Bad news for Daisy Avanti lovers.



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Bad news for Daisy Avanti lovers.
« on: February 24, 2017, 01:22:41 PM »
Decided to add a Daisy 753 and 747 to