Rare Benjamin 312



Author Topic: Rare Benjamin 312  (Read 3765 times))

Offline Yng@hrt

  • GTA Senior Contributor
  • ******
  • Posts: 3853
  • Benjaholic
  • Real Name: Marty
Re: Rare Benjamin 312
« Reply #160 on: January 18, 2019, 05:04:06 PM »
^^^Thanks & yep on the just getting started. That latest '42, & the '69, & 317 short pumper shown below make 12. A long way to go...
« Last Edit: January 19, 2019, 11:29:13 AM by Yng@hrt »
  • 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.

Offline Yng@hrt

  • GTA Senior Contributor
  • ******
  • Posts: 3853
  • Benjaholic
  • Real Name: Marty
Re: Rare Benjamin 312
« Reply #161 on: January 19, 2019, 09:08:22 PM »
Spent a little bench time enjoying these two 312's. These little Swift 2X20 scopes, Leopold rings, & the IA mount seems like a pretty descent match. I was a little rusty but here are the results at 10M...
« Last Edit: January 19, 2019, 09:10:46 PM by Yng@hrt »
  • 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.

Offline cmhobbs

  • paper puncher
  • Shooter
  • *
  • Posts: 74
  • watch where you point that thing, would ya?!
    • cmhobbs' site
  • Real Name: Christopher
Re: Rare Benjamin 312
« Reply #162 on: January 19, 2019, 09:34:03 PM »
Nice shots!  It's always kind of a head turner seeing scopes on these old masterpieces.
  • Northwest Arkansas
Crosman 1377
Crosman 1322
Benjamin 347
Daisy 188

Offline Hoosier Daddy

  • GTA Senior Contributor
  • ******
  • Posts: 8596
  • Don't be standin on the tables there boys!
  • Real Name: Scott
Re: Rare Benjamin 312
« Reply #163 on: January 20, 2019, 07:54:39 AM »
If that's a "little rusty"... I'm a shipwreck!

Very nice Marty!
Pistols
Crosman: PC77, 1740, 1701P
Benjiman H9A

Rifles
Air Arms: S400-SL Carbine FAC
Beeman: RS2 Silver Kodiak,
Benjamin: 312, 342, 392P, 392PA, Maximus
Crosman: Genesis NP .22, Quest 1000X, Raven, 2nd & 3rd var 160's
Feinwerkbau: FWB 300S
Gamo: Recon
SAG: AR2078-B, QB58
Sheridan: C Blue Streak, C9 Blue Streak, Model F Co2
Weihrauch: HW98
Xisico: XS60C .22, Sentry 702-3 .22

Proud Member of F.U.G.L.Y.

Offline Yng@hrt

  • GTA Senior Contributor
  • ******
  • Posts: 3853
  • Benjaholic
  • Real Name: Marty
Re: Rare Benjamin 312
« Reply #164 on: January 20, 2019, 09:18:43 AM »
Thanks guys. The trigger travel on these Benji's is about a mile long. Tough to gauge the sear location for a smooth release but they are very accurate.

As for the scope set up...let it be known that I can't stand the look. I borrowed them from my H9 & H9A which in my opinion is a perfect match, but you can't hit what you can't see. With these old eyes there is no way I can see a bull the size of a pellet. Wish I had my young eyes back. This is one time I would consider one of those long narrow vintage scopes because the guns are not difficult to cycle so the free hand location wouldn't be an issue, plus I think they would be a nice complement to these old classics. 
  • 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.

Offline cmhobbs

  • paper puncher
  • Shooter
  • *
  • Posts: 74
  • watch where you point that thing, would ya?!
    • cmhobbs' site
  • Real Name: Christopher
Re: Rare Benjamin 312
« Reply #165 on: January 20, 2019, 10:52:17 AM »
Thanks guys. The trigger travel on these Benji's is about a mile long. Tough to gauge the sear location for a smooth release but they are very accurate.

