"You can put lip-stick on a pig, but it's still a pig", BUT...
Is it still a pig if you also put blush, eyeliner, fake lashes and low cleavage on it? I say, maybe not!
Though I don't exactly consider it a pig, and credit Crosman with producing a very capable, INEXPENSIVE Co2 pistol in their 2240 (and related models), otherwise I can find little to get excited about in a factory-stock, plastic gripped, breeched and sighted 2240 (and related models). That said, there are few better or more affordable platforms for the application of lipstick! (A wide variety of aftermarket accessories and customizations.)
Though I've owned many of the best, most exotic, expensive and custom airguns that exist, I was inspired to this post after some extremely gratifying tin-can 'plinking' this evening with my home-customized Crosman 2240... out to 50 yards... in very gusty conditions!
This 2240 has evolved over a period of more than a decade; in my opinion morphing from borderline pig into what I consider 'best in show'. As taken from my testing notes-
.22 Crosman 2240 Co2 single-shot, 10” barrel
14.3 grain JSB, 94F., 39 shot power-band Lo= 465, Hi= 494, ES= 29, SD= 6, Avg= 485 FPS/7.5 FP
With Boss valve, stronger hammer-spring and (home-made) power adjuster maxed out, it got:
14.3 grain JSB, 82F., 25 shot power-band Lo= 524, Hi= 546, ES= 22, SD= 6, Avg= 538 FPS/9.2 FP
As above, with PowerMax HiPAC HPA device installed and even heavier hammer-spring:
14.3 grain JSB, 1500 PSI HiPac, 9 shots, Lo= 541, Hi= 563, ES= 22, SD= 6, Avg= 557 FPS/9.9 FP
As detailed above, the PowerMax HiPAC device easily converts Crosman Co2 guns to high-pressure air by replacing the Co2 tube-cap, though hammer-spring replacements help fine tune performance with this device. This pistol averages .65 - .75” groups at 25 yards on Co2 or air.
Suffice to say the Corcoran custom grip is not your average lip-stick, but did wonders for the transformation.
"No brag; just fact."- Will Sonnett
Yep, the 22XX series from Crosman - the "Lego" of airguns - mix & match, dress up, strip down, and accurate at the same time. I love 'em -
Not meaning to hi-jac Ron, just confessin' my addiction -
I love that gun, such a good price. I actually really like your grips, I'm wondering if I can buy those somewhere? Right now I'm running CO2 but the first day I get a PCP gun, my 2240 will follow. I chrony'd mine at 565 (guessing, could be more or less, will post correct info when I get home) the other day when I first got my chrony in the mail. I wrote it down at the house but I probably used a standard weight pellet. All I've done is a steel breech, looong barrel, bulk fill, and of coarse fancy grips. Yesterday I was shooting cloverleafs at 25 yards with JSB Straton (this gun loves pointed pellets!), jsb exact heavy, and strangely it wasn't shooting HN Powers as well as normal. I'm thinking about just putting a 10 inch LW barrel on it and calling it a nice 25 yard gun instead of having this half rifle thing that takes up my back seat.
it appears that he has used Blue Fork grip frames on one or more of the rifles
the Blue Grip frame can take AR-15 grip or with a adapter it will take 1911 grips
i have a Blue Fork on my art piece and put Herrett National adjustable target grip on that but the frame, grips and adapter will put you at 190.00+++ bucks
but hell it's only money RIGHT