Written on: 17/01/2010
I use this gun for just about everything. Plinking on the weekends, serous target practice, i dont hunt but i have used it to scare minor pests away. I bought the gun used from a friend and so far i would have to guesstimate it has around 20,000 shots on it. I do oil and clean it regulary. It is a very rugged construction, i have yet to seriously chip or scratch it in the field. It gets used a minumum of 4 hours a week and it delivers the punch every time you squeeze the trigger. I havent heard… Read Full Review
Written on: 05/11/2009
hello i was wondering if you could write me back and tell me how much it cost i want 1 pretty bad thank you from Andy… Read Full Review
Written on: 22/11/2008 by xarrowpointx (1 review written)
Leaks air after about 200 shots. The leverage in cocking the gun is very very difficult; and opening the gun is very difficult.
Also, pellet insertion is one big pain in the access. If I had known, I would never have bought this gun. Don't consider it at any price… Read Full Review
Written on: 24/10/2008 by airgunguy (9 reviews written)
DO NOT BUY!!!
Junk! Garbage! Trash!
Now don't get me wrong,. I'm not one of those grumpy old men who thinks that everything is junk. There are still some real airgun values out there such as the Crosman 1377 and 2240. However, the Marksman 2004 also known as the Beeman P17 or the Beeman 2006 is a junk gun that works for about 10 minutes then starts leaking air from various places. How do I know? I tried several of them from several different stores and the end result is always the sameJUNK! I… Read Full Review
Written on: 04/09/2008
Nice beginner gun, so after about 2000-3000 shots, I'm quite happy with it overall, despite it's serious flaws having been apparent from the first (quite disappointing) minutes… Read Full Review
Written on: 19/08/2008 by ajballelli (1 review written)
Bought two and both failed within two days. The gun should not be on the market !… Read Full Review
Written on: 15/08/2008
would not recommend this gun to anyone... Buy a Crosman T4 or T4 Ops
highly acurate, good looks, 8 shot repeater, a better choice is a Crosman gun. It blew a seal that keeps the compression (what makes the gun shoot). ive had it for 2 days! i am going to call BEEMAN and see what it is if i hav to pay anything i will be pissed!… Read Full Review
Written on: 05/06/2008
This is a fun gun purchased it from canadian tire a while back.
its fun to shoot it'll kill pigeons after a few shots its more accurate than my powermaster 66
my only problem is that after a couple of months it stated leaking air
as well as sometimes when i cocked it it would lose pressure altogether
i sent it to beeman 2 months ago and still have not got it back
… Read Full Review
Written on: 22/09/2007 by sniper67 (1 review written)
I love this gun, it's always very reliable and consistent power!… Read Full Review
Written on: 22/09/2007 by proshooter12 (1 review written)
I've had this gun for 5 years and shot around 10,000 shots i love it i've had no problems… Read Full Review
Written on: 21/09/2007 by expert reviewer25 (1 review written)
I've had this gun for about two years and it is still going strong and i've shot around 5000 shots. I would recommend this gun to anyone who want a decent pistol with a good price… Read Full Review
Written on: 25/07/2007 by Ravenglen (2 reviews written)
Badly over priced. Invest a bit more money and purchase something decent
Fun gun?… Read Full Review
Written on: 21/12/2006 by Humble (2 reviews written)
I'd actaully first bought the handgun for my brother for his birthday. As he loves handguns but couldn't dive into getting a firearm at the time. Not being able to afford the Beeman P3, which the Marksman 2004 is the clone of, for a gift I compromised for the 2004. Of course before I gave it to him I had to do some testing!
My first impressions of the gun was I was pretty surprised by the fit and balance of such a low priced gun. The pistol just felt like it belonged in my hands. Taking… Read Full Review
Written on: 16/06/2006 by Triomphe (1 review written)
I bought the Marksman Model 2004 3 days ago on a decision that I wanted to order a HW40PCA (Beeman P3 outside the US) but I wanted to have a feeling how it felt before I ordered it. Since this gun is a direct copy I felt that it would be worth it and after the fact I would have a gun that I could lend to my friends when we're out camping. Anyhow that thought was killed last night when I went to shoot it and it started leaking air out of the barrel. I'm probably going to take it apart… Read Full Review
Written on: 02/01/2006 by squareshooter (5 reviews written)
I've found that silicone grease works well to lubricate the Marksman Model 2004 piston and o-ring, perhaps synthetic brake caliper slide lube would work well, too. While you've got it apart, make sure to lube all the pivot points and pins with high quailty gun oil or moly lube. I used removeable loctite to cure the rear sight problem. Pay attention to the headspace between the barrel breech and compression chamber, I noticed the little o-ring was being dislodged from its groove indicating too… Read Full Review
Written on: 12/12/2005 by newtoshooting (1 review written)
Ordered from Pyramid Air for $55 shipped and then found out from here that I could have bought the Marksman Model 2004 at Walmart; however my local Walmart didn't stock it. First impressions: damn accurate! After adjusting the sights I was hitting bullseyes at 15 yards with groups within 1… Read Full Review
Written on: 05/12/2005 by yarzak (1 review written)
Marksman 2004 & P3. well...
