-SHERIDAN-

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


The Model A "Super-Grade" was the first pneumatic rifle introduced by Sheridan. It was followed by the Model B "Sporter".
Both of these classic rifles were designed to fire .20 caliber (5mm) cylindrical pellets known as Bantam 5's ammunition.
All subsequent Sheridan pellet rifles fired this same ammunition as well as the later .20 caliber "diabolo" pellets.





Sheridan Air Rifle Registry
Model A "Super-Grade" and Model B "Sporter"

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Due to the high price of the "Super-Grade" and "Sporter" models, sales were slow.
To stay in business Sheridan introduced the Model C "Silver Streak" which was marketed at a competitive price.
The Model C was soon joined by the Model CB "Blue Streak".





These models stayed in production for many years during which several design changes were implemented.
Date of production can be determined by the design features in addition to date codes or serial numbers.
Later production of these models are referred to as C-SERIES.

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Sheridan expanded their business in the mid-1970's with the introduction of the Model F CO2 rifles.
They were available in Silver Streak and Blue Streak models.



The CO2 rifles share the design features of the pneumatic rifles from the same era.
Later production of this model are referred to as F-SERIES.

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Sheridan was purchased by The Benjamin Air Rifle Co. in 1977.
In 1991 the C9-SERIES and F9-SERIES replaced the previous models.



These new rifles were a Benjamin design, thus bringing an end to the original Sheridan designs.

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Sheridan also produced tranquilizer dart guns for the animal control business.
They were available in both pneumatic and CO2 models.

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Also of special interest are the Sheridan paintball markers from the 1980's.
These classic CO2 powered guns were produced in several configurations and are referred to as the K-SERIES.

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Crosman purchased Benjamin/Sheridan in 1992 and moved production to their NY facilities.
To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Sheridan the Model C9PB was produced as a limited edition in 1998.



As of 2013 the Sheridan line of air rifles is no longer being produced by Crosman.

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For extensive and accurate information refer to the following books.
Every collector should have these in their library.

"SHERIDAN / Classic American Air Rifles"
by UJ Backus

"Know Your SHERIDAN Rifles & Pistols"
by Ronald E. Elbe

"Sheridan Air Rifle Repair Manual"
pellet guns_tranquilizer guns_paintball markers
Revision 4.1 by UJ Backus



Links:


short barrel version of the classic rifle


Blue Streak .68 cal
pneumatic paintball marker

Sheridan repair kit with tool

Pellets to shoot in your classic Sheridan

Sheridan pellets part 1 by Ken Walker
Sheridan pellets part 2 by Ken Walker
comprehensive information on pellets and containers

Trev's Airgun Scrapbook
Dedicated to all airgun collectors..... and yesteryear!

Model A Super-Grade video




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