I have had a Benjamin 392 for approximately 3 years. Shoulder issues with pumping it have limited the frequency I can fire it. From the time I purchased it I have always pumped it one time before putting it away. I noticed that after a few weeks it had lost the air pressure from the one pump. I thought it might be normal to lose pressure over time. Three days ago I pumped it once and today the air was gone. I put in 5 pumps and it fired ok. I am giving this rifle to my grandson for his 9th birthday in September but want to give it to him trouble free. Any suggestions as to what I should do?
You need to get your 392 serviced. There has been an interior seal failure.
Is it gonna be available again?
The model 392 has been discontinued.
What Year did the Benjamin 392 get gold stenciling
Oh you mean the warning label towards the end of the barrel, and model number and caliber by the breach? I must admit its the first time I've noticed it, must be something new with all the hoopla about firearms and safety?LOL.
Not sure what you mean?
what is the site radius of stock iron sites. and what is the site radius with Williams peep sight installed
I just received my 392 sight radius for stock sights is 14", the Williams sight radius is 21"
Is this a right handed stock, is the Cheek Riser more predominant on the right side of the stock?
392 can be shot by both right and left handed shooters
No, the stock is pretty much totally ambi
Are these still made in USA? I was looking at the Seneca Dragonfly But its made in China I WONT by Chinese Anything PERIOD!!!!!!!
the 392 is Made in USA
As far as I know, yes they are still made here
I have an old school version of this rifle, when I load a B.B. or pellet with gun pointing down it just rolls right out of the barrel. Do you know why that is or if there is any way to fix it?
A B.B. is approximately .177 I don't know of any .22 B.B.
I wouldn't ever use steel B.B. in this brass barrel. I done think this rifle was ever made to shoot bb.A .22 pellet shouldn't be able to slid down the barrel, you are using .22 pellets i hope.
What scope mount/rings are used in the video? Are they still available?
Yes try air venturi scope mount Air Venturi Intermount, Fits Benjamin.............
Are the barrels still brass or are they steel
What is the maximum range that a new 392 is still accurate
Some reviewers are saying 40 to 60 yards , yes accurate. Depends on the shooter and the pellet?
can this rifle be purchased and shipped to california?
Does anyone know what kind finish is on this the stock?
Walnut mine is very nice finish and stock and fore grip are matched well
Is there any way to make this air rifle more quiet? Many people compare the sound to a .22
Received my 392 May 2018, It is much Quieter than a 22LR
You can actually purchase a moderator adapter and attach a moderator. I found one on E-Bay.
I have the older model 342 and theres really no way to make it quieter . Mine is quieter than a 22 .
I found this gun to be way more accurate if you do the artillery hold. I know that hold is for springers, but seems necessary on my 392. Did anyone else notice this?
Whatever works best. But since there is no recoil you dont need the artillery hold.
If the artillery hold works for you by all means use it i say. I don't use it with mine and seems accurate to me.
Are these still made in USA (year 2015)?
What are the triggers like on the 392? Pretty heavy??
bought mine in may 2018 trigger is smooth, Not to heavy at all, it is a very descent trigger
It's definitely a heavier pull on the trigger. Not great.
I can't speak for this model but mine is the 342 the 70's version seems crisp and predictable .
what is the biggest thing you can hunt with this?
I have taken raccoons, oppossums and woodchucks easily at 30 yards. Worry less about power and more on accuracy. I shoot jsb 15.89s and 5 pumps. Plenty of power if u can make a headshot.
What is the biggest animal you can hunt with this gun?
depends on the distance. Squirrels?
what type of peep sight for a older model 392
If it is drilled and tapped on the right side behind the loading port(breach) use the Williams 5D-SH...the SH stands for Sheridan.
Contrary to the.pyramid website instructions, Crosman on the phone states that it no longer necessary to pump the Benjamin 392 once before air rifle storage. Why does Pyramid continue its pump advice?
Still a good idea. By putting a pump of air in the valve will make sure the check valve is seated firmly and that may help keeping foreign debris of finding its way into the valve. I have old pumpers from 1957 that have never needed a valve repair. I always leave 1 pump while storing gun.
Pyramid cares about it's customers. And Crosman would be happy to sell you new valve seals and other charges to repair your rifle.
Will this rifle have the power and accuracy it takes to put down an English Starling? These birds have a habit of killing the birds that feed at my home. They will also distroy the nests they find. I have a TR77 Nitro Piston that has the take down power but that rifle is not consistent when it comes to accuracy. I want a .22 caliber pellet for these evil fowl but IL restricts me to under 700fps .22 caliber rifles.
Plenty of power for starlings. I have taken many raccoons and similiar sized game with 5 pumps. Humanely.
These rifles are fairly accurate at most distances and it should take out those english starlings with no problem. I have taken out a big rock chuck at over 50 yards with my 342 benjamin. The 392 replaced the 342 but is basically the same unit.
My 392 shoots so far to the left that I've run out of adjustment on my Williams peep sight. Does anyone else have issues like this? Did I get a lemon?
Try taking a q-tip with paint stripper and cleaning out the first inch to inch and a half of the front of the barrel. Benjamin paints the barrels without blocking the bore so paint affects flight path. Try that and inspect the bore and maybe run a couple swabs through it. Should be shooting 1.5 inch groups off hand like mine is now after that same treatment.
Can this rifle be left fully pumped for up to an hour for hunting without losing pressure or causing damage?
Yes. It's actually recommended that you leave ONE pump in the gun to keep the seals in tip top shape.
Yes. I have done this many timesaver the years.
I am a novice air gunner and I am trying to overcome the long eye relief by maybe getting a shorter stock, do they exist and if so where?
You can actually cut off an inch at a time until you get to the sweet spot. It can be done on any stock?
Is this still made in the USA?
Yes still made in the USA.
With a brass barrel, what is the expected life of this rifle?
when I clean the barrel I use string trimmer line and pull a few cloth patchs with silicone oil
I have old Benjamins from the late 50s and never cleaned the barrels. You run more of a risk messing up the groves/lands with a metal cleaning rod.
The linkage and seals will give up way before you have to worry about the barrel.
Unknown, i've had the model 342 since 1975 still in perfect shape.
Does this rifle need an "Artillery Hold" or can it be shot like a hunting rifle?
Since there is no recoil, you do not need to use the artillery hold. That hold is for recoiling spring or air pistons airguns.
I found my 392 to be a lot more accurate with the artillery hold. Give it a try and see for yourself.
Use the Artillery Hold for this PCP - at least for sighting-in. Do NOT do this for a Springer.
No, because it does not use a spring to push the pistol to propel the pellet out of the barrel. It's multi-pump pneumatic (kind of like a PCP only you are the pump :-)