Crosman 1322: A Complete Review

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The Crosman 1322 is a single-shot, pneumatic pump-action pellet air pistol with a .22-caliber that was first introduced in 1977.   

The 1322 model was designed to be an all-purpose air pistol for small game hunting and target practice. Various separate versions of 1322 were manufactured up to 2004 when it was no longer sold in the US. In 2012 Crosman reintroduced the air pistol. 

Shooting the Crosman 1322

Design and Operation

Model 1322 integral pump lever system is positioned beneath the barrel, in the middle of the forearm. This pump lever can be cycled several times (up to ten strokes) to accumulate progressively more pressurized air in the chamber.

When you pull the trigger, an air valve channels the pressurized air into the transfer port, which is in the breech. Consequently, the pellet is forcefully discharged from the barrel. According to Crosman, the air pistol attains up to 440 ft./s (130m/s) as the maximum velocity with standard 14.3-grain .22 pellets. The 1322 also comes with front fixed blade sights and an adjustable square notch rear.

The Crosman 1322 is a predecessor of the early Model 1300 Medalist II that Crosman produced from 1970-1976. In 1977, the first version of Model 1322 was launched. Over the decades, three distinct variants of the 1322 were produced: Type I, from 1977 to 1981, Type II from 1978 to 1996. Type III from 1998 to 2004. Crosman then reintroduced the 1322 in 2011. 

Type I is manually cocked using a manual three-right external cocking button. It also comes