Dating daisy bb pistols

08 Feb

Since then, I have slowly been selling off my collection. Back when I started collecting, there were only two types known–the so-called “penny head” screw–so-called because it was domed and about the size of an American penny–and the more common truncated cone.

Well, John Steed managed to uncover a second (smaller) variation of the truncated cone, plus he reminded us of the special screw head on the camper model that has a saddle ring stuck through the head.

With the comments we’ve had recently about the 25 versus the Red Ryder, I know this will appeal to more than just the hard-core collectors.

Even though this report will not be exhaustive, it will take more than one part to complete.

So, today I’m going to explain a few of the visual cues that are used to refine the dates of these guns.

This will give me a page to which I can refer people in the future.

Pelletier If you’re interested in getting a Daisy No. Most airgunners know the difference between the 5- and 6-groove wooden pump handles and that the engraved model was first made in 1936, but that’s about it.

Remember that 1930 changeover year, because a lot of important changes originated then.

The welded-type pump guide rod began in 1930 and lasted through to the end of production.

When I began collecting 25s, not a lot was known about them, or at least not a lot was written about them.

A man by the name John Steed set about documenting 25s and all their characteristics in the mid 1990s, and he published a small booklet of facts so dry they will put most non-collectors to sleep.