I get my first vintage .20 cal air rifle and?



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Re: I get my first vintage .20 cal air rifle and?
« Reply #40 on: June 19, 2018, 01:39:10 PM »
I almost did... I think I have only been in a Big5 once and I didn't know they carried pellets.
They're behind the counter with the boolits and scattergun cartiges.
Surprisingly every Big 5 I know of around me stocks the crosman made .20's.
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Re: I get my first vintage .20 cal air rifle and?
« Reply #41 on: June 19, 2018, 02:34:30 PM »
If memory serves, PA doesn't have a retail outlet, but they will let you pick up orders from them if you call ahead and arrange to. Maybe shoot them an email and ask for sure.

From PAís website:

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Re: I get my first vintage .20 cal air rifle and?
« Reply #42 on: June 19, 2018, 11:11:23 PM »
 I had posted this in the bargain gate awhile back for the Polymag fans http://predatorpellets.com/product-category/dent/
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Re: I get my first vintage .20 cal air rifle and?
« Reply #43 on: June 21, 2018, 11:45:18 AM »
My new to me 20 cal gun is arriving Monday and I found some 20 cal Benjamin pellets at an outfitter 30 minutes from me, only 20 cal. pellet they have.  Should be good for a 3 day trial, but the chances of this rifle going back is pretty negligible.
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Re: I get my first vintage .20 cal air rifle and?
« Reply #44 on: June 21, 2018, 11:50:05 AM »
I have owned many, many Sheridans & and still do . They are extremely accurate rifles. The rifles with B-S pellets are still more accurate than I can shoot !
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Re: I get my first vintage .20 cal air rifle and?
« Reply #45 on: June 21, 2018, 11:58:17 AM »
I have owned many, many Sheridans & and still do . They are extremely accurate rifles. The rifles with B-S pellets are still more accurate than I can shoot !

Ironically if this rifle shoots itís only a added benefit, itís looks to me to be the nicest stock I have ever seen on a pumper? Monday will tell the story. Few guns have I had more anticipation waiting for? If itís a bust I doubt I will be able to recover, lol.
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Re: I get my first vintage .20 cal air rifle and?
« Reply #46 on: June 21, 2018, 12:11:11 PM »
 You will be fine.
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Re: I get my first vintage .20 cal air rifle and?
« Reply #47 on: June 21, 2018, 08:13:14 PM »
I was going to ask for an update but then remembered you were on vacation.
 Well... how was (is) it?
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Re: I get my first vintage .20 cal air rifle and?
« Reply #48 on: June 21, 2018, 09:07:12 PM »
I was going to ask for an update but then remembered you were on vacation.
 Well... how was (is) it?

Vacation was great except for trying to get UPS to delay shipping delivery since my seller forgot to.  UPS now holding gun for Monday pickup.
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Re: I get my first vintage .20 cal air rifle and?
« Reply #49 on: June 24, 2018, 07:33:57 PM »
What are the odds my 20 cal pellets are scheduled to arrive tomorrow, the same day Iím picking up the Airgun from UPS.  This never happens?
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Re: I get my first vintage .20 cal air rifle and?
« Reply #50 on: June 24, 2018, 07:41:07 PM »
What are the odds my 20 cal pellets are scheduled to arrive tomorrow, the same day Iím picking up the Airgun from UPS.  This never happens?

Steve........I'm anxious to see more pictures of this gun !  ;D                     Best Wishes  -  Tom
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Re: I get my first vintage .20 cal air rifle and?
« Reply #51 on: June 24, 2018, 07:54:07 PM »
Love it! Youíd think it was Christmas Eve 50 years ago.  ;D
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Re: I get my first vintage .20 cal air rifle and?
« Reply #52 on: June 25, 2018, 01:12:05 PM »
Did a unboxing video since my expectations were high, luckily I was not disappointed, it is Sterioded, milled cocking arm, have to cock it first to pump.  It is absolutely prestine, not a mark on it.  Funny still waiting for delivery of the pellets today. 

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Re: I get my first vintage .20 cal air rifle and?
« Reply #53 on: June 25, 2018, 01:38:36 PM »
WOW!!
Very nice....Congrats!
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Re: I get my first vintage .20 cal air rifle and?
« Reply #54 on: June 25, 2018, 01:41:53 PM »
Wow Steve !    ;D     Exceptionally Nice Rifle !    ;D   That Rifle Is Just Absolutely Fantastic !  ;)

                                                              Congratulations !

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Re: I get my first vintage .20 cal air rifle and?
« Reply #55 on: June 25, 2018, 02:01:56 PM »
Look what just came in the mail?  Should have some fun with the Chrony this afternoon.  No way this gun is going anywhere after 3 day trial.  I could drop a new gun in the stock and still be $ ahead. Interesting that Crosman 22 pellets are 14.3 grain as well so easy to compare guns.
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Re: I get my first vintage .20 cal air rifle and?
« Reply #56 on: June 25, 2018, 03:13:24 PM »
Very nice Steve & the video was an added plus. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: I get my first vintage .20 cal air rifle and?
« Reply #57 on: June 25, 2018, 04:42:47 PM »
Out in the backyard and it was pumping up well but I can hear a slow leak coming from the pellet chamber when the bolt is open.  The O ring on the bolt seems to stop it but seems like a leaky exhaust valve?  Iím sure itís been sitting a while and I just put some Sause down the pump rod so Iíll give it a little time. Got 656 with 8 pumps.  I know itís Sterioded but I couldnít go for more in my backyard, too loud.  I spent most of the time with my normal 3 pumps knocking down my metal targets.  Trigger must have been worked on 2 lbs at the most.

Wonder if this has the old aluminum valve?  They went back to brass, I can get a whole new brass valve for $30 so it shouldnít be an issue, if it needs it.
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Re: I get my first vintage .20 cal air rifle and?
« Reply #58 on: June 25, 2018, 05:33:31 PM »
Now THAT is a real beauty, wow!
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Re: I get my first vintage .20 cal air rifle and?
« Reply #59 on: June 25, 2018, 06:24:47 PM »
Got an email back from the stock builder, Steve Corcoran, pretty interesting:

ďIf I remember right I built that around 6 years or so ago. Probably built less than 10 of them. Not many folks willing to spend that much on those guns. Really transform them for those who are.Ē

I assumed it would be a rare bird especially now that he is building them for $600 with all the extras I got.  Given the PCP market has taken over much market share, very few people would put that much money into a pumper.  Most of his stocks now are much higher end guns. 
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