Benjamin & Sheridan Product Dates of Manufacture

In 1991 Crosman Corporation acquired Benjamin and Sheridan. In 1992 the manufacturing facility was moved to the East Bloomfield plant in Upstate New York. In the same year Crosman instituted the serial numbering procedure which included a date of manufacture as part of the serial number. Prior to 1975 you are not able to determine the date of manufacture by the serial number. Prior to 1992 we have information that, while missing some years, may be helpful to you in determining the age of your gun.

If your gun was manufactured in or after the year 1992 then the first 3 or 4 digits of the serial number will allow you to determine when your gun was manufactured. If the first 3 or 4 digits of your serial number are 1294 or D94, then your gun was made in December of 1994. The charts below will help you determine when your product was manufactured.



PISTOLS Models: 130, 132, 137

Year Starting Serial Number Ending Serial Number
1957 B26700 B33594
1958 B33595 B38400
1959 B38401 B42600
1960 B42601 B47500
1961 B47501 B51373
1962 B51374 B59909
1963 B59910 B63488
1964 B63489 B69742
1965 B69743 B76724
1966 B76725 B84513
1967 B84514 B98875
1968 B98876 B101066
1969 B101067 B111600
1970 B111601 B124412
1971 B124413 B136150
1972 B126151 B150253
1973 B150254 B163506
1974 B163507 B173056
1975 B173057 B184971
1976 B184972 B196617
1977 B196618 B212269
1978 B212270 B229880
1979 B229881 B248722
1980 B248723 B275215
1981 B275216 B279600
1982 B279611 B281000
1983 B281001  

RIFLES Models: 310, 312, 317

Year Starting Serial Number Ending Serial Number
1957 H59440 H87277
1958 H87278 H109211
1959 H109212 H140087
1960 H140088 H160864
1961 H160865 H180815
1962 H180816 H210925
1963 H210926 H244653
1964 H244654 H280935
1965 H280936 H304704
1966 H304705 H329614
1967 H329615 H361783
1968 H361784  -
1974   H364750

RIFLES Models: 340, 342, 347

Year Starting Serial Number Ending Serial Number
1968 T1000 T5529
1969 T5530 T61352
1970 T61353 T90263
1971 T90264 T113966
1972 T113967 T149534
1973 T149535 T180939
1974 T180940 T210499
1975 T210450 T247651
1976 T247652 T278399
1977 T278400 T298241
1978 T298242 T326699
1979 T326700 T359568
1980 T359569 T379500
1981 T379501 T426305
1982 T426305 T430000 &UP

BENJAMIN RIFLES AND PISTOLS

Year Starting Serial Number Ending Serial Number
1982 100001 109340
1983 109341 131130
1984 131131 159640
1985 159641  

SHERIDAN RIFLES AND PISTOLS

Year Starting Serial Number Ending Serial Number
1972 000000 25650
1973 025651 060550
1974 060551 100780
1975 100780 141460
1976 141461 175840
1977 175841 211020
1978 211021 257460
1979 257461 308340
1980 308341 346820
1981 346821 381450
1982 381451 401050
1983 401051 417410
1984 417411 437800
1985 437801  

