Crosman, Model 357GW (Kit)
Colt Python .357 Magnum
177, lead pellet, 10-shot revolver
CO2, 12 g Powerlet
4”, 6", and 8” barrels, red-dot sight
Recommended Pellet or BB: Crosman Premier Super Match
Weight (lb)/Length (in):
1.6, 9.4 (w/ 4” barrel); 2.2, 13.5 (w/8" barrel)
metal, black, plastic
Barrel Length (in)/Material/Rifled: 4 & 7.8, steel, yes
Trigger Pull (lbs)/Adjustable: 8.6 (DA), 5.6 (SA), no
fixed, fully adjustable
Velocity (fps): 375 (4” barrel), 475 (8" barrel)
Sound Level (dB): 97 (4" barrel), 97 (8" barrel)
Thickness of Pellet Holder (in):
Manufactured Dates: 2000 - present
Condition/Manual/Box: 95%, yes, yes
This gun comes as part of a kit
that includes a 4" barrel, an 8" barrel, and Crosman red-dot
sight (I have also added a 6" barrel to the set). This gun represents an update of the original Model
357-6. However, the fit and finish of the 357GW are not as
good as they were on the earlier 357-6. The grips are made to
look like rubber, but are actually plastic. They have a tendency
to loosen with use. The accuracy of this gun with the 4" barrel
installed is only fair, but with the 8" barrel it is excellent.
While the measured muzzle velocities were very consistent, they
were far below the advertised velocities.
Pyramyd Air Report on Crosman 357GW.
Measurements were made on
8/13/06 at a temperature of 77 ºF and 14' elevation. A ten shot
string was fired from a bench rest at 15' using Crosman Premier
Super Match pellets (7.9 gr).
With the 4" barrel, the highest velocity measured was 326 fps, the lowest was 319 fps
(average of the 10-shot string was 322 fps). A six shot string
fired with open sights grouped at 0.71". With the 8"
barrel, the highest velocity measured was 377 fps, the
lowest was 320 fps
(average of the 10-shot string was 345 fps). A six shot string
fired with open sights grouped at 0.24". Click the thumbnails below to see
here for a description of the measurement methods.
Test Firing Record:
April 15, 2007 - Tested with Crosman Premier pellets.