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Blue Streak furniture

Post by markiver54 » Sat Dec 01, 2018 4:27 pm

My old Blue Streak is almost a daily shooter, however, the stock is pretty scratched up after about 50 years. I need to correct the barrel separation issue which NCG made some suggestions about. In the mean time thought I might pretty up the stock as best I can. Any suggestions on getting that done without stripping the entire old finish ? I think Homer Formby used to make an all in one re-finisher, or would that be a mistake?
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Re: Blue Streak furniture

Post by North Country Gal » Sat Dec 01, 2018 4:52 pm

I lightly sand with 200# and then do a 50/50 mix of mineral oil and linseed oil for a nice traditional look. I do my best not to go too deep with the sanding. Usually just a matter of taking off the old sheen and grime and calling it good.
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Re: Blue Streak furniture

Post by markiver54 » Sat Dec 01, 2018 5:02 pm

Great! Thanks much NCG. Wife got me a cleaning cradle/gun vise for my birthday but won't let me have it till Monday. Gonna jump on that project then. BTW, I did a little research since my post and think I determined mine is a 1973 vintage, serial #039610.
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Re: Blue Streak furniture

Post by North Country Gal » Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:32 pm

That's a great vintage for a Sheridan. Have a couple from the 70s, including this mint Blue Streak from '72 that I got from the original owner. He was getting too old to comfortably pump it, so thought it needed good home. (It did.)Note that the wood on the pump arm is a different color than the buttstock. This was very common on all classic pump air rifles like this.
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Re: Blue Streak furniture

Post by daytime dave » Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:41 pm

The first Benjamin pump I ever had was a nickel plated 397. The wood was so mismatched I contacted Crosman. I ended up driving there and they replaced the stock while I waited.

I like your idea of the light refinish NCG. Your Blue Streak looks great.
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