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 were followed by the Silver Streak and Blue Streak models which Sheridan is best known for.

The last Super-Grade and a Super-Grade with factory mounted scope

All Sheridan pellet rifles are chambered for .20 caliber. During the development of the Model A it was determined through much testing that the .20 caliber pellet was superior in retaining velocity and delivered excellent penetration. For comprehensive information on Sheridan pellets and containers refer to the following:

Sheridan pellets part 1 by Ken Walker

Sheridan pellets part 2 by Ken Walker

Questions or comments? email sheridan@ujays.net

Silver Streak and Blue Streak chronology

1949, Sept
1951/early 52
Patridge front sight introduced
-Made In U.S.A.- added to address on right side
forearm attached with roll pins
Blue Streak introduced
1952, May
crescent profile butt stock
1956, June
rear sight attached with set screw and dimples
lower comb on stock
1st "Blue Streak" stamp on left side
5m/m cal. stamped on left side
1960, Aug
contoured trigger guard attached with screw and rivet
beaver tail forearm introduced
1961, May
curved bolt handle pinned to bolt
1961, June
rear sight attached with two set screws
hand guard introduced
1963, Feb
rocker safety introduced
1964, Jan
begin inspection date stamp on left side of receiver
1964, Nov
serrated ramp front sight
1967, July
contoured trigger guard attached with two rivets
1968, March
smooth flat top receiver
curved bolt handle welded to bolt
1971, April
clip-on rear sight
1971, July
1972, April
hole in bolt handle made shallow
1975, Feb
Model F CO2 rifles introduced
1975/early 76
hole in bolt handle eliminated
barrel extended over muzzle cap
1977, April
"C-Series" / "F-Series" stamp on left side
1978, Feb
round top receiver
1979, April
short ramp front sight
1979, June
"Air Hole Do Not Oil" stamp on C-Series tube
1979, Sept
double sear trigger introduced
1984, Jan
receiver drilled for Williams peep sight

Sheridan Carbine and the Benjamin 397C

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