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No. 108 Model 39

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Topic: No. 108 Model 39
Posted By: oneandgone
Subject: No. 108 Model 39
Date 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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Posted By: willielumplump
Date Posted: November-25-2011 at 6:59pm


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Semper Fi


Posted By: willielumplump
Date Posted: November-25-2011 at 7:11pm
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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Semper Fi


Posted By: oneandgone
Date 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.


Posted By: oneandgone
Date Posted: November-25-2011 at 7:25pm

Also, anyone have one of these?



Posted By: willielumplump
Date Posted: November-25-2011 at 7:27pm
Hi EG: Nothing is mentioned about a nickled variation; thanks for the info on the stock.

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Semper Fi


Posted By: stevec
Date Posted: November-26-2011 at 9:47am
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
stevec


Posted By: stevec
Date Posted: November-26-2011 at 3:19pm
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
stevec


Posted By: willielumplump
Date Posted: November-26-2011 at 4:23pm
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" rel="nofollow - http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=262491279

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Semper Fi


Posted By: acmebeer
Date Posted: November-26-2011 at 6:35pm
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.
Dan.


Posted By: shane
Date Posted: November-26-2011 at 7:04pm
maybe some jb weld would fix it'you would see it of course unless you refinished it. just a thought.

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CLOSET FULL OF DAISY'S and a few others


Posted By: oneandgone
Date Posted: November-26-2011 at 10:34pm
Ah, I hadn't noticed the extra screw, glad you pointed that out. I was too fixated on the stock repair area. Well, if one of you guys comes into a nice one for sale keep me in mind.


Posted By: willielumplump
Date Posted: November-26-2011 at 11:48pm
Mr. One; I have four of the 108-39's, one that you can see on the link on my earlier posting; I can take some photos of the other 3 and send them to you with a description

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Semper Fi


Posted By: oneandgone
Date Posted: November-27-2011 at 1:37am
Sure thing Will, much appreciated!


Posted By: willielumplump
Date Posted: November-27-2011 at 6:34pm
Need the email address, your profile does not list it; thank you.

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Semper Fi


Posted By: oneandgone
Date Posted: November-27-2011 at 7:27pm
It's EG...Do you still have our emails about the BJ stock I mailed out the other day? If so same addy. I suppose I could just shoot you an email right quick though.


Posted By: willielumplump
Date Posted: November-27-2011 at 11:53pm
Hi EG: got your email, and posted some photos of two 108-39s;  don't gasp as the prices that I paid for them, but that is where the bidding took themShocked and the dates of purchase.  I had a third specimen but it came with a 1938B stock and aluminum cocking lever.  The fourth item is the specimen that I have up for auction on GunBroker, which link I provided in a previous posting.

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Semper Fi


Posted By: oneandgone
Date Posted: November-27-2011 at 11:56pm

Fantastic, thanks Will! I emailed you back already, take your time, no rush.



Posted By: KKinNJ
Date Posted: November-27-2023 at 12:03pm
I have one.  But the stock is cracked.  I've been trying to find a replacement, to no avail.

Anyone know where I might find a 1930s era Stock for Daisy 108-39 Carbine?


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Keith Kaplan



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