We've proudly offered this exquisite rifle for over four decades. It now includes today's quality sight, tighter tolerances and superior trigger mechanism, black butt plate and finished barrel. It's the best of the past and the present!
NOT A TOY. ADULT SUPERVISION REQUIRED. MISUSE OR CARELESS USE MAY CAUSE SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH. BE CAREFUL, SHOOT SAFELY.
- Model NumberCB9
- VelocityUp to 675 fps
- Weight5.5 lbs
- Length36.75 in
- MechanismBolt Action
- Power SourcePump
- CapacitySingle Shot
- Front SightFixed
- Rear SightAdjustable for windage and Elevation
- SafetyCross Bolt
I owned this gun growing up and lost it via the police for target practicing within city limits. Well fast forward 2014 the CB9 is really a C9A and the old gun was outstanding .
This gun is not the old version but it's a nice gun. I've taken four shots at pigeons @ approximately 60 yards with three kills . If your looking for a steady rifle with some pop
It surely will do the job. Kids and some may have a hard time with pump 6 thru 8 . I have heard it's not accurate , I say bull must have been the shooter! When you shoot this rifle there is a distinct crack so if you have neighbors it's not quiet. I really do love this rifle over over my 1000 fps , rifles it's raw.
Sheridan Blue Streak!
By Bob F
In 1968 my father purchased 4 Sheridan Blue Streaks. One for himself and us three brothers. It was my first "real" rifle. We all shot together and had the best time any family could.
This rifle was the single most important gun in my life. It taught me how to shoot but also the value of "making every shot count". If you missed that squirrel with the first shot, you had to run, pump and track it all at the same time!
Fast forward to 2013 (New Years Eve) I pulled my old Blue Streak out of the gun chest. Oiled her up and she still shoots perfect!
I am once again having the time of my life with it with my brothers and now my kids.
Thank you Sheridan for building a fine rifle.
Got my blue streak in 1966. yesterday the squirrel that was raiding the bird feeder wished i hadn't. Still accurate and powerful. Never have had a problem with it.
A pellet rifle to hand down to your grandchildren
By retired in Oklahoma
)Well now I guess I might not be the most qualified but.... I bought my Sheridan when I was 12yrs old and I'm now 57yrs .... YES that's 45 yrs. lol That poor rifle has been through it all over the years... early on it was even dropped in lake Shasta Northern Cal. and fished out by my Dad ( 1969) And I have shot and killed an untold amount of kritters ...hard hitting and still super accurate....so if you want a pellet rifle that you can pass on to your children's children than this is the one....I paid 22.00 for mine but at the time a gallon of gas was about .30 cents so at 199.00 its still a great value......
38 years and counting...
By Bob in Wisconsin
When I was a teenager in 1975, I bought a Sheridan Blue Streak .20 cal rifle from a friend for $40, and it is still going strong. It has never needed any repairs after many thousands of shots, is still accurate and powerful enough to kill a rabbit or squirrel at 50 feet. That Blue Streak is now teaching a third generation of kids how to shoot. I never had much luck putting a scope on it; was kind of clumsy to pump & load with a scope. But at its useful range open sights work fine.
Classic airgin, excellent performance
I've wanted a 20-cal Blue Streak for almost as long as they have been available, but for one reason or another I put off the purchase. Finally I decided to splurge for my birthday. After an initial issue that Crosman took care of immediately, I can understand why this airgun has been around for so long. Compact, reliable, powerful, extremely accurate and very easy to shoot well. This one is a keeper, and will most likely be an heirloom too.
.20 is superb
I'm 36 now, but back when I was in high school (mid 1990's) I had a .20 caliber silverstreak. I loved it, It was so accurate, it had power, and in the hills behind my high school, I used to hunt rabit and pigeons with firs shot knock downs. It would take out gophers without any problem too.
I never used a scope with this rifle, because, if your target is in it's range then you dont need a scope; unless your trying to shoot in low light.
excellant rifle. and the .20 caliber is king among calibers.
