Does this rifle have the new elite nitro piston? On the Crosman web site shows a blue piston says its the elite np2 and the one here shows a red one labeled np2 , im sure they are both black. .just wondering whats the deal? More advertising hot air? Or really a new better nitro piston
What brand/model scope comes with this? I know its a 3-9X32 but not who makes it.
It's made in China. No ideal what company but no doubt the same that provides all the other Crosman scopes you see on any of their break barrels.
Can this barrel of this gun be purchase and used on any other Benjamin NP2 rifles
I haven't seen it but I can't imagine they altered the gun so my guess is it will fit w/o any hassle. The hard part will be getting the barrel b/c Crosman doesn't like to give out the parts list until the gun has been out for a year or more. It took ~3 years for the NP2 parts list, but it's incomplete. For example the part that needs replacing most is the main seal, which you can get using the old Legacy (circa 2003) # CRS5177-012. Trigger parts can be had from the same gun, so it's not an "all-new" trigger as they claim, which may be why they don't give those part #'s? As you can imagine selling the new barrel will hurt the sales of the new gun so they may hold onto that # and/or refuse to sell the part for a long time. On the plus side, I seriously doubt it makes the gun quieter. Notice they don't show a dB comparo to the original NP2, only guns with no suppressors at all. Good news is you can mod the original NP2 suppressor to be quieter, and no doubt quieter that this thing, if it's quieter at all. To do so just make the holes in the NP2 baffles smaller to better fit your caliber, and enlarge and smooth the two crescent passages at the rear so more air can be vented to the shroud. The baffle is plastic and easy to work with, and I suggest getting one or more to experiment on. # NP214-001 and ~$2 from Crosman. The main seal is also ~$2. The guns power plant is where most of the noise come from, and you can quiet it some as well but that's another story.
While the internals are the same, I am not sure you could swap them. I don't even know if the parts are available from Crosman. You'd want to give them a call and ask if you could even get the parts.
Can the SBD (Silencing Barrel Device) be retrofit to an earlier NP2?
The device appears to be modular and may simply thread onto the old NP2 barrel, but it could also be the barrel is different and maybe the plastic is bonded to it. Either way I'm certain the barrel assy can be swapped between the two. Hopefully someone who buys it will post what they find. See my re: above about what you can do to a current NP2.
Not at this time
Is the scope going to be a duplex or mil-dot reticle?
Basic crosshair reticle
How do the open sights work? I don't see a rear sight. Does it come with a rear sight that mounts to the rail?
Oh come on!!! another scope for the junk drawer, but no rear sight?
The scope no doubt adds very little to the price, but yeah it would be nice to have the option of none. I don't know about the rear open sight. I'd assume it would simply bolt to the barrel block like any other, but no mention of it makes me wonder if there is one? Or maybe it'll attach to the Pic rail? I'd rather the front site be removable b/c that's where you put your hand to cock it. If I were to buy it I'd sand that thing off first thing.
Can we hope for this gun to be made in a pcp and/or big bore?
It's not a pcp gun so no. You'd have to change everything to make it pcp so really the best you could do is make a pcp that looked like this. The Marauder would be their somewhat comparable pcp gun. I doubt you'll ever see a big bore springer since they don't have the power. .22 is a realistic limit for this gun. Some, usually more powerful guns, can be had in .25 but they aren't really very good at it.