Click Here for AirGunHome.com Main Page
Argentina Australia Belgium Canada Chile Denmark France Germany Greece India
Italy Mexico New Zealand Netherlands Norway Russian Federation South Africa Spain Turkey United Kingdom United States
AirGunHome.com: THE Worldwide Airgun Forum


RifleScope-Shop.com Store Logo
Air Gun Home Forum Index Register FAQ Memberlist Search

Air Gun Home Forum Index » BB Guns » Daisy Model 25
Post new topic  Reply to topic View previous topic :: View next topic 
Daisy Model 25 
PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 4:25 pm Reply with quote
Slavia
Moderator
Moderator
Joined: 31 Mar 2008
Posts: 4079
Location: Waseca, Minnesota, USA
A guy at work gave me a Daisy Model 25 (from 1974). It is missing the shot tube (barrel+magazine). Two questions:
1. Has anyone run across a parts diagram/schematic for this gun?
2. I read somewhere that the Model 99 shot tube fits the 25 - can anyone confirm this? (I have a 99.)

_________________
ˇListo! ˇApunte! ˇFuego!
View user's profile Send private message
 
PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 7:47 pm Reply with quote
Slavia
Moderator
Moderator
Joined: 31 Mar 2008
Posts: 4079
Location: Waseca, Minnesota, USA
Anyway, here it is. (And you all thought Slavia couldn't do a project in less than 5 pages of posts.)

Yes, the Model 99 shot tube does fit the Model 25.

The Daisy Model 25 was in production from 1914-1978, then a commemorative in 1986, and now since 2010. 20 million were made. It was designed by Charles Fred LeFever, son of the guy that invented the hammerless shotgun. LeFever left his dad to design the Model 25, and liked BB guns enough that he just stayed. The Red Ryder has more notariety (since the movie "A Christmas Story"), but the Model 25 is really the iconic BB gun.

The gun was given to me by a co-worker, and was in pretty sad shape. It was missing the shot tube, had a lot of internal damage, and had several repairs consistent with an 8 year-old gunsmith. From the amount of dirt inside I would guess it was a dirt clod gun for some of its life.

After looking at dozens of online auction offerings, it became apparent that it has no collector value. Plastic (not wood), painted hunting scene (not engraved), and made in Rogers, Arkansas (not Plymouth, Michigan). I found one similar gun that actually sold for $5.00, and plenty offered for parts that failed to meet a $20.00 reserve. So, I elected to fix it up.

I painted the receiver and tube. The cocking linkage is riveted together, so I just cleaned it up and touched up the bare metal scratches with cold blue. I massaged the internal parts to get the thing to work, but they went back in warts and all. The hunting scene is a press-on transfer:
http://www.airgunhome.com/agforum/viewtopic.php?t=6658

Dis/assembly information is hard to find. Aside from the original patent drawing, this is about it:
http://en.allexperts.com/q/Guns-Firearms-Projectile-1501/Daisy-25-rebuild.htm
http://www.gatewaytoairguns.com/airguns/index.php/topic,23107.0.html

I have no idea which of the multitude of variants it is (made in 1974). I don't care if it's all original, nor what the velocity is, nor how accurate it is. I have a Model 25 that looks nice and spits BB's. It will be waiting for me in the closet in 2014 when the design turns 100:



Last edited by Slavia on Tue Apr 19, 2011 11:21 pm; edited 1 time in total

_________________
ˇListo! ˇApunte! ˇFuego!
View user's profile Send private message
 
PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 7:58 pm Reply with quote
Crosman140
Senior Member
Senior Member
Joined: 13 Dec 2008
Posts: 663
Location: USA
Slavia wrote:
It will be waiting for me in the closet in 2014 when the design turns 100:


Well stated and a great looking classic restored.

_________________
My Critter Gitters
.22 Crosman 140 (1955)
.177 Crosman G1 (2009)
.177 Crosman 1377 (2009)
.177 Daisy 880 (1993)
BB Daisy Red Ryder (2012)
BB Crosman 1600 (1980)
BB Marksman 1010 (1979)
View user's profile Send private message
 
PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2011 10:04 am Reply with quote
flightsimmer
Member
Member
Joined: 06 May 2011
Posts: 18
Location: Indiana
You can buy a nice new Daisy model #25 from Pyramyd Air for about $45.00 on sale right now (5/11).
http://www.pyramydair.com/air-guns/

_________________
10mm, when you care enough to send the very best.
View user's profile Send private message
Daisy Model 25 
  Air Gun Home Forum Index » BB Guns
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
All times are GMT - 5 Hours  
Page 1 of 1  

  
  
 Post new topic  Reply to topic  

Note: If you are seeing "Please enter your username and password to log in." Your browser cookies have been reset
or you need to register to access the topic in question. Use the 'Register' button near the top left of this page.


Click Here for AirGunHome.com Main Page


Powered by phpBB © 2001-2004 phpBB Group
Partial Styling Supplied by Vjacheslav Trushkin Themes Database.