Things I liked:I have had my silver streak since Christmas, 1958. It was my first gun. I was pleased then as now with its performance. If you want energy, it is good. The newer spring actions like the Gamo 177 guns will approach the same knock down energy, but the larger 20 cal bore in the Sheridan will have greater projectile strength inside the game breaking bones. Things I would have changed:Making it easier to lube the inside of the pump wuld be nice. I hade to use a throwaway nozzle tube (like what is attached to a bottle of compressed air cleaning gas) to pick he oil up out of the dispenser and insert it into the small hole behind the pump lever slot. The non compression side of the seal are easily accessible in the slot but the compression side of the pump ram is only accesable through that small port. What others should know:I have had the gun in storage for 40+ yr with no use. The seals on the pump had dried and shrunk giving no comprssion. I talked with a gunsmith about rebuilding the seals. His suggestion was to do nothing other than opening the pump arm and lubricating the pump tube on both sides of the piston with gun oil. The oil would be absorbed back into the leather seals and be a quick low cost fix.
I have done this using Rem Oil and re-waxed the stock.... eureka, I have a "new" gun. It is as fresh as when I opened it for Christmas when 12 in '58. It then like now takes 8 pumps to gain maxim performance.
I will see if this is effective in keeping it useful for the long haul.. I still can rebuild the seals if that becomes the only option.
I will keep it with my Gamo Hunter 177, Mossberg International Plinkster 22, Winchester 67 - 22, M1 Garand, SKS 7.62x39mm and Winchester Mod 12 20 guage.
Things I liked:I got mine for Christmas in '58 and enjoyed it for 12 yrs... then it slipped into my foregetfulness pocket... in the closet. I had a problem and then solved the issue with the solution below. Things I would have changed:I would like appiture irons (round rear site not the v) for better precision shooting. What others should know:I did not leave the gun presurized, so when I pulled it out of the closet after years of neglect of non-use, the seals did not hold air in the compression stroke. The pump just hissed in air blowing bye the seals in the tube.
I experimented looking to return the rifle to usefulness at minimal cost. I used Kroil oil as a fix. I lubed the compression tube and the seals in the process. I added close to a tea spoon of oil into the access port turning the gun around its axis to evenly apply oil to the leather seals. After allowing the gun to sit overnight... it came back to like new with no other costs.
If you forget to leave it charged and store it for an extended time, get the Kroil oil and lube the compression tube. Allow it to cause the seals to swell with the lube and viola, it works... have fun.
Things I liked:A good trainer in looks and feel. The gun sips the CO2 cylinder. It does take a little TLC to become satisfied with the triger... it is L..O..N..G in it pull and started out being less than smooth. Nothing like my riles or hand guns. BUT... if you are persistant, and can get a can of KROIL, the problem dissapear after the first 250 pellets are fired. It still has a long pull. I do not use the double action of the triger but manually cock the gun and fire from the 2 handed stance left had pulling againt the right hand holding the gun. I am competitive with this gun in shooting chicken, pig, turkey and ram iron silouets against others shooting scoped guns with 10" barrels. Things I would have changed:I would like a smoother and shorter triger pull. I have smothed it out with the lubrication mentioned above; but th epull length is so long. What others should know:Be careful in using this in any public site. I showed it to a local officer and he was amazed with its apperance. There is NOTHING which says pellet pistol. The use of terminal force would be justified by anyone beyond 7 ft from the muzzle in daylite. In low light... it looks like the real mc-coy. Be careful and enjoy