VAF (Login VAFarmer) Crosman Forum Member from IP address 126.96.36.199
but the only kudos I can give it are that it is INCREDIBLY light....
and it MAY want to group.
Opened the box, looked the gun over, and right away noticed that the front sight is canted off to the left, badly. Like, 11:30 badly. No amount of windage adjust is gonna fix it, the sight is gonna have to be torqued.
Do these move easily?
I put a cheap 4x on it, just to see if it would group, before I called customer service.....but unfortunately, got the 2 priming shots out, and then shot 2 (which went in darn near the same hole) but then lost the rest of my cart out the barrel. Removed the spent one, looked down the tube with a flashlight....didnt see anything that looked abnormal, or like trash. So loaded a second, got 2 prime shots, and then lost the cart thru the barrel again. Tried a third, same result.
So now I sit, waiting to hear back from customer service... and I cant stop thinking...the valve,meh....I can see that happening. But the sight....how does that make it past QC? I've got a nice little certificate...that LOOKS to be signed and dated.
Was packed nice, and no damage to the box....doesnt look like a shipping issue.
Anyway, although disappointed initially, once the issues are ironed out....I am CERTAIN that this gun is gonna float the boat. I cannot believe the weight. IF I can get it to 650 or so with normal weight .22's, or get roughly 12+ fpe out of it, I'm gonna be happy. These are supposed to be very accurate. Top that off with some elbow grease and a HIPAC, and this is a d0-it-all gun...LOVE guns like that.
Garrett in STL (Login gmany) Crosman Forum Member 188.8.131.52
Depends on what sight you have
February 13 2012, 7:47 PM
If you have the plastic front sight then everything needs to line(transfer port to barrel port and muzzle flat 180 degrees from barrel port)b/c the plastic front sight is indexed by the muzzle flat. The fancier muzzle brakes are not indexed by the barrel, so if crosman screwed up the machining, then you can just re-align the barrel port and the transfer port and seperately align the muzzle brake.
a see thru setup, scoping for longer distances, and setting the manual sights up for around 10 yds. Makes it easy for head shots on a snake, or finishing head shots to be able to use the manuals thru the peep rings. Then zero the scope to ~30 yds.
(Login fivestar45) Crosman Forum Member 184.108.40.206
February 13 2012, 7:58 PM
just got one that got assembled badly. As for the sight, the barrel has a flat milled into the muzzle end that the sight key's into. So don't try to twist it.The barrel might just be twisted in the breech, but to check that you will have to take the breech off and make sure that the transfer hole in the barrel is centered in the breech hole. It just might need to get re adjusted.
The gas going out the barrel is a valve issue, either intermittent debris getting under the stem seal, or just a bad valve.
You can easily take care of these issues, but you shouldn't have to. Send it back and have them deal with it.
Lou Hauburger (Login degriz) Crosman Forum Member 220.127.116.11
Re: Custom shop 2400 carbine showed up today.....
February 14 2012, 2:24 AM
Agree with everything said, it's all easily fixable but why should you have to. I am sure Crosman will take care of it. Ask them to send you a Postage paid box.
If you are going to do mods, or install a new valve you still want the original valve to operate correctly for your next project. Or if you have the necessary tools and the inclination you may want to mod the valve yourself.
Once you tear into one of these you will see just how simple they are to work on.
Thanks Tony. Yes, I like yours alot. Nice look and looks
February 14 2012, 3:58 PM
I originally thought, hmmm the 18 inch bbl might be too much.... but it actually balances "not-too-bad".
I like the wirestock....how durable is the joint at that spot? I understand its not gonna be as strong as a full stock, or even the shoulder. In my minds eye, it looks ideal for a takedown job, but looks like it has potential to develop some slop depending on design.
I like your whole setup though. As easy as these are to takedown, would like to get a nice set of grips for pistol shooting. Then the wirestock, potentially.
The grip stock is not that bad, but it would be nice to keep the gun short, or maybe a screw on wirestock. This way, it can fit in a case, along with a takedown rod on the otherside. Small game hunting, and fishing combo, that can fit on the back of a Suzuki Savage. Whooooweeeee!!
(Login plinkerton) Crosman Forum Member 18.104.22.168
Off day at the custom shop ...
February 14 2012, 5:17 PM
I have several CS guns and haven't gotten one with a problem yet. Not your luck day I guess.
As for the sight, it taps off easily, it may just be installed wrong. If the flat milled in the barrel is canted, it definitely needs to go back. The leak is probably the valve stem, a cheap part but you shouldn't have to fix a new gun. Crosmans customer service is pretty good, give them a call, they might send you a prepaid shipping label to return the gun.
They're neat little guns when they're right. 12fpe should be easily attainable in .22.
Here's my trick little carbine, it's getting 11-12fpe on a single cartridge (18" barrel). Very accurate too, and almost too light.
Hey Jim, Good ta see ya, Yeah, Im not holding anything
February 14 2012, 6:40 PM
I talked with CS today, and they are gonna make things right. They said the same thing, try tapping the sight around. But when I told them about the valve also, she kinda sided with me and agreed, it shouldn't have left like that.
No biggie. Im disappointed, cause I will have to wait to get started, but hey----some men would be glad if the only thing they were disappointed about is some hobby. I will give them the opportunity to fix it, and then if the gun shoots, I might buy another. Kids are already eyeing this one
They have already made an offer to concession, and if they keep up to it, it is agreeable to me.
Nice looking gun ya got there. Carbon fiber makes it look slick.
Funny, with PB's I prefer wood stocks. But I find that Im using these guns out to 50yds so much around the house, that they are getting far more use. Subsequently, the synthetic seems to be the way to go lately. I cannot wait to Hipac this thing, kind like having a c02 pumper all in one. 12 fpe is plenty, I have a b-25 in .22 that Mike shortened for me, that puts out close to 16, and the steroid benji for real power work.
Thanks for posting the pics.
unfortunatly this happens more often than desired....just happens randomly sometimes, all of a sudden POOF!!...there goes all the gas, as for the sight....plastic blades sights are cheap break easy....