Sheridan Blue Streak [ 20-cal ] Reviews



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Reviewer: Guest
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Christmas 1959.  My dad gave me a new Sheridan air rifle, a can of pellets, a stack of rabbit targets (paper), and a bullet trap.  To the basement I went and only came up when dinner was on the table.  Since that time I have used the rifle on and off to rid the garden of squirrels and groundhogs.  Three pumps is all it needs at 20 yards to do the job.  One pump and it will put a welt on the back-end of a deer to make it think twice about eating its dinner in my wife’s garden.  Never realized a deer could move so fast, one moment it’s on one side of the stone wall, the next it somehow appeared on the other.

Recently the rifle lost all pressure and would not pump up.  (And with a squirrel attacking the suet feeder.)  Haven’t used it in several months, but then that’s been its history.  I’ll use it when needed and then put it back into the carrying case to protect it.  No manual to guide me, but I went ahead and took the rifle apart completely, every pin, spring, screw, etc..  All except for the pressure cylinder which I discovered is soldered into the lower chamber.  Cleaned everything up and put it back together, lubricating all moving parts with some teflon grease.  Everything works very smoothly, better than new.  But, it still didn’t hold pressure.  Got out a pipet and fed some gun oil into the hole in the lower tube, and into the air release hole in the bottom of the barrel just forward of the breach.  Let it sit for about six hours and then started pumping.  Holds air now.   Eight pumps.  Just like new.  Good thing, too.  I’ve got four of those 500-round yellow plastic containers of pellets just waiting to be fired.  Watch out squirrels.

Would love to locate a manual for the rifle; a photocopy would do if someone wants to send one to me.

I curious as to the current value of the rifle.  I’ve been the only owner, it’s never been abused and is in excellent condition.  Has the thumb safety at the rear of the tube.

Rich
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Sheridan Blue Streak

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Reviewer: airgunsmith
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I picked this gun up over the holiday break, and like every other Benjamin 20 cal it hits right on the mark. Everyone of these guns I have ever bought has been spot on.

This example is like new, I keep trying to find a vintage Silver Streak but my luck up here in North Dakota has been in left field.

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Reviewer: David
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I got mine for Christmas in the 70’s. We would shoot wooden match sicks at 50 ft. Dead on accuracy. In the 90’s, sent it to Sheridan for a refurbish. Still, dead on. Today, I ocasionally drop a bit of oil in it to keep the piston lubed. I think the original piston may have been leather.

Regardless.. I don’t mind pumping, and it’s a bit loud but, I hit where I aime. My classic will be handed down.

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Sheridan Blue Streak [ 20-cal ]


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Reviewer: Evert
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Had my blue streak since the 1970’s. Best air rifle I ever had. Knocks the stuffing out of the 760’s power. Sat if my dads barn, unconditioned in Indinapolis, IN climate for 15 years only used during the summer, but had not been used for about 5 years at all. Got it back last fall and works like new. Don’t know about the ones available today, but mine is a keeper.

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Reviewer: Larry
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Well, What else can I say if you owned one you would know 20 cal Sheridan is the best. Sumpin about that ol 20 cal. I moved to it from my old 760 at the age of 14 my gun costing 54.95 in 1979 and me only being able to pump it 6 times for the first week; till I could pump it 8. I never looked back don’t even know what happed to the old 760. I do know were my sheridan is:) lol and loving it still. By the way I still have a nice set of pecks even at 46.

Thank you, Sheridan

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Reviewer: Ratgetter
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If you see a older Blue Streak BUY IT ! if you like accuracy to the max! I have one that has not been shot in 7 years. Didn’t pump….4 drops of oil down that little hole and SHE IS ALIVE ! ! ! Shoots about 698FPS without any trouble. For me at 65 this rifle is great exercise !! I will shoot it all afternoon…and sleep well at night. I have only open stock sights on it and even being half blind can shoot 1/2″ (dime size) rested at 30 yards. Yes this rifle is a keeper for sure. I will pass it on to my grandson when I am through with it!! Very well built, real wood stock and will never rust!…even here in Hawaii ! ! !

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Reviewer: Russ
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Have had my blue c from new for 24 years. Recently got it back from my dad who used it in his barn for sparrows and pigeons, it still holds an 80% charge over night! I wanted to go long range so I fixed a tang sight to a drilled intermount and left the front sight alone. Magic happened. I can place Benjamin rounds with 7 pumps off bench into an 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper in no wind at 100 yards all day. It took some dialing in but, I learned a lot about the ballistics of original Sheridan, Beeman Crow HP and Benjamin pellets. The simple engineering and quality of materials in this pneumatic in my book makes it a show stopper for the original purchase price. Don’t let just anyone work on or play with it. Keep it clean and respect the house.

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Sheridan Blue Streak [ 20-cal ]


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Reviewer: cvarcher
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Anyone seriously into airguns must own an early model C streak. Ive had one since I was 11 and now 46 years later own several.For the moey you get a real walnut stock,bronze barrel and pump tube (rustproof), 37 inches long at 5.7lbs with a powerful punch nearing pcp power. I have shot under an inch groups at 50 yds scoped. If you set the intermount correct it will not move at all.I can pump mine scoped in the driver seat of my car.Built to last for decades it is the best airrifle in my honest opinion for the money. The only one better is the Sharp Ace Hunter 22cal of which I own that one but its 5 times the cost and a heavier gun with not as much support in parts.

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Sheridan Blue Streak [ 20-cal ]


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Reviewer: Dale Johnson
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Had my blue streak since mid 70s. Currently wears a red dot scope which stays zero’d nicely. Only shoot birds and paper with the .20 sheridan ammo. Rifle is extremely accurate. Out to 20 yds I only shoot 4 pumps, penetrates completely through starlings. My chrony gives495 fps at 4 pumps. Dont think I,ve ever put more than 7 pumps in it. My neighbor has a new benjamin sheridan that does’nt hold a candle to my old blue streak. Downside: the sheridan scope mount sets the red dot or scope too high, Think I may put my williams aperature sight back on her.IMO. If you can find an older clean pre-benjamin blue streek, jump on it.

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Reviewer: Rick
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I got my Blue Streak back in 1970. I was just 18 then. It seems to me the price was 40 dollars, not much you can get for that now! It has taken crows, coons and it’s fair share of other game. It sat idle for some years till i got it out the other day and decided to send it away for be rebuilt. I can’t wait to get it back. It still shot but i think some of the punch was gone. I still think it is one of the finest airguns ever made.