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Offline Coz

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Benjamin 130
« on: April 06, 2021, 06:22:08 PM »
Hello all,

New here and new to vintage air guns. Seems like a ton of knowledge here. I searched for an answer to my question but could not find anything. This is a big place and I may be in the wrong area. I picked up a Benjamin model 130. It seems to be in good shape. I have not shot it yet. I plan to get out this weekend. The one obvious thing that is wrong with it is that the pump lever will not stay in the closed position. Is this common and what needs to be done to rectify? If I am in the wrong area , can someone please point me in the proper direction?

Thanks in advance
Coz
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Re: Benjamin 130
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2021, 07:48:20 PM »
Welcome!

Here's a link to the manual for that pistol.

https://support.crosman.com/hc/en-us/article_attachments/201588970/C130-OM.pdf

Here's the parts diagram - https://support.crosman.com/hc/en-us/article_attachments/201588980/C130-EVP.pdf

I do believe that Baker Airguns will have the parts needed to get it going.

Stay safe,

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Re: Benjamin 130
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2021, 12:04:00 AM »
As you have a Benjamin not Crosman, this link may be of some use:
https://support.crosman.com/hc/en-us/articles/203543730-137-Owner-s-Manual-1942-1986-

There's a parts diagram in the manual - part #1323 is a spring that keeps the lever up.  Sometimes these break or vanish.  But if you adjust the piston rod length so the cup bottoms out against the valve just before the lever closes, you'll get a "cam-over" effect that keeps the lever up when it's closed even with no spring.

Don R.

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Re: Benjamin 130
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2021, 05:45:01 PM »
Thanks guys............it seems Baker is low on parts. I think I will try taking it apart and looking into the spring Don mentioned
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Re: Benjamin 130
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2021, 09:08:22 PM »
These Benji 130s are fun to shoot.  My grandson and I especially like to shoot darts,
just as my Grandpa did with me with this same air pistol!
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*1963 Daisy No.25 (my 2nd BB gun) w/Daisy 4X15 scope
*WTB Daisy No.88 Hunter (my 1st BB gun) w/303 scope
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Re: Benjamin 130
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2021, 07:04:27 AM »
I found a replacement spring on the big auction site. Thanks for the info guys! Anxious to shoot it now.......................where would one find some darts?? sounds like fun!!
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Re: Benjamin 130
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2021, 12:19:39 PM »
My experience with darts is that they are most likely steel and would probably damage the bore. I would stay away from any ammo that isn't lead [like BB's and steel darts].
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Re: Benjamin 130
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2021, 04:13:30 PM »
My experience with darts is that they are most likely steel and would probably damage the bore. I would stay away from any ammo that isn't lead [like BB's and steel darts].

My grandpa got this 130 in the 1950's and I have been shooting darts in it every since.
If damage has been done, I doesn't matter at this point.....it still shoots well.  It does
have a smooth bore and the manual says it shoots BB's, pellets and darts!
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*1963 Daisy No.25 (my 2nd BB gun) w/Daisy 4X15 scope
*WTB Daisy No.88 Hunter (my 1st BB gun) w/303 scope
*WTS 1959 Benjamin 317
*1957 Benjamin 310 w/Tasco 4X20 scope
*early 1950's Benjamin 130
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Re: Benjamin 130
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2021, 01:57:59 AM »
You can shoot bbs or darts in a 130 without damage.  Mine shoots pellets though more accurately.
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Re: Benjamin 130
« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2021, 10:56:02 AM »
My experience with darts is that they are most likely steel and would probably damage the bore. I would stay away from any ammo that isn't lead [like BB's and steel darts].

My grandpa got this 130 in the 1950's and I have been shooting darts in it every since.
If damage has been done, I doesn't matter at this point.....it still shoots well.  It does
have a smooth bore and the manual says it shoots BB's, pellets and darts!

I can also shoot BB's, pellets and darts from my Benjamin 310, which is also a smooth bore.
But even with 1 pump the darts damage my dartboard, so I mostly shoot pellets with that rifle.
  • Omaha, NE USA
*1974 Daisy Feinwerkbau 300S Match w/Tasco 6X32 scope
*1963 Daisy No.25 (my 2nd BB gun) w/Daisy 4X15 scope
*WTB Daisy No.88 Hunter (my 1st BB gun) w/303 scope
*WTS 1959 Benjamin 317
*1957 Benjamin 310 w/Tasco 4X20 scope
*early 1950's Benjamin 130
*WTS B3-2 (later version) w/Simmons 4X15 scope