PRODUCTION REFERENCE CHART

Model Description Rifle/Pistol Circa
First Models (F&G) Pneumatic, .22 cal. pellet, single shot w/ push-pull pump style & trigger op. valve release Rifle 1882
Model 200 Pneumatic, .22 cal. pellet, single shot w/ push-pull pump style & trigger op. valve release Rifle 1931
Model 600 "Automatic" Pneumatic, BB cal., repeater w/ push-pull pump style & trigger op. valve release Rifle 1931
Model 300 Pneumatic, .22 cal. lead shot, single shot w/ push-pull pump style w/ striker valve release Rifle 1934-1940
Model 317 Pneumatic, .177 cal. pellet, single shot w/ push-pull pump style w/ striker valve release Rifle 1934-1940
Model 322 Pneumatic, .22 cal. pellet, single shot w/ push-pull pump style w/ striker valve release Rifle 1934-1940
Model 122 Pneumatic, .22 cal. pellet, rifled, single shot w/ push pull pump style,wooden grips Pistol 1935
Model 177 Pneumatic, .177 cal. pellet, rifled, single shot w/ push pull pump style,wooden grips Pistol 1935
Model 100 Pneumatic, .177 cal. lead shot/steel BB, single shot w/ push-pull pump system Pistol 1935-1938
Model 107 Pneumatic, .177 cal. pellet, single shot w/ push-pull pump system Pistol 1935-1938
Model 102 Pneumatic, .22 cal. pellet, single shot w/ push-pull pump system Pistol 1935-1938
Model 110 Pneumatic, .177 cal. lead shot/steel BB, single shot w/ under lever pump & wood grips Pistol 1938-1942
Model 117 Pneumatic, .177 cal. pellet, single shot w/ under lever pump & wood grips Pistol 1938-1942
Model 112 Pneumatic, .22 cal. pellet, single shot w/ under lever pump & wood grips Pistol 1938-1942
Model 150 Pneumatic, .177 cal. Lead shot/steel BB, repeater w/ under lever pump & wood grips Pistol 1938-1946
Model 700 Pneumatic, BB cal. repeater w/ push-pull pump style Rifle 1939-1940
Model 710 Pneumatic, BB cal. repeater w/ push-pull pump style (multi-shot) Rifle 1940-1947
Model 310 Pneumatic, .177 cal. lead shot, single shot w/ under lever pump Rifle 1940-1973
Model 317 Pneumatic, .177 cal. pellet, single shot w/ under lever pump Rifle 1940-1968
Model 312 Pneumatic, .22 cal. pellet, single shot w/ under lever pump Rifle 1940-1974
Model 130 Pneumatic, .177 cal. lead shot/steel BB, single shot w/ under lever pump & plastic grips Pistol 1942-1986
Model 137 Pneumatic, .177 cal. pellet, single shot w/ under lever pump & plastic grips, Earlier models had wood grips. Pistol 1942-1986
Model 132 Pneumatic, .22 cal. pellet, single shot w/ under lever pump & plastic grips, Earlier models had wood grips. Pistol 1942-1986
Model 160 Pneumatic, BB cal. repeater w/ under lever pump Pistol 1946-1957
Model 720 Pneumatic, BB cal. repeater w/ under lever pump Rifle 1947-1962
Model 250 "Super CO2" CO2, one cartridge, .177 cal., single shot, lead or steel BB, w/ wood grips Pistol 1952-1953
Model 257 "Super CO2" CO2, one cartridge, .177 cal., single shot, pellet, w/ wood grips Pistol 1953-1955
Model 252 "Super CO2" CO2, one cartridge, .22 cal., single shot, pellet, w/ wood grips Pistol 1953-1954
Model 352 CO2, one cartridge, .22 cal., single shot, pellet Rifle 1954-1957
Model 362 CO2, one cartridge, .22 cal., single shot, pellet, carbine Rifle 1954-1971
Model 267 CO2, one cartridge, .177 cal., single shot, pellet Pistol 1955-1960
Model 262 CO2, one cartridge, .22 cal., single shot, pellet Pistol 1955-1971
Model 367 CO2, one cartridge, .177 cal., single shot, pellet, carbine Rifle 1956-1962
Model 260 CO2, one cartridge, .177 cal., single shot, lead or steel BB Pistol 1957-1960
Model 360 CO2, one cartridge, .177 cal., single shot, lead or steel BB, carbine Rifle 1957-1962
Model 1300 Pneumatic, BB cal. Lead shot repeater w/ under lever pump Pistol 1958-1963
Model 1320 Pneumatic, .22 cal., repeater w/ under lever pump Pistol 1958-1966
Model 2600 CO2, one cartridge, .177 cal., repeater, lead or steel BB Pistol 1958-1960
Model 2620 CO2, one cartridge, .22 cal., pellet repeater Pistol 1958-1960
Model 3600 CO2, one cartridge, .177 cal., repeater, lead or steel BB, carbine Rifle 1958-1960
Model 3620 CO2, one cartridge, .22 cal., repeater, pellet, carbine Rifle 1958-1960
Model 3100 Pneumatic, BB cal., repeater w/ under lever pump Rifle 1958-1984
