Marksman Plainsman Model 1049

Colt Woodsman (.22 LR)

Marksman Plainsman Model 1049
Replica Of:
Colt Woodsman (.22 LR)
Made In:
177, steel BBs, 100 shot gravity feed
Air Source:
CO2, 12 g Powerlet
Recommended Pellet or BB:
Daisy Avanti BBs
Weight (lb)/Length (in):
1.75, 9.25
Body Material/Finish/Grips:
metal, black, plastic
Barrel Length (in)/Material/Rifled:
6.1, steel, no
Trigger Action:
Trigger Pull (lbs)/Adjustable:
7.8, no
Sights (front/rear):
fixed, fixed
Velocity (fps):
adjustable 300-400
Sound Level (dB): 95
Thickness of Pellet Holder (in): N/A
Manufactured Dates:
85%, no, no
Serial Number:
Comments: The Plainsman was originally manufactured by Healthways in Compton, CA. In 1983, Healthways was purchased by Marksman (Huntington Beach, CA) who continued to manufacture the Plainsman BB pistol until 1987 under the Marksman name as the model 1049. The Marksman Plainsman utilizes 12 gram CO2 cylinders and has the same three-position power adjusting knob at the base of the grip. The cartridge piercing system is simple but effective using an over-sized knurled piercing knob. This sample of the Marksman Plainsman showed very consistent shot velocities and decent accuracy making it a respectable plinker.

Performance: Measurements were made on 3/14/07 at a temperature of 69 F and 14' elevation. A ten shot string was fired from a bench rest at 15' using Daisy Avanti BBs (5.5 gr). The highest velocity measured was 372 fps (hi power setting), the lowest was 362 fps (average of the 10-shot string was 367 fps). A six shot string fired with open sights grouped at 0.67". Click the thumbnail below to see a larger image. Click here for a description of the measurement methods.


Right Profile: The 3-way power adjustment screw is visible just behind the CO2 loading port at the base of the grip (low power = screw turned all the way to the right, hi power = screw turned all the way to the left).
Front View:
Right Side Markings:
Left Side Markings:
Loading BBs:
Loading CO2:




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