Ole Reliable



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Offline DD789

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Ole Reliable
« on: July 01, 2012, 02:58:22 PM »
I've been lurking for awhile gathering information about my gun. so from the information
I've gathered from this forum my Silver Streak was manufactured between 1956 > 1960.
 I bought this gun with the money from first job. (part time High School around 1961)
paid $20.00 used. after a few yrs. it started to leak, so I sent it off to Sheridan
to have it fixed. they fixed it I only had to pay to have it mailed and they threw
in the grip for free which I didn't have. so after about 30 yrs. after the first
reseal "Ole Reliable as I call her" needed to be resealed. the day I sent her to
Pyramyd Air I found out about Mac1 would have liked to send her there. Well after
waiting about a month I got her back working good as ever. I guess they decided
I need a new bolt so I don't have the original straight bolt any more :-(
would have liked to keep her as original as possible.
 Ole Reliable shoots straight and hard a ever. only the guy behind her with the
not so young eyes is unreliable. :-)
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Re: Ole Reliable
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2012, 03:23:28 PM »
 2 thumbs up.
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Re: Ole Reliable
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2012, 11:03:53 PM »
I love those things.  And you have a great history to go with yours to boot.  However I believe I'd demand PA return the original bolt.  That will affect the collectible value and they knew that when they took it.  That's criminal in my book.

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Re: Ole Reliable
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2012, 03:00:14 AM »
Love them Silver's !

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Re: Ole Reliable
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2012, 12:52:34 PM »
I love those things.  And you have a great history to go with yours to boot.  However I believe I'd demand PA return the original bolt.  That will affect the collectible value and they knew that when they took it.  That's criminal in my book.
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Re: Ole Reliable
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2012, 01:18:38 PM »
X3 on getting the bolt back.  That's kinda weird that they'd not send it, but what do I know?
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Re: Ole Reliable
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2012, 03:46:00 PM »
after careful reading of the information about the Streaks. the gun was possibly manufactured 1956 > 1958. hold down safety 1949-1962, straight bolt 1949 -1960, rear sight screw with dimples 1956 - 1971, front sight High Comb Stock - 1949-1958, the words "5mm Cal" and "Made in USA" Absent those inscriptions 1949-1959. only has " Silver Streak". yesterday I went to shoot at range my friend and I set up at his place. with open sights target set at 90ft. third shot was in the bull. and that was with elbow resting on a table and the fuzzy front sight with my glasses. first two shots were 6 O'clock low.
I'm still working with my 392 that I bought just encase the Silver Streak was unrepairable. thanks to this group I found about paint in the muzzle.
so I removed the paint with paint remover. one thing I've noticed between the two guns the Streak is easier to pump to 8 the 392 is more difficult to pump the same amount.
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Re: Ole Reliable
« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2012, 01:17:06 AM »
Welcome to the GTA, and again on what VPilot said..... >:(  :(  :o
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Re: Ole Reliable
« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2012, 03:50:36 PM »
a silver is on my long list of AGs I want. Nice rifle!
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