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    Benjamin Sheridan mod 397G

    Trying to find anything out about this odd one. Bought off a member on here about 18 months ago.

    Co2 bolt action. 177 pellet. Chromed action, very similar to a silver streak but Co2 and. 177.

    Not in the blue book 10th. Edition, Google blanks.

    Even a year of manufacture would be nice.

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    sounds like a gs397 or variant of it
    has it the soldered valve type trigger assembly and made in racine or is it the later one

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    Sounds like a Benjamin 397G to me, possibly with a pentagon F marking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllanM View Post
    Sounds like a Benjamin 397G to me, possibly with a pentagon F marking.
    Spot on chaps, fifty year old eye sight let's you down sometimes.

    Thanks very much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unframed Dave View Post
    Spot on chaps, fifty year old eye sight let's you down sometimes.

    Thanks very much.

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    Yep, I often have the same problem.

    These rifles are very difficult to date accurately if they were made in Racine ( serial numbers on mine begin with V followed by 6 numbers) but those made in Bloomfield (dot matrix type serial number) are quite easy to date.

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    I'll have a look, it's packed away now ready for the bash. There's some dot matrix punched text at the muzzle end, but the rest is rolled at the rear.

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    the gs which is the nickel finish was only made 91-94 according to Benjamin dating

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    Quote Originally Posted by --ped-- View Post
    the gs which is the nickel finish was only made 91-94 according to Benjamin dating
    Here :- https://www.crosman.com/discover/cro...-product-dates

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    Thanks guys.

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    Nice rifles.
    I have two in .22.

    One has been converted to air -allegedly by Steve Harper.
    Works fine but I only fill it to 1000 for obvious reasons!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gingernut View Post
    Nice rifles.
    I have two in .22.
    It's a bit snazzy, but not wildly accurate. Mind you the sight pictures is dreadful for me, I can barely get any focus on the rearsight. Mine has had a Williams peep sight fitted, which I've removed as you can't see past the rearsight with it.

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    Both of mine shoot well and hit what I aim at.
    But I can’t recall doing a target with them.

    One has the Williams peep sight which I can see through ok, but open sights work well for me too.
    But then I am short sighted so I don’t have normal age related focusing problems.

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    I agree with gingernut, they are nice little rifles -- low on power but great for plinking.
    Mine have the bright nickel finish which is,as you say, a bit snazzy but it is very durable and easy to keep clean and shiny.
    They were available with a blacked finish but I have never seen one in the UK

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    On the off chance that anyone reading this thread has 392G serial number V097780 and wants to sell it could they please let me know as I have V097778 & V097779 and it would make a nice addition to my collection.

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    It's given a stella can a good wacking this morning.

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