What Are Sheridan Pellet Guns?


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Sheridan pellet guns are a type of air gun manufactured by Benjamin/Sheridan USA. They are projectile weapons that propel pellets with the help of compressed air or other gas.

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The first Sheridan pellet gun was built by Ed Wackerhagen. He named it after General Philip Sheridan who fought in the American Civil War. Production of the gun began in 1947, about three years after the completion of the first prototype in mid-1944.

These guns are quite popular among airgunners. Two of the most popular models of Sheridan pellet guns are the Blue Streak and the Silver Streak. They provide smooth trigger mechanisms and tighter tolerances.

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