frame? If you are talking about the frame, what model are y'all talking about? I bought a 1377 a few months ago and it was still metal for the frame but plastic for the cover.
All the more reason to continue collecting fourth variant 140s. I picked up a 1400 the other day and was surprised to find its safety lever was plastic. I guess late 140, early 1400 really was the zenith of Crosman pumper production. Compared to my lowly 1377, they sure are solid and a pleasure to shoot even if the triggers are heavy.
I also picked up a second variant 180 and it sure is sweet. I don't have a CO2 rifle to compare it to so I don't know if it is better or worse than a 2260. I understand that there is an all metal Chinese clone of the 160 but there isn't of the 180 so the 180 seemed to be more collectable.
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