Affordable .20 air rifle
By Patrick O
I bought this in Hemet CA. It was only $180.00 and I was curious about the .20 cal performance. I have to say it is an excellent air rifle, day 2 of owning it I killed a squirrel at 20 yards immediately killing it! At ranges of 15-30 yards this is a backyard shooter for targets and especially pests. I recommend Crosman .20, Beeman Crow Magnums, JSB Exact, and Predator Polymags. Some pellets are inaccurate out of this rifle, usually pointed types. However all in all Sheridan is the most affordable .20 cal air rifle out there I'm aware of! Most .20's start at $350 and go up to $1,000! This is nice looking, accurate, practical, and nostalgic to the original!
Hi im Robert from the Netherlands , My hart is melting when I saw this ad. , in +/- 1975 I bought my first air gun at the Shoe store ( indeed) witch was than common when I was young .
It was the Sheridan pump gun in 5,05 mm , boy what a gun was that I had it for 20 years and it always was a joy shooting it . It never failed me .
I even know the price when I bought it , I paid then 250 guiders for it what was a very big som of money in those days for an air gun .
the other nice thing was when i sold it to my neighbour I got the same 250 guilders back for it witch was approximately 175 US dollars .
So all and all I had 20 years of fun with the gun and sold it for the same price as I bought it .
That's what you call a good and cheep gun .
I can see to everyone , If you are looking for a good gun , buy Sheridan .
Have a nice life and be kind to each other .
Sheridan Blue Streak
Bought a Benjamin 397 for my son Christmas of 1998. He w as in the 9th grade. Installed Williams Peep Sight Christmas morning. Rifle was/is accurate and powerful. I liked it so much I went back to the same department store several months later and purchased one for me. Much to my surprise when I got home I found the serial numbers on our guns were consecutive.
Fast forward to March of 2008, I was at a small gun show and could see someone handling what appeared to be an older model Sheridan Blue Streak. He put it back and I picked it up, paid the dealer $ 120.00 (gun also had original manual and several containers of Sheridan pellets) and did not put it down till I was in the truck. This Blue Streak was made in March of 1964, appears never to have been repaired, holds 2 pumps for several months in the rack and like the Benjamin described earlier is accurate and powerful.
These guns are a pure joy to shoot, easy to carry and are much better looking than many of today's air guns and you control the power.
Crossman/Sheridan "Blue Streak"
By Old Weird Ron
I lucked into one of these for my son as a Starter/Training weapon. It is outstandingly accurate and exceptionally well made.
It also seems to be a Protype as it is only marked as a Crossman, NOT a Sheridan Blue Streak. After checking with manufacturer I was told that there were VERY few of these made and then they were produced for sale as the Sheridan Blue Streak.
My sons 5 shot groups typically seem to be 3 shot groupd as they are so tight a group.
He is excited by his accuracy with it and loves to use it for his training phase before working his way up to larger calibers. (He is anxiously awaiting the move up to some of my "Shoulder Busters".
He also, it seems, has quite a collectible to hang onto. He has said "I will never get rid of this great piece".
It is accutate to the extreme, Hard Hitting and BEAUTIFic in precision production.
The only drawback is the somewhat scarcity of .20 cal. ammo.
I would highly reccomend the current "Blue Streak" as a starter and it is perfect for squrrill or bird head shots as a Quiet hunting weapon.
Sheridan Blue Streak
By David Draper
I own a Sheridan Blue Streak that I bought back in 1974 then they were still made in Racine Wisconsin. It would not pump up any more as I thought, well it's 37 years old. I started looking around for a replacement and saw that they still made a Blue Sreak except they were now owned by Crosman. I had what I thought good luck with the old one so I thought I would buy a new Blue Streak. The new rifle isn't anything like the old one. It is hard to pump dosn't feel good in your hands and sounds cheep like a spring then you shoot it. To say the least I was very disipointed in the new rifle. I found that I could have my old one repaired and wished I would have known that sooner. I could have saved a lot of money. I sent the old one in and it was repaired for $60.00. Now I am very happy again as I have my old friend back as good as it ever was. To sum it up, the new Blue Streak doesn't hold a candle to the old one. It's not a bad rifle, I'm just saying that if you owned an old Blue Streak, you may be disipointed in the new one as much if not more then I was. By the way my little brother bought a Blue Streak at the same time I bought my first one 37 years ago. His also stopped working about 6- months after mine did. He looked at and shot my new rifle and is going to send his in for repair as he also doesn't like the new verses old one ether. He will also save a lot of money !
