I bet it is the BAM40 with a few "modifications" or "updated design" work done to it so that Crosman can market it. I think it looks nice and if it is a good shooter wouldn't mind owning one eventually, but I don't want it in .177. I'd rather have one in .25 that really laid some smackdown! In other news guys... I just purchased another .22 Marauder Rifle. It is a used one that I picked up for a decent price ($250 with scope) because the owner couldn't get it to shoot straight, even after receiving a new barrel from Crosman. I think one of the main reasons is that he didn't own a chronograph and so tuning it was not easy for him to do. Since I have a chrono and some knowledge of the Marauder, the internals and the tuning procedure, I'll see what I can do with it. It comes with a 4-16x40AO Leapers scope and rings also. It's going to be my "Project" Marauder. First I'm going to order a few replacement pieces (baffles, end cap, some o-rings, etc.) because he modified some parts and said a couple of o-rings in the shroud were broken, get it back to more of a "Factory" starting point and them work on getting it to shoot straight consistantly. I'm going to rework the stock a little and do the black bedliner coating on it or a camo paint job (I haven't decided yet). I should have it here the middle of next week and then the project will begin. I'm only hoping that the gun is not more messed up than he told me it was. That would make it not so much fun.
I'm not sure what I'll do with it when I'm done. I told my wife that I might sell it, but I'm thinking since I'm selling my Gamo Whisper .22 that I will keep it and that way I have an extra for hunting friends who don't own an air rifle to try out. Then maybe I can get them hooked too.