This is a very special Sheridan. This gun was made between 1948 and 1956. This is when they changed from a rear sight that was soldered on to a rear sight with one set screw and two dimples. The gun also features the hold down rear safety, straight bolt, flat ribbed receiver and early style front sight. This is a very early Sheridan Silver Streak.
The gun is in excellent condition with no visible barrel separation. The metal finish is excellent with only light general wear and no scratches. I am not sure if the breech plug on these was black originally or gray. This one is gray. The rear sight still has all of the adjusting knobs. Overall the metal is in excellent condition, especially for a gun of this age.
The American walnut wood stock is also excellent It has an oiled finish so the stock may have been refinished at some time but there are no scratches or other damage. The stock is pretty nice. We installed new seals in the gun recently and the velocity tested a 676 fps with lead pellets and 10 pumps. All in all this is a very nice example of a very early American air rifle. The Sheridan C series was one of the finest airguns ever made and one of the few that the manufacturer guaranteed for accuracy.
This is a great airgun in truly collectable condition.