Oops! My Benjamin 397 has valve lock!
by B.B. Pelletier The Benjamin 397 (left) is a powerful multi-pump. Obsolete 397 carbine at right. Today, we have a critical report about airgun maintenance and operation. So, if we’re being critical, let’s start with the title. It’s a It’s no one’s fault — let’s…
Benjamin 397C: Part 3
by B.B. Pelletier Photos and tests by Earl “Mac” McDonald Part 1 Part 2 The Benjamin 397C (right) is noticeably shorter and smaller than the 397 long gun. It’s three inches shorter and more than a full pound lighter than the rifle we know today….
Benjamin 397C: Part 2
by B.B. Pelletier Photos and tests by Earl “Mac” McDonald Part 1 The Benjamin 397C (right) is smaller than the 397 long gun. We’re continuing our look at the Benjamin 397C that we started recently. It seems this model caught a lot of people off…
Benjamin 397C: Part 1
by B.B. Pelletier Photos and tests by Earl “Mac” McDonald Today, we’ll begin a look at a strange duck. It’s an airgun model that is still current, but this variation is a relatively little-known offshoot that, because of its nature, is a completely different airgun….