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



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Re: Sometimes you just get lucky- Is there a nicer pumper than this?
« Reply #20 on: September 30, 2018, 09:59:00 PM »
John Bowkett  is the English gentleman.
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Re: Sometimes you just get lucky- Is there a nicer pumper than this?
« Reply #21 on: October 01, 2018, 06:16:37 AM »
John Bowkett  is the English gentleman.

True John developed the Titan side pump among many other things.  But I was thinking on another gentlemen that made a more traditional pumper.
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Re: Sometimes you just get lucky- Is there a nicer pumper than this?
« Reply #22 on: October 01, 2018, 04:33:11 PM »
I'd like to own a British made Parker-Hale Dragon .22 - SSP delivering close to 12 FPE. A carbine version putting out 10ish FPE appeals to me even more. That's still
enough power for squirrels, rabbits, rats, pigeons, etc. out to 30ish yards.
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Re: Sometimes you just get lucky- Is there a nicer pumper than this?
« Reply #23 on: October 01, 2018, 06:40:48 PM »
I'd like to own a British made Parker-Hale Dragon .22 - SSP delivering close to 12 FPE. A carbine version putting out 10ish FPE appeals to me even more. That's still
enough power for squirrels, rabbits, rats, pigeons, etc. out to 30ish yards.

I have seen these long side lever pumps and they just look ackward to me. If you want the classiest carbine I would say its my 1956? Webley Mark 3. It produces 10 FP for my backyard hunting and is a compact blued to perfection springer Just dead accurate with open sights. And itís a work of machining art. 

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Re: Sometimes you just get lucky- Is there a nicer pumper than this?
« Reply #24 on: November 18, 2018, 11:39:07 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.

No.
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More technical response - metal fabrication and quality control from overseas is nothing any competent engineer or machinist would look twice at.  Mystery metal, sloppy welds, threads on parts that feel like sandpaper, the list goes on and on.  Made in the U.S.A. and then helped along by Tim... There is none better.  Stop looking, and keep it forever. :)

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Re: Sometimes you just get lucky- Is there a nicer pumper than this?
« Reply #25 on: November 18, 2018, 12:17:56 PM »
  That is a " beauty !" 
 Personally, I don't care for the Mac power upgrade, but I like everything else, about it. I would like to see the same done to an older Sheridan.
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Re: Sometimes you just get lucky- Is there a nicer pumper than this?
« Reply #26 on: November 18, 2018, 02:59:10 PM »
  That is a " beauty !" 
 Personally, I don't care for the Mac power upgrade, but I like everything else, about it. I would like to see the same done to an older Sheridan.

I kind of agree about the power upgrade but I do like milled pumping arm.  I can always drop in a normal cartridge if I want to.  Unique to these later guns. 
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Re: Sometimes you just get lucky- Is there a nicer pumper than this?
« Reply #27 on: March 09, 2019, 04:16:34 PM »
Now I've never been sold on the Benjamin-Sheridan models... But I have to say that is one fine looking rifle you have there  8)
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Re: Sometimes you just get lucky- Is there a nicer pumper than this?
« Reply #28 on: March 22, 2019, 03:34:54 PM »
Now I've never been sold on the Benjamin-Sheridan models... But I have to say that is one fine looking rifle you have there  8)

The older Sheridan's were better in general IMO, but I would hang onto that one!
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Re: Sometimes you just get lucky- Is there a nicer pumper than this?
« Reply #29 on: March 22, 2019, 03:45:51 PM »
Seems I remember some dude in here doing some pretty special stock carvings that I would consider keepers. Not comparing..... just sayin'.
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Re: Sometimes you just get lucky- Is there a nicer pumper than this?
« Reply #30 on: March 22, 2019, 04:16:00 PM »
Some dude? ???
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2-Prewar '42 312's, '68 312, '69 347, '82-'86 342 (checkered), '90 342 (non checkered), 2-'91 S392P's, '93 S397P, '93 397P, '95 S397P, '96 392PA (w/"P" trigger group), & a '53 137 pistol.
Dan's;
Several Vintage Silver & Blue Streaks, H9 & H9A, including a '69 Silver w/factory Williams.
Daisy's;
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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'49 101
Favorite everyday backyard plinker '71 880. Easy to pump & the sweetest modified trigger.

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Re: Sometimes you just get lucky- Is there a nicer pumper than this?
« Reply #32 on: March 22, 2019, 04:39:37 PM »
Some dude? ???
Yeah, figured you'd get a kick outta that.. ;)
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Favorite Everyday Shooters:
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Urban .22
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XS-60C GenI .22
2-22XX Carbine HPA .177
2240 Stubby .22
Blaze NP .177
3-M/M Daisy 881
2-Mendoza RM377 .177
2-XS-12 .177
1-Hatsan 1000x .177 Carbine (Pvt. Stryker)
Various Others

AirMax Extreme MKII 4500 (for the tanks)
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Re: Sometimes you just get lucky- Is there a nicer pumper than this?
« Reply #33 on: March 22, 2019, 05:05:16 PM »
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Benji's;
2-Prewar '42 312's, '68 312, '69 347, '82-'86 342 (checkered), '90 342 (non checkered), 2-'91 S392P's, '93 S397P, '93 397P, '95 S397P, '96 392PA (w/"P" trigger group), & a '53 137 pistol.
Dan's;
Several Vintage Silver & Blue Streaks, H9 & H9A, including a '69 Silver w/factory Williams.
Daisy's;
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.
Crosman;
'49 101
Favorite everyday backyard plinker '71 880. Easy to pump & the sweetest modified trigger.

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Benji's;
2-Prewar '42 312's, '68 312, '69 347, '82-'86 342 (checkered), '90 342 (non checkered), 2-'91 S392P's, '93 S397P, '93 397P, '95 S397P, '96 392PA (w/"P" trigger group), & a '53 137 pistol.
Dan's;
Several Vintage Silver & Blue Streaks, H9 & H9A, including a '69 Silver w/factory Williams.
Daisy's;
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.
Crosman;
'49 101
Favorite everyday backyard plinker '71 880. Easy to pump & the sweetest modified trigger.

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I'd like to own a British made Parker-Hale Dragon .22 - SSP delivering close to 12 FPE. A carbine version putting out 10ish FPE appeals to me even more. That's still
enough power for squirrels, rabbits, rats, pigeons, etc. out to 30ish yards.

I have seen these long side lever pumps and they just look ackward to me. If you want the classiest carbine I would say its my 1956? Webley Mark 3. It produces 10 FP for my backyard hunting and is a compact blued to perfection springer Just dead accurate with open sights. And itís a work of machining art. 


Your Mark 3 is stunning! I try not to look at it, or guns like it with much intensity. Afraid I'll get hooked.

Check out the grain on this beauty...

https://www.gunstar.co.uk/webley-birmingham-mk-3-22-air-rifles/Air-Guns/1057146
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  • New Mexico
Benji's;
2-Prewar '42 312's, '68 312, '69 347, '82-'86 342 (checkered), '90 342 (non checkered), 2-'91 S392P's, '93 S397P, '93 397P, '95 S397P, '96 392PA (w/"P" trigger group), & a '53 137 pistol.
Dan's;
Several Vintage Silver & Blue Streaks, H9 & H9A, including a '69 Silver w/factory Williams.
Daisy's;
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.
Crosman;
'49 101
Favorite everyday backyard plinker '71 880. Easy to pump & the sweetest modified trigger.

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