Date: 23/1/2022 11:22

Marksman 1010 Air Pistol Owner's Manual

Operating  |   Safety  |   Loading  |   Firing  |   Maintenance


Mechanical system Slide Cocking Action.
Power source Spring Piston.
Caliber/Ammunition .177 cal. (4.5 mm) Lead Pellets
Round BB's
Magazine capacity Single Shot (Pellets, Darts, Bolts)
18 Rounds (BB's)
Total length 8.5 in. (21.6 cm)
Weight 1 lb. 8 oz. (680.4 g.)
Muzzle velocity 200 FPS
Safety Cross Bolt

CAUTION: Follow these steps carefully and in sequence. Failure to do so may cause serious personal injury and will damage the air pistol.

  • Release the Slide
    The slide latch is located on the left side of the air pistol. Using your right thumb, release the catch by pushing down on the slide latch. The slide will snap back approximately 1/4" when released.
    Refer to animation below.

  • Cocking the Pistol
    Point the barrel of your air pistol upward and grab the rear of the slide with your left hand. Pull the slide back out as far as it will go until you hear a "click." The slide should now be 2 inches from its original position.

    Firmly grab the barrel of the pistol with one hand (make sure to keep your fingers clear of the barrel hole to prevent any injuries) and push the slide in with your other hand until you hear a second "click" and it locks in place. The slide should be back to its original position. The air pistol is now cocked and ready to load or fire.

  • Engage Safety
    After the airgun has been cocked, always put it "on safe" by engaging the safety. To do this, push the safety in from the left side of the air pistol, thus locking the trigger.

    Refer to animation below

    NOTE: Complete the previous steps before attempting to load ammunition. The barrel section WILL NOT tip up until the air pistol has been cocked. Do not try to pry it open, as this will cause permanent damage. NEVER fire your air pistol with the barrel section in the open position.
  • To load your air pistol you must press the loading button at the front of the air pistol. This button is located directly underneath the barrel and when pushed will tip up the entire barrel section to expose the two loading ports.

    Refer to animation below

  • To Load BB's
    Point your air pistol downwards and load up to 18 BB's into the SQUARE loading port (NOTE: To quickly and easily load BB's into the air pistol one at a time, a speed loader is recommended). The BB's are held in the magazine and released one at a time and positioned automatically in the barrel during the cocking sequence; remember to tilt the barrel up when cocking the air pistol to allow the BB's to feed properly.

  • To Load Pellets
    Airgun pellets are loaded one at a time. To load, place the pellet directly into the barrel (the lower ROUND opening). Push the pellet into the barrel until the skirt of the pellet is completely clear of the barrel seal. The short rounded end of the ammo seater will aid you in loading the pellets. Be sure to use only .177 caliber lead airgun pellets.
    CAUTION: Remove all BB's before loading and shooting pellets, darts, or bolts. Never place pellets, darts, or bolts in the square BB loading port as this will cause damage to the air pistol.

  • To Load Darts or Bolts
    Airgun bolts and darts are also loaded and shot one at a time. Push the bolt or the dart directly into the barrel (the lower ROUND opening) and be sure that the flight of the dart or bolt is completely free and clear of the barrel seal. The long, pointed end of the Marksman ammo seater will help you properly seat the darts or bolts. Use only .177 caliber airgun darts or bolts.

  • Prepare to Fire
    After loading, snap the barrel section down into place. Your air pistol is now cocked, loaded, and ready to fire. Before shooting, push the safety to "Fire" position by pusing in from the right side.

  • Aiming and Firing Safely
    You and others with you should always wear shooting glasses to protect your eyes when firing any gun.
    Always aim your air pistol in a SAFE DIRECTION.
    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. 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. Replace your backstop if the surface is worn or damaged or if a ricochet occurs.
    When you are sure that the area around you is safe, pull the trigger to fire.

  • Caring for the Pistol
    Your air pistol should be oiled after every 200 to 300 shots for maximum eficiency. This lubricates the important firing mechanism and helps prevent damage to the vital parts.
    To oil your air pistol, keep your fingers away from the trigger and hold the air pistol in an upright and uncocked position as shown in the diagram. Place a few drops of SLIK 50-1 lube in the barrel. Leave the air pistol in this position at least one hour to allow the lube to reach all necessary parts.
    After extensive use, your air pistol may lose some of its power as a result of wear of the barrel seal and/or the plunger assembly. Should this occur, it will be necessary to return your air pistol for replacement of parts and service.

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