A 55 year old Masterpiece
I am now going on 66 and I got mine about 10 or 11years old. Growing up on a ranch, there were plenty of things to shoot at, and varmints galore. Never put a scope on it, always open sight shooting. When I went to college and then the Navy my younger brothers took over, and banged up the stock pretty good. After Vietnam, I did not feel great about having any guns, so left it sitting at my Mom's. When she passed away, my old Sheridan came back to me and sure enough it still shot like the first day I got it. All I can say is that these are the best pellet rifles there are in my opinion. Everytime I touch it, memories flood back of good times on the ranch, plinking or hunting. When I am gone, I am going to pass it on to my grandchildren so they can experience quality in a product.
On my second one
I bought a blue streak in 1977. Iused it for 20 years tillit broke down. I bought my current one in 96. I still holds a tight group and with the Williams sight on it it is even more of delight to shoot. If this one breaks I will buy another because I have notheing but good things with these guns. From plinking cans to taking food for the pot, they can doit all for ya.
The BEST Air Rifle there is!
By Ol' Engineer
I highly recommend this air rifle! Please read on:
I bought my first "Blue Streak" in the summer of 1965. That's 47 years ago! I was 15 years old and earned some money working at a job in a family-owned grocery store. I paid around $30 for it. I also bought the optional Sheridan scope mount and a Weaver 4X rimfire scope for it, from the same dealer; City Sport Shop in Mount Clemens, Michigan. The owner's name was Wilbur Held. I wish that I had bought the factory receiver sight, as they don't seem to be available any longer.
The rifle was very accurate with the fine iron sights that it came with, so I didn't mount the scope until later, when my vision changed, some 30 years later. I shot many cans of pellets through it over the years, and experienced no malfunctions of any kind. I also got to "experience" most of the neat pellet cans and can probably find all but 1 of the empties. The old pellets were pointed, cylindrical in shape and shot very well. The latest ones are "wasp-waisted", and a variety of points are often available. I also "abused" the gun by regularly oiling the air chamber with Daisy air-gun oil. I also regularly lube the other "mechanicals". The bolt "O"-ring is the original and I only adjusted the bolt take-up once, about 5 years into the rifles life. The gun still has full power from the original 3 to 8 pumps, as recommended in the old manual. I shot a diseased racoon that was approaching the homestead here this morning, and the rifle lived-up to expectations at 5 pumps.
I bought a second "new generation" model about 10 years ago. I paid about half of what they are selling for today. The newer model has the updated trigger/safety on it. It shoots as well as the older one. There's no scope on it yet, as I bought it for my son. The new one has a nicer shaped stock and an added butt-plate. The older gun was plain. My son and I were in Jay's Sporting Goods, Clare, Michigan, this past week and we were happy to see 2 new boxed rifles and 1 on display. I bought another can of pellets for us too. Most sporting goods stores around here sell the 5mm/.20 cal. pellets for them, so no ammo' problems.
I highly recommend this air rifle to parents buying it for their kids (or for themselves). All you need is the rifle and a can of pellets. No CO-2 cartridges required; no heavy spring recoil from the gun; no special scopes required, just a rimfire model. The variable power of the rifle, controlled by the number of pumps you charge the gun with is a good feature too. Low power is good for "plinking" and full-charge is good for hunting.
As an engineer, I can attest to the robustness of this rifle's design and manufacturing quality. A Five-Star Rating isn't enough in my book.
Best Pellet Gun for Squirrels, Bar None
I have had a Blue Streak for 30+ years. The seals have finally given out, so I've just ordered a new one. Mind you, it still works, but it loses the pump charge after a few minutes. I think that's my fault because I recently learned that you are supposed to store it with a single pump of air - which I assume keeps the seals solid - and I didn't do that for 30+ plus years. But to get three decades of use out of a product is a huge feat these days. I also have to say that the iron sights on my Blue Streak are perfect - after sighting the rifile in only once 30+ years ago, it's never lost a bead since....I simply NEVER miss with this rifle when a squirrel is in my sights. Do yourself a favor: quit looking at all of the other air rifles and buy a Blue Streak because you'll be very pleased with it and you will end up passing it down to your son if you take care of it.
