BB Guns

© Brooke Clarke 2010

Background
Figures:
Fig 1 (right) & Fig 2 (Left) Model 1938B "Red Ryder"
Fig 3 (right) & Fig 4 (left) Model 95B "Quick Skill"

Description
Related
Patents
Links


Fig 1 Daisy 1938B BB Gun "Red Ryder"
Daisy 1938B BB Gun "Red Ryder"
Fig 2 Daisy 1938B BB Gun "Red Ryder"
Daisy 1938B BB Gun "Red Ryder"
Fig 3 Daisy 95B
Daisy 95B BB Rifle
Fig 4 Daisy 95B
Daisy 95B BB Rifle

Background

Daisy has been making BB guns since the 1890s.  The early air guns were designed to shoot lead shot as made for shotguns.  In the mid 1920s the American Ball (bearing) Company started making "Bulls Eye" ammo for BB guns.  Being steel rather than lead it worked better and daisy later bought the company.
The "Red Ryder" is mainly used by visiting boys.  BBs are the most economical way to plink.

Description

Red Ryder model 1938B Fig 1 & 2

This is the classical lever action repeating BB rifle.  The stock is made from a board that's slightly more than 13/16" thick.
1938B was made between 1979 and 14987.

Quick Skill (Quick Kill) Model 95B Fig 3 & 4

The stocks on the 95B are very similar to the stocks on a real rifle.  It's intended for training in instinctive shooting, i.e. without relying on the sights.  This can be done by having someone throw objects into the air.  (The box contains two eye protection glasses).  The box is marked Model 197B, which may be the number for the set rather than just the rifle?  The instruction booklet says Model 199B B*B Gun.  Model numbers 197B and 199B do not appear in the Daisy Outdoor Products Air Rifle Chronology.

95B was made between 1978 and 1998.

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Patents

These are a tiny fraction of the Daisy Mfg. Co. patents.

390297 Air Gun, Clarence J. Hamilton (Daisy Mfg), Oct 2 1888, - lever action, but not with loop, single shot
390311 Spring Air-Gun, C.A. Pinckney & C.J. Hamilton (not assigned), Oct 2 1888, - lever action, but not with loop, single shot
427313 Barrel for Spring Air Guns, Clarence J. Hamilton (Daisy Mfg), May 6 1890, -
RE11247 Method of Uniting Barrels of Air Guns, Clarence J. Hamilton (Daisy Mfg), June 21 1892, - was patent 427313
631010 Air Gun, Clarence J. Hamilton (Daisy Mfg), Aug 15 1899, 124/66 - Stock is hinged w/respect to the barrel
660070 Air Rifle, W.J. Burrow (Daisy Mfg), Oct 16 1900, 124/66- single shot hinges to expose breach (Break Action)
Break Action models: A (1907 - 1910), 20 (1908-1936), C (1912-1913), 106 (1955-1959)
662054 Repeating Air Rifle, W.J. Burrow (Daisy Mfg), Nov 20 1900, -
670760 Air-Gun, Frederick F. Bennett (Daisy Mfg), Mar 26 1901, 124/83
679670 Repeating Air Rifle, Clarence J. Hamilton (Daisy Mfg), July 30 1901,
683431 Air-Gun, Frederick F. Bennett (Daisy Mfg), Oct 1 1901, 124/67 ; 124/49
765270 Air Gun, W.J. Burrows (Daisy Mfg), July 19 1904, - loop type lever action & repeating operation
830121 Air Gun, G.W. Warren (Daisy Mfg), Sep 4 1906, - hinge between barrel and stock, repeating
843990 Air Gun, Frederick F. Bennett (Daisy Mfg), Feb 12 1907, 124/85 ; 124/49 -
897813 Air-Gun, B.B. Bennett (Daisy Mfg), Sep 1 1908, - hinge between barrel and stock, repeating
903092 Air-Gun, E.C. Hough (Daisy Mfg), Nov 3 1908, - front sight is part of magazine cap
904507 Air-Gun, W.J. Burrows (Daisy Mfg), Nov 24 1908, - magazine loading port next to front sight
984072 Air-Gun, W.J. Burrows (Daisy Mfg), Feb 14 1911, - magazine to barrel transition
1095218 Razor Steopper, C.F. Lefever (Daisy Mfg), May 5 1914, - for sharpening razor blades
Pump Action 25 (1914-today)
Patnet 1097244  Spring Gun Daisy Model 25
1097244 Spring Gun, C.F. Lefever (Daisy Mfg), May 19 1914, - Pump Action (Model 25)
1114491 Shot Magazine for Sprint Air Guns, C.F. Lefever (Daisy Mfg),Oct 20 1914, - feed is independent of gun position
1114610 Spring Gun, W.E. Hawthorne (Daisy Mfg), Oct 20 1914, - pump action
1136470 Spring Air Gun, C.F. Lefever (Daisy Mfg), Apr 20 1915, - Compound pump action
1303336 Gun, C.F. Lefever (Daisy Mfg), May 13 1919, - looks like the WWI Springfield 1903 military bolt action rifle
1358959 Lever Arm for Guns C.F. Lefever (Daisy Mfg),  Nov 16 1920, - how to make loop type lever
1381127 Magazine for Guns, C.F. Lefever (Daisy Mfg), Jun 14 1921,  - for compound pump action
1390569 Air Gun, C.F. Lefever (Daisy Mfg), Sep 13 1921, - open lever action w/ tilting breach
1466131 Popgun, C.F. Lefever (Daisy Mfg), Aug 28 1923, - cork in end of barrel type
1598204 Popgun
1662067 Liquid Gun
1793625 Shooting and Magazine Barrel for Air Rifles, C.F. Lefever (Daisy Mfg), Feb 24 1931,  -
1825190 Combined Shooting and Magazine Barrel for Spring Air Guns, C.F. Lefever (Daisy Mfg), Sep 29 1931 -
1856285 Gun, C.F. Lefever (Daisy Mfg), May 3 1932, - pump action looks like shotgun
1886561 Gun, C.F. Lefever (Daisy Mfg), Nov 8 1932, - pump action
1886562 Target, C.F. Lefever (Daisy Mfg), Nov 8 1932, - bell rings only for bullseye
1978799 Gun, C.F. Lefever (Daisy Mfg),  Oct 30 1934, - shrouded peep sights lever action
2213318 Toy Gun, C.F. Lefever (Daisy Mfg),  Sep 3 1940, - fires large soft balls
2196732 Double Barrel Spring Air Gun, C.F. Lefever (Daisy Mfg),  Apr 9 1940, - looks like side-by-side double barrel shotgun
2204372 Piston for Air Guns, J.J. McHenry, Jun 11 1940, -
2215513 Adjustable Gun Sight, C.F. Lefever (Daisy Mfg),   Sep 24 1940, - screw adjustment
2528495 Repeating Air Gun, E.E. Carter (Daisy Mfg), Nov 7 1950, - coil spring allows multiple shots just by pulling trigger
2604088 Air Gun, W.S. Wells(Daisy Mfg),  July 22 1952, - looks like a Benjamin .177 pellet gun

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