(The Weihrauch HW 40 PCA & Beeman P3 are the same gun never been a question. Weihrauch HW 40 PCA marketed by Beeman==Beeman P3)
During 1992 Richard Kazmaier Jr., president of Kazmaier Associates Inc. of Maryland, was interested in the purchase of the Beeman company. The Kazmaier company reportedly owns Bike (athletic clothing), S/R Industries (sporting and recreation equipment), and other holdings. S/R Industries, in turn, owns Marksman Products. Mr. Kazmaier… Read Full Review
Written on: 05/10/2005 by lastklim (1 review written)
I got my Marksman 2004 air pistol just 2 hours ago and could not stop shooting it. After over 100 rounds, I think I have enough experience to comment it a little bit. :-)
First impression: the black cover looks ugly compared to other air pistol with medal cover or shining finish. Don't use it for just showing off.
Then, I used the cheap Crosman Wadcutter .177 pellets from Walmart to give it a try. Heard a lot for the tricky feeding action, but not a thing for my small finger.
After that, I… Read Full Review
Written on: 27/08/2005 by Rene Matteau (48 reviews written)
I got my Marksman Model 2004 last weekend at CanadianTire for $114.99 taxes included. It was in a French and English package .So far I've shot with it over 300 times with no problem but I am keeping the proof of purchase just in case. I find this little power house easy to be accurate with, one inch circle at 33' in a offhand 2 hands standing position easy to accomplish. I am happy with it so far… Read Full Review
Written on: 19/08/2005 by n5lyc (2 reviews written)
I bought the Marksman 2004 on a whim after looking at the Beeman p3, and the price.
I figured it had to be of at least similar design.
Got it out of the pack, ran about 100 pellets through it to "wring it out".
The hammer locking pin started backing out after about 50 shots. MOD#1 (pushed it back in, and added a allen set screw on each side, THE HOLES ARE ALREADY THERE just waiting for set screws.)
Yes the rear sight is mobile if you hit it with your hand. MOD#2 a little epoxy glue on… Read Full Review
Written on: 24/07/2005 by ted3929 (37 reviews written)
Much like Cole5169 I found this Marksman Model 2004 Air Pistol to be exasperating. Most of the the shots were on target with authority but about every 5th shot would just bounce off the target.
Took a shot at a can at 10 feet and the pellet dented the can before BOUNCING OFF!
Even at $30 this isn't worth it. Took it back for a refund… Read Full Review
Written on: 30/05/2005 by rcdougl (1 review written)
The Marksman Model 2004 is a great gun, love it, read reviews prior to purchase, pay no attention to negatives, best $40.00 I have spent on an airgun - period. I bought it for its accuracy not power, the money I saved by not buying a Beeman p-3 will be spent on a Benjamin 392 for pest control. I personally will never give Beeman my money as I bought an R1 and upon delivery noticed a gouge in stock filled with putty from the factory, don't waste your money! It's like saying Hondas' cars are no… Read Full Review
Written on: 19/05/2005 by theoschela (1 review written)
I'm happy with the Marksman Model 2004 Air Pistol. I've only shot about 90 pellets so far - but its fun.
What I really like is that, in my mind, it is fairly child safe. It takes 28lbs of pressure to cock this thing! So when unloaded, uncocked, and with the safety on - I think it is as good a safety choice as any pistol. I don't have kids but I still feel better.
Regarding the rear sight - I have seen comments on some people using glue on the nut to keep it in place. What glue has been… Read Full Review
Written on: 19/05/2005 by cole5169 (19 reviews written)
I was waiting for a backordered HW40, ordered from a Canadian supplier, when I saw the Marksman Model 2004 clone in a Wal-Mart for about $40 US.
What the heck, right?
Well, I managed (barely) to put approx. 100 rounds through it that day before taking it back for a refund.