A truly great rifle for a lifetime
I have a 1979 Sheridan Silver Streak (same as Blue Streak only Nickel Plated) that I got brand new for Christmas. I originally had asked for the Benjamin .22 cal. rifle, but, my Dad liked the Silver Streak because it looked so good. He told me though, that .20 caliber pellets were more expensive, but I didn't care, this thing was so cool I could not contain myself, and immediately went outside to shoot it. I still remember that very first shot, because it was so impressive. As a child then, I could barely pump it up, and, I could not believe how powerful it was, hitting the target almost immediately after pulling the trigger. Wow! Fun!! This gun has since remained my favorite gun of all time, even over my firearms that I own. It has never broken down, and it's been shot a LOT over the past 33 years. The hinges are worn and loose now, and the wood is beat up and worn looking, but it still shoots perfectly and does not leak at all.
Recently, I found that Benjamin offers .20 cal. pellets at 14.3 grain weight, which is the same weight as many .22 pellets. I tried them out, and they are great! Very, very hard-hitting and accurate like you would not believe.
I have semi-retired this gun now, as I have bought a new Benjamin 392 and am currently loving it as well, and want to keep the usage down on my old Sheridan now. But I can say for sure, the Sheridan .20 caliber is a very very great rifle that you should enjoy for a lifetime, and it's a superb balance between the 177 cal and the 22 cal. rifles.
a very good high quality good rifle
Mine is 48 years old and now getting its first repair. Could not tell you how many pellets it has fired. A lot. Still accurate to hit a walnut at 25 yards with 8 pumps, until a part broke a little while ago. Definitely a good reliable rifle.
THIS GUN IS BEAST
By Kelly gainor
I had a issue with my sheridan blue streak and was very
happy with crosmans service i would recomend this company
to everyone they have fine products and stand behind them.
I guess you could pay alot more these days for an airgun but you could not end up with much better than the Blue Streak. My Dad ordered one for each of us (from Montgomery Wards I think he paid about $40.00 a piece for them) my little brother and me back in 73. Together we pretty much are responsible for the shotage of small birds and game in California I can't remember how many we took. We would shoot at the creek near our home and at my Great Uncles place out in the country. My brother passed back in 97 from a boating accident but his and my own Bluestreaks still shoot as well as when they were brand new. Try and find that kind of quality in what you buy today.
Best Aigun to own
It was 1982 when I saw for the second time at a gun shop’s front the Sheridan C9. It was an instinctive move to buy it and from that time it shoots and shoots and shoots...
The first time was when I was 7 years old (1967) when I admired the little rifle at the hands of my father's good friend who had just come back from the States bringing a Parker side-by-side and this little wonder! It was sleek, ultra powerful and a real gun in the eyes of a kid playing with toy-guns, so it became a dream (waiting 15 years to come true). You see I was born and live in Athens, Greece where back then it was not easy to find such an air gun.
Being now 52, I own and shoot a full collection of firearms and air guns with a wide choice of makes, models, energy output and caliber (actually there are 36 of them). But one gun remains the favorite for ALL the family, this Sheridan. My wife, an active ISSF and IPSC shooter, adores it for its accuracy and power, my daughters for its lightness and ease of operation, I for it is a dream come true but the most because it is robust, dead accurate, powerful, easy to handle and transport, taking all the abuse of using it.
I decided a month ago to service it for the first time! To my surprise all I did was just to dismantle it, clean it thoroughly and put it back without replacing anything but a small o-ring. Even this was replaced just in case of failure, a way to excuse myself for stripping it to the last nut. After so many rounds and almost 30 years, all I did was the usual few drops of oil, a good cleaning and a polish on its stock.
This little gun costs nothing but in the eyes of this beholder is a wonder of craftsmanship, an excellent example of the KISS rule, the best around making me proud for owning it and shoot it and recommending it to all my friends as the air gun to buy being the first or the 100th.
To make things straight, Crosman has many years now a good representation in Greece with full stock of products and spares and most of all good service and a big smile for the gun enthusiast!
Thank you for providing this little marvel for so many years and please don’t you dare to stop producing it!
a lifetime of service...
My Sheridan was a Blue Streak CO2 powered, 1977 @ Sporting Goods Department / Montgomery Wards...master valve failed after one year. After two repair jobs, the rifle was off/on and iffy.... In 1987 I got the Silver Streak, multi- pump rifle..Man we got a baller here!!! Many a rabbits, chipmunks, squirrels, possum, raccoons and pesky feathers received their diplomas (University of I'm the Law here)!..25 years of un interrupted hard hitting, low maintenance service, you can't beat it! This year I'm going for a new Blue Streak to replace the CO2 rifle (yes I still have it ) for back up...
