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Offline Garandsx5

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My Daisy has fleas
« on: September 06, 2021, 09:28:07 AM »
Not really. Attended a large, multi-day Flea market spread over a 125 acre fairgrounds. This old guy pushed his little two wheel cart over a good chunk of those acres Thursday,Friday and Saturday. Didn’t have any steam left to try it again yesterday. I really only scratched the surface and missed entire sections of exhibitors. But in my scratching, I did shake out some Daisys. (See how I worked in the ‘fleas’ reference there?)

So, in no particular order-

A new in box 953. This is the fiber optic sight, 5 shot model
A new in clamshell package Red Ryder celebrating ‘125 years’- 2011
A twentieth anniversary PowerLine 880 (1992) in excellent condition, but missing the trigger guard. Still, it pumps and shoots hard.
A new in box PowerLine 880 from 1991
And a model 1894 from 1975. Missing a couple screws and front sight. Above average condition. Still loaded with BBs but I’m going slow with this one due to the missing receiver screws.

Total cost for the 5 guns was $160. Now there were lots of vintage BB guns- Red Ryders, Buzz Bartons, etc. that had some pretty high price tags. I’m not a collector and don’t if those were good prices or not. I seem to accumulate ‘shooters’ and the 880s can shoot.

I enjoyed myself and met and talked with a bunch of nice folks.
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Re: My Daisy has fleas
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2021, 02:26:19 PM »
Awesome. I'm a bit jealous.
Here in Holland I have never seen a air rifle on a flea market.
I think it's not allowed.
Have fun with your new friends.
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Offline bantam5s

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Re: My Daisy has fleas
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2021, 03:22:16 PM »
You gotta post some pictures, sounds like an excellent score.
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Re: My Daisy has fleas
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2021, 07:29:00 PM »
the 953 will have serial # on the barrel giving the year and month it was made... bet it was 2004 or so...
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Re: My Daisy has fleas
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2021, 08:33:55 AM »
the 953 will have serial # on the barrel giving the year and month it was made... bet it was 2004 or so...

Serial # begins- 0105. So, January 2005.
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Re: My Daisy has fleas
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2021, 09:03:48 PM »
My best "flea" market find was a Daisy champion 499b target bb gun for $40 NIB.
   I believe the owner of the table was walking the show and his wife was watching the table, the price tags where loose lie on table "near" items, not clearly marked.
   I inspected the boxed bb gun and his wife came over to see if I had questions? I asked "which tag goes with this gun"? .... She picked up a tag and said "this one I guess"....I had my $40 out pretty quick!...I wonder if the dinner conversion went something like this that night: (husband) why did you sell my 499b so cheap? (Wife) why did you abandon me for so Long??....
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