Ordered a Crosman 1322 - Any Additional Mod Suggestions?
Posted 07 April 2012 - 03:42 PM
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VMAX... The only bullet Squirrels ask for by name!
Posted 08 April 2012 - 06:45 AM
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Posted 12 April 2012 - 04:54 PM
Posted 12 April 2012 - 04:55 PM
Thanks. Actually it is for my daughter. ;)She doesn't even know about it yet and won't until I've got it completed. I want it to be a big surprise. She has a wooden rubber band shooting carbine gun that I've been using to help teach her some aspects of gun safety. My wife calls her "Little Annie Oakley" because she is a pretty good shot with the rubber band shooter hitting the little rabbit, squirrel and coyote knock-down targets I made for her. It's also much easier to teach her with the rubber band gun and to accidentally get hit by a rubber band than a pellet or bullet. :)Once I feel she's ready for it I'm going to surprise her with it and take her to the next level of gun safety, knowledge and hunting ethics (which I've already been talking to her about). This way by time she's old enough to handle one of my larger air rifles or shoot a powder burner, she will hopefully have all aspects of safety down and have already been able to hunt rabbits and squirrels with me.Hopefully it won't take two weeks for the parts, but I've heard that Charles at Mellon Air is super busy right now and that it is taking two to three weeks to get the orders out. So I'm just patiently waiting for them to get here. Now if I can only get my camera to take better pictures...
That will be a nice project for your son. Waiting to see the end results.
Posted 12 April 2012 - 04:59 PM
Posted 12 April 2012 - 05:00 PM
I know some have done that conversion. You just need a .22 Bolt Probe (with O-Ring) and .22 Barrel. I'm not sure if the breech block is different or not. I think it is just the bolt probe that differs with the factory breech. If you have a 1377 and are interested in parts to switch it over, I'm probably going to be selling the factory breech block, bolt probe and barrel, and possibly some of the other parts I'm replacing once I get the build complete. Let me know and I'll let you know when I'm done.
I've heard that the 1377 can be converted into a 1322. Anybody done that?
Posted 12 April 2012 - 05:13 PM
Posted 13 April 2012 - 08:54 AM
I'll send you a PM.
I know some have done that conversion. You just need a .22 Bolt Probe (with O-Ring) and .22 Barrel. I'm not sure if the breech block is different or not. I think it is just the bolt probe that differs with the factory breech.If you have a 1377 and are interested in parts to switch it over, I'm probably going to be selling the factory breech block, bolt probe and barrel, and possibly some of the other parts I'm replacing once I get the build complete. Let me know and I'll let you know when I'm done.
Posted 22 April 2012 - 09:42 AM
Posted 18 May 2012 - 03:14 PM
1) Started with 1322 Pistol.
2) Replaced the trigger spring with a lighter one to lighten up the trigger pull and put a spring guide on the spring.
3) Replaced the 10.25" barrel with a new Crosman 14.6" barrel and Fiber Optic End Cap.
4) Replaced plastic factory breech with steel breech.
5) Replace factory brass bolt with Long Probe Bolt from Mellon Air.
6) Replaced the factory valve with a Mellon Air Flat Top Valve that was ported to allow more air to escape when fired.
7) Replaced factory piston with Mellon Air Flat Top Piston.
8) Replaced factory barrel band with new barrel band that would allow the longer barrel to pass through and be tightened down properly.
9) Removed the grips and mounted a modified 1399 Skeleton Stock (stock cut to shorten lenght of pull).
10) Added homemade Retaining Pin and Spring to the back area of the grip frame to allow for quick removal of 1399 stock (like the BackPacker model) if needed for future backpacking.
11) Added a Tasco 3-7x20 scope (will eventually replace with a Leapers 3-9x32AO Bug Buster) because it kept the carbine light and easier to hold for a small child.
After reassembling it, I shot it over the Chrony using 14.3 grain CPHP's to determine the average velocity per pumps.
Here are the numbers:
(3) Pumps - 320FPS Average
(4) Pumps - 370FPS Average
(5) Pumps - 410FPS Average
(6) Pumps - 448FPS Average
(7) Pumps - 472FPS Average
(8) Pumps - 502FPS Average
(9) Pumps - 535FPS Average
(10) Pumps - 537FPS Average
I'm not sure what happened at (10) pumps and I don't know why it didn't seem in increase the approximate 30FPS plus extra velocity per pump. Does anyone have any ideas about that?
Anyway, here are a few pictures of the completed 1322 Carbine project.
It turned out to be a little more expensive of a project than I expected and I know I could have done more to it and spent more money on it too, but it is going to be a good starter gun for my daughter and she will be very happy with it. It will shoot fast enough to take down a rabbit out to about 20 to 25 yards once she learns to shoot it properly and gets accurate with it. Hopefully I'll be able to figure out why the number of pumps at 9 and 10 don't differ much. Perhaps something is interferring with the hammer spring...
Posted 19 May 2012 - 07:45 AM
1322 is looking really good and thanks for posting the pumps/FPS too.
I like your shortened stock, once you add the leapers scope your daughter will be a bunny & ground squirrel sniper.
You should look in to getting the backpacker forearm, it really does make it easier to pump and gets ride of the pinch point from the stock forearm.
Posted 19 May 2012 - 09:35 PM
I would, but Crosman no longer offers them or sells them from what I understand. That is unless you have a source...
Posted 20 May 2012 - 09:15 AM
Sorry about the backpacker forearm PN: 1389-010 was disconinuted and I didn't check it first before posting.
PN: 1389-014 is the Backpacker forend with the arm linkage, from what I understand the costs $14.52 and it could be dark green or black. Crosman was out of stock back in April.
check out Crosman Air Pistol Owners Forum, it is all about Crosman air pistols
Posted 23 January 2013 - 10:13 AM
Please share where you got parts and how you added homemade Retaining Pin and Spring to the back area of the grip frame to allow for quick removal of 1399 stock (like the BackPacker model).
Posted 23 January 2013 - 11:52 AM
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Posted 21 August 2013 - 07:19 AM
Hi Guys - just wanted to let you know that you can now order the backpacker fore arm from Crosman. They changed the PN (so the old PN for the fore arm from the original 2289 expanded view w/ PNs won't work) but if you call customer service they will give the new PN and it is only $8. FYI - they are also now selling the quick release spring loaded pin so you can easily detach the skeleton stock.
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