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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote gkenny Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July-24-2021 at 6:04pm
Originally posted by cobalt327 cobalt327 wrote:

Agree very prone to failure. I owned one back in the '70s and even though it was new and well cared for, it failed after about a year of casual use. This gun cocks by pushing the forearm forward then pulled rearwards. On my gun, the pump handle would go forward under spring pressure but would not "latch" when pulled back rearward to allow the gun the be shot.

These are some photos of the internals of the 26/572:

Great photos cobalt327! Thank you very much.
Please take a look at my response to Mark and please tell what you would do next on this gun.
As always, thank you for all of your help!
Regards, gkenny.







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Originally posted by MarvMar MarvMar wrote:

gkenny (again)...JG Airgun has several elevators listed. I think their #   BEN34115 is the one on my model 26.   Outrageous price of $12.95. They have several others that are very similiar but only in the $3-4 range.

Interesting note about the Model 26. A very knowledgable Daisy collector here in NW Ohio told me "hang it on the wall and never fire it again". He said there are  interior parts that are plastic...they break easily...and replacements do not exist. 

Would be interesting to hear what others say about that model.

Thank you MarvMar, very informative info! 
I can probably make a sight elevator using flat stock, and I can tap the two scope holes and fill with proper screws, but now I notice that even allowing seals to get saturated with oil, the gun doesn't propel the BB more than about 2 feet, even though it cocks and locks up fine and fires loudly.

The guns finish and stock is at least 95%, any suggestions on what i can do next to get it together?
Regards, gkenny. 

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Agree very prone to failure. I owned one back in the '70s and even though it was new and well cared for, it failed after about a year of casual use. This gun cocks by pushing the forearm forward then pulled rearwards. On my gun, the pump handle would go forward under spring pressure but would not "latch" when pulled rearward to allow the gun the be shot.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote MarvMar Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July-24-2021 at 10:12am
gkenny (again)...JG Airgun has several elevators listed. I think their #   BEN34115 is the one on my model 26.   Outrageous price of $12.95. They have several others that are very similiar but only in the $3-4 range.

Interesting note about the Model 26. A very knowledgable Daisy collector here in NW Ohio told me "hang it on the wall and never fire it again". He said there are  interior parts that are plastic...they break easily...and replacements do not exist. 

Would be interesting to hear what others say about that model.

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gkenny,    I have 2 of the model 26....one is listed on e-bay, without the rear elevator. The other has a simple "straight" shape...not like the ones with  the oval shaped thumb cross hatched tab.

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Hi, yesterday I found a Daisy model 26 in excellent condition except for the missing little rear sight elevator, and someone drilled two very small holes in the top of the receiver for what looks like a scope addition. I would love to fix this one up because I have never owned one and I am guessing they are rather uncommon.

Does any other Daisy use the same elevator, and has anyone have any ideas on the two small holes. I was thinking of tapping them for two small screws.

Any suggestions will be appreciated. Thank you, regards, gkenny.
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