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Founded in 1945 by Mr. Ed Wackerhagen and Mr. Bob Kraus of Racine, Wisconsin,
Sheridan Products Inc. were manufacturers of the finest air rifles made in the USA


To quote Mr. Wackerhagen; “The idea started in 1945 as a sort of hobby and to give my son a better air rifle than anything then on the market. My close friend, Bob Kraus, ........................a design engineer, as well as an excellent amateur gunsmith, designed and made the first Sheridan [Model A Super-Grade] by hand. It out-performed and out-looked every air rifle by such a wide margin that everyone who saw and shot it wanted one.”

The Model A Super-Grade and the Model B Sporter, which was introduced in 1948, are the rifles which represent the original Sheridan concept as envisioned by the founders.


Registry for Sheridan Model A and Model B rifles
est. 2007
last update: 5/29/2017

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Model A "Super-Grade" by factory serial number
total production 2130 from March 1947 to Sept 1953

**00789**
03496 - new
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Model B "Sporter" by entry sequence number
total production 1050 from Oct 1948 to June 1951

The Model B was produced in two variations and has no serial number from the factory.
When a rifle is entered here it will receive a Registry ID number with the following format: v-Bxxxx-nn where
v = variation 1 or 2, xxxx = entry sequence number, nn = number stamped into end of stock and forearm

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