Crosman C9A, Quality,accuracy, Power. My Son's first and he LOVES it.
By Ron Rawls
I traded for this (Crosman C9A .20 cal.) for my son for his first learner for his 15th B-Day. He LOVES it. We are both very impressed with the workmanship, Power and Accuracy. Also many thanks to Kim Yaddow of Crosman in idenditying this (Apparantly Rare) version and providing the manual and Parts List. She is a Gem of helpfulness.
I can imagine my son passing this on to His sone someday, in the meantime we are both enjoying this before moving my son up to something that will REALLY show him what I mean about NOT letting the butt get a running start on your shoulder...
After 30 years this rifle is still a champ and just as good as the day I bought it.Plenty of power and the 20 cal is a great balance with good co- effieient.
sheridan blue streak
By James Burke
I;ve own an blue streak for over fifteen years and I have no problems with the one I own, It's a great gun accurate,reliable,durable and a faithful friend for the outdoor sportman. I have never had any problems with my air rife and hope to use it many more years and pass it down to my grandkids. Ya
Sheridan Blue Streak
I bought my rifle and a pack of pellets at a garage sale 35 years ago when I was 16 for $5.00. I then sent off to Sheridan and ordered a scope mount. I can't remember how much I paid for it but the total was around $10. since then I've shot many rabbits and squirrels for the pot. I've shot snakes, and possums,and raccoons. I've made most of these kills with head shots. I got the old Blue Streak out the other day and it still shoots 1/2'' groups off my crutch.
I would give this pellet rifle 5 stars. it has been a great value for my money. I've shot it a lot! probably in the neighborhood of 10,000 rounds or so. It still shoots great and is a cool looking pellet gun.
Sheridan Blue Streak
I've owned this air-rifle for over 20+ years and it still is as strong like when it was new. Rock solid is all I can say.. PLENTY of power!!!! This is no toy mind you as soon as you pump and fire off he first shot, you'll see what I mean... I completely agree with on of the other reviews speaking on the scope mounts... If I had to do it all over again I wouldn't hesitate on the purchase of this quality product... :)
I've got the same in silver, mounted the Williams peep sight. It's dead on at 20 yds and 9 strokes w/ the Benjamin Ammo, 5 strokes at 10 yds.
It's reliable, powerful, and easy to use and train on. It's a quality pellet rifle for kids and grownups.
My go to gun
By S. Wackernagel
I own a few airguns,gas and spring piston,and pumpers. But time after time it's the Blue Streak I grab when heading out the door for a hike. The weight and size are perfect for the trail,and it's .20 cal is all the power and range I need for the terrain i'm in. The only reason I gave it a 4 instead of 5 stars is because a few of the screws lose their threads after continued disassembly,easily remedied with stronger screws or loc-tite. Another issue that is easily fixed is the rifles poor scope mounting ability. The B-square mount is a must but even this is weak only being held on by two very small screws. What I did to stiffen it up is use one of the barrel scope clamps that can still be found, replace the screw with a small bolt and nut w/nylon threads. you will need to bore out the clamp some to get it thru. now you have a third scope mount that will keep your zero rock solid! I had my rifle zeroed for 7 years till i put on a different scope. Also the trigger return spring will need to be stiffened with a new spring. the trigger mechanism dwell in the stock can also be snugged up with a strip of 3m doublesided tape, the kind you use for affixing vent visors and such. the front sight post can also be tapped for a sling swivel allowing you to carry the rifle at the ready. Lastly the stock's butt under the butt plate can be hollowed out quite a bit with Bore bits,sink a 1" in the center and 5/8" left and right,5-6" deep. chisle out the corners, and pour a laminate inside and brush it up a bit,let dry. now you've got storage for ammo,tools, etc.The stock also paints well for camo if you want. hands down this is a great little airgun, as well as a inexpensive test bed for anything that comes to mind.
Sheridan Blue Streak
By Ed Schrader
My Favorite airgun growing up. Harvested alot of small game (squirrels and rabbits) and varmints(woodchucks and opposoms) with this gun. Very durable and acurate.
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