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Thread: the old 397 keeps working well, even decades later

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    the old 397 keeps working well, even decades later

    8.7 meters, gamo match diabolo pellets, cheap crickett 4x32 scope, 4 pumps each, 5 shots off bench rest.


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    Nothing wrong with that at all.

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    Target and rifle both look good . Marvin

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    Accurate rifle and i like that scope too. I bought a 392 this summer and already want a 397 to go with it.
    I love these little pumpers!

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    I need to shoot my air guns more. My oldest son expressed an interest in a very old Crossman .22 CO2 rifle I have. Haven't shot it in years and years. Bought some of these lead free pellets with a plastic skirt at Wal mart the other day because they had them on clearance.

    I have two old Sheridans, a blue streak and a silver streak, need to get them out too.

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    That's good shooting, I just found my old 342 Benjamin, bought back in the mid 70s.
    In the late eighties I used some motor oil on it, then it quit working at all. had it stashed in a corner for 30 years.
    I contacted Baker airguns about seals for it, and the seals, special tool and shipping add up to 60 bucks.
    60 bucks is kinda precious theses days.... I'm pretty sure I can make the special tool, just a rod with a square end, and a means to turn on the other end. I'm thinking an extension for a socket wrench.
    If it needs modified, there are plenty of them down at the pawn shop.
    After seeing what is inside, I will go visit Ace hardware.
    To lazy to chase arrows.
    Clodhopper

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    YouTube for Benjamin valve replacement instructions

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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check