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Super Rocket 77

October 3 2017 at 8:19 AM
DT Fletcher  (Login DTFletcher)
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Benjamin-Super-Rocket-77-Model-267-Caliber-177-Air-Pistol-Pellets-JAC-/362119521741?hash=item54500165cd:g:VaUAAOSwuOxZw~bU

Probably as nice as any Benjamin 267 that can be found. Where I've seen 100s of Crosman 150/157 in and out of the box, the number of these Benjamin single shots would be in single digits. Finding them in the box is very rare. Also, what seems to happen a lot to these guns is that they quickly rust, presumably from the moisture natural to the operation of a CO2 gun.

Already attracting a lot of attention, it'll be interesting to see where this one ends up.


 
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Garvin
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Thanks, DT

October 3 2017, 12:53 PM 

I've never heard the expression "used - estate fresh" for condition before!
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DT Fletcher
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Re: Thanks, DT

October 4 2017, 12:39 AM 

Basically the same as "barn fresh" which means: new to the market.

It is not surprising that this would have come from an estate. Any Benjamin CO2 pistol that was used will not be found in this type of condition. Can't say that my experience is the whole story but I've usually found these Benjamin CO2 pistols in rusty condition. The Benjamin finish just didn't hold up to the moisture condensation that goes along with CO2 use. As a partial answer, Benjamin used a brass barrel liner, but, that caused another problem of corrosion from the dissimilar metals - evidence of this can be seen in the pictures of this gun (green blobs around breech).

These guns were all designed by the same guy, Ray Katt -president/owner of Benjamin.

 
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Pete
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I have one..

October 5 2017, 2:23 PM 

I will be watching this with interest,as I have a 77 in very good condition.
It shoots pretty hard and is super accurate. Initially (after purchase this summer) it shot high ....most .177 co2 pistols seem to do this ... so I soldered a brass pin on top of the foresight to give me a gold bead and it now shoots dead on at seven yards.
A keeper for sure.
Pete.

 
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DT Fletcher
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Sold $157

October 10 2017, 5:08 AM 

$157 seems like a pretty reasonable price.

 
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