Author Topic: Side Lever Breech on Crosman 2250 Pistol  (Read 138 times)

CraigH

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Side Lever Breech on Crosman 2250 Pistol
« on: December 23, 2018, 08:31:05 AM »
I search the forum for this product, but no result was return so here is a new topic on the subject.

There have been little in the way of discussions on the side lever breech from Thailand that is designed to fit on Crosman 22XX CO2 guns.   It will fit on Maximus and Discovery rifles, but must have the forward 4-48 breech screw location.

This is mount on a 2250 gas tube - the pistol also has an extended valve with a self-piercing cap.   The lever is changed to the left side - very simple to do.

Many spares are included, and consists of the various o-rings and screws.   No instructions are provided.

Regarding the screws, the manufacturer sends metric screws for mounting.   What should be a 4-48 machine screw is a 3mm-0.5mm screw, and what should be an 8-32 machine screw is a 4mm-0.7mm screw.   Also be aware the forward mounting hole (the 4-48 screw location) is machined for a tapered seat flat head screw.   Crosman breeches are machined with a flat bottom so the Crosman 4-48 screw is not a flat head design.

The factory Crosman 4-48 screw may fit, if improperly, but the 0.050" allen head is too fragile, so I bought a pack of 4-48 1/4" flat head machine screws with a 1/16" allen head.

Other than the incorrect screws, the breech is very well made, and works flawlessly.

BTW, the lever is nowhere as close to the magazine as it appears, there is an inch between the lever and the breech.


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Re: Side Lever Breech on Crosman 2250 Pistol
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2018, 11:09:45 AM »
Interesting, as I've learned something I didn't know before. However, speaking only for myself, I don't like side levers. It is not that they don't work well, they do—at least the Hatsan I once owned did. It is just that I prefer a bolt action.
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Re: Side Lever Breech on Crosman 2250 Pistol
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2018, 11:34:57 AM »
On the whole I don't care which an air gun has if the action works properly.   Many other considerations take precedence - accuracy, trigger quality, barrel quality - the latter two pretty much delivering the first.

I am pleased how well this product works.  But it should function well - it's not cheap - twice the price of the basic pistol it is on, if such had been purchased.   The pistol, on one hand is built from parts; on the other hand there are a lot of non-stock parts and labor.
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Beeman QB78D - Beeman P17 (2) - Beeman Chief
Benjamin Marauder Pistol
Benjamin Maximus Hunter
Benjamin Wildfire
CCS 2400KT; .22 14.6" LW barrel "Verminator"
Crosman 2240; 3 Carbines, 1 Stock Pistol
Crosman 1322C; 18" Carbine, FTP, Steel Breech
Crosman 1377; Phase 2
Crosman 1077 - Crosman 2100B
Gamo Urban
SPA PP700S-A .22
Umarex 712 - Umarex P.08

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Re: Side Lever Breech on Crosman 2250 Pistol
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2018, 07:14:35 AM »
Thank you for the information.
I have been looking at these for a while and have been wanting to try a side lever. Being able to set them up for RH or LH shooters is a great feature. 
I wish he made receivers for other models of air guns. I have a Gamo Urban and the bolt has always felt a little stiff.  Maybe it'll smooth out with use.
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