As for the scope set up...let it be known that I can't stand the look. I borrowed them from my H9 & H9A which in my opinion is a perfect match, but you can't hit what you can't see. With these old eyes there is no way I can see a bull the size of a pellet. Wish I had my young eyes back. This is one time I would consider one of those long narrow vintage scopes because the guns are not difficult to cycle so the free hand location wouldn't be an issue, plus I think they would be a nice complement to these old classics.

Rest assured I wasn't complaining about the scopes!  It was merely an observation.  I think it's neat to see some setups that I hadn't considered before for my own bias or just lack of thought.  The scopes don't look bad to me at all.  They look quite functional!

I do think you're right about the aesthetics of a long/narrow scope, though.  That'd be a sight to see. (ha!)
  • Northwest Arkansas
Crosman 1377
Crosman 1322
Benjamin 347
Daisy 188

Offline Hoosier Daddy

  • GTA Senior Contributor
  • ******
  • Posts: 8596
  • Don't be standin on the tables there boys!
  • Real Name: Scott
Re: Rare Benjamin 312
« Reply #166 on: January 20, 2019, 11:29:38 AM »
TerryM has some beautiful Vintage pumpers with those old school 3/4" tube long scopes.
Pistols
Crosman: PC77, 1740, 1701P
Benjiman H9A

Rifles
Air Arms: S400-SL Carbine FAC
Beeman: RS2 Silver Kodiak,
Benjamin: 312, 342, 392P, 392PA, Maximus
Crosman: Genesis NP .22, Quest 1000X, Raven, 2nd & 3rd var 160's
Feinwerkbau: FWB 300S
Gamo: Recon
SAG: AR2078-B, QB58
Sheridan: C Blue Streak, C9 Blue Streak, Model F Co2
Weihrauch: HW98
Xisico: XS60C .22, Sentry 702-3 .22

Proud Member of F.U.G.L.Y.

Offline Yng@hrt

  • GTA Senior Contributor
  • ******
  • Posts: 3853
  • Benjaholic
  • Real Name: Marty
Re: Rare Benjamin 312
« Reply #167 on: January 20, 2019, 11:34:19 AM »
He's who I was thinking of Scott. Those scopes would certainly work here.

Chris...here are a couple of examples of both function & aesthetics for the nickel scopes & buffed IA mount...
  • 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.

Offline cmhobbs

  • paper puncher
  • Shooter
  • *
  • Posts: 74
  • watch where you point that thing, would ya?!
    • cmhobbs' site
  • Real Name: Christopher
Re: Rare Benjamin 312
« Reply #168 on: January 20, 2019, 12:05:26 PM »
He's who I was thinking of Scott. Those scopes would certainly work here.

Chris...here are a couple of examples of both function & aesthetics for the nickel scopes & buffed IA mount...

The nickel look is beautiful on those barrels.  How did you achieve that?
  • Northwest Arkansas
Crosman 1377
Crosman 1322
Benjamin 347
Daisy 188

Offline Yng@hrt

  • GTA Senior Contributor
  • ******
  • Posts: 3853
  • Benjaholic
  • Real Name: Marty
Re: Rare Benjamin 312
« Reply #169 on: January 20, 2019, 12:35:11 PM »
I chose the Swift because it's finish closely resembles the nickel finish on the Benji's & Dan's, & for the Swift's quality & exceptional optics. It's reviews place it right up there with Leopold w/o the price. I chose the Leopold rings for both quality & blued finish to complement those of the guns. I chose the IA mount because IMO it's the best on the market for this application & it's made of aluminum which I was able to power buff & polish to remove the bluing & achieve the look I was after.

http://www.mac1airgunshop.com/product-p/bjshia.htm

Now I'll be researching those 3/4" scopes. What I will say is I wasn't happy with the 2X20's magnification. I'm hoping some of those narrow scopes come in higher magnification.   
  • 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.

How do you word it... "Air Guns" or "AirGuns"?
Sponsored Ad:
 

Sponsored Ad: