Anchor Man

scope mounts for older sheridan 5mm

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thanx for your reply Yodel Dog. I have read customer ratings on this product and they were not at all favorable. The people who commented said that this mount became loosened when the scope rings were mounted to it, and the mounting screw screw just became a pivot point when the rings were mounted to the intermount. I guess I may have to use an epoxy in addition to the screw that holds the intermount to the barrel in order to better secure the mount to the rifle. :)

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I have an old Silver Streak from the 60's.

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But the way I grew up pumping the gun the scope is in the way. I could never get used to holding the gun by the grip and pumping.

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Thanx for the reply SJ I hadn't even given that a thought. My sheridan silver streak has no rear sight on it, and I thought I should put a scope on it rather than trying to find a new rear sight. Decisions, Decisions...

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It hard to beat open sights on the Sheridan. That gun of mine has killed more game than many of my friends shotguns and rifles. A scope is nice on a PCP and a break barrel like my Beeman's but the Sheridan makes that pumping tough.

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It hard to beat open sights on the Sheridan.
I agree with John a hundred %. I'd get a new rear sight put on. If I did ever go back to a scoped sheridan, I'd put the intermount farther up the barrel and go with a pistol scope. Like John says, a rifle scope and pumping on the sheridan is pretty tough. Here's my old blue streak from the 60's...Just so happens I also thru in my Daisy model #25 pump from early 60's as well :lol:001-16.jpg

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Hey Mike we're like brothers from another mother. My Daisy Model 25 from the very early 60's too. :smiley_green_with_envy:

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I just love those old guns. Youse guys got some beautiful rifles. I am going to try and find a new rear sight for my Sheridan, then if that don't suit these old eyes I'll try the handgun scope as Mike recommended. You guys are great, thanx a lot. :smiley_green_with_envy:

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Hey Mike we're like brothers from another mother. My Daisy Model 25 from the very early 60's too. :harhar1[1]:
...Oh yea John and them model #25's were serious shooters in the good old days. I don't know how long I just sat and stared at that gun after seeing it under the Christmas tree. Looked up and saw that big smile on my dad's face as he drank his cup of coffee...and the worried smile on my mom's face :smiley_green_with_envy:
I am going to try and find a new rear sight for my Sheridan, then if that don't suit these old eyes I'll try the handgun scope as Mike recommended.
...I love it when a plan seems to come together...have fun with that gun Anchor Man.

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Your going to love your sheridan Anchor Man. I still use mine after all these years. It's just kind of meant to be used with open sights. I cannot really explain why I say that, but it's just the way I feel about that gun. I have tried different scopes and set ups and then always go back to the iron sights. I would think that one of the major air gun and accessory stores can help you out. I'll kind of search around later tonight and see if I can find something.

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Hi Anchor Man....Give Tim at Mac 1 a call. He does lots of super tunes on Sheridans. I do not know if he has sheridan parts for sale, but he might be able to help you out with the rear sight or possibly even a Williams peep sight. I have heard that it is best to call him rather than to try an email. let us know what you find out. here's a link to his site...http://www.mac1airgun.com/index.htm

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O.K. MikeNC,Thank you very much for your advice and for responding to my request for assistance. I'll give him a call tomorrow and let you know the result. :good:

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Calling Tim is the only way to go. Since he works on so many Sheridan's I bet he'll have a sight for you.

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I called and spoke with Tim McMurray as MikeNC and Shooter John recommended and he is sending me a rear sight at a very reasonable price. Tim treated me as a valued customer and he was very friendly. Thanks to both of you for your help. :roflmao3[1]:

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That's great you are going to have such fun with that gun when you can see what you are aiming at. Try some JSB pellets in that Sheridan, they are awesome.

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I called and spoke with Tim McMurray as MikeNC and Shooter John recommended and he is sending me a rear sight at a very reasonable price. Tim treated me as a valued customer and he was very friendly.
That's good news AM...I have heard many good things about Tim. Glad he could get you up and running with new sights. You are about to start a great new adventure in air gunning...and you picked a very fun and good shooter to start it off with :good: Make sure to keep us all updated on the fun

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That's good news AM...I have heard many good things about Tim. Glad he could get you up and running with new sights. You are about to start a great new adventure in air gunning...and you picked a very fun and good shooter to start it off with :good: Make sure to keep us all updated on the fun
Thanx again MikeNC, A little adventure in my life would be a good th :good: ing I will keep you posted.

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Tim McMurray had the sight to me in 2 days. It took me about 20 minutes to put it on the rifle. I was on the paper within 2 inches of the bulls eye without adjusting the sight at all, shooting offhand from about 30 feet.I believe I am going to have fun with my sheridan. Thanx again to all, for the guidance and the input of your experience.

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Sounds great! You should have some really fun with that gun. Mine was a very close companion for many years and still gets dragged out for special occasions.

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Have fun with that sheridan. It's an easy gun to have fun with. Ask SJ about his skunk booties that were made after dragging that sheridan out for a special occasion :good:

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