Founded in 1945 by Mr. Ed Wackerhagen and Mr. Bob Kraus of Racine, Wisconsin,
Sheridan Products Inc. were manufacturers of the finest pneumatic rifle 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. These models were followed by the Model C/CB Silver Streak and Blue Streak.

I recently read on one of the airgun forums that the sealed valve unit in the Super-Grade is a poor design compared to the valve system in a Crosman 108 Town & Country. The reason given was that the Super-Grade design is difficult to repair. To say that the design of any mechanical device is poor because the average Joe does not have the skills to repair it is nonsense.

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Registry for Sheridan Model A and Model B rifles
est. 2007
last update: 2/20/2018

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

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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.
The numbers listed here have 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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