Written on: 16/03/2010
I've had one since 1989 and its incredible. At the time 830fps was considered magnum power. Handles great, plenty of power and accuracy is excellent. It likes beemans silver jets(blue box), its in pristine to mint shape also. LOOKING for one in .22 cal. in similar condition to mine. Thankx, Franco
Written on: 23/06/2009 by Dobschar (1 review written)
I've owned a Beeman C1 Carbine for about 17 years now and it's never let me down. I replaced the rear sight with a peep sight out of the Beeman catalog when I first bought it, so I've got a nice long sight radius. It is very accurate and handy to use. Built like a tank. (read more)
Written on: 17/06/2008 by bazonka (1 review written)
Very accurate good handling, one of the best i have owned (read more)
Written on: 21/12/2007
The Beeman C1 Carbine is a great accurate rifle. I have one of each caliber and have killed a rabbit with my .177 rifle with iron sights at 55 yds. Also a few crows w/ 2 -7X scope at 50 Yds. I use the .22 (C-1) with 6-18X Bushnell airgun scope to "reach out". It is powerful, but in my opinion I wish they made them in .25 cal or even .-5MM (read more)
Written on: 31/07/2007 by jburdine2000 (2 reviews written)
I've had mine for better than 16 years. It handles well, and with the original spring in it knocked pigeons off the wires without any problem. Mine is .177 and had no problem taking any game I ever went after. I always wanted one of the Theoban gas strut airguns, since I read about them, and here in the states the cost was going to be prohibitive. I broke down and sent the C-1 to have a strut placed and it came back very strong, more difficult to cock. The trigger is less than ideal, but can... (read more)
Written on: 21/06/2006 by Vizzy (1 review written)
Purchased a Beeman C1 Carbine when I was only 17 years old, for $169.00 in Nov 1982. The 830fps rating was tops for the times, especially compared to the Daisy and Crossman pumps of my friends. Dispatched countless birds and even a roof rat, in the dark, with a flash light taped to the barrel. Its preferred ammo was the silver jet pellets. Haven't shot it much in the past 10 years, but I do break it out every once in a while and it still seems to do o.k., but I suspect the power is "down".... (read more)
Written on: 18/01/2006 by littlehugger (2 reviews written)
I bought my C1 many years ago, when 1000FPS airguns were almost impossible to find, and 800 fps was Magnum territory. It was the most affordable high power airgun Beeman sold.
It is a top notch airgun. With a scope I am able to shoot individual blades of grass. It is also very good on rats, which was my primary use of it. I killed dozens, and it would nail them. Most died instantly, but a few did flips, and were dead when they hit the ground.
Its noticeably smaller and lighter than the... (read more)
Written on: 25/11/2004 by Turbonium (3 reviews written)
I've had my Beeman C1 Carbine in .22 for about 12 years. Several thousand pellets have been through it, and so far it's never needed more than very basic maintenance. The rifle is very sturdy feeling and handy, unfortunately the straight grip stock makes it hard to sight (open sights) for me. I imagine using a scope would be somewhat better; I'll probably be doing that myself soon. It has been worth every penny especially considering the long term performance. (read more)
Written on: 06/05/2004 by Steve O (2 reviews written)
Bought the C-1 carbine in .177 caliber new in "82. Rated for 1 million shots. I was told the gun would wear in not wear out. Not there yet but still going strong after twenty plus years. Will probably get it tuned soon for the next 20 years. The old style silver jets, which I'm running out of after all these years, were one holers with this gun. JSB Exacts are the main pellet I shoot with it now. Always disliked the straight style stock, but the other features of the gun made it a small... (read more)
Written on: 16/01/2004 by smong2000 (1 review written)
I got this Beeman C1 Carbine from a friend as my 1st air rifle and what a great surprize! These things shoot amazingly and are fun. I've been shooting indoors at about 30 ft with a scope and often check the barrel to see if the pellets are coming out because it routinely puts 2-3 in the same hole. This older model was made in Great Britain, has nice solid no -rills quality, and appears to have been designed perfectly for carrying afield. Seems like the "Glock" of air rifles. It got me... (read more)
Written on: 04/12/2003 by littlehugger (2 reviews written)
I have owned a Beeman C1 for years. For a long time it was my only air rifle. Previous to this, I had only owned the cheap, multi pump pneumatics.
Although the C1 was never one of Beeman's top rated rifles for accuracy, I have done wondrous things with it after I scoped it. I have been able to shoot individual blades of grass with it. In fact, I once shot a blade of grass that the pellet only cut halfway. So I then shot thru 1/2 a blade of grass with my next shot.
It has proved itself to... (read more)
Written on: 20/11/2003 by James King (3 reviews written)
I've set out to review my air rifles in turn. First up is my 1993 Beeman C1 Carbine, made by Webley. I'm not certain what the Webley model name/number for this gun was, but I suspect it's moved to the realm of antiques.
This is an ultra-minimalist 0.177 cal carbine. The stock is nicely stained, the metal parts well blued, but detailing (such as checkering, raised cheek pieces, etc.) is non-existent.
In US spec the rifle was marketeded at 830 fps, making is fairly powerful for its size... (read more)