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I have two of the Daisy Red Ryder Cork Carbine No: 965-55 in mint condition. 
Plymouth guns, and one has the sling.
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As for buying, as I said before, our guns tend to be played with.  Wouldn't make any sense for me to get a "boxed set" collectible.  If a loose one happens to come around, then I might bite.  :) 


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Greetings all.

Here's the picture Jackdog wanted to post, explaining the 894 operation.  Enjoy!



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Thanks. I might consider selling my skeet Outfit.
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Jackdog,

Thanks for the great information!  I've long wanted to find one of those, and pretty much given up.  Learning about them at the detail you provided is kind of the next best thing! 

There are some threads around about how to post.  That said, if you want to send the pictures you want inserted to me, I'll happily post them for you.  Ltssvn@gmail.com



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I have a Skeet Shooting Outfit, in the box. They made a 10ft. and a 15ft. version. Had both, but sold one. They're really cool. I would never try to shoot, or operate the trap. I learned my lesson, on cocking vintage bb guns, this winter. I cocked one of my cast iron Daisy 20th Centuries, and the stock broke off. I was sick and embarrassed. I fixed it, where you can't tell. Sometimes I get brave, and I'll cock and shoot my Daisy 1st model, but very carefully. The sound a 1st model makes, when fired, is way cool.
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Ok  so I was trying to insert a picture on the 894 operation, but I guess that is not allowed??
Anyway I had been working to make the 894 function as it should and want to add my two cents on what one needs to do to make these work.. First you need 1/2 inch cork balls made from agglomerated cork. (That is they are made with little pieces of corks pressed together), not solid (or virgin) corks. This type of cork compresses more than if they were made out of solid or virgin cork.  These are readily available from a company called Widgetco  here is link: https://www.widgetco.com/1-2-inch-cork-balls-agglomerated?gclid=CjwKCAjw2cTmBRAVEiwA8YMgzTWxn7JwJl1SVolYA-YP0RrboxIYGsa_yUpHFrvkCO9PiRKYzIcBxhoCnYcQAvD_BwE

Next you have to understand how this gun works:(  here's where I wish I could add a picture)

Anyway there is a 2 inch or so chamber at the back end (chamber loading end) of the barrel.  This chamber I will call the "cork ball chamber".  On cocking and firing the first cork, a piston pushes a cork ball about an inch and half into this chamber.  There it sits.  It does not come out. On The next cock and fire, a second cork ball is pushed into the chamber by the piston.  It compresses the air between it and the first ball that is stuck in there and this air pressure propels the first cork ball out of the chamber and barrel (with a loud pop!!!).  The second cork ball is now stuck in the cork ball chamber waiting for a third ball to be cocked and fired to propel it out...  and so on...  This is why you need those agglomerated cork balls so they compress well (and easy)!!!

Next you need to make sure that chamber is free of crud and rust... It should be on the inside as smooth as possible..  I used 420 paper and a dowel to really polish it up, then used metal polish...
With a little silicone wiped in there, the corks will fly!!!!

Hope this helps anyone with 894 problems...   There are no seals or air plungers or anything that would resemble a BB gun in this rifle.  Just a piston pushing a cork ball into a chamber, and the next cork ball causing air pressure to propel the first one out.....
Her is a copy of the instruction and operation hang tag from Trevor Adam's web site.... FYI




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I have two of the Red Ryder Cork Carbine guns, 965-55

These are very nice and good looking cork guns, but I only use for display, both are in mint condition.

They were made in Plymouth. 


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