Shooters Forum banner

1 - 7 of 7 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,431 Posts
Discussion Starter #1 (Edited)
I have a Crossman 400 that I know to over 50 years old...maybe approaching 60. :D

The pump handle is loose and the internal parts are worn to the point that NO air at all can be pumped.

Anyone know of a place that sells parts for this old model and any help on what I might need to do to get it working?

I have a newer model in .177, but wouldn't mind getting this old .22 working again.

Thanks in advance.

EDITED: I'm an idiot. It is a 1400. I started doing some searches and kept coming up with different results than my rifle and got out the flashlight......1400..NOT 400. Doh...

Crossman 400.jpg
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
410 Posts
Hi JWSmith1959,

I got a Benjamin Pump in 1945. My uncle got it for me after he came back from WW2. At the rear of the action was a cocking piece that you had to pull back to cock the gun. The spring was so strong that I had to carry a pair of plyers in my pocket so I cock it. Great gun.

This may not be your problem but when mine lost pressure it was always the washers on the plunger that slid in the tube. All I had to do was add a little Vaseline to the leather and it would come back. The plunger had a nut at the front to hold the parts of the plunger together. If your plunger has a similar design, you might be able to add new washers.

I hope you get your gun sorted out.

Frank
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
239 Posts
Tag. Watching.
Looking for a good rebuild shop for two vintage WWII era matching pellet guns.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,026 Posts
About 4 threads down Mac1air gun was recommended. Never used them yet myself. I have a pair of Sheridan Blue Streaks still usable.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,431 Posts
Discussion Starter #5
Hi JWSmith1959,

I got a Benjamin Pump in 1945. My uncle got it for me after he came back from WW2. At the rear of the action was a cocking piece that you had to pull back to cock the gun. The spring was so strong that I had to carry a pair of plyers in my pocket so I cock it. Great gun.

This may not be your problem but when mine lost pressure it was always the washers on the plunger that slid in the tube. All I had to do was add a little Vaseline to the leather and it would come back. The plunger had a nut at the front to hold the parts of the plunger together. If your plunger has a similar design, you might be able to add new washers.

I hope you get your gun sorted out.

Frank
This pellet gun has moved with me for years and years. I think it was my Brother's from the 60's and he gave it to me when he was in College (probably because it quit working well). I actually thought it was a Benjamin until I just moved it out of a display cabinet to make room for some cleaning rods. I'll give your suggestions a try and look into 7mm's place for any parts I might need.

I'm not shy about tearing into things, but thought I would ask this sub-forum first as it seems to be pretty active.

Thanks.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
24 Posts
Hey one thing for sure you want info on who can fix or restore your old air gun... The members of this forum will guide you to the fix!! I thought my old Sheridan Blue Streak would need fixing and the members here were quick too steer me to some repair pro's but after some offhand target shooting I decided its good to go. I don't have a chrony but at 20yds and with 8 pumps it rips through both sides of a empty tin can, and that's more than enough for small game. Good luck on getting it working again.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6 Posts
I have a Crossman 400 that I know to over 50 years old...maybe approaching 60. :D

The pump handle is loose and the internal parts are worn to the point that NO air at all can be pumped.

Anyone know of a place that sells parts for this old model and any help on what I might need to do to get it working?

I have a newer model in .177, but wouldn't mind getting this old .22 working again.

Thanks in advance.

EDITED: I'm an idiot. It is a 1400. I started doing some searches and kept coming up with different results than my rifle and got out the flashlight......1400..NOT 400. Doh...

View attachment 101399
Try Ron Sauls. I have bought drooper mounts from Tim (Mac-1), but don't know about the rest of their services.
 
1 - 7 of 7 Posts
Top