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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 7:23 pm 
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Some background: I bought a 2240 quite a while ago just to take advantage of a sale. I didn’t even go through a single CO2 cartridge before it ended up on my work bench under a pile of junk and I almost forgot about it. Feeling guilty about neglecting it, I ordered a steel breech and Lothar Walther barrel for it…and then all of it sat unassembled, buried under junk on my work bench for another year or so. Fast forward to about a month ago when I caught wind of a new Pistol Division in Field Target. I finally got off my butt and started putting things together. Apart from the BSA 2 power pistol scope, everything on this gun is FACTORY or in other words, readily available from Crosman. Here it is:
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This is a standard Crosman muzzle brake, nothing fancy:
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This shows the Crosman steel breech and trigger shoe:
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This shows how I shot the pistol while testing various pellets:
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The .177 Lothar Walther barrel pretty much shoots any decent pellet quite accurately. It likes JSB Express best…but those tend to be just a tad…ahem…too hot :wink: . Not too far behind is the JSB Heavies in 4.52mm. Here is a typical 10 shot group at a measured 25 yards:
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This is what it can do at 15 yards:
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At 10 yards and closer it can cut a clean single hole using wadcutters with boring repeatability! I was surprised by the valve consistency. Here’s a 10 shot string fired over my chrony:
JSB Heavies
1- 470.0
2- 472.7
3- 472.8
4- 469.4
5- 472.9
6- 472.7
7- 471.0
8- 470.3
9- 471.4
10- 471.4
Average velocity- 471.5
Extreme spread- 3.52
Standard deviation->1.00

I’m very happy with the results and it just goes to show, half decent results are possible for the non-machinists out there.
P.S. The trigger is heavy and gritty and it sucks! :evil: But in order to truly live up to the factory non custom monicker, I’m leaving it alone…at least that's what I'm telling people... :lol:

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 9:06 pm 
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WOW! That's amazing accuracy WB, it just goes to show that CO2 is a great power source (the 10m Olympic air pistol record is still held by a CO2 powered pistol for you non believers!)

I guess what accuracy like that, you're not gonna miss in the pistol FT all season... :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 10:13 pm 
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man that is a sweeet gun i have one and i going to mod it out but for now i am scrubbing mine down and going to get mine chromed with a homemade maple hadle with a 1895 1 dollar piece in each handle it goin to look sooo kool by the time i am done with it. nothing beets the stock versions except some chroming.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 5:20 am 
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I reread the post and didn't find anything that said you modded anything...
Are those velocities with everything internal non-modded?

Nice build...

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 1:41 pm 
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araz2114 wrote:
...didn't find anything that said you modded anything...
Are those velocities with everything internal non-modded?

I didn't touch anything internally. I basically took the original 2240 out of the package, strapped on a steel breech, the barrel, the scope, the muzzle brake and trigger shoe. I was thinking of messing with the valve a bit but I'm quite happy with it as is so probably won't...

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 1:44 pm 
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Wow...pretty good accuracy for a stock trigger!!!! Nicely done!!!

Where did you source the custom Crosman parts?


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 2:47 pm 
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That's a sweet setup windbag 8)

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 9:14 pm 
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If you really want to try those JSB Express, try clipping a coil or two off the 2240 hammer spring.... the added benefit will be less report and gas wasted = more shots per cart.... 8)

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 6:37 pm 
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airgunfun wrote:
Where did you source the custom Crosman parts?

Some people also wanted to know how much everything cost...no problem. I'll see if the ol' memory is working! :wink:

I got the pistol itself on sale at LeBaron for $42.00
I got the steel breech ($30'ish?) and Lothar Walther barrel ($65'ish? from AirGunEric (ScopesandAmmo.com)
I got the scope rings from LeBaron $31.00
I got the scope from Airgunsource.com $69.00
The muzzle brake ($20.00) and trigger shoe ($11.00) I got from D&L
Total investiment: Around $300.00 including taxes?

Remember...I said stock pistol using all Crosman parts...I didn't say it was inexpensive... :roll:

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 6:46 pm 
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Awesome shooting there :D

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 6:54 pm 
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Please understand, I’m not posting this seeking accolades about my shooting…as I mentioned before, all shooting thus far has been off a sturdy bench using sandbag rests.
Rather, I’m continually amazed by the ability of this pistol! I can’t believe I just let it sit around neglected for over 2 years and now it’s a favourite!
Here’s a group I shot today at 50 yards, (no wind-indoors). Point of aim was the bullseye of the Gamo target, point of impact for group centre was 12.5 inches low.
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10 shots measuring 2.513 inches :shock: ! I think for this kind of performance it deserves a nice set of wood grips (Crosman of course :lol: )

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 4:02 pm 
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Decent group enough for 50 Yds. Windbag...Bravo ! 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 3:27 pm 
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Thanks for the info, it's nice to see such an attainable, plug and play gun from a "cheap, plastic junk" maker perform so well.

I'd be very happy with something similar.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 4:39 pm 
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VERY nice!!
please keep us posted when you can re: FT results and how that pistol performs.
I really like that and the look is sweet!

Walter....

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