Crosman 1377 .177 cal pellet gun

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  1. a_canadian

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    A little patch of tissue paper could be used as a cup. Just poke the paper into the muzzle with a dowel slightly smaller than the bore, leaving the paper flaring a bit like a funnel. Pour in some salt. Fold over one corner of the paper to keep the salt from pouring out when pointing downward, then using the dowel push it most of the way back to the chamber... You could cut the push rod to just the right length such that the paper stops maybe 1/4" before the transfer port. A single folded corner on tissue paper would likely not stop the salt from spreading on leaving the muzzle. Might take a bit of trial and error to get the fold just right. Hm, think I'm gonna have to try this with my old Webley Junior, a smoothbore .177" pistol. We've been having worse than usual wasp problems this summer...
     
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    Or maybe a cleaning pellet as a wad salt on top then a cotton or somthing as a overshot? you could pick the cleaning pellets up and use them again....maybe.

    I remember trying something like this with a crossman 760, but i used an upside down wadcutter, and actual 6 shot....It didnt punch a hole in folder paper at 6" or so and i gave up on it...well the pellet went thru
     
  3. Deltaboy1984

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    They hit hard!
     
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    I had a chance to exercise the 1377 after work today after a long layoff. I was using domed-head Crosman 10.5 gr Super Magnums, shooting at about 15 yards. At six pumps, the group were running about 1 1/4 inches, without any stringing. Two more pumps raised the point of impact about half inch, but didn't change the groups much. Ten pumps dropped the group size to 5/8 of an inch, just under 2 inches above POA.

    Tomorrow I'll try the 7.4 gr "Destroyer" pointed wadcutters, also from Crosman. I guess these Crosman pellets like a little oomph to upset the skirts.
     
  5. Deltaboy1984

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    I have enjoyed shooting mine!
     
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    Compared to springers and pcps, not to mention real firearms, the 1377s are certainly a cheap and fun date.
     
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  7. skeeterfogger

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    Has anybody tried the .177 that uses a 209 primer to propel it?
     
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  8. stonebuster

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    A year and a half after buying my first 1377 it continues to amaze me with it's power and accuracy at such a low price. Today my local range was closed so I decided to pull out the 1377 and use my 60ft home range instead. Open sights at 60 ft with 5 pumps I was hitting exactly where I pointed it. It was a fun cheap range day at home.
     
  9. Hoppes Love Potion

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    I pretty much retired my 1377 for a 1322, partly because I fumble less with the larger pellets. I use it mostly for pests and the variable power comes in handy.
     
  10. John Joseph

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    Back during the ammo shortage, my 1377 contributed to trigger time while conserving .22 and cf ammo.
    What's not to like?
     
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  11. sscoyote

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    I know it's an old thread but love to read anything 1377 and consider it one of the greatest guns/gun bargains ever. I stuck a 2X Crosman pistol scope on top using the Intermount on the barrel and have had no issues with loss of zero etc. I found an old Tasco-style Stoney Point turret on top and have shot this little sucker out to 80 yds. Chairgun has been very accurate with the old Benjamin 10.5 gr. pellets, and just love to shoot this little sucker. Attempt to attach a pic here.
     

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  12. stonebuster

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    Thanks for reminding me to dig out the 1377 again and give my arthritic hands/fingers a break from my shooting my handguns. Cheap accurate plinking without leaving home. They're fine out of the box but a lot of modifications can be done. Of course a $35 1377/1322 can quickly become a $150 or more. A steel breach and the extended stock are the two most significant mods I've made. It's an old thread but I think in 20-30 years some folks will still be occasionally posting about these old pumpers.
     
  13. sscoyote

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    Yessir! I think the only mod I did with mine so far as I remember is the 22 Long Rifle case install in the trigger mechanism. Worked great.
     
  14. SDGlock23

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    I've got the .22 version, 1322 I believe. I don't shoot it much but growing up I absolutely loved them and had a 1377 and I think a 2100 and I picked off quite a few small rodents with them and countless cans and glass bottles. I still like the idea of having one around, they're very fun and good for small pests as well.
     
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  15. RevolvingGarbage

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    I just got my the mounts for my 1322 and put on a fairly old Simmons 4x15 I had laying around.

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    I'm having a lot of barrel rotation but I haven't taken her apart yet to tighten things up. I understand theres a screw which secures the barrel in place?

