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DavidEnoch
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April 30, 2018 15:43:38  

There is a nice Crosman Mk1 LD on the classifieds.  Guys, my LD is the most consistent gun I own.  I see the seller says the same thing.  What that means to me, is that every time I shoot it even months apart it shoots to the same place.  Mine has a cheap Bushnell Banner 4x scope but that works well for me.  I personally like the LD as a carbine instead of a pistol.  There are butt stock options available.

I didn't even notice who is selling this LD, but I wanted to make some of you aware of it.

David Enoch


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MarkinJHawkland
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April 30, 2018 19:01:20  

You my friend are an ENABLER! 🙂

Mark N


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Jim in SWMO
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April 30, 2018 20:18:35  

LOL!! You should be used to that type of thing by now, Mark! 😉

Back to David's post, an LD would be nice but I'd be plenty happy to have a factory stock MkI or MkII.

 

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MarkinJHawkland
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April 30, 2018 20:40:13  

Yes Jim I agree. I have wanted an LD for some time. Thanks to David I may soon own one! I have responded to buy but I always sort of like the idea that if I'm too late I'm still happy because I saved a few $$$. It's a win-win (I think?).

Mark N


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oldmanblue
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April 30, 2018 21:20:06  

In case you haven't noticed he has quit all advertising and gates on various websites. I wonder if he isn't slowing down. 


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crazyhorse
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May 1, 2018 09:28:38  

He still has LD's on his website...

 

They are really neat guns...Mine has an HW barrel and is very accurate...can go both ways: Have both CO2 and HPA  tanks.


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Erockrocket
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May 1, 2018 11:01:20  

 I picked up this LD a few years ago at an airgun show. Since then Ive found a sweet vintage Japanese made pistol scope, some stunning grips, and a friend of mine in England had some brass accents crafted for me as a gift, brass knob, barrel nut, and cocking knobs. I added some brass grip screws too.

 Originally it came with a 16" .22 barrel with muzzle break.

 My buddy OldManBlue had this .20 barrel and offered it to me, I very quickly said yes. Not quite as powerful as the long .22 barrel, but it stacks pellets like no other pistol I've owned or ever shot.

 If anyonr hasnt shot an LD, you are missing out on the best CO2 pistol conversion available on the market. They are not available on on the classifieds for a reason, If youve a chance to get one, do it!!  You will not be sorry, and the worth/value of these pistols will only increase in time.


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Luckystrike
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May 2, 2018 11:53:04  

Has anyone ever had a .25 cal barrel installed in an LD?


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DavidEnoch
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May 2, 2018 15:54:05  

I need to try a HPA tank on mine.  But, I do love bulk CO2 and live in Texas I don't really need it.

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Erockrocket
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May 3, 2018 08:32:50  

 

 I've never seen a .25 conversion, I suspect the cast reciever would not allow the bigger caliber with out modification, then it may be to thin?

 

I found HPA at 1000psi gave me roughly 15-25% more velocity, depending on reg pressure.

 Since you live in a warm state, co2 is prolly your best bet, altho HPA might be a tad more consistent because the tanks have a regulator.

 Id say pickup a 850-1000 psi hpa tank setup, that way you use either co2 or hpa.

 I like the case, I need to get something similar.


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DavidEnoch
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May 3, 2018 15:10:11  

There was a tuner in the 80s or 90s or maybe even earlier that made some 25 cal Mk1 pistols that had long 25 caliber barrels.  I think the guys name was Jack Lewis but I may be wrong.  I almost bought one but I was concerned that the velocity might be pretty bad and I passed.

David Enoch


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ray1377
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May 7, 2018 10:46:38  

What does it take to replace the factory barrel with a longer one?

Can you put a .22 barrel on a .177 model? I understand you would have to change

the bolt and barrel together, but was curious if the valves are the same between the two calibers.

Thanks

Ray


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DavidEnoch
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May 7, 2018 13:04:29  

I can answer part of the question.  My LD began life as a MkII which is a .177 so I know they can be converted from .177 to .22.

David Enoch


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ray1377
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May 7, 2018 14:37:01  
Posted by: DavidEnoch

I can answer part of the question.  My LD began life as a MkII which is a .177 so I know they can be converted from .177 to .22.

David Enoch

Thanks Mr. David

That's good to know. I'm thinking I may want to convert my .177 to a .22 LD someday.