Why? Let's see... the polymer upper housing (which covers the barrel) was "humping" when cocked -- that's a pretty bad sign right there! And that was on the FIRST cock! Also, the consistency was all over the place. The… Read Full Review
Written on: 05/05/2005 by michaelingeorgia (1 review written)
I'm having a lot of fun with this Marksman Model 2004 Air Pistol, but the rear sight moves around with each shot. I'm going to try to get some kind of glue to keep it put, but I was wondering (since I am just starting with a handgun) does anyone have a recommendation for pellets with this gun? I've run close to 800 rounds through it, some beeman wadcutters and now i'm on some crossman premiums (which seem to be very badly made). Also, does anyone have recommendations about a scope for this… Read Full Review
Written on: 21/04/2005 by CVanMeter (8 reviews written)
As an owner of the real Beeman P3 and now the Marksman clone, I can only agree with the others that also have both and written reviews. I feel it is a very near copy of the $150 Beeman it clones. There are a few very minor differences that you almost need them side by side to notice. Trigger is just a bit short in quality of the P3 which is noted as having a fantastic trigger. Accuracy near the same "excelent" With eyes closed, I don't think anyone could tell the difference in feel and finish… Read Full Review
Written on: 08/04/2005 by nonames57 (2 reviews written)
I picked the Marksman Model 2004 pistol up at a local store just to do some target shooting and take care of local rodent control.
.It is strictly a pellet pistol; BBs will ruin the lands and grooves (Rifling).
.Though this weapon would work for home defense, loading takes to long in an emergency situation and is to loud when cocking.
.I bought it due to the low price yet higher velocity over the other pistols in the same price range that had a lower velocity even though I used them as a kid… Read Full Review
Written on: 03/02/2005 by scipio78 (1 review written)
I've owned the Marksman Model 2004 pistol for a week and believe it truly is the best deal bar non in airgun land right now!
Don't believe what those say about build quality, it is great! I've owned the Beeman P1 (Weihrauch 45) and though I liked it, I knew it was tremendously overpriced. Though I wouldn't say the P3 is overpriced for the cost of the P3 all you're paying for is some extra quality control (and maybe a German factory worker's holiday).
The trigger is great, smooth and crisp… Read Full Review
Written on: 07/01/2005 by Mad Dog (18 reviews written)
I am very happy with my Marksman 2004 single stroke pneumatic pistol. I took the advice of other reviewers and people on various forums and picked the one in the bi-lingual packaging. So far after about 400 pellets it is operating perfectly and I have experienced none of the problems that I read about other people having. It would seem that the bugs have been worked out in production, or I simply got lucky.
All my shooting has been from nine meters in my basement, either from a rested… Read Full Review
Written on: 02/01/2005 by vinceb (46 reviews written)
After being disappointed in a variety of cheap (Industry S2 & QS35) or awkward (Crosman 1377) pellet pistols, the Marksman Model 2004 is a pleasant surprise.
It'll do about 420fps and will consistently nail a Coke can at 15 yards even in my unskilled hands. The trigger pull feels good to me (especially compared to the springer) and the gun balances fairly well in the hand. This one even seems to be made fairly well.
Cocking is tough (expected for a single-pump pneumatic) and loading takes… Read Full Review
Written on: 31/12/2004 by gregbug (1 review written)
If you want to save yourself some reading, just go out and buy the Marksman Model 2004 pistol. It is the best $40 you will ever spend on an airgun!
The Marksman 2004 is a licensed Chinese copy of the German-made Beeman P3. Mechanically there is no difference between the two. The Beeman sells for around $150 US. I purchased my Marksman 2004 for $38 US. I assume the savings are attributed to cheaper labour and less quality control. Some people have stated that the 2004 uses cheaper… Read Full Review
Written on: 30/12/2004 by Binfordw (1 review written)
Purchased the Marksman Model 2004 after reading all these reviews several times, and I sure am glad I did. I've owned several domestic airguns in my younger years, including a couple pistols (Daisy CO2 and a Crosman 1322 I believe). Never been happy with the build quality or accuracy of them, being mostly plastic and such, but you get what you pay for, right? Well, in comes the Marksman 2004. Out of the package I was very pleased with the feel and look of the gun, and was anxious to shoot… Read Full Review
Written on: 19/12/2004 by huntin addic (2 reviews written)
The Marksman Model 2004 was my first air pistol in a good few years. Had it for about 3 months now. For the money, I think it's a good deal. People compare it to the P3. Hello! Apples to oranges folks! This is a $40.00-$50.00 gun. (I paid $38.00 at walmart)
I like the accuracy, power and overall feel of the gun. The sight elevation screw comes loose as you compress the barrel for firing. Probably every 4-6 shots. My solution; set the sights for about 30 feet, open the barrel and put a drop of… Read Full Review
Written on: 14/11/2004 by norm (2 reviews written)
The Marksman Model 2004 is a Beeman P3 for $49 bucks! I got one of the very first ones from Mac-1. You have read the reviews, I had the problems every one else had. Before I go on let me say, If you dont like to tinker on things don't buy this gun, get the Beeman.
