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    Posted: October-10-2017 at 7:06pm
Hi, I just purchased two Daisy guns.

Both similar to the M1 carbine.

One is a model 914 Range Rifle and the other an Powerline model 814.

Both in good condition and shoot well.

The 914 has it's sights replaced with a Daisy scope.

I have heard that one or both are pretty rare because they were only made for about 1 year.

I could not find them in the Blue Book, so I am not sure which is the rarer gun.

If the model 914 was the rare one, and the 814 just another gun, I would consider taking the sights from the 914 to make it complete.

Can you shed a little light on this for me/

thank you and regards, gkenny.
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As far as I know the 914 is the more desirable of the two from a collector's standpoint. I know it's the one I wanted a while back. Below is what I had in my notes, much if not all of it you may already know but thought I'd put it out there anyway. Please understand this came from the interweb so I cannot vouch for the accuracy of the info.
 

914 Power Line Range Rifle
1988-1989

Mini 14 replica

SSP, similar to the 840 (Grizzly)

Removable 300 shot bb storage ‘magazine’

~$100-up

BB-Pellet, Max distance 216yds, 320fps BB's, 300fps pellets

 

814 Powerline 814 Sporter

1987-1989

Resembles M-14

Extendable wire buttstock, mostly made from plastic

BB/pellet, .177 caliber, SSP

           400fps BB's, 370fps pellets

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All I would add is that.....to my knowledge.....both guns have the same power plant, so I'm not sure why there would be much difference in muzzle energy. In fact, but for the different stock configuration, I think they are the same gun. 
All I'm for is the liberty of the individual.
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[QUOTE=cobalt327] As far as I know the 914 is the more desirable of the two from a collector's standpoint. I know it's the one I wanted a while back. Below is what I had in my notes, much if not all of it you may already know but thought I'd put it out there anyway. Please understand this came from the interweb so I cannot vouch for the accuracy of the info.
 

914 Power Line Range Rifle
1988-1989

Mini 14 replica

SSP, similar to the 840 (Grizzly)

Removable 300 shot bb storage ‘magazine’

~$100-up

BB-Pellet, Max distance 216yds, 320fps BB's, 300fps pellets

 

814 Powerline 814 Sporter

1987-1989

Resembles M-14

Extendable wire buttstock, mostly made from plastic

BB/pellet, .177 caliber, SSP

           400fps BB's, 370fps pellets

Thank you very much Colbalt327, I appreciate your help! 
Why do you think these two guns are not listed in the Blue Book, or did I just miss them.?
Regards, gkenny.  
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Originally posted by the fuse the fuse wrote:

All I would add is that.....to my knowledge.....both guns have the same power plant, so I'm not sure why there would be much difference in muzzle energy. In fact, but for the different stock configuration, I think they are the same gun. 

Thanks Fuse, regards, gkenny.
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Originally posted by gkenny gkenny wrote:

 
Why do you think these two guns are not listed in the Blue Book, or did I just miss them.?
Regards, gkenny.  
gkenny, I don't believe you missed them- the Blue Book seems to have skipped right over them both! No idea of why. FWIW, although my "library" is tiny, they're in none of the books I have (obviously not going to be in Gary Garber's Plymouth encyclopedia)-

Daisy Air Rifles and BB Guns: The First 100 Years

The American BB Gun ­ A Collector's Guide

American Air Rifles

Blue Book, 12th Edition

An Encyclopedia of Daisy Plymouth Guns

 

So at least you'll know where NOT to bother looking! haha

 

Good luck. 

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Page 33 of the Daisy Airgun Collector's Guide says they were both made 1988-1989. Of course there is no price reference in that book.
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Originally posted by cobalt327 cobalt327 wrote:

Originally posted by gkenny gkenny wrote:

 
Why do you think these two guns are not listed in the Blue Book, or did I just miss them.?
Regards, gkenny.  
gkenny, I don't believe you missed them- the Blue Book seems to have skipped right over them both! No idea of why. FWIW, although my "library" is tiny, they're in none of the books I have (obviously not going to be in Gary Garber's Plymouth encyclopedia)-

Daisy Air Rifles and BB Guns: The First 100 Years

The American BB Gun ­ A Collector's Guide

American Air Rifles

Blue Book, 12th Edition

An Encyclopedia of Daisy Plymouth Guns

 

So at least you'll know where NOT to bother looking! haha

 

Good luck. 


Thank you cobalt! A real mystery!

Regards, gkenny.
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Originally posted by Airitis Airitis wrote:

Page 33 of the Daisy Airgun Collector's Guide says they were both made 1988-1989. Of course there is no price reference in that book.

Thank you Iritis, appreciate your input! Love your name!

Regards, gkenny.
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LOL. Thanks.....I think.   The name is Airitis, like "Air (There) it is. Not like Arthritis. Although the latter might be more appropriate. :-)
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