Sheridan Silver Streak and Blue Streak

produced by Sheridan Products Inc. 1949 - 1977
produced by Benjamin/Sheridan 1977-1990

1949, Sept
1st production Silver Streak
late 1951 or early 1952
Patridge front sight introduced
1952, month?
-Made In USA- stamped on right side
1952, month?
forearm attached with roll pins
1952, May
1st production Blue Streak
1955, month?
crescent profile butt stock
1956, June
rear sight attached with set screw and dimples
1959, month?
lower comb on stock
1960, month?
1st "Blue Streak" stamp on left side
1960, month?
5m/m cal. stamped on left side
1960, Aug
contoured trigger guard attached with screw and rivet
1961, month?
beaver tail forearm introduced
1961, May
curved bolt handle pinned to bolt
1961, June
rear sight attached with two set screws
1962, month?
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
1968, month?
curved bolt handle welded to bolt
1971, April
clip-on rear sight
1971, July
1st left handed model
1972, April
begin serial number with 000001 (see link to SN table below)
1972, month?
hole in bolt handle made shallow
1975, month?
hole in bolt handle eliminated
1977, month?
barrel extended over muzzle cap
1977, April
"C-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 bottom of tube
1979, Sept
double sear trigger introduced
1984, Jan
receiver drilled for Williams peep sight

Benjamin and Sheridan product dates / SN table




straight profile at butt, forearm attached with screws, soldered on rear sight


undercut front sight replaced with Patridge style


crescent profile at butt, black painted safety tang and muzzle plug


bolt lug locking pin discontinued some time after mid-1956 eliminating small hole on right side of receiver


stock has lower comb than previous years


Williams receiver sight model


beaver tail forearm and curved bolt handle introduced


rocker safety and standard black hand guard


serrated ramp front sight


welded bolt handle and smooth flat top receiver


shallower hole in bolt handle and clip-on rear sight


round top receiver and short ramp front sight


final production