Thanks

Ray


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MarkinJHawkland
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May 10, 2018 19:14:28  

If I'm not mistaken LD's are only made in .20 and .22. From reading on the website they say they are not offered in .177. But perhaps they used to be? Not sure. I could provide a link but not sure that we are allowed to link to that particular dealer.

Just fyi,

Mark N


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DavidEnoch
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May 11, 2018 08:53:13  

Mark,

I was saying that before my pistol was converted to an LD it was a Crosman Mk 2 pistol which was a .177.  The Crosman Mark 1 model was a 22 cal and the Mark 2 Model was a .177 caliber.

David Enoch


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ray1377
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May 11, 2018 13:58:36  
Posted by: DavidEnoch

Mark,

I was saying that before my pistol was converted to an LD it was a Crosman Mk 2 pistol which was a .177.  The Crosman Mark 1 model was a 22 cal and the Mark 2 Model was a .177 caliber.

David Enoch

Yes sir I understood what you meant. I've been doing more online searching and found out that an "LD" could be either a Mk1 or Mk2 and it's been converted to a .22 caliber with a longer barrel. From what I've read, the .22 and the .177 caliber both use the same valve and hammer.

Thanks

Ray


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Steve in NC
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May 13, 2018 00:27:08  

Owned one.  Sold it.  Never looked back.  Didn't care for either the creepy simulated 2-stage trigger nor the two-step loading/cocking rigmarole.

No accounting for taste, I guess.


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Dave Larson
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May 14, 2018 09:41:35  

I totally agree that they are very consistent. I picked one up on the classifieds a couple years ago and really enjoy it. I use a coil hose and HPA with mine for tons of shots, very accurate and fairly quiet. I have to agree with Steve about that trigger though... I got used to it and the squishy pull doesn’t bother me anymore. I was going to ask A.Z. about making it into a light crisp one stage trigger. I know nothing about them, dose anyone know if  it’s possible?

 

 


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Cruisers
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May 14, 2018 10:00:10  

But, the rest of us LOVE them. I don't have to have an Olympic special to really enjoy it. These Crosman MKI or MKII are real classics. Couple with the Corcoran custom stock and the conversion, and it's truly special.


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Steve in NC
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May 14, 2018 12:29:44  
Posted by: Dave Larson

I totally agree that they are very consistent. I picked one up on the classifieds a couple years ago and really enjoy it. I use a coil hose and HPA with mine for tons of shots, very accurate and fairly quiet. I have to agree with Steve about that trigger though... I got used to it and the squishy pull doesn’t bother me anymore. I was going to ask A.Z. about making it into a light crisp one stage trigger. I know nothing about them, dose anyone know if  it’s possible?

 

 

I certainly meant no criticism of those who have one and like it.  After all, it's difference of opinion that makes horse races interesting!  LOL!

Meanwhile, the MKI/II trigger really already is a single-stage trigger, with only spring-loaded take-up used to simulate two.  Because that single stage consists of a simple sear engaging directly with the hammer, engagement isn't consistent or bump-resistant enough for safety unless it's made reasonably deep.

Which translates to irreducible creep.


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Dave Larson
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May 14, 2018 15:46:47  

Oh well I’m already used to it being being squishy and creepy. Thanks for the information about the trigger, I’ll just use as is. I had to ask though.


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Airgunmanart
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January 21, 2020 02:26:36  

@davidenoch

David, Art here. There  are two 25 cal MKIs that I know of.. One Jack Lewis made, the other was made by a collector.

Just yesterday i did a horse trade and got a Jack Lewis MKI. A beauty if I may say, I need to test it ,as you know Jack was a power seeker. 


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DavidEnoch
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January 21, 2020 12:20:07  

@airgunmanart

At one time, maybe 15 years ago,  I considered buying a 25 Caliber "LD" type pistol that Jack Lewis had built.  I wonder if it is the same one. 


I have never owned a Jack Lewis pistol but I have heard he did top notch work.

David Enoch


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Airgunmanart
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January 21, 2020 13:04:03  

David, Tim was making them first. Then LD came up with the idea how to mil the barrel so it wolud fit better.  Jack got a hold of one and said I can do better.  Jack also did the Career rifles. Jack did more in internal parts, by polishing sleeves, hammer weight and more. Also more fps. The one I have is a 22. Like I said there are two that I know of that actually work in 25.


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