Sunday, April 15, 2007

Crosman Model 1377C American Classic

Crosman bills the 1377C as an "American Classic" and I'd have to agree.

Much as Ruger 22 Pistols are to fire arms the Crosman 1377's immense popularity and long standing presence in the US Airgun Market Place, as well as available custom upgrades and tuning make this claim accurate.

With over 600 fps in .177 caliber this portable and accurate pump up pnumatic offers target accuracy and small game pest elliminating power that has been appreciated by Americans since the original model 1300 Medalist II (22 caliber) debuted in 1970. In 1977 production switched to the 1377 in .177 caliber and 560 fps.

The 1377 was produced in a shoulder stock version as the 1388 from 1982-1988 with the current production 1377C introduced in 1998. With adjustable sights, a 10 & 1/4" barrell the current version is rated at over 600 fps or over 6 foot-pounds of energy.

Practical for live quarry at distances of 20 yeards the 1377C performs like a small air rifle on close range (very small) game. I used to know a guide in Alaska who carried his 1377 on his snow machinge for take out close range ptarmigans. With adjustable sites it has great practicle accuracy and as a multi-pump pnumatic it's gentle report tends not to startle game. My friend claimed it ususally took 6 or more birds before the rest of the group even started to notice.


  1. Long site plane and decent adjustable sites help w/ accuracy.

  2. Muzzle heavy with ergonomic grip angle for good off-hand hold.

  3. Decent Trigger Pull.

  4. Nothing required but pellets and a willingness to pump.

  5. Exceptional power and value.

  6. Adjustable power.

  7. Great aftermaket and custom performance upgrade support.


  1. "Cheesey" look to current plastic forearm and stocks. (See note on upgrades.)

  2. Limitted range and authority compared to .22 caliber offerings.

  3. Scope mount is imparacticle without optional or aftermarket steel breach w/dovetail.

Desirable Upgrades.

  • Factory shoulder stock or custom replacement from Crooked Barn by Keith or RB Grips.

  • Steel breach with dovetails for optical sight mounting.

  • Trigger work.

  • Port Polishing.

  • Custom caliber conversion to .22 or .25 caliber.

Notes. Wide availability and $55.00 price range.


Anonymous said...

Interesting blog. Will you be doing reviews on Gamo rifles soon?


LoneShooter said...


Yes, there are reviews planned for the Gamo Shadow 1000, the Gamo Recon and the Gamo Viper. I intend to do one on the Viper Express as well when I'm able to get my hands on one.

Thanks for stopping by.


Anonymous said...

i was wondering if you know how to replace the plastic handle with a wooden one...if so pls reply...also nice review

Anonymous said...

I sell trigger springs for the `1377/1322 pistols for an ultra light trigger pull. I also sel custom front sight hood shrouds.

LoneShooter said...

Trigger Springs. I'm very interested in what you offer. Do you have pictures you may share with us?


LoneShooter said...

Replacing the plastic handles, or "stocks" or "grips" are one item that does generate a lot of complaints. In the Crosman Model 1377C American classic, the plastic stocks are easily removed by removing the stock screws on each side of the grip. A number of work-arounds and suggestions have revolved around this issue.

With my own 1377C, it came out of the box with the side of each grip shifting more than a politian.

Tightening the grip screws was enough to remove most of the play/shifting in mine (right side still shifts about 1/32 of an inch back and forth.

Most of the suggestions I have heard, have been:

1.Tightening the screws.
Be careful not to strip them. There may not be enough adjustment here, to hold both sides tightly.

2.The use of various materials or shims (Example:tooth picks, match book covers,thin plastic sheet from kids party plates for instance)As a way of thickening the stocks and allowing the grip screws to hold tighter.

3.The other common method, if you can afford it, is replacement stocks/grips. I have heard nothing but great things about most of the ones on the market. I know that they are available at as well as RB Custom Grips.

4.Adhesives are the other quick fix I hear about, from rubber cement to super glue. Super glue is probably the best as it can be applied in very small quantities which allow it to broken free when needed.

If anyone out there knows of other fix it idea's on this subject let us hear from you.


Anonymous said...

I just aquired an original 1377 mfg. date of 12/1977 in the original box with all documentation. Any ideas what it's worth?

A.J.Green said...

Sorry, It took a while to respond to this question. We've made some changes in the comment forwarding and are having problems. Should be more responsive in the future. Let me see if I can dig around and find an answer for you. My first resource will be the latest addition of the Blue Book of Airguns. More to follow.

A.J.Green said...

Value of 1377 American Classic. According to my most recent copy of "Blue Book of Airguns, Seventh Edition", by Dr. Robert D. Beeman & John B. Allen:

You have the first variant of this pistol which was manufactured from 1977-1981 and has the metal breach as opposed to the second variation (1982-1988) which has a plastic breach. Both Pistols are rated at 560 FPS, as compared to the 1377C which is quoted as 600 FPS and uses bolt cocking rather than the cocking knob on the previous versions. Value is listed as $60.00 in 95% condition. I'm not certain of the value that might be added by the first year of production (1977)and box, I'd assume perhaps 20%. Checking one of the auction sites I saw a similar pistol (not enough info to confirm that it's identical) with box that had a reserve price of $50.00.

Hope this helps.

Anonymous said...

What is the best mod to increase the velocity of my 1377c? I'm thinking a heavier spring, but don't know where to begin looking.

crosmain air gun said...

This is one serious Crosman airgun.