ROCHESTER, New York, (January 15, 2013) –Crosman Corporation, long known for innovation and quality in the shooting sports, has introduced the new, MK-177 multi-pump, bolt action, .177 caliber BB/pellet air rifle. The dual ammo MK-177 features new, Crosman® valve technology providing increased velocities with less effort.

“People want airguns that are uncomplicated, powerful and swift,” says Crosman Product Manager, Tom Clark. “The valve revolutionizes ease of pumping with the added benefit of providing impressive speed. Simply put, the new, MK-177 air rifle offers less work and more fun,” he said.

The MK-177 is light, maneuverable and features all-weather construction with a rifled steel barrel for added accuracy. Its fully adjustable sights and velocities of up to 800 fps with BBs and up to 750 fps with pellets make it an ideal multi-use air rifle. Pump the gun three times for indoor target practice or up to ten times to achieve higher velocity for outdoor shooting and pest control. The MK-177 is fed by a 5-shot pellet clip, or pour up to 300+ BBs into the internal magazine. Every time you pull back the ergonomic bolt handle and push it forward, another BB loads. It has a full Picatinny rail on top for your choice of optics and side rails for additional accessories. “Customize this airgun with all your favorite accessories,” says Clark. “Extra storage areas are found under the rubber recoil pad,” he said.

The MK-177 is assembled in the USA and is available in black or tan. A kit version includes a red dot sight, soft-sided case, 2 pellet clips, BBs, pellets and shooting glasses.

The MK-177 has an MSRP of $129, while the kit version retails for $179. Retail availability is expected in June, 2013.