. The trigger and break point on the C40 are mushy just as they are on the 1008. The C40 trigger becomes very uncomfortable during long shooting sessions due to the grooves cut in it. The gun is quite heavy and doesn't balance well. The design of the right grip cover keeps it from attaching tightly so that it moves when shooting. Muzzle velocities vary over a wide range (the standard deviation of a 10-shot string was 20 fps) and accuracy is only fair for a gun in this price range. Overall, the Crosman C40 is a sturdy and reliable airgun but a bit of a disappointment as a shooter.

Performance: Measurements were made on 8/10/06 at a temperature of 83 F and 14' elevation. A ten shot string was fired from a bench rest at 15' using RWS Meisterkugeln Pistol & Rifle pellets (7.8 gr). The highest velocity measured was 410 fps, the lowest was 349 fps (average of the 10-shot string was 373 fps, s = 20). A six shot string fired with a red-dot sight grouped at 0.61". Click the thumbnail below to see a larger image. Click here for a description of the measurement methods.


Right Profile: The front sight on the C40 (silver model) is painted gray, which makes it difficult to obtain a good sight picture against light-colored targets. Otherwise, the sights on this model are quite good.
Front View:
Right Side Markings:
Left Side Markings:
Loading Pellets: Be sure to push the barrel down until you hear and feel it engage the latch. This takes considerable force. If the barrel is not properly latched, the barrel will flip up when the gun is fired causing the round magazine to fly off.
Loading CO2: The right-side grip clips onto the piercing lever but tends to come loose during firing. It should have been designed to clip into the frame.




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