Well, it's time to talk, I guess. I did a little trading this week and got a single owner 1963 Benjamin Model 312 pumper. It is all brass and on a nice Walnut stock. It didn't hold air or shoot when i got it, and the previous owner ( who paid $8.75 for it new! ) told me he had shot a million rounds through it and then it just quit holding air about 40-years ago. He told me he had always kept it well oiled with 3-In-1 oil and motor oil, etc. ( Hmmm......usually we just use Crossman Pell-Gun-Oil on these babies.) So, since it didn't shoot anyway, i ran some denatured alcohol through both ends and waited a couple of hours. Much to my happy surprise, I started shooting.
I plan to leave the old brass as is, once i scrubbed the accumulated pigeon do-do off.
It shoots hard ( .22 Cal ) and straight, with the open sights. And, it is a nice compliment to my 1981 Benji 347 ( .177 )
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