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    Posted: February-09-2019 at 5:26pm
It has been completely messed with. The most valuable parts (original sling and bayonet) are repops. Jeepers!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Daisy-Military-Model-40-BB-Gun-w-sling-custom-bayonet-TESTED-BEAUTIFUL/223379446367?hash=item340273da5f:g:ilcAAOSwd5xcXwsx:rk:10:pf:0
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Wow!!  Amazing.  He really should have let it alone, but it's too late now.

Maybe some uninformed buyer will show up.

Never hurts to ask, does it? 
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More collectables from the same pick a daisy site as the beater 40 is from (using the term 'collectable' rather casually. There are a few nice guns but the bulk of what I saw were not "museum quality", more like middle of the road eBay type fodder for the most part) https://pickingadaisy.com/
 
I shouldn't talk disparagingly about someone's collection but when they list something like that 40  for $3K, you have kind of left yourself open for critical review.
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Wishful thinking and marketing.
The 40 isn't that rare a gun. Among the military Daisy's the 140 is more difficult to find.
If you open it up to the whole line of Daisys there are many other rarer more desirable guns.
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Originally posted by Bavaria55n Bavaria55n wrote:

Wishful thinking and marketing.
The 40 isn't that rare a gun. Among the military Daisy's the 140 is more difficult to find.
If you open it up to the whole line of Daisys there are many other rarer more desirable guns.

I sold a 140 recently for 65 bucks. It had the sling and the ammo box cover in the stock. It was far from mint but it was a good shooter.
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The Model 140 only came with a wood stock and forearm.  It does not have the compartment in the stock with the sliding door for ammo.  With all due respect, I think you may have sold a Model 141 or 142.  They had the compartment in the stock with the door.  However, their stocks were "plastic".  Both models came with a sling.    
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Bavaria55n Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February-11-2019 at 8:27am
Yes, a big difference between the 140 and 141/142 in looks and rarity.
The 140 had a 'bolt' like a bolt action rifle that served as a safety.
It may have ben the first safety on a Daisy BB gun.
The forearm also went almost to the muzzle like the model 40 but it was a two piece stock.
I think it was the first model to use the 'wide' frame.
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Originally posted by Iceman Iceman wrote:

The Model 140 only came with a wood stock and forearm.  It does not have the compartment in the stock with the sliding door for ammo.  With all due respect, I think you may have sold a Model 141 or 142.  They had the compartment in the stock with the door.  However, their stocks were "plastic".  Both models came with a sling.    

You're right, it was a 141.
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I saw this the other day myself. My personal opinion, at that price, is yes. Not saying it isn’t nice but the price is WAY off for a reconditioned, incorrect sling & bayonet. At least he was honest about the bayonet in the description.
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Just noticed the same seller the fuse mentioned in the OP is selling a copper Red Ryder for $2K. I sold one almost as nice recently, but I can tell you I didn't get anywhere near that for mine! https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Red-Ryder-BB-Gun-1st-Model-1940-Cooper-Bands-Great-Shooter-Tested/223389747626?hash=item34031109aa:g:9KMAAOSwE1tcZIoq:rk:4:pf:0
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