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    Posted: November-25-2011 at 6:37pm
I've been trying to find out more about these rifles as I know very little. It seems maybe there were 3 varaints and they were made pre and post war. Anyone have a good source of info or pics of them? Thanks in advance.
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Gary Garber's "An Encyclopedia Of Daisy Plymouth Guns," pages 256-258 contains a wealth of information on these three variations; essential differences are described, and since the book is out of print I will give you a very very brief indication of the differences. 
 
Variation 1 was marketed as a 'Lone Scout' and stamped as such on the receiver, and had a double notched rear sight; variation 2 was identical except that the stamping only said "Carbine" and advertising named it the 'Lightning Loader.'  And finally, variation 3 had a non-adjustable rear sight, but otherwise was identical to variation 2.
 
Variation 1 was mfg from Feb to May 1939 (est); variation 2 mfg 1939-42) and variation 3 mfg 1945.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote oneandgone Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November-25-2011 at 7:17pm
Good info Willie, thanks! I read somewhere that maybe there was a nickel version, do you know anything about that?
 
Your stock went out on Tuesday by the way. Thank you.
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Also, anyone have one of these?

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Hi EG: Nothing is mentioned about a nickled variation; thanks for the info on the stock.
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Yeah,I have the second variation.This rifle was what the Red Ryder 111-40 was made after.It is shorter then the 111-40 and the forearm is only about4-5 inches long.They quit useing the name Lone Scout when the Boy Scouts complained about the name.The Lone Scout is a very hard rifle to find
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There is a Variant 2 on gun brokers,looked pretty good then I noticed it had an extra screw drilled thru the frame and stock.Has 13 bids at about 42.00 auction number 261605121 Seems like that extra hole would ruin the frame.Don't know how you would fix that
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I have four of these Daisy No 108 Model 39 specimens; tried to sell one but negative results.  It has a repaired crack near the top receiver screw, down about a few inches but does not adversely affect the unit at all, is nice and tight, accurate and hard hitting.  My posting provides a pretty good history of the 108-39.
                 http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=262491279
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I thought about bidding on the gun, but that extra screw in the receiver bothers me. It shouldn't be there. To bad! I would like to add one to my collection.
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