Sheridan Turning 50



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Sheridan Turning 50
« on: August 20, 2017, 10:01:18 AM »
  My Blue Streak is 50 years old this month.  Sure wouldn't know it to look at it, this one still looks practically new.  Hard to believe I was only 13 when it was made.  It's sure weathered the last 50 years better than I have.  I have several other old pumpers, one or two may be just as accurate as this one.  But for power, accuracy, craftsmanship and overall quality in a classic airgun, you just can't beat a Sheridan!
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Re: Sheridan Turning 50
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2017, 10:07:58 AM »
 But for power, accuracy, craftsmanship and overall quality in a classic airgun, you just can't beat a Sheridan!

I agree 100% . My oldest Sheridan is a 1949.
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Re: Sheridan Turning 50
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2017, 03:59:05 PM »
  My Blue Streak is 50 years old this month.  Sure wouldn't know it to look at it, this one still looks practically new.  Hard to believe I was only 13 when it was made.  It's sure weathered the last 50 years better than I have.  I have several other old pumpers, one or two may be just as accurate as this one.  But for power, accuracy, craftsmanship and overall quality in a classic airgun, you just can't beat a Sheridan!

You sure can't beat them, at least mine leaves me with no reason to try.
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Re: Sheridan Turning 50
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2017, 06:35:58 PM »
  My original Sheridan was over 50 years old,  had been used a LOT, when it needed servicing for the first time !
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Re: Sheridan Turning 50
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2017, 07:03:33 PM »
If my Sylvia isn't older than me sure is close to it.
I can't remember if she's early 50s or late 50s.
But she is prettier than me and functions better than me.
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Re: Sheridan Turning 50
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2017, 07:25:18 PM »
If my Sylvia isn't older than me sure is close to it.
I can't remember if she's early 50s or late 50s.
But she is prettier than me and functions better than me.

Sylvia's Poppa said that she was about a 59.
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Re: Sheridan Turning 50
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2017, 07:32:57 PM »
Well... I knew better than to ask her.
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Re: Sheridan Turning 50
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2017, 07:36:21 PM »
LOL. She is just about a twin to my 59, that I have scoped.
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Re: Sheridan Turning 50
« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2017, 07:40:10 PM »
We are down to three..
'59 SS
'68 Copper
'69 BS
I don't have a need for anymore and I certainly don't plan to have any less.
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Re: Sheridan Turning 50
« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2017, 09:21:03 PM »
Amen to all the above. Luv all of my streaks, '65 being the oldest. Something about their sleek design, incredible performance & timeless beauty sets them apart from all the rest.

Given the title I say this with caution but I think worth mentioning; although the Benji 392 (P being my favorite) is only 20 something, it too has a special place in my collection. I liken it to the Streak but for those who haven't tried it I highly recommend you add one to your collection. The only way I can explain it is a male version of the Streak with the same performance & little more umpf.   
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Re: Sheridan Turning 50
« Reply #10 on: August 21, 2017, 12:10:31 PM »
Yes, there is something special about the sheridans. 

My oldest one (1951) is 66 years old this year (one year older than my parents!!!).  Still shoots 625 with cylindricals, and like most sheridans, is very accurate.  As far as I can tell, it has never been worked on.  Impressive. 

The squirrels don't really like it though   ;)


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Re: Sheridan Turning 50
« Reply #11 on: August 21, 2017, 02:28:21 PM »
Makes my oldest seem young at 43
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Re: Sheridan Turning 50
« Reply #12 on: August 21, 2017, 03:21:07 PM »
Yes, there is something special about the sheridans. 

My oldest one (1951) is 66 years old this year (one year older than my parents!!!).  Still shoots 625 with cylindricals, and like most sheridans, is very accurate.  As far as I can tell, it has never been worked on.  Impressive. 

The squirrels don't really like it though   ;)
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Re: Sheridan Turning 50
« Reply #13 on: August 21, 2017, 05:23:27 PM »
Been plinking away today with my 93 year old English BSA Standard, those Sheridans are just babes. Lol
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Re: Sheridan Turning 50
« Reply #14 on: August 21, 2017, 05:32:47 PM »
  While a Benjamin 392 is a decent rifle, it pales in comparison to a Sheridan.
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Re: Sheridan Turning 50
« Reply #15 on: August 21, 2017, 06:15:30 PM »
oldest Sheridan is 53 yrs old my 312 is an early 50's? one and my oldest crosman is late 20's
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Re: Sheridan Turning 50
« Reply #16 on: August 21, 2017, 08:57:29 PM »
  While a Benjamin 392 is a decent rifle, it pales in comparison to a Sheridan.
I respect your opinion Steve but I'm not sure I'd go that far. It's true that bullet placement is key with any air gun or firearm. Proper pellet placement with a Dan is deadly. I was a dedicated Dan owner & remain so to this day. Then I hunted with the 392. There is a distinct difference in knock down power between the two. The bunnies do the dance with my Dan's. Little dancing if any with the Benji.

In addition; Dan's are everywhere to be found. Try finding a 392. ;)
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Re: Sheridan Turning 50
« Reply #17 on: August 21, 2017, 09:19:16 PM »
That's OK Marty.  More 392s for us then.  ;)


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Re: Sheridan Turning 50
« Reply #18 on: August 21, 2017, 11:18:06 PM »
I heard that Billy. :)

I'm not tooting the 392's horn but another case in point. Took quite a few bull frogs with my Dan's. Instant floaters everyone of them, but where the Dan floated the green toasty treats, the 392 drove them into the mud.

But again fella's. No doubt about it, the Dan is in a league all its own.

 
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'91 Benji 392P Nickel (Racine) "Hoss"
'93 Benji 397P Nickel (Racine) "Little Joe"
'95 Benji 397P Nickel "Cochise"
'96 Benji 392PA "Adam"
'93 Benji 397P (Racine)"Roy"

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Re: Sheridan Turning 50
« Reply #19 on: August 22, 2017, 12:09:17 AM »
  While a Benjamin 392 is a decent rifle, it pales in comparison to a Sheridan.
I respect your opinion Steve but I'm not sure I'd go that far. It's true that bullet placement is key with any air gun or firearm. Proper pellet placement with a Dan is deadly. I was a dedicated Dan owner & remain so to this day. Then I hunted with the 392. There is a distinct difference in knock down power between the two. The bunnies do the dance with my Dan's. Little dancing if any with the Benji.

In addition; Dan's are everywhere to be found. Try finding a 392. ;)

Pretty sure some Walmarts still carry the 392 so they're definitely easier to find than a nice vintage Dan.
Now as far as which is better, I have no experience with the Benjamin 392, but I've had a little experience with a '77 342 and wile it wasn't 'ol blue it sure seemed like a nice little rifle and was as fun as any pumper is.
I'll always prefer my blue streak over everything, but from what I here the Benjamin's can be just as solid of a choice.
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Cman 2100 clasic
Cman 1008sb
daisy winchester m14
Daisy red Ryder
New Daisy 105
B19

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