Crosman Model 3357 Spot Marker




Colt Python (357 magnum)
 

Info:
Manufacturer/Model:
Crosman 3357 Spot Marker
Replica Of:
Colt Python 357 Magnum
Made In:
USA
Caliber/Ammunition/Feed:
50 cal, paintball, 6-shot revolver
Air Source:
CO2, 12 g Powerlet
Accessories:
extra magazines
Recommended Pellet or BB:
N/A
Weight (lb)/Length (in):
2.4, 12.5
Body Material/Finish/Grips:
metal/plastic, black, plastic
Barrel Length (in)/Material/Rifled:
6.1, steel, no
Trigger Action:
DA/SA
Trigger Pull (lbs)/Adjustable:
9.2 (DA), 2.9 (SA), no
Sights (front/rear):
fixed, fully adjustable
Velocity (fps):
not specified by manufacturer
Sound Level (dB): not measured
Thickness of Pellet Holder (in): N/A
Manufactured Dates:
1985-1991
Condition/Manual/Box:
80%, yes, no
Serial Number:
 485234458
 
Comments: The Crosman 3357 (Spot Marker) uses the same frame as other revolvers in the 357 series (which is why it is part of my collection), but has been modified to use 50 cal paintballs. This airgun saw limited use by construction crews for marking trees but never gained favor among paintball enthusiasts. It is an interesting example of Crosman's attempt to get as much mileage as possible from the 357 design.


 

Right Profile:
Front View:
Right Side Markings:
Left Side Markings:
Loading Paintballs: A weak point of this design is the latch that holds the barrel closed. This loosens over time resulting in a floppy barrel and is a common point of failure. To accommodate removing the longer cylinder used for paintballs, Crosman had to file off part of the frame just forward of the barrel hinge. From the barrel hinge back, this gun is pure Crosman 357.
Loading CO2:

 

 

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