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Need info on air rifle

Discussion in 'Firearms Research' started by joebogey, Mar 18, 2003.

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  1. joebogey

    joebogey Member

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    Hi,
    Looking for any info members might have on a "Bengamin Franklin" air rifle.
    Anything you can tell me would be appreciated.
    Thanks
     
  2. Jagermeister

    Jagermeister Moderator In Memoriam

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    Joe:
    I don't have anything much on air rifles, but I do recall hearing about them many many years ago. As I recall, and this isn't saying much, they were pretty good air guns and produced a faster velocity than most air guns of that era. I am probably almost as old as the gun is so the information is likely to be obsolete and not very accurate.

    JM
     
  3. Jim Watson

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    If it is a Benjamin Franklin it is an old one. In my youth - 1950s - they were universally known as the Benjamin Pump. Their main competitor was Crosman, with the Sheridan as the deluxe pump-up air gun in the proprietary 5mm pellet. Now Crosman owns them all, and there is little difference between Benjamin and Sheridan, with Crosman still a distinct lineup.

    There is not a whale of a lot of difference between a current Banjamin/Sheridan and the ones I remember; and eventually owned as a Sheridan Blue Streak.

    http://www.crosman.com/product
     
  4. joebogey

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    Thanks for the replies,
    At least now, I have a starting place.lol
     
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