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    Posted: February-01-2020 at 9:09pm
Picked this up on a whim, it's in fair condition- the wood is okay and it has the model 99 trigger. To me, these are closer to a 99 than a 95 when you look at the stock and forearm, but it uses a gravity feed shot tube. I plan on resealing it only if needed and then see if I can learn to hit something thrown up in the air. (Good luck on that! lol)


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Well Mark, you whim some, you lose some.   (apologies).
It's a nice looking piece.   I've never come across one in any condition.   Let us know how it shoots.

Wouldn't it be cool to have a wide frame Daisy with removable/re-installable sights? Hmmmmm
Maybe another project?
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Some of you may know this, but a few years ago,  the late David Albert, a long time Daisy collector and fan wrote an article on the "Quick Kill" Program, originally published in the Airgiun Hobby Magazine September 2006.

I had several conversations with David regarding use of this program in the early years of the U S Army Basic Training during the Vietnam War, and some of my Veteran buddies remember participating  in this program, but I did not while at Fort Bliss, Texas in 1966.

I have this article written by David, 21 pages of information with some pictures if anyone has an interest in reading this, I would be happy to make a copy and send to you. 
$5.00 for printing and postage


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I just sold one of those , it was the 99 version with the forced feed shot tube , interesting guns for sure and you don't see many out there , mine was not quite as clean as yours , nice find .
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I think the ones the Government used were the Quick Kill air rifles.

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Yes and most are all had stamping's in their stocks with proofs , mine did not . 
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I saw one that had already sold on ebay, it was a 99 and there was a stamping "US PROP" on the side of the receiver. I couldn't make out any markings on the stock. It went for over $300 IIRC.
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Yes , those stamped one's can really get up there , neat blend between airgun collectors and military one's . 
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I just asked Joe Murfin when my gun was stamped, and he replied:

"The last Reg. No. stamped on a model 95 on 1/19/1968 was B790410 and the next one, stamped on 4/10/68 was B856125.  So there are a lot of numbers [65,715- Ed.] missing in that gap.  Your gun would fall into that gap.  We've looked at the hand-written notes from that period and there is no explanation.  My assumption would be that your gun was stamped between 1/19 and 4/10/1968 and that the numbers were simply not recorded.  Other models' numbers were recorded during that gap but just not the 95." 

Going by that, it looks like my gun could have been made around the end of Jan. 1968 or the beginning of Feb. 1968. The war in Viet Nam was raging then and I wonder if the numbers might have been recorded differently due to some connection to the 'Quick Kill' program? As in, the guns were earmarked to fill a pending government purchase order or contract.

There may well be a more plausible explanation, but it IS curious!


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I got the 95 today. The shot cycle is uber smooth, just as nice as it can be. I recently did a reseal on a model 97 and I thought it was sweet shooting, but this one is every bit as good! It's so nice that I'm leaving it as-is. It was rainy all day so I didn't check the MV, but if I had to guess I'd say it's 280-plus fps.  

The bad part is that it's too good for me. By that, I mean it should be owned by a collector- and I'm not a collector. I wasn’t too sure about the condition judging by the photos but after seeing it in person, I wouldn’t feel right altering it from stock. If I can break even on it, I’d be glad to sell it to someone here. Otherwise I’ll put it back on eBay.

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