    Regardless, since the scope is locked solid to the barrel, after getting it quickly dialed in at 15 feet it's been extremely consistent. Hopefully I'll get to try it at appropriate distance this weekend.
     
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  16. sscoyote

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    Nice. Couple years ago I was at Randy Engel's (R&L Airguns) spring shoot in Colo. City, and brought the 1377 along. I'd done some calcs using the front sight height relative to the sight radius to establish an MOA system. Thought to test it at his shoot. I calcd a solution for a 10" 50-yd. target relative to my 20-yd. zero using a 10.5 gr pellet (.03 BC) at 400 fps mv. It calcd at 38 MOA. My front sight system allows for ~80 MOA vertically, so aimed about 1/2 way down the front sight with top of rear sight, said a quick prayer and touched it off. second or so later I hear this little "tink". Couldn't believe it worked. Hit that target 3 out of 5 times (no wind that day btw). Quite rewarding when the "system" works. Have done this kind of shooting with this MOA (or mil) front sight system all the way out to 80 yds. using ballistic program calcs and it actually does work.
     
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  17. JohnKSa

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    You need the steel breech installed to really be able to tighten it down. If you tighten the screw down on the plastic breech, it just mashes the plastic without really tightening things up much.
     
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    1322 on top,bottom is1377. Both have steel breech,adjustable sear,after-market valve,larger transfer port,some polishing. Need to put a longer barrel on the 1377.
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  19. JohnKSa

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    Sigh... I took my old 1377 out to make sure my comment about the breech was right and found that it no longer pumps or holds air. Now I have to decide if I want to try to repair it, upgrade it, or throw it away. It will need all new seals for sure. All the rubber internals are hard and seem to have shrunk.
     
  20. stonebuster

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    I've read it helps the seals last to oil them and give it 1-2 pumps before you put the gun away. I don't know if it helps or not but I do it.
     
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  21. Septicdeath

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    You can do some fairly simple modifications on this pistol and get it up to about 650fps
     
  22. sscoyote

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    Bump once more. Just got back from a pawn shop that had a pair of Leica 10x42 BRFs for 800, and waited one day too long to buy them...gone. Oh well. Glanced to the side of the case though and there's another 1377 much newer model than my old one I think. Took it home with me for 37$, did the trigger adjustment once again and now it's down to ~18oz. from about 45 just like my other one. Hoping for good accuracy we'll see.
     
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  23. Wingnuts

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    not sure if the OP is still looking for a scope, if so I picked up a cheap pistol scope 1.7X20 with maybe 12" of relief from umerex for 12.00 just a week or so ago. without codes it was still only 15.00.
    Be well
     
  24. Scooter22

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    Geez, just got a "like" that brought me back to this thread. Still using my stock 1377. But in the last month I picked up a 1322 because of a squirrel invasion. We had to put our Shetland sheep dog, Mia, to sleep about 6 weeks ago. She kept them out of the yard, deck and porch.. Since then they have been in all our flowers and veggies in the yard. Plus the sobs are getting in the hanging baskets storing bagels, Italian bread and other garbage in them. The .22 pellet drops them better. A real WACK. Then a week after I got it Pyramid had the old 2289 Back Packer in stock with the Doomsday Bug Out Kit 2,0 for 99.00 bucks. My son and I grabbed one of those too. Now it,s CovidSq hunting time.
    https://www.pyramydair.com/s/m/Crosman_Doomsday_Bug_Out_air_rifle_kit/2913
     
  25. 336A

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    I haven’t posted here in a long long time but I noticed this thread and thought I could offer my two cents. I am a QA Tech at Crosman and inspect all of the custom shop 2300kt, 2400kt and 1300kt guns. I worked on the PCP line before taking my current position so I know my way around those as well.

    With out question the 13xx platform can’t be beat for it’s cost to performance ratio. I turned my 1377 into a custom gun by adding a muzzle brake, LW .177 barrel, steel breech, shoulder stock and scope. This setup using H&N Baracuda FT 9.57 grain pellets is laser accurate out to 30 yards. It will knock over my field target easily at that distance. It even knocked a squirrel out of the cherry tree at 22 yards.

    If one can afford it I highly recommend upgrading to the steel breech it is worth it so to is the shoulder stock.
     
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