24hourcampfire.com
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Hop To
Ben Franklin #14467435 01/14/20
Joined: Jul 2005
Posts: 1,174
1
1Longbow Offline OP
Campfire Regular
OP Offline
Campfire Regular
1
Joined: Jul 2005
Posts: 1,174
My neighbor gave me an old Benjamin ,Benjamin Franklin 22 cal. air gun. Its in pretty good shape,walnut stock,but no rear sights. Problem with it is it does not hold air. He had some air gun valve oil that he tried to get it to work but to no avail. I assume the piston it dried out. Any suggestions? Thank you

BP-B2

Re: Ben Franklin [Re: 1Longbow] #14468292 01/14/20
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 4,677
colodog Offline
Campfire Guide
Offline
Campfire Guide
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 4,677
You can order a valve replacement kit and maybe a sight from Pyramid air or have it rebuilt by Mac1 or others.
They're good guns and aren't hard to swap valves on.
The guys will be along shortly to direct you a bit more, Good Luck!


"Camping places fix themselves in your mind as if you had spent long periods of your life in them.
You will remember a curve of your wagon track in the grass of the plain like the features of a friend."
Isak Dinesen
Re: Ben Franklin [Re: 1Longbow] #14588584 02/20/20
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 1,312
T
Taconic11 Offline
Campfire Regular
Offline
Campfire Regular
T
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 1,312
Mine was locked up for over 20 yrs. because I pumped too much air in it and didn't know it. The hammer couldn't hit the piston hard enough. Couldn't figured it out. Finally whacked the piston in the valve assembly with a hammer. This took a couple try's. This released the air. Works fine now. The air valve is steel to steel sealed. There are no leather or rubber seals. That's how well machined the assembly is. Really, it held air for over 20yrs.. I thought that rust had sealed it. Not so, just too much air. Lesson - Do not pump it up more than the recommended number of times of which I think is 10 or 12. Can lock up after 20 + pumps. This may help.

Re: Ben Franklin [Re: 1Longbow] #14588743 02/20/20
Joined: May 2004
Posts: 45,168
DigitalDan Offline
Campfire Oracle
Offline
Campfire Oracle
Joined: May 2004
Posts: 45,168
6 pumps max. My own still shoots after near 60 years.


I am..........disturbed.

Concerning the difference between man and the jackass: some observers hold that there isn't any. But this wrongs the jackass. -Twain


Re: Ben Franklin [Re: 1Longbow] #14598928 02/23/20
Joined: Dec 2013
Posts: 1,227
A
atse Offline
Campfire Regular
Offline
Campfire Regular
A
Joined: Dec 2013
Posts: 1,227
Mine leaked. I sent it off to get fixed, and it works great again. My boys kill all sorts is critters with it. As stated, don't over pump it, and leave 1 pump full of air in it when done shooting. 6 pump is max in mine, got it in the late 70s.

IC-A

Re: Ben Franklin [Re: 1Longbow] #14601473 02/24/20
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 7,337
centershot Offline
Campfire Tracker
Offline
Campfire Tracker
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 7,337
Have one that I got for Christmas when I was 12 - 40 years ago now. Still works like a champ.


A true sportsman counts his achievements in proportion to the effort involved and fairness of the sport. - S. Pope
Re: Ben Franklin [Re: 1Longbow] #14604788 02/25/20
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 12,125
P
poboy Offline
Campfire 'Bwana
Offline
Campfire 'Bwana
P
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 12,125
I was able to put in new seals from Pyramid, so you probably can too.


--- CAUGHT IN THE CROSSFIRE --- CHINA LIED and PEOPLE DIED
Beware massive mail-in ballot democrat voter fraud 2020
Re: Ben Franklin [Re: 1Longbow] #14983068 06/20/20
Joined: Jan 2014
Posts: 326
P
Papag Offline
Campfire Regular
Offline
Campfire Regular
P
Joined: Jan 2014
Posts: 326
Still have mine from 1955 or 56. A number of years ago the factory in Racine for Sheridan offered a rebuild for about $28, so my son and a bunch of his buddies sent all our Benjamin's and Sheridans in. Rebuilt, rebounded and with a new owners manual was what we got back. I chrono's mine and figures were within 5-10 fps of the factory specs. 6 pumps was 635 and eight got 695. I keep 2 pumps in it when stored. Got a Blue Streak I'm thinking about a MacOne steroid treatment for.

Re: Ben Franklin [Re: 1Longbow] #14986530 06/21/20
Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 21,826
EdM Offline
Campfire Kahuna
Offline
Campfire Kahuna
Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 21,826
Mine after a third reseal and a NOS pump handle from a couple of years ago. Bought new in 1968. A lot of dead critters...

[Linked Image from hosting.photobucket.com]


Conduct is the best proof of character.

Moderated by  RickBin, SYSOP 

RR1
Who's Online Now
347 registered members (06hunter59, 1lesfox, 160user, 3333vl, 30incher, 12344mag, 33 invisible), 1,245 guests, and 678 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
RR2/3










Fish & Game Departments | Solunar Tables | Mission Statement | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | DMCA
Hunting | Fishing | Camping | Backpacking | Reloading | Campfire Forums | Gear Shop
Copyright © 2000-2020 24hourcampfire.com, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3
(Release build 20190728)
PHP: 7.3.22 Page Time: 0.046s Queries: 14 (0.006s) Memory: 0.8070 MB (Peak: 0.8929 MB) Data Comp: Zlib Server Time: 2020-09-18 11:39:44 UTC
Valid HTML 5 and Valid CSS