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    Posted: July-18-2020 at 4:26pm
I guess I'm a different kind of Daisy collector. I hardly ever shoot my bb guns. I read everyone's post about shooting. I guess I focus more on displaying mine. To each their own. I think one reason I don't shoot mine, is that a couple of years ago, I cocked one of my cast iron Daisy's, and the stock broke off. Tragic. Maybe I'll get one of my newer Red Ryders out and plink some. Pretty cheap entertainment.
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You are not alone. That is the way I collected and I think a lot of the other older collectors did the same knowing how hard the parts could be to get if something broke.Get them to work then hang them on the wall
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My Daisys fall into 2 groups. Those that I acquired to just preserve and admire and the ones that get enjoyed in the back yard. The "shooters" range from a made in China model 25 to some model 1938's from the 70's and a model 141 Defender. Also like the model 96 and 99's because of the wood furniture. They feel good in your hands.

Ones I prefer not to shoot are usually in really nice shape and uncommon to find in that condition. Don't really feel the need to shoot them.
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I shoot all of my collection of Vintage Daisy/Sears/Winchester 1894's, on an occasional basis. I find that shooting them at least a couple of times a year keeps them working better. 

But don't shoot my Daisy 179, as it broke years ago, and needs new frame to fix it. 
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I am more into Save the Daisy’s as shooters, or as a wall hanger--as the owner desires. I have been dissecting the battered ones, and I am beginning to post the results. Hopefully this will lead the more casual user who visits this forum to hang onto a ‘found’ gun (which does not work) and will give repair a go in lieu of discarding it--or at least turn it over to someone who will try. Many members here have helped others in this regard.

 Me, I really wish there was a Daisy parts-graveyard out there…Approve

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I second Gumslingers wish for more parts options for vintage Daisy airguns. The supply of parts is getting less & less every year. 

Seems like no one is taking over for some of the old parts guys that have retired or moved on. 

Seems like a symptom of our "disposable" modern society.  
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