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    Posted: September-20-2020 at 9:54pm
I had the pleasure of spending a week shooting this gun, and had a ball! It's no secret I like power, but this gun- even at 200-ish fps- was addictive. I took it apart while it was here and tried a few things like different strength springs and an enlarged air tube, and it responded well to the changes. But too much spring, like my HP spring, serves no real purpose in this gun- it's forte is as a speed shooter, not as a powerhouse. Shane brought along a custom shot tube made to fit both 6mm airsoft BBs and 1/2" cork balls, and while I didn't have any cork balls to shoot, the airsoft BBs were a hoot!








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Mark,    Shane sent me that same gun to "test". I agree 100% with your evaluation. The gun is an example of perfect craftsmanship...in my opinion it is museum quality, and definitely one-of-a-kind. My understanding is that Shane will be building more and offering them for sale, A person could spend hours on his web site watching all his "work-shop" videos.  He has a remarkable knowledge of the Red Ryder!
  
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Well said, Marv. I was sad to see it go!
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I'd love to have a Daisy 1894 Spittin' Image restored something like this!  Is Shane still doing these restorations?
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Gary, About 2 years ago Shane sent me 3 different stocks for the 1894. The forend of the stock, section that slips inside the receiver is quite a bit more detailed than the Red Ryder. As a result, more material had to be removed to create the "notches" and the  remaining part was thin and fragile. I broke two of them trying to install, and sent all three back. I know that Shane created one for a fella in California (I think????) and he tried to sell it on ebay for in excess of $1000. I talked to  him and he confirmed that the stock was from Shane, and that he broke a "tab" but used it anyway. He got lots of questions but no bids.
To my knowledge, I don't think he has made any more for the 1894. His "specialty" is Red Ryders, and I understand that he has quite a "backlog". 
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I do have a Model 98 Eagle, a Model 88 Sportsman or a No.102 model 36 that I could have Shane work on.  How do I get ahold of him?
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Gary:

To the best of my knowledge, Daisy made a wood stock for 3 different versions of the 1894. 

The most common one was for the last version of the 1894 sold under the "Winchester" line of airguns. They were made from approx. 2002 to 2009 (I think). Wood stock & foregrip with plastic receiver & lever. Came out with more than 60 different "special editions". My least favorite version of the 1894. Loaded BB via a loading slot in the barrel, vs. in the receiver. But they do shoot nicely & have real nice wood. I have 2 of them, a regular edition, and a Rocky Mountain Elk edition. BTW, I was told, by a Daisy authorized repairer, that the stock from this version, will not fit the earlier Daisy 1894's. But never tried to fit one, myself. They show up for sale occasionally.

In 1996 Daisy come out with a Buffalo Bill Cody/Cody WY 150/100 year Centennial Edition that had wood stocks & foregrip, with a Buffalo Bill coin embedded in the stock. They planned on making 5,000 of them, but due to problems getting the wood stock, only made 2,500. BBs loaded in received more like the real Winchester. Had plastic receiver and lever like other 1990's, 1894's. Nice gun, shoots well. I have two, #'s 226 & 513. Only flaw in this model was that the plastic foregrip band over the wood foregrip may break from the expansion of the wood. Easy to fix, as plastic bands are readily available. Just need to drill a whole in the band for the foregrip screw. The 1990’s version had a rubber band to allow for expansion. Even though there were only 2,500 made in 1996, they still show up for sale, from time to time. 

Most rare of the wood stocks Daisy 1894's was the version made for the older (pre-1989) model with metal receiver and lever. Have not seen many for sale. In 1980 there was a JC Penny "Stagecoach" version with wood stocks, but very few were sold (supposedly JC Penny pulled them from the shelves shortly after President Reagan was shot in 1981). Also, may have been a version sold by Daisy. With the metal receiver & lever, along with the wood furniture, I feel this is the best version of the Daisy 1894 sold. Hard to find, rarely comes up for resale. JG Airguns had some original Daisy 1894 wood stocks & foregrips for sale around 4-5 years ago, but now long gone. I bought a set and had installed on a Sears Golden Boy. See pic's below.

So, anyone still have a wood stock Daisy 1894 from pre-1989 with metal lever & foregrip, that loads the BBs thru the receiver, or know of any more factory wood stock & foregrips sets? Please feel free to message me at goldenrod@mts.net.

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Thank you for the detailed information about the 1894.  And the 1894's shown are beautiful!
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