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Aiesea:
Hi everyone,
Any thoughts on whether it;s a good idea, or not, to pick up a 342 from 1968?  I believe from the serial number that its from he first year of production.  The owner says it hs new seals and pump cap. He says it shoots well but I havenít taken a look at it yet.

Iím looking for a pumper to do some backyard target practice with my kids. Would this be better than picking up something like a Daisy 880 or 901? Lemme know what you think. Thanks!

Duckfish:
How old are your kids?

bantam5s:

--- Quote from: Aiesea on June 21, 2024, 03:38:38 PM ---Hi everyone,
Any thoughts on whether it;s a good idea, or not, to pick up a 342 from 1968?  I believe from the serial number that its from he first year of production.  The owner says it hs new seals and pump cap. He says it shoots well but I havenít taken a look at it yet.

Iím looking for a pumper to do some backyard target practice with my kids. Would this be better than picking up something like a Daisy 880 or 901? Lemme know what you think. Thanks!

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It's a far higher quality gun than those other 2 mostly plastic guns, it'll have a much better trigger. and it should be quite accurate too as long as it wasn't abused.
They're also a fairly compact little rifle with a slightly shorter LOP than the 880.
Depending on the age of your kids you may have to pump it for them, but keep in mind that while it can take a max of 8 pumps 3 or for are all you need for backyard plinking and eliminating most backyard pests if that ever comes up.
Those 3-4 pumps won't take that much effort, and they should be able to pump it if they're at least 12.

Personally I say go for it, they're a fine gun that can last a lifetime.

Duckfish:

--- Quote from: Aiesea on June 21, 2024, 03:38:38 PM ---Hi everyone,
Any thoughts on whether it;s a good idea, or not, to pick up a 342 from 1968?  I believe from the serial number that its from he first year of production.  The owner says it hs new seals and pump cap. He says it shoots well but I havenít taken a look at it yet.

Iím looking for a pumper to do some backyard target practice with my kids. Would this be better than picking up something like a Daisy 880 or 901? Lemme know what you think. Thanks!

--- End quote ---


Nothing will put a sparkle in their eyes like this one will!

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Load it up with bbís and let them have at it!



eeler1:
you didnít mention price?  good idea, bad, kinda depends.  If itís a gift, take it now.  If itís $500, I got one that is a bit less.

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