Marlin Cowboy BB gun – Part 3

by B.B. Pelletier

Before I start, I wanted you to know that the December podcast posted yesterday.

Part 1
Part 2


The new Marlin Cowboy BB gun is a beauty!

Today, I’ll test the Marlin Cowboy for accuracy. It’s a good-looking new BB gun but a couple issues like hard cocking, a heavy trigger and a couple failures to feed have me riding the fence on its success.

We have three BBs to test in the gun: Daisy zinc-plated BBs, the Crosman Copperhead BBs and the RWS BBs that Pyramyd Air doesn’t currently stock. Testing is offhand, standing 15 feet from the target and using a Crosman 850 pellet and BB trap because it traps most of the BBs. read more


Marlin Cowboy BB gun – Part 2

by B.B. Pelletier

Part 1


The new Marlin Cowboy BB gun is a beauty!

Well, we’ve certainly heard a lot of passionate comments about the new Marlin Cowboy from the Part 1 report! Today, we’ll test velocity, and I’m including the new RWS BBs in this test. You can’t buy these from Pyramyd Air as of this date, but perhaps if they test out well in a couple guns we’ll give them a reason to stock them.

Somebody commented that the Cowboy looks like theDaisy Red Ryder, but I don’t think it does. In fact, there’s very little resemblance between these two BB guns, other than the fact that they both have levers. The Marlin is a little larger, overall, and perhaps not as refined as the Red Ryder. read more


Marlin Cowboy BB gun – Part 1

by B.B. Pelletier


The new Marlin Cowboy BB gun is a beauty!

Well, I’m getting to this just in time for Christmas. And to tell the truth, I haven’t had this gun that long. The Marlin Cowboy, imported from China by Crosman, is a lever-action BB gun made with much of the nostalgic past in mind. On the top of the color lithographed box, they point out the metal lever and mention that the gun is made from solid wood and metal — the same battle cry big bore maker Dennis Quackenbush has been espousing for over a decade. Apparently, they have discovered what the U.S. buyer wants. And from the first look, I would have to say they got it right. read more