The Crosman 357-6 was my very first pellet gun that I got in 1985. I still have it in a good working condition in the original box stored some where in the house.
Unlike today’s Crosman models like 3576W, the rotary clip of the 357-6 held only 8 pellets each. I picked it because it was only pellet gun at the time that had adjustable rear sights and had 6 inch rifled barrel.
I didn’t much care for the fake-wood plastic grips, but it had to do. The guns shoots very accurately once the sights are fine tuned. I can’t remember exactly how many shots I bot per CO2 cartridge, but it was a lot.
My family moved to a very old farm house for 4 years when I was still young and remember there were a lot of pests. The 357-6 loaded with flat-nosed pellets took care of a few mice in the house each day until one day there were no mice at all.
It was rather a loud gun and it would even scatter mice in the barn as well.
Not only it was a decent pest controller, but due to the adjustable rear sights and the 6 inch barrel, it was also a very decent target gun. I spent many hours shooting paper targets and tin cans with friends in the yard.
I recall there was also a 357 Revolver Kit from Crosman that included a 357-4 revolver (4″ barrel) and a honking 8 inch rifled barrel as well. But it was beyond my finances at the time.
The current Crosman 3576W has not changed much except for the new combat style grips and the 10-shot clips. I imagine the quality has remained the same or improved.
I would recommend it highly. And if you come across older models kept in good condition, do not pass it up.
Visiting this site with a lot of air pistols from my childhood was rather pleasant. I felt compelled to at least add one review of my own to this site, shout it be good enough to be approved by the administrator.