New member and Benjamin Paint color question

Started by jimcost63, February 08, 2022, 07:00:34 AM

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Good morning from Dallas,

I grew up in Michigan in the late sixties early seventies.
My first pellet gun was an old Crosman .22 from the fifties.
It never seemed to work as it should and it collected a lot of dust.
While cleaning out a closet I stumbled across it after 45 plus years.
Instead of repairing it I have purchased a newer version the Benjamin 392.
The paint has some chips and needs a little touch.
Does anyone know the paint color that matches?



Without seeing, I'd say leave it be. It is patina after all.

And welcome aboard. By the way, I have a 397 I use for backyard work. It has a SuperSear (from AoA), and a TKO suppressor. A snap of a finger is louder.

I have a Hill EC-3000 compressor. If you're a fellow Guild member, and you pass through Roswell, NM, I'll fill your tank as a courtesy (4,250 PSI limit).

Frank in Fairfield

Degrease (no oils anywhere) very well and then a nice flat black such as rust-oleum..


I'll second Frank's degrease suggestion. I thought I had degreased my Texan when I camo'd it. Apparently not good enough though. Wherever my greasy 10 wt. silicone oil coated hands were on the gun the paint has started to wear off. Thank goodness it's camo, so it gives it a 'worn and weathered' look. Lesson learned for next time.
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