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Old 05-27-2016, 10:38 AM
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Great trip report I wanted a Benjamin when a kid but it cost too much, so I bought one when I was 55 and could easily afford it. .177 Not like the original brass ones, but nice just the same. . Back to glass work! (not many rivets left)
Nice trip, Gary !!!!
Aside: I had one of the brass Benjamins in junior high and high school. I generated one helluva right bicep pumping that critter, too. Later in the 80's I found the same model at a sporting goods clearance for 1/2 price. I still have that one!
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Old 05-27-2016, 10:08 PM
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Nice report Gary! I've been to those woods per your recommendation.
Vlad, I?m still waiting for us to do Bent Willies. Maybe we can get Kevin to join along.

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I mentioned a gun in my plane recently and set off a firestorm. Hop you do better....
Nick, I won?t fly cross-country that far without a gun in the airplane. Seems stupid not to have a survival tool. Don?t really care what they say.


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It thrilled me to no end to see him carrying the FANTASTIC 1968 Sheriden Silver Streak! I got mine on my 6th birthday in 1969, and love it to this day. There's no finer pellet gun for plinkin'.

Plinkin' with Palinkas

What a great trip write-up!
Colonel
Thank you for the kind words.
I really like ?Plinkin' with Palinkas??..


For all you Sheridan Streak Fans?.
The Silver Streak I have was recently purchased as I was not as ?smart? in my youth and let my original Streak get lost somewhere in my early teens as I transitioned to powder burners. I also purchased a one owner 1969 Blue Streak around the same time as the Silver Streak. Not cheap but both in excellent condition and strong shooters. Good to be back in the fold. Although, like Terry stated, I had more pumping energy in my teens.

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Great trip report I wanted a Benjamin when a kid but it cost too much, so I bought one when I was 55 and could easily afford it. .177 Not like the original brass ones, but nice just the same. . Back to glass work! (not many rivets left)
Bill, Many of the older Sheridans perform really well. The latest ones, not so much. After Crosman bought them they went downhill and were discontinued a few years ago.


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Let me know next time you head up to Bent Willies, will drop in to visit.
Will do Kevin. It may not be until the fall though as I want to camp there again.


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I like the trip report but LOVE that paint job on your 6!
Mike, Thank you for the compliment. I painted it myself at home (paint booth) and assembled in hangar. Worked for me. Details on VAF.

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Gary, cool trip!

That is how to use an RV! .......
Captain John, I?ll be back in town around the middle of June if that works for you. Have fun on your trip. Stop anytime.

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Nice trip, Gary !!!!
Aside: I had one of the brass Benjamins in junior high and high school. I generated one helluva right bicep pumping that critter, too. Later in the 80's I found the same model at a sporting goods clearance for 1/2 price. I still have that one!
Terry, I wish I could find one of the Model A Sheridans at a reasonable price. They were the early brass finish models that I think you are referring to.
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Old 05-28-2016, 06:36 AM
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Great trip write up. This is, indeed, what we build RV's for! Man, I wanted a Benjamin or a Sheridan when I was a kid. Never could afford one. Beautiful airplane, air rifle, and bride.
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Well,
It thrilled me to no end to see him carrying the FANTASTIC 1968 Sheriden Silver Streak! I got mine on my 6th birthday in 1969, and love it to this day. There's no finer pellet gun for plinkin'.
What a great trip write-up!
I too have a Sheridan; 5 mm Blue Streak. It's one hard-hitting, accurate pellet rifle, that would ruin an old-time phone book! ;-)

Great trip write up.

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When I was growing up we had one of the old (1950s vintage) 5mm Sheridans. Accurate and hard hitting, it dispatched it's share of rabbits and gophers, as well as teaching my sisters and me to shoot before we moved up to the .22.

My Dad, being very practical and not terribly attached to most things, cut it up and scrapped it a few years before he passed. The (leather?) seals had gone, and I guess he assumed it was unrepairable. He never asked me, I'd have gladly repaired it. I still have its replacement, a Diana RWS that's not half the gun the old Sheridan was.
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Hey....my parents owned a sporting goods store in Woonsocket RI....we use to have a Sheridan....great gun! We also had the cheap but fun Remington Nylon 66 that we put thousands of .22 rounds through.....that's when it was CHEAP and EASY to get .22 rounds!
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Old 05-31-2016, 08:03 AM
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Gary, seems you use your RV the way all of us want to...great pics and story. Since you end up in Albuquerque frequently, next time you get a chance to be out this way, hop across the Sandias & check out the experimental crowd at KAEG (lots of RVs, the occasional Glasair, RANS, trikes, etc.). Chances are good during the weekends that the RonJon Toy Shop hangar door will be up (60 X 60 box west of the FBO--currently housing RV8, HR2, Christen Eagle, RANS S-7S). Stop in and talk planes, have a beverage, tell lies, whatever....
I won't tell you what "accessories" accompany me on my aerial travels, but if you stop by, I'll be glad to show you!
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Old 05-31-2016, 10:25 AM
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Add me to the list of former Benjamin and Sheridan pump gun owner. Somehow they went away long ago.

I now use a Webley Vulcan single brake that I bought 35 or so years ago--- what a great air gun. Too bad Beeman pellets are no longer available.

Oh, yes---------the trip report -----great writeup
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