This is a .22 caliber air pistol not a .177 caliber pistol. See the link below for the owners manual.
Benjamin made this model pistol from 1946 to 1985. This was a very popular model.
Approx $75.00 to $150.00 depending on condition, with original box, etc. It's actually a "Benjamin" air pistol, the Benjamin Franklin stamped on the side was just a playful play on words by the company.
The 132 is part of the 130 series of pistols made between 1946 to 1985. The 130 was a BB gun, the 132 was a .22 caliber and 137 was a .177 caliber pellet pistol.
See the link below for the Benjamin 132 Owners and Parts manual. Today Crosman owns both Benjamin and Sheridan line of air guns
This is the best I can do. (see the link below)
Benjamin made this model from 1946 to 1985, but did not start serializing them until 1957. I also have a Benjamin Franklin that has no serial number. Before 1957 it is not possible to set an exact date. Just know it's OLD. The 137 is a .177 caliber pellet pistol the 132 is a .22 caliber pistol and the 130 is a BB pistol.
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The current condition determines the value. Unfortunately you have not given enough information about its condition, so no value can be determined.
The model 132 was made from 1942 to 1986.
The Benjamin 132 is an air pistol not a rifle, it uses .22 caliber pellets, not .177 caliber pellets. The 130 series of Benjamin pistols were models: 130 shot .175 Cal BB's 132 shot .22 Cal pellets 137 shot .177 Cal pellets If yours is a rifle then I have NO idea what it shoots
It was made in 1976. It's part of a series of 3 pistols (130 Series). It's either a 130 - BB, a 132 - .22 cal or a 137 - .177 cal pistol.
The model 137 is part of a series of Benjamin pistols (130, 132, & 137) made between 1946-1985. My information states that its a pistol not a rifle. If you have a Benjamin 137 rifle then I have no information for you. Also please state the condition of the Pistol to get an estimate of value. (Benjamin did make a model 317, that is a rifle.)
The model 130 is part of a series of Benjamin pistols (130, 132, & 137) made between 1946-1985. My information states that its a pistol not a rifle. If you have a Benjamin 130 rifle then I have no information for you. Also please state the condition of the Pistol to get an estimate of value. The 130 is a product of the Benjamin Air Rifle company. Therefore, though it is a pistol, it is a Benjamin Air Rifle 130. All of my Catalogues list it as a Benjamin pistol not rifle. So I guess they are all wrong. But if you want to call it a rifle, it's okay with me. Also the Benjamin company is no longer in business. Currently the Benjamin name along with Sheridan is owned by Crosman.
The 137 is part of the 130 series of pistols made between 1946 to 1985. The 130 was a BB gun, the 132 was a .22 caliber and 137 was a .177 caliber pellet pistol. See the link below for the owners manual
The 132 is part of a series made by Benjamin it covered models 130, 132 and 137. they were made in both .177 and .22 caliber. They were made between 1946-85. The name Benjamin Franklin was a marketing Gimmick. Walter Benjamin started the company back in 1899. Today Crosman air gun owns the company.
My Model 132 was a Christmas gift from my Dad in 1944. There is no Ser # on it. very good to fine condition. firstname.lastname@example.org
You have given most of the information to answer this question, but I need to know the condition of the pistol. The current condition determines it's value. I also need to know if it still holds C02 and works.
Benjamin is now owned by Crosman air gun company. The model 130 is part of the line of 130 series pistols, they included models 130, 132, and 137. They were made from 1946 to 1985. My guess the 130 is an early version of the line.
Crosman airgun owns the Benjamin line of airguns. They off a locater service for shops that repair old air guns and rifles. (See the link below ) when the Crosman page opens, click on the "find a service center" link at the bottom of the page.
The 132 is part of a series made by Benjamin it covered models 130, 132 and 137. they were made in both .177, .22 caliber pellets and BB. They were made between 1946-85. The name Benjamin Franklin was a marketing Gimmick, he had nothing to do with the company. Walter Benjamin started the company back in 1899. Today Crosman air guns owns the Benjamin & Sheridan company. Crosman offers a free service to locate repair shops that repair older Benjamin / Sheridan and Crosman air guns. see the link below
What condition is it in. Is it still working? Is it in Excellent, Very good, Good, Fair or Poor condition?
No. The were made from 1946 - 1985. Today Benjamin is owned by Crosman air gun co, Benjamin does make the HB22 that is a .22 cal pump-up pistol. They also have the new Gas piston "Trail NP" .22 cal pistol, it's a single pump pistol. See the link below.
The 132 came with plastic or wood grips. Some of the plastic grips had Checkering, however I do not believe the wood grips ever had checkering.
Produced between 1946 - 85 as models 130, 132 and last as 137. Please state the condition of the pistol to get an estimate of value. Poor, Fair, Good, Very good or Excellent.
This pistol was manufactured between 1946 and 85. It came in .177 or .22. The box and instructions make it more valuable. However you did not state the condition of the pistol so I cannot give you an estimated value.