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    Model

    �� C40/CB40

    .177 Caliber C02

    Air Pistol

    OWNER'S MANUAL


    THIS AIRGUN IS INTENDED FOR USE BY THOSE 16 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER.


    Congratulations and thank you for purchasing the Model C40/CB40 .177 caliber pellet CO2 air pistol. Please read this owner's manual completely. And remember, this air pistol is not a toy. Treat it with the same respect you would a firearm. Always carefully follow the safety instructions found in this owner's manual and keep this manual in a safe place for future use.

    If you have any questions regarding your new air pistol, please contact Crosman at 1-800-724-7486, 716-657-6161 or www.crosman.com.

    STEPS FOR SAFE SHOOTING

    Step 6. Resetting Piercing Mechanism Step 7. Removing a Jammed Pellet Step 8. Maintaining Your Air Pistol Step 9. Reviewing Safety

    Step 1. Learning the Parts of Your New Air Pistol

    Step 2. Operating the Safety

    Step 3. Removing and Installing CO2 Cartridge

    Step 4. Loading and Unloading Pellets

    Step 5. Aiming and Firing Safely

    Step 1. Learning the Parts of Your New Air Pistol

    Learning the names of the parts of your new air pistol will help you to understand your owner's manual. Use this manual to increase your airgun enjoyment.


    Right Side View

    Reai Sight���������������� Front Sight

    Left Side View

    Safety

    Hammer

     

    Gup Cover

    Fig. 1

    Off Safe"

    On Safe"

    Step 2. Operating the Safety

    Safety

    Safety

    A. To Put the Air Pistol "ON SAFE:"

    Rotate the safety lever counter-clockwise to the lower position until it
    stops, covering the RED indicator. (Fig. 2)

     

     

    The safety is not on unless the safety lever is moved all the way to the lower position and the red indicator is not showing. The air pistol will not fire when "on safe". Even when the safety is "on safe", you should continue to handle the air pistol safely. Do not ever point the air pistol at any person. Do not ever point the air pistol at anything you do not intend to shoot.

    B. To Take the Air Pistol "OFF SAFE":

       Rotate the safety lever clockwise up to the horizontal position exposing the RED indicator. (Fig. 3)

       The air pistol is ready to fire when "off safe". When you can see the RED indicator, the air pistol is "off safe" and
    can be fired.


    WARNING: KEEP THE AIR PISTOL IN THE "ON SAFE" THEN PUSH THE SAFETY TO "OFF SAFE" POSITION.


    POSITION UNTIL YOU ARE ACTUALLY READY TO SHOOT.


    Step 3. Removing and Installing CO? Cartridge


    WARNING: KEEP THE AIR PISTOL IN THE "ON SAFE" POSITION UNTIL YOU ARE ACTUALLY READY TO SHOOT. THEN PUSH THE SAFETY TO "OFF SAFE" POSITION.

    Step 3. Removing and Installing CO2 Cartridge


    WARNING: KEEP HANDS AWAY FROM ESCAPING COz GAS. IT CAN CAUSE FROSTBITE IF ALLOWED TO COME IN CONTACT WITH SKIN. ALWAYS MAKE SURE THE CO2 CARTRIDGE IS PROPERLY EMPTIED BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO REMOVE IT FROM THE AIR PISTOL. (SEE STEP 3A BELOW)

    A. Removing C02 Cartridge

    Flo.*

    1 Piercing Lever

       Point the air pistol in a SAFE DIRECTION.

       Take air pistol "off safe". {See Step 2B)

       Squeeze and hold the trigger back and, using force, push and hold
    the hammer all the way forward until the air pistol stops releasing
    CO? gas. (To make sure all of the CO2 gas has been released, point
    the air pistol in a SAFE DIRECTION and fire it a couple of times until
    you no longer hear the escape of C2 gas.)

    Remove grip cover from the right side of the air pistol by lifting upward to expose the piercing lever (Fig. 4)

    Slowly pull out the piercing lever at the tabbed end and swing downward to
    open, exposing the C02 cartridge. (Fig. 5)

       Remove the CO? cartridge by sliding the cartridge downward and tilting the
    air pistol until the COz cartridge drops out.

    Installing the CO? Cartridge

    Cartridge QilH

    Fig. &

    Piercing Lever

       With the grip cover removed and the piercing lever in the open position (See
    Step 3A) insert a new C02 cartridge with the neck of the cartridge pointing
    toward the piercing mechanism. (Fig. 6)

       Slowly close the piercing lever to pierce the CO2 cartridge.

       Once the piercing lever is closed, point the air pistol in a SAFE DIRECTION,
    take "off safe" (See Step 2B) and pull the trigger. If the air pistol does not
    make a popping noise after pulling the trigger, the CO?is not being
    discharged and you will have to reset the piercing mechanism.
    (See Step 6.
    Resetting Piercing Mechanism)

    Piercing Mechanism

    Oil Here

    NOTE: The piercing mechanism has been preset at the factory but may require resetting from time to time to accommodate normal wear in the mechanism or slight lot to lot manufacturing variations in COz cartridge lengths.