I have put 1500+ pellets though this gun, and love
it. Now for less than $15 bucks more you will love
yours too. So try this, replace breech seal with quad seal. $1 buck, replace pump seal with automotive grade nitril seal. $1 buck… Read Full Review
Written on: 17/09/2004 by Ralumos (3 reviews written)
I recently purchased a Marksman 2004 after looking at all the pistols available and comparing prices with features. Not wanting another Co2 powered one narrows one's choices, and this looked just like the P3 from Beeman. After beginning shooting I noticed drastic changes in accuracy when trying to sight it in. After some experimentation I found that the gun would only stay charged for about 45 seconds, then would have no air left in it. Unless I could get the shot off in 5 seconds or less… Read Full Review
Written on: 13/09/2004 by willcode4beer (1 review written)
Marksman Model 2004:
I just picked this up the other night. Stupid me read the reviews *after* purchasing.
Reading, I noticed a few people with problems with the o-ring. While shooting, I noticed that the o-ring can come a little unseated after a shot. So, I just re-seat it in with my pinky when loading.
My biggest issue with this pistol is I find it hard to load the pellet in the chamber with my fingers.
I've put about 1-200 rounds through it so far with no problems. My wife and son have both… Read Full Review
Written on: 09/09/2004 by Flyby 99th (1 review written)
After two years of being without my Beeman collection, I decided to pick up an air pistol just to plink around and scare away pests. I bought the Marksman 2004 after looking at it at Walmart for about half an hour. It looked kind of cheap, but I thought the price might be right ($39.00). It felt great, when I unpacked it. Nice heft. I got 15 shots through it before the safety jammed after I cocked, and loaded it. Nothing I could do would make the safety release. I could not pull the trigger. I… Read Full Review
Written on: 05/09/2004 by Bill (1 review written)
I've been doing side by side comparisons of the Marksman 2004 and my Beeman P3. After several hundred rounds, here are some observations:
Note: the first 2004 I bought failed to compress air after a few hundred rounds. Wallmart exchanged it no problem and would have refunded my money if I wanted.
The second one has shot perfectly for about 400 rounds. It's very accurate and is a bargain at $38. It looks just like the P3 but after careful observation there are significant differences.
1)… Read Full Review
Written on: 23/07/2004 by BBtheboy (1 review written)
I have owned two Marksman 2004. I owned the first one for a couple of days and discovered it would jam about every six shots. I thought I could overlook this because the gun looked and felt so good, but the problem soon became annoying and I exchanged it for the same gun. The second gun refused to fire after about the eighth shot. I returned it and bought a different gun altogether. This model is a copy of the beeman p-3 (at three times the price). I have since found some posts that… Read Full Review
Written on: 22/07/2004 by BBtheboy (1 review written)
I have owned two marksman 2004 pistols. I had the first one for a couple of days. I fired it a few times as soon as I got it home and it seemed to work fine. The next day I took it out for some target practice, but discovered that after about every six shoots the gun would jam. For the looks and overall feel of the gun I thought I could over look this, but it soon became annoying so I took the gun back to the store to exchange it for the same gun. When I fired the second gun it seemed to… Read Full Review
Written on: 21/07/2004 by capk (3 reviews written)
The Marksman Model 2004 is Very similar to P-3 in overall appearance, but it is NOT an exact P-3 clone: the P-3 uses quality steel & alloy metal parts. P-3 has a more "solid" feel and tighter tolerances in the fit of its parts. The P-3 trigger is lighter and crisper, breech seal is excellent and hand grip indentations more ergonomic. The polymer body is also smoother in finish. Both my P-3 and my M-2004 have 2-stage, adjustable triggers. In the case of the Marksman 2004, this feature alone… Read Full Review
Written on: 09/07/2004 by ricdoug (11 reviews written)
I Bought my Marksman Model 2004 last Thursday (1 week ago). I Scanned the instructions. I Fired one pellet into the office trap with 6 o'clock aim. It hit at 2 o'clock in the 1st white ring. 2nd pellet. No apparent strike, but I heard it enter the trap. 3rd shot. Keyhole. 4th shot. 2nd keyhole. 5th shot. Clover leaf. Conclusion: It's accurate. Few adjustments with the mirometer sights and now battlesight zero! It's a bear to cock. Very solid feel. Looks like a firearm so do not brandish this… Read Full Review
Written on: 04/07/2004 by SirTonySteel (2 reviews written)
The Marksman Model 2004 is a real buy. Now at Walmart for $40 and compares favorably with the Beeman P-3 at more than 3 times the price. The similarity is flattering. Velocity is 403.2fps and M.E. is 2.64ft/lbs with an H&N Match at 7.3gr. Sights are adjustable for windage and elevation. Nice quality, well made… Read Full Review
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