Sometimes you just get lucky- Is there a nicer pumper than this?



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Sometimes you just get lucky- Is there a nicer pumper than this?
« on: September 25, 2018, 09:41:14 AM »
I bought this gun in the Bay months ago and have lived with it a while now. Itís been consuming my shooting time.  Iíve posted it on the forum when I got it and through the testing of pellets and power. But after these months Iím starting to wonder if there is any pumper out there that really is better than this one?  I know, crazy claim but Iím curious if there really is something out there on this level of style and performance?

It attributes come from every part of it being customized. 
1. Base unit-  a 1998 Benjamin- Sheridan high polished nickel C9A - high polish nickel is striking.
2. Stock-  a custom high end walnut stock by Steve Corcoran - ebony trim - stippling- transforms the hold to feel like a fine rifle.
3. Mac-1 Steriod upgrade.  Milled extended pump rod, reworked valve, to easily push power to 20 FPE, with easily repairable cartridge. Little touches like milling the pellet probe to facilitate airflow.
4. Reworked trigger for very easy release.

Mac-1 said his work would be $225 and the stock now on Corcoranís website was over $600. All that into a $200 Rifle? What pumper competes with this? 

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Re: Sometimes you just get lucky- Is there a nicer pumper than this?
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2018, 11:19:01 AM »
If I may ask the question, is there any other pumper that can be worked up to the same level as the Sheridan?  Or out of the box ready for the same price?
Granted, the Sheridan MAC-1 package isn't made in China.
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Re: Sometimes you just get lucky- Is there a nicer pumper than this?
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2018, 08:17:16 PM »
You certainly have a nice gun there Steve...however, just about every other gun owner might feel the same about theirs. ;)
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Re: Sometimes you just get lucky- Is there a nicer pumper than this?
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2018, 08:25:02 PM »
I didn't realize a pumper could be that nice! It looks wonderful, congrats, easily worth the price.
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Re: Sometimes you just get lucky- Is there a nicer pumper than this?
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2018, 09:10:05 PM »
You certainly have a nice gun there Steve...however, just about every other gun owner might feel the same about theirs. ;)
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« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2018, 09:10:28 PM »
That is very regal! 
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Re: Sometimes you just get lucky- Is there a nicer pumper than this?
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2018, 02:41:00 AM »
You certainly have a nice gun there Steve...however, just about every other gun owner might feel the same about theirs. ;)

I realized when I wrote this that this answer was possible.  Yes we all have our loves, guns are treasures for whatever reason, mine in the pumper catagory would be my 108, probably the last gun I would sell.  But my question was meant to be a legitimate one. Sentiment aside the above gun on its stock alone objectively eclipses the 108. Maybe the only objective way of asking this question is has anyone seen a pumper that cost more to produce?
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Re: Sometimes you just get lucky- Is there a nicer pumper than this?
« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2018, 07:45:04 AM »
There's no question in my mind, that's a keeper, Steve!
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Re: Sometimes you just get lucky- Is there a nicer pumper than this?
« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2018, 09:22:03 AM »
You certainly have a nice gun there Steve...however, just about every other gun owner might feel the same about theirs. ;)

I realized when I wrote this that this answer was possible.  Yes we all have our loves, guns are treasures for whatever reason, mine in the pumper catagory would be my 108, probably the last gun I would sell.  But my question was meant to be a legitimate one. Sentiment aside the above gun on its stock alone objectively eclipses the 108. Maybe the only objective way of asking this question is has anyone seen a pumper that cost more to produce?
You have something very special Steve. It certainly meets all the criteria for a truly special collectible; beauty, performance, & rarity, & above all, she was built by two of the best craftsman in the business. Be proud my friend! 
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Several Vintage Silver & Blue Streaks, H9 & H9A, including a '69 Silver w/factory Williams.
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Most notable- 2-Model 21's, 882 w/factory Williams, 2-Golden Boys & 4 Golden Spikes, Christmas Dream 20,25,30,35, Model 1894's; RME, Win, Spittin Image, Limited Edition, 2-BBS, 2-NRA, Wells Fargo, Sealed Box 1894, 880's; 20th Anniv, Silver Anniv, Eldorado, & '71 model. Red Ryder signed by David Sanders, & 2 Pony Express.
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Re: Sometimes you just get lucky- Is there a nicer pumper than this?
« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2018, 07:42:01 PM »
It's pretty but ... The cheek piece is on the wrong side!!   ;)

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Re: Sometimes you just get lucky- Is there a nicer pumper than this?
« Reply #10 on: September 26, 2018, 09:58:34 PM »
That is a beautiful gun Steve and even though I,m a novice at all of this,I would think it would be hard to top the combination of looks and performance.
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Re: Sometimes you just get lucky- Is there a nicer pumper than this?
« Reply #11 on: September 26, 2018, 10:10:04 PM »
It's pretty but ... The cheek piece is on the wrong side!!   ;)