Model 3120 Pneumatic, .22 cal. pellet, repeater w/ under lever pump Rifle 1958-1977
Model 422 CO2, one cartridge, .22 cal., 10 shot semi-automatic Pistol 1961-1973
Model 3030 CO2, one cartridge, BB cal., repeater Rifle 1963-1976
Model 340 Pneumatic, .177 cal. lead shot, single shot w/ under lever pump & checkered stock & fore end Rifle 1968-1986
Model 347 Pneumatic, .177 cal. pellet, single shot w/ under lever pump & checkered stock & fore end (1st var.) Rifle 1968-1986
Model 342 Pneumatic, .22 cal. pellet, single shot w/ under lever pump & checkered stock & fore end (1st var.) Rifle 1968-1986
Model 347 Pneumatic, .177 cal. pellet, single shot w/ under lever pump w/o checkered stock & fore end (2nd var.) Rifle 1986-1991
Model 342 Pneumatic, .22 cal. pellet, single shot w/ under lever pump w/o checkered stock & fore end (2nd var.) Rifle 1986-1991
Model 237 Pneumatic, .177 cal. pellet, single shot w/ under lever pump & wood grips Pistol 1986-1988
Model 232 Pneumatic, .22 cal. pellet, single shot w/ under lever pump & wood grips Pistol 1986-1988
Model 247 Pneumatic, .177 cal. pellet, single shot w/ under lever pump & wood grips Pistol 1988-1992
Model 242 Pneumatic, .22 cal. pellet, single shot w/ under lever pump & wood grips Pistol 1988-1992
Model 397 Pneumatic, .177 cal. pellet, single shot w/ under lever pump, black finish (1st var.) Rifle 1991-1993
Model 392 Pneumatic, .22 cal. pellet, single shot w/ under lever pump, (1st var.) Rifle 1991-1993
Model S397 Pneumatic, .177 cal. pellet, single shot w/ under lever pump, nickel finish (1st var.) Rifle 1991-1993
Model S392 Pneumatic, .22 cal. pellet, single shot w/ under lever pump, nickel finish (1st var.) Rifle 1991-1993
Model G397 CO2, single cartridge, .177 cal., single shot pellet, black finish Rifle 1991-present
Model G392 CO2, single cartridge, .22 cal., single shot pellet Rifle 1991-1994
Model GS397 CO2, single cartridge, .177 cal., single shot pellet, nickel finish Rifle 1991-1994
Model GS392 CO2, single cartridge, .22 cal., single shot pellet, nickel finish Rifle 1991-1994
Model E17 CO2, single cartridge, .177 cal., single shot pellet, nickel plated finish Pistol 1991-1995
Model EB17 CO2, single cartridge, .177 cal., single shot pellet, black finish Pistol 1991-present
Model E22 CO2, single cartridge, .22 cal., single shot pellet, nickel plated finish Pistol 1991-1995
Model EB22 CO2, single cartridge, .22 cal., single shot pellet, black finish Pistol 1991-1996
Model H17 Pneumatic, .177 cal. pellet, single shot w/ under lever pump & wood grips, w/ nickel finish Pistol 1991-present
Model HB17 Pneumatic, .177 cal. pellet, single shot w/ under lever pump & wood grips, w/ black finish Pistol 1991-present
Model H22 Pneumatic, .22 cal. pellet, single shot w/ under lever pump & wood grips, w/ nickel finish Pistol 1991-1996
Model HB22 Pneumatic, .22 cal. pellet, single shot w/ under lever pump & wood grips, w/ black finish Pistol 1991-present
Model 397 Pneumatic, .177 cal. pellet, single shot w/ under lever pump, w/ modified sear & stock spring (2nd var.) Rifle 1993-1997
Model 392 Pneumatic, .22 cal. pellet, single shot w/ under lever pump, w/ modified sear & stock spring (2nd var.) Rifle 1993-1997
Model S397 Pneumatic, .177 cal. pellet, single shot w/ under lever pump, w/ modified sear & stock spring (2nd var.) Rifle 1993-1997
Model S392 Pneumatic, .22 cal. pellet, single shot w/ under lever pump, w/ modified sear & stock spring (2nd var.) Rifle 1993-1996
Model 397C Pneumatic, .177 cal. pellet, single shot w/ under lever pump, black finish, carbine, w/ rocker safety Rifle 1994-1997
Model 397 Pneumatic, .177 cal. pellet, single shot w/ under lever pump, w/ trigger pack (3rd var.) Rifle 1997-present
Model S397 Pneumatic, .177 cal. pellet, single shot w/ under lever pump, w/ trigger pack (3rd var.) Rifle 1997-present
Model 392 Pneumatic, .22 cal. pellet, single shot w/ under lever pump, w/ trigger pack (3rd var.) Rifle 1997-present
Model AirSource 392 CO2, .22 cal. pellet, single shot uses 88 gram CO2 capsul, which screws into end of stock. Rifle 2003-present
Model B1K77 Spring, .177 cal. pellet, single shot. Break Barrel design, fiber optic sights Rifle 2003-present
updated 9/07/2003