       Replace the grip cover.

       Return safety to the "on safe" position. (See Step 2A)

    WARNING: COz CARTRIDGES MAY EXPLODE AT TEMPERATURES ABOVE 120T. DO NOT MUTILATE OR INCINERATE THEM. DO NOT EXPOSE THEM TO HEAT OR STORE C02 CARTRIDGES AT TEMPERATURES ABOVE 120F.

    Step 4. Loading and Unloading Pellets


    WARNING:USE�� .177CALIBERPELLETSONLY.NEVERREUSEAMMUNITION.�� USEOFANYOTHER AMMUNITION CAN CAUSE INJURY TO YOU OR DAMAGE TO THE AIR PISTOL.

    A. Loading Pellets

    Pellet Chamber

    Safety

       Put the air pistol "on safe". (See Step 2A)

       Point the air pistol in a SAFE DIRECTION.

       Open the barrel by pulling back on the barrel release rearward until the barrel
    pops open. (Fig. 7)

       The air pistol will not fire when the barrel is in the open position.

       For ease of loading, remove the pellet clip and place a .177 pellet, nose first, in
    each pellet chamber. (Fig. 7) To avoid jams or deforming the pellets, make sure
    the pellet skirt is level or slightly below the rim of the pellet chamber.

       Replace the pellet clip on the barrel as shown in Fig. 7.

       Close the barrel by pressing downward on it until it snaps shut.


    B. Unloading the Pellets

    Muzzle

       Put the air pistol "on safe". (See Step 2A)

       Open the barrel. (See Step 4A)

       Remove the pellet clip. Using a ramrod or cleaning rod, gently push each
    pellet out of the pellet clip.

    NOTE: Never use sharp metal tools to remove pellets.

       Look down the breech end of the barrel to be sure the air pistol is completely
    unloaded.

       If there is a pellet in the barrel, insert a rod or straightened clothes hanger
    into the barrel. (Start at the breech.)

       Push the pellet out the muzzle of the air pistol from the breech. (Fig. 8)

       Do not try to reuse that pellet.

     

    Step 5. Aiming and Firing Safely

    A.Aiming and Firing the Air Pistol

    You and others with you should always wear shooting glasses to protect your eyes.

    Always aim your air pistol in a SAFE DIRECTION. When you are sure of your target and backstop, and the area around

    the target is clear, take the air pistol "off safe" (See Step 2B) and squeeze the trigger to fire.

    Do not shoot at hard surfaces or at the surface of water. The pellet may bounce off or ricochet and hit someone or

    something you had not intended to hit.

    Always choose your target carefully. It is best to shoot at paper bullseye targets which are attached to a safe backstop

    such as the Crosman 850 Target Trap. A heavy blanket should be hung behind the Target Trap to prevent ricochet

    should you miss the backstop.

    Your backstop should be checked for wear before and after each use. Stop using any backstop if the surface is worn

    or damaged or if a ricochet occurs.

    Your air pistol is designed for target shooting and is suited for both indoor and outdoor use. Always remember to

    place your target carefully. THINK about what you will hit if you miss the target.

    The air pistol is correctly aimed when the front sight blade is positioned exactly in the notch of the rear sight. The top

    of the front sight blade should be even with the top of the notch in the rear sight. The bullseye should appear to rest

    on the top of the front sight. (Fig. 9)

    Target

    B.Sight Adjustment

    Elevation Screw Up���� Down

     

    Move the rear sight in the same direction you want the pellet to hit on the target. (Fig 10)

    Elevation Adjustment: Turn screw clockwise to move point of impact up, turn screw counter-clockwise to move point of impact down. Windage Adjustment: Turn screw clockwise to move point of impact to right and counterclockwise to move point of impact.to left.

    Step 6. Resetting Piercing Mechanism

    "Windage Screw

    Fig. 10

    Fig. 9

       With the grip cover removed and the piercing lever in the open
    position, insert a new CO2 cartridge with the neck of the cartridge
    pointing toward the piercing mechanism. (Fig. 6)

       Close piercing lever until resistance is felt. While maintaining a moderate force on the piercing lever, use a
    screwdriver to turn the piercing adjustment screw in order to align the scribed mark on the

    piercing lever with the grip face. (Fig. 11)

    C02 cartridge is now ready for piercing.

