Sheridan Blue Streak repair



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Sheridan Blue Streak repair
« on: January 29, 2019, 04:43:22 PM »
Hi, I couldn't resist buying a "spares or repair" Blue Streak. Mostly because I have a Sheridan repair kit that was in my toolbox and wanted to do some work. It was fun to service. It's straightforward enough, with help from a repair manual by American Sheridan guru UJ Backus and excellent Youtube videos from Northwest Airguns.
There is something satisfying about giving a rusty old leaky disregarded gun a new chance.
This one produces 10.5 ft/lbs with 8 pumps.









And the "before" photo, when it was looking for tlc, oil, gentle rust removal and a second life of plinking and being pumped up.

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Re: Sheridan Blue Streak repair
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2019, 04:48:22 PM »
Nice job Louis.
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Re: Sheridan Blue Streak repair
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2019, 05:02:33 PM »
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Re: Sheridan Blue Streak repair
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2019, 06:03:13 PM »
Great job, and you got a real nice one there.
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Re: Sheridan Blue Streak repair
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2019, 06:52:16 PM »
Quite an accomplishment. Nice work!
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Re: Sheridan Blue Streak repair
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2019, 01:33:42 AM »
Thank you gents!
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Re: Sheridan Blue Streak repair
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2019, 02:21:52 AM »
 Yes you did well, nice grain on the stock also.
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Re: Sheridan Blue Streak repair
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2019, 02:38:00 AM »
Yes you did well, nice grain on the stock also.

Thank you. I don't feel like it's a big achievement though. It took me a weekend to get the job done. I think this is part of why I liked working on this gun so much. With the right tools and a good seal kit, some lubricants, sanding paper, stock oil, fine steel wool - it's easy.
I'm working on a Diana Model 50 with a leather seal. I find it a total pain. It's hard to dis- and re-assemble. I don't know exactly how to recondition the seal. It's not very consistent. It's big and heavy. Well, I guess it's a learning curve.

About the wood on Sheridans: some way or another, lots of them have really nice stocks? They must have had access to some excellent wood suppliers.
Better than Crosman. I like my fifties/sixties Crosman stocks, but they're almost always plain Janes.

This is my other Streak, and Model F.

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Re: Sheridan Blue Streak repair
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2019, 06:25:04 AM »
  Great job ! I love to see old Sheridans brought back to life !
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Re: Sheridan Blue Streak repair
« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2019, 08:49:30 PM »
breath some life into a nice old rifle, well done!
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Re: Sheridan Blue Streak repair
« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2019, 01:33:54 AM »
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Re: Sheridan Blue Streak repair
« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2019, 02:04:44 AM »
Both nice guns, and you don't see the C02 Dan's very often.
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Re: Sheridan Blue Streak repair
« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2019, 07:21:10 AM »
  You just can't beat walnut for a nice looking stock.  I just got a later production F with what appears to be beech.  All of the older Sheridans had walnut, even the straight-grained examples look better than the stained elm or ash of the old Crosmans.
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