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Re: Sometimes you just get lucky- Is there a nicer pumper than this?
« Reply #12 on: September 27, 2018, 10:55:04 PM »
  Stunning!  I like everything about it!
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Re: Sometimes you just get lucky- Is there a nicer pumper than this?
« Reply #13 on: September 27, 2018, 11:01:07 PM »
I think I see a spec of dust on it.
Send it to me and I'll be happy to clean it off for you.
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« Reply #14 on: September 29, 2018, 11:36:45 AM »
When the question of "what one gun would you keep" comes up.  That would be my answer. 

As it has been said you get what you pay for.  I'll bet that wasn't an inexpensive win on the bay.

VERY very nice.  It puts my fanciest pumper back in line for sure. 

It even gets me rethinking about the steroid work on it....  IDK...

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Re: Sometimes you just get lucky- Is there a nicer pumper than this?
« Reply #15 on: September 29, 2018, 09:50:07 PM »
Very nice 'pumper'! I have seen some quite decent Benji/'dan and Crosman 1400 tricked or custom jobs over the years. Also some guys with Daystate Sportsmans,
Titan Mohawks, Sharp Ace Hunters/Pan Targets and maybe a few with ANA Quigleys  might think theirs are better, higher on the totem pole or whatever. You know how
it goes with cars, guns, etc.  ;D
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Re: Sometimes you just get lucky- Is there a nicer pumper than this?
« Reply #16 on: September 30, 2018, 12:07:35 AM »
Very nice 'pumper'! I have seen some quite decent Benji/'dan and Crosman 1400 tricked or custom jobs over the years. Also some guys with Daystate Sportsmans,
Titan Mohawks, Sharp Ace Hunters/Pan Targets and maybe a few with ANA Quigleys  might think theirs are better, higher on the totem pole or whatever. You know how
it goes with cars, guns, etc.  ;D

Thanks for reminding me of the name of Quigley cause I have seen this one before but could not remember it.  I would yield to this this one for sure, probably the best I have seen.
http://www.americanairgunhunter.com/quigley.html
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« Reply #17 on: September 30, 2018, 09:29:49 AM »
Very nice 'pumper'! I have seen some quite decent Benji/'dan and Crosman 1400 tricked or custom jobs over the years. Also some guys with Daystate Sportsmans,
Titan Mohawks, Sharp Ace Hunters/Pan Targets and maybe a few with ANA Quigleys  might think theirs are better, higher on the totem pole or whatever. You know how
it goes with cars, guns, etc.  ;D

Thanks for reminding me of the name of Quigley cause I have seen this one before but could remember it.  I would yield to this this one for sure, probably the best I have seen.
http://www.americanairgunhunter.com/quigley.html



  That is an awesome gun, very interesting read.
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Re: Sometimes you just get lucky- Is there a nicer pumper than this?
« Reply #18 on: September 30, 2018, 10:44:26 AM »
Very nice 'pumper'! I have seen some quite decent Benji/'dan and Crosman 1400 tricked or custom jobs over the years. Also some guys with Daystate Sportsmans,
Titan Mohawks, Sharp Ace Hunters/Pan Targets and maybe a few with ANA Quigleys  might think theirs are better, higher on the totem pole or whatever. You know how
it goes with cars, guns, etc.  ;D

Thanks for reminding me of the name of Quigley cause I have seen this one before but could remember it.  I would yield to this this one for sure, probably the best I have seen.
http://www.americanairgunhunter.com/quigley.html



  That is an awesome gun, very interesting read.

There is also an English gentlemen who handbuilt some awesome Pumpers but canít remember his name.  His werenít as innovative just machined to perfection. 
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Re: Sometimes you just get lucky- Is there a nicer pumper than this?
« Reply #19 on: September 30, 2018, 10:47:28 AM »
Very nice 'pumper'! I have seen some quite decent Benji/'dan and Crosman 1400 tricked or custom jobs over the years. Also some guys with Daystate Sportsmans,
Titan Mohawks, Sharp Ace Hunters/Pan Targets and maybe a few with ANA Quigleys  might think theirs are better, higher on the totem pole or whatever. You know how
it goes with cars, guns, etc.  ;D

Thanks for reminding me of the name of Quigley cause I have seen this one before but could remember it.  I would yield to this this one for sure, probably the best I have seen.
http://www.americanairgunhunter.com/quigley.html



  That is an awesome gun, very interesting read.

Did some more research I guess at the end of development the gun was made non airconserving to simplify and was priced at close to $3000.  He could get no one interesting in manufacturing.
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