Crosman Model 1861 Shilo

Remington 1861 New Army (44 cal)

Crosman Model 1861Shilo
Replica Of:
Remington Model 1861 Army Revolver (44 cal)
Made In:
177, lead pellet, 6-shot revolver
Air Source:
CO2, 12 g Powerlet
Recommended Pellet or BB:
Crosman Premier Super Match
Weight (lb)/Length (in):
1.8, 12.25
Body Material/Finish/Grips:
metal, black, plastic
Barrel Length (in)/Material/Rifled:
6.75, steel, yes
Trigger Action:
Trigger Pull (lbs)/Adjustable:
4.8 (SA), no
Sights (front/rear):
fixed, fixed
Velocity (fps):
350 (pellets)
Sound Level (dB): 96
Thickness of Pellet Holder (in): N/A
Manufactured Dates:
1981 - 1983
95%, yes, yes
Serial Number:
Comments: This was the last of the Western six-guns produced by Crosman. By the 1980's, interest in the old Western guns had waned while interest in modern semi-autos and revolvers was on the upswing. With the Model 1861, Crosman finally figured out how to make a reliable CO2 holding/piercing system for their six-guns. Also, this gun was designed to shoot both lead pellets and steel BBs and included a cross-block safety (the only Crosman Western model to include this type of safety). While this gun is fun to shoot, it lacks the fine balance of the earlier Crosman six-guns. It is the most accurate of all the Crosman six-guns. This specimen is in near mint condition with the original box and owner's manual.

Performance: Measurements were made on 8/03/06 at a temperature of 86 F and 14' elevation. A ten shot string was fired from a bench rest at 15' using Crosman Premier Super Match pellets (7.9 gr). The highest velocity measured was 363 fps, the lowest was 306 fps (average of the 10-shot string was 336 fps). A six shot string fired with open sights grouped at 0.47". Click the thumbnail below to see a larger image. Click here for a description of the measurement methods.


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Loading Pellets: This pistol can also fire BBs, but it is not recommended. Pellets are loaded into the non-removable cylinder.
Loading CO2:




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