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    Posted: November-23-2022 at 3:16pm

As mentioed in another post, and in response to the questions about wood furniture for the Daisy 1894. BTW, my 1st and still all time favorite Daisy airgun

To the best of my knowledge, Daisy made a wood stock for 3 different versions of the 1894. 

The most common one was for the last version of the 1894 sold under the "Winchester" line of airguns. They were made from approx. 2002 to 2009 (I think). Wood stock & foregrip with plastic receiver & lever. Came out with more than 60 different "special editions". My least favorite version of the 1894. Loaded BB via a loading slot in the barrel, vs. in the receiver. But they do shoot nicely & have real nice wood. I have 2 of them, a regular edition, and a Rocky Mountain Elk edition. BTW, I was told, by a Daisy authorized repairer, that the stock from this version, will not fit the earlier Daisy 1894's. But never tried to fit one, myself. They show up for sale occasionally.

In 1996 Daisy come out with a Buffalo Bill Cody/Cody WY 150/100 year Centennial Edition that had wood stocks & foregrip, with a Buffalo Bill coin embedded in the stock. They planned on making 5,000 of them, but due to problems getting the wood stock, only made 2,500. BBs loaded in received more like the real Winchester. Had plastic receiver and lever like other 1990's, 1894's. Nice gun, shoots well. I have two, #'s 226 & 513. Only flaw in this model was that the plastic foregrip band over the wood foregrip may break from the expansion of the wood. Easy to fix, as plastic bands are readily available. Just need to drill a whole in the band for the foregrip screw. The 1990’s version had a rubber band to allow for expansion. Even though there were only 2,500 made in 1996, they still show up for sale, from time to time. 

Most rare of the wood stocks Daisy 1894's was the version made for the older (pre-1989) model with metal receiver and lever. Have not seen many for sale. In 1980 there was a JC Penny "Stagecoach" version with wood stocks, but very few were sold (supposedly JC Penny pulled them from the shelves shortly after President Reagan was shot in 1981). Also, may have been a version sold by Daisy. With the metal receiver & lever, along with the wood furniture, I feel this is the best version of the Daisy 1894 sold. Hard to find, rarely comes up for resale. JG Airguns had some original Daisy 1894 wood stocks & foregrips for sale around 4-5 years ago, but now long gone. I bought a set and had installed on a Sears Golden Boy. See pic's below.

So, anyone still have a wood stock Daisy 1894 from pre-1989 with metal lever & foregrip, that loads the BBs thru the receiver, or know of any more factory wood stock & foregrips sets? Please feel free to message me at goldenrod@mts.net.

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I have one of the early ones lot no 7B 04569, for Feb 1987. The look and feel is just right. These have to be the best version with the wooden stocks. Mine has a dab of red paint on top of the hammer and one on the trigger. Took a lot of looking to find one but definitely worth it. 

Also have a "Winchester" version with the plastic lever lot no 0205 01313 for Feb 2005. Really doesn't have the same quality feel as the other one. Doesn't look as nice either. 
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