The Different Types of Daisy Bb Gun in Production Today

By: Muna wa Wanjiru

The Daisy BB gun is a BB gun manufactured by the Daisy Company. It sells inexpensive BB guns as well as other air guns.

History

Daisy was established in 1882 as Plymouth Iron Windmill Company in Plymouth, Michigan. The company started giving out BB guns with the wind mill purchases. Later, the company started selling guns instead of wind mills.

Airguns

Daisy is well known for manufacturing inexpensive BB guns. These guns are modeled after lever action rifles. Among these, the Red Ryder model is the most famous one. This model is still in production.

The BB guns manufactured by the company are spring air and smoothbore. They fire at very low velocity and thus they are marketed to the children below 10 years of age. Daisy also sells multi pump pneumatic rifles that are capable of firing BBs and pellets.

The diameter of the Daisy BB guns was changed to .175 inches around 1900.

Daisy BB guns are white pellet, smoothbore models that have rifled barrels. They are designed to look like firearms. They are used by adults for inexpensive firearms practice and training. They are also used in jurisdictions where there is a restriction on the use of firearms.

The Daisy gun model number 499 was billed as the world's most accurate BB gun. This BB gun is meant for competition. These guns have a precision bored smooth barrel with target iron sights. This is used with precision ground steel BB specially designed for the 499. The daisy 499 model BB gun is widely used in competitions for the youth groups like Boy Scouts and 4H.

The Daisy BB gun model 25 is designed based on the pump action shotgun. The pump action mechanism is trombone. This model dominated the high performance, low price market for more than 50 years. The velocity of the lever action models is very low around 275 fps. This velocity is due to the use of weak springs used for keeping the cocking efforts low for the youths. But the daisy model 25 BB gun achieved the highest velocity ever achieved by the BB guns. Its velocity ranged from 375 fps to 450 fps.

The earlier BB guns held 1000 BBs. On the other hand, the daisy model 25 BB gun held only 50 BBs. The ammunition in the daisy model 25 BB gun is spring loaded. Thus there is no shift required to reload another BB.

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