    Grip Fact

    NOTE: We recommend the use of Copperhead brand Powerlet* CO2 cartridges. They are made to fit the Model C40 and CB40 air pistols. Other brands of COs cartridges may not fit properly and if you force them into place it may result in injury to you or damage to your air pistol. Never try to force any CO2 cartridge into or out of place. Do not store your air pistol with a full C02 cartridge in it. (This is very important to remember, as it will prolong the longevity of your air pistol.) If you know you will not be using your air pistol for an extended period of time, properly empty the CO2 cartridge before removing it from the air pistol. (See Step 3A. Removing COz Cartridge)

    Step 7. Removing a Jammed Pellet

    Fig. 11

       Put the air pistol "on safe". (See Step 2A)

       Empty and remove the C02 Cartridge. (See Step 3A)

       Open the barrel. (See Step 4A)

       Insert a rod or straightened clothes hanger into the barrel. (Start at the breech.)

       Push the jammed pellet out of the muzzle end of the air pistol from the breech as shown in Fig. 8.

       Do not try to reuse that pellet.

       If you are not able to unjam your air pistol by following this procedure take no further action. Crosman Corporation
    or an Authorized Service Station will unjam your air pistol (no cost during the warranty period).

    Step 8. Maintaining Your Air Pistol

       Your air pistol will work best if you oil it every 250 shots. Put a drop of Crosman 0241 Lubricating Oil directly on
    the tip of a CO2 cartridge before inserting (See Fig. 6) and on the piercing adjustment screw (See Fig. 5). (Crosman
    0241 Lubricating Oil is best, but any light household oil is better than none.) Do not over-oil as this can cause
    damage to your air pistol.

       Tampering with the air pistol or attempts to change the air pistol in any way may make it unsafe to use.

       If you drop your air pistol, check to see that it works properly before you use it again. If anything seems changed,
    like a shorter or weaker trigger pull, this may mean worn out or broken parts. Call the factory for assistance before
    using the airgun again.

    Step 9. Reviewing Safety

       Do not ever point the air pistol at any person. Do not ever point the air pistol at anything you do not intend to shoot.

       Always treat the air pistol as though it were loaded and with the same respect you would a firearm.

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    Step 9. Reviewing Safety

       Do not ever point the air pistol at any person. Do not ever point the air pistol at anything you do not intend to shoot.

       Always treat the air pistol as though it were loaded and with the same respect you would a firearm.

       Always aim in a safe direction. Always keep the muzzle of the air pistol pointed in a SAFE DIRECTION.

       Always keep the air pistol "on safe" until you are ready to shoot in a SAFE DIRECTION.

       You and others with you should always wear shooting glasses to protect your eyes.

       Keep hands away from escaping C02 gas. It can cause frostbite if allowed to come in contact with skin.

       Use .177 caliber pellets only. Never reuse ammunition.

       Do not shoot at hard surfaces or at the surface of water. The pellet may bounce off or ricochet and hit someone or
    something you had not intended to hit.

       Stop using a backstop if it becomes worn. Place backstop in a location that will be safe should the backstop fail.

       Do not attempt to disassemble or tamper with your air pistol. Use an Authorized Service Station or return it to the
    factory for repair.

       Always check to see if the air pistol is "on safe" and unloaded when getting it from another person or from storage.

       Do not put the air pistol away loaded or charged with COz. Make sure ALL of the pellets are unloaded from the air
    pistol. (Step 3A and 46}


    SPECIFICATIONS

    Mechanism: ����������� 8 shot revolver

    Caliber:��� ��������������� .177

    Ammunition:������������ .177cal. {4.5 mm), Lead Airgun Pellet M

    Weight: ������������������ 40 oz. (1.1 kg)

    Length: ������������������ 8 5/8" (21.9 cm.)

    Sights:����������������� Rear��������� Adjustable for Windage and Elevation

    ������������������������������ Front�������� Fixed Blade

    Barrel:������������������� 4 1/4" (10.8 cm.) Rifled Steel

    Power Source:����� 12 gram CO2 cartridge (small neck type)

    Safety:������������������ Lever

    Velocity:���������������� 430 fps


    PERFORMANCE

    Operating air pistol below 70F will decrease the number of effective shots. The reverse is true for operating above 70F. Many factors affect velocity, including brand of projectile, type of projectile, amount of COz in cartridge, lubrication, barrel condition and temperature. Shooting more than 50 pellets per C02 cartridge may result in unsatisfactory accuracv due to lower velocities.


    WARNING: LEAD PELLETS DO NOT INHALE PELLET DUST OR PUT PELLETS IN MOUTH. WASH HANDS AFTER HANDLING. LEAD IS A TOXIC SUBSTANCE LISTED UNDER CA. PROP. 65 AS CAUSING REPRODUCTIVE TOXICITY.


    REPAIR SERVICE

    If your air pistol needs repair, we recommend that you take or send it to an Authorized Service Station or send it to Crosman Corporation. (International customers should contact their distributor.) DO NOT ATTEMPT TO DISASSEMBLE IT! Your air pistol requires special tools and fixtures to repair it. If you take it apart, you probably will not be able to reassemble it correctly. Crosman assumes no warranty responsibility under such circumstances.

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