Figured it was time to get this Sheridan Blue Streak working. The serial number, 243730, shows it was made in 1978. The stock is beat up and needs refinishing. The inlet valve is toast. It will hold one pump of pressure and that’s it. There’s some rust, etc.
You can see the buttstock is bleached and chipped. Not sure if I can work all the chips out…
Sheridans of that era had a big sticker on the buttstock, must have been removed after all the wear occurred.
Even before bleaching the stain was heavy and masked the grain.
Using my fancy roll pin extraction tool. Notice the rubber to prevent marring the forearm.
The forearm removed. The rubber bumper tube is in place.
Since I’m going to sand the stock, I need to remove the trigger guard. Held by tubular split rivets. Some careful prying got them out.
The rivets are malleable and can be restored.
The pump cup was ok, but I have a new replacement.
Trigger spring with guide pin.
Using the antique wrench on the valve.
The antique puller in use. I like the brass cap that slips over the end of the tube.
Rather than one washer there was a stack between the valve spring and the inlet spring. This also marks the first time the inlet valve was not stuck at the bottom of the valve. Small miracles.
Three washers? Was this a mistake at the factory or just one of many variations over the years?
Inlet valve was toast. I’ll make a teflon replacement as I have on so many other pumpers.
Now to get to the hard work…