I know that it is meant to shoot pellets but, is there a way to put a magnet in the end of the bolt to shoot bb's? Has anyone made a bolt with a magnet in the end? I just got my new 1377 today from Pyramid Air. It took about 1 1/2 weeks from the first business day when it went out. I even bought a big container of bb's (6000 count) before it arrived. I was kind of dissapointed when I found out that it didnt have a magnet in the end of the bolt. Can someone show me some pics of this mod if you have done this before? Thanks for the help!
This message has been edited by 1sticks from IP address 126.96.36.199 on Mar 14, 2007 7:44 PM
I'm not an expert on the 1377, however, I belive that gun is designed to fire lead pellets. Although these pellets are about the same size as a bb, steel bbs will ruin the rifling in the barrel and turn a good gun into junk. The pellets are also more accurate.
that are .177 if you need to shoot round balls but I will also say that pellets will probably be more accurate. I would think steel BBs will shoot slower because they wont seal the barrel as good as lead shot will. That said, you could make the probe a magnet, make it out of metal and charge it with a coil of wire and a battery, we used to do that to our screwdrivers and they would be a magnet for a long time, then we found out we could buy them already magnetized, LOL!
Kevin D (Login dixda) Crosman Forum Member 188.8.131.52
The old 1377's...
March 14 2007, 8:43 PM
used to come with a bolt that had a magnet at the end to hold BB's. I had one of these, the rifling in the barrel was nothing but small ripples from shooting .175 BB's in a .177 bore. I found a good barrel and pellet bolt and replaced the dammaged barrel. I included the barrel and magnetic bolt when I sold the pistol, in case the new owner wanted to shoot BB's.KD
This message has been edited by dixda from IP address 184.108.40.206 on Mar 14, 2007 8:44 PM
....which had a magnet in the end of the factory bolt. I wonder why crosman did away with them? Accuracy is better with pellets but bb's are cheaper to buy. If the cheaper bb guns were made to fire mainly with bb's, then why are they rifled for pellets. I think that the newer 1377's should be made for both, right? Sorry Im just ranting there for a second.
KI_YOTE (Login KI_YOTE) Crosman Forum Member 220.127.116.11
Plastic bolt with magnet
March 15 2007, 3:42 PM
I have an early 80's phase 2. When I was a kid I shot it and I remember the explosion like it was yesterday lol. Breech slide cover went past my left eye, parts of the bolt went to my right.
If I remember correct the bolt was plastic and had a magnetic tip molded into it. The bolt broke where the screw goes into it. I put the gun away for probably 15 years or better knowing I sure didnt like that design.
I finally dug it out and ordered a new bolt and to my suprise it was brass.