Benjamin Air Guns
In 1882, Walter R. Benjamin of St. Louis, Missouri, introduced the first Benjamin air rifle. The Benjamin Air Rifle Company was formed in 1902 and unlike many air guns of this period, the Benjamin was intended not as a toy, but as a high-power compressed air gun in which pressure was built up by pumping a built-in piston located beneath the barrel. Benjamin was acquired by Crosman in 1992. By 2015, Benjamin was positioned as Crosman Corporation’s adult hunting and high performance line.