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Sheridan Cowboy

Discussion in 'Air Pistols' started by gingernut, May 24, 2020.

  1. gingernut

    gingernut Busy Member

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    IMG_0759.JPG Ive had a brace of these since they came out.
    I think they need a bit of wearing in and I preferred the Umarex SA to shoot

    Very pellet fussy up to and including not firing some!

    But after a 30 min session yesterday I'm a fan

    They seem well built,you can remove the cylinder and if you just ignore the pellet option and shoot BBs they perform well.
     
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    Nice and on my list.
     
  3. Headhunter

    Headhunter Is fed up with waiting for a Chiappa Rhino

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    I prefer the Sheridan (aka the Remington 1875) over the Colt SAA, beautifully made, very accurate and I love the sound of the ratchety hammer when you cock it. Mine has never been pellet fussy ! But then again I mostly fire RWS MK 4.49mm 7grn pellets through mine, I've tried quite a few types of pellet through it, it loves the Skenco PolyRhino 3.4grn super lightweight pellets, tight groups and very accurate, in fact it's the only gun I've got that really shots well using them.
    The only thing that I would change (and I am going to change them this week) is the grips, I personally hate those awful white plastic grips, mine are going to get a coat of Krylon matt black (I can thoroughly recommend that product for covering plastic, bonds superbly).
     
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    I forgot the cocking.
    Nice ringing noise.

    I will find some light 4.50 or less pellets im sure thats the answer.

    Look forward to seeing the black grips.
     
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    Funny how such a simple thing like puffing a lump of metal down a tube works differently from one gun to another...

    Mine performed well from first use. I thought the pellets were more accurate than the BBs, but then I was using copper coated lead AccuBBs. I'm not sure what to make of them, but of course they are heavier than the normal steel ones. So far I've tried MKs, AADF and QYS as these are what I had available. All seemed to perform around the same and with little change in POI despite the range in weight. Not only did it behave impeccably, but when I thought it best not to risk another set of shells in case the CO2 ran out, it turned out there was quite a bit left.

    I too find the grips the least pleasing aspect of the gun. I bought the gun as I used to have a Pietta C&B 1858 replica, which I could shoot effectively despite my small hands. Of course that gun had wood grips and didn't slip like these plastic grips - like a bar of wet soap. I would try the shadowfax stippled, resin grips, but he is not trading for some months yet. If I can fight my way through the unkempt garden there is some mahogany out there in the shed that I rescued from a Guy Fawkes bonfire pile at the sailing club. Never seem to find any teak, though.

    Anyone got experience of making wooden grips?

    Rob.
     
  6. Wild Bill

    Wild Bill co2 Firearm Enthusiast & FX Wildcat owner.

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    If you are going to get one DAR, get the one from SWS. More desirable due to it not saying Sheridan Cowboy on it. :thumb::)

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    Thanks for heads up.
     
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    flatrajectory Posting Addict

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    You can age your grips to look like old ivory, like I did on my Colt SAA..... They are actually more yellow than in the photo ….
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    Headhunter Is fed up with waiting for a Chiappa Rhino

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    I like what you've done there, both to the gun and the box, but in truth I'm not keen on ivory grips either, I'd never have bought a revolver with ivory grips, much prefer the wood or rubber grips. I really hate the mother of pearl ones too, just doesn't appeal to me at all.

    Yeah I'll post some piccies when done buddy, btw....how come you changed your avatar ? I really loved seeing those two Pythons when you posted on the threads :) Gonna miss them....:(
     
  10. Wild Bill

    Wild Bill co2 Firearm Enthusiast & FX Wildcat owner.

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    I like my Remington. And I like my grips that I have aged. They are more yellow in real life.

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    And my Colt SAA grips too.

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    Odd that
    My theory is that Remington has a deal with SMK in the UK so that Crosman had to use Sheridan here.
     
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    Does that go BANG Pete?
     
  13. Wild Bill

    Wild Bill co2 Firearm Enthusiast & FX Wildcat owner.

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    That's why I suggested he get one from SWS. ;):facepalm::D
     
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    They look great, any pics of them on the pistol?
     
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    I wish..... I am no longer deemed to be trusted with the real stuff since the tragedy in Dunblane.
    It is odd that in both Dunblane and Hungerford , the local constabulary had more to answer for than us legitimate shooters and yet we were punished for their shortcomings.
    Oooops, just realised that's politics and is frowned upon.
     
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    Headhunter Is fed up with waiting for a Chiappa Rhino

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    That ain't a political statement, that's the truth .......:up:
     
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    Wild Bill co2 Firearm Enthusiast & FX Wildcat owner.

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    That's very convincing, is it paint or stain of some kind, almost all of the replicas look so much more authentic when suitably "aged", I'm never very confident when I think I might try something similar, fearing I'll ruin the thing, any hints or tips, a "tutorial" by any chance.:thumb:
     
  19. Wild Bill

    Wild Bill co2 Firearm Enthusiast & FX Wildcat owner.

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    A mixture of leather dye, tea bags and following a guide on the tube. Trial and error really.
     
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    cheers, I will give that a go,,, well that is when I get an ivory gripped six shooter,, the list grows with every passing day,;)
     
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