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    Need info, Benjamin Franklin, 22 cal., Model 132 pellet gun.

    My son gave me this old Benjamin Franklin Model 132, 22 Cal., pellet gun, serial #B239122.
    It was in rough shape when I got it, and many hours and beers of polishing it turned into a beauty and shoots great.
    Anyone have any info on this pellet pistol, age, value, collectable?




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    Re: Need info, Benjamin Franklin, 22 cal., Model 132 pellet

    1979 for age
    Model 130, 132, & 137 Benjamin. 177 or .22 Caliber. Swinging lever pump handle, Black nickel or matte finish, Wood or Plastic grips. Made 1946 to 1985. Last original store cost was $85

    95% near perfect condition $100

    90%=$80

    80%=$65

    60%=$40 (finish in poor condition)

    Add 30% for black nickel

    Add 15% more for box and instruction sheet of plastic grip version.

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    Re: Need info, Benjamin Franklin, 22 cal., Model 132 pellet

    Kritter,

    Thank you for a wealth of information.
    My upper on this one seems to be brass, would that be correct?
    It sure polished up nicely.

    Chuck

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    Re: Need info, Benjamin Franklin, 22 cal., Model 132 pellet

    had one at a "younger age" one too many sparrows fell pray to it, with Mom seeing the last one..
    anyhow, mine was just painted black, a few nicks & scratches and the brass could be seen underneath...a little "zip-strip" and a few hours with some steel wool & brasso...I had the shiniest looking pistol on the block....

    The biggest problem with them is the seals would go bad..So...heres a linkie's to how to rebuild.....

    part one.... http://anotherairgunblog.blogspot.com/2 ... embly.html
    part two
    http://anotherairgunblog.blogspot.com/2 ... ly_03.html
    part 3
    http://anotherairgunblog.blogspot.com/2 ... ly_04.html
    and finally part 4
    http://anotherairgunblog.blogspot.com/2 ... n-132.html

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    Re: Need info, Benjamin Franklin, 22 cal., Model 132 pellet

    Kritter,

    Thanks again for all the great info, it will come in handy.
    I tried to find some 22 cal. pellets at Wal Mart and Rural King and they didn't carry any.

    Chuck

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    Re: Need info, Benjamin Franklin, 22 cal., Model 132 pellet

    Let me know if you can't find any .22 cal. pellets. I have an old tin of Crossman .22 cal. pellets that I'll mail you. There's probably ~150-200 pellets in there and it'll hold you for awhile.

    I also have a pair of Benjamin target grips around here somewhere. I never used 'em because the gun wouldn't fit into my holster with 'em installed. They're walnut and have a thumb rest for a right-handed shooter.

    I've had both .22 and .177 Benjamin pump-up pistols, and prefer the .22. The .177s have the upper hand on velocity and penetration, but the .22s, when shooting the blunt pellets, deliver much more shock. My experience (*with the Benjamin pump-up pistol*) has been that the .22s will really knock the steam out of a big rat or a squirrel. Unless you make a brain shot, a body hit with a .177 will go right through - and they usually run off to die in a hole and stink up the area.

    xtm

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    Re: Need info, Benjamin Franklin, 22 cal., Model 132 pellet

    XTM,

    Thanks for the offer, a buddy of mine had three boxes he gave me today.
    Let me know if you would like to sell the grips, sounds interesting, I been having a ball with this pistol.

    Chuck

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    Re: Need info, Benjamin Franklin, 22 cal., Model 132 pellet

    It appears that the air gun bug is spreading...
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