Another Sheridan ID Question



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Offline Stan D

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Another Sheridan ID Question
« on: December 09, 2012, 10:51:13 PM »
And there do seem to be a fair number of ID requests.  The problem I have with the answers is that my recollection says my Dad bought it in the mid to late 60s.  But the serial number on the breach doesn't jive with the lists referred to in these other threads.  It's a Blue Streak, with a rocker safety.

 The number on the breach is 6691A. 
The printing on it on one side says "BLUE STREAK" 5M/M CAL.
The other side has;
SHERIDAN PRODUCTS INCORPORATED
RACINE WIS-MADE IN U.S.A.

The other issues I have are that even with my bad hearing, I can hear it leaking air at the first pump.  It's been living in a case in my closet for years.  I'm getting some 30w this week to see if all it needs is that.  If not, ID will be real handy in finding out if the available rebuild kits will fit.  And then there's the wood.  I don't quite see how it could deteriorate so much considering where it's been.  But as a woodworker, I got that covered.  That, and a thread here covering this very same issue on a Silver Streak.

I've only been lurking over the weekend, and see all I've found?
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Re: Another Sheridan ID Question
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2012, 11:51:28 PM »
6691A---turn the number around-- the rifle was made  Jan 1966   how about that ?  Parts  to repair the compression chamber can be ordered from Bryan &Associates  with the tool  need . tell No. (806) 261-6810      The compression chamber will last longer when stored with one pump of air  in it.

Offline Stan D

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Re: Another Sheridan ID Question
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2012, 10:41:15 AM »
Thanks, Tuck.  I had seen that method in another thread, but the serial number there didn't have the same format(letters at both ends), so I wasn't sure it applied to mine.  And that certainly jives with my memory of when Dad brought it home.  I may spend some Christmas money on a kit regardless of whether the 30w does the trick.

So, I had the stock off last night, and noticed some surface rust under there.  Is there a trick to removing that without screwing up the finish?
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Offline Tuck2222

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Re: Another Sheridan ID Question
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2012, 09:38:27 AM »
First put a little  light weight oil on a rag and wipe  off the rusted area and let the gun  set a while.  Use 0000 steel wool with some light weight oil on it and buff a small area of the rusted part to see if you like the results.  I v cleaned up a rusted blued steel shotgun that the owner had left in a gun case for a while.   The Rocker Safety Sheridan Blue Streak  5 MM (20 Cal ) is the best of Blue Streak  pump up air rifles. They were first made with a hold down safety and after the rocker the had a slideing tang safety.  Crosman purchased Benjamin Sheridan and moved the production to their New York state factory.  Crosman made a tang safety 20 Cal  C 9, and C9a models and the current model has the safety in the trigger guard.  I have the  three Crosman models  and the Rocker Safety model . The Rocker Safety and C 9 rifles  intake valve guide is soldered in the pump tube  so the  other parts  of the compression chamber must be taken out from the action end of the pump tube and a tool is needed to do it.

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Re: Another Sheridan ID Question
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2012, 07:40:41 PM »
There isn't much steel to rust there. Trigger and safety come to mind, as well as the hammer spring( and hammer ) ...and some pump stuff...man I thought there was more to it than that. Barrel and main tube are brass. That rifle is two months older than me.
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Offline Stan D

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Re: Another Sheridan ID Question
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2012, 12:04:13 AM »
Mostly, it's the two screws under the safety and the trigger guard(and screws).  It's all hidden under the stock.  But the blued steel under there is also getting a little rust.  I realized what happened, too.  We had a break in 6 or 7 years ago, and the one case with all my airguns were taken.  They were recovered in a matter of days, but were left out in the woods.  I didn't think too much about it, as they looked dry and undamaged.

So, I'll try these tips.  My biggest concern is damaging the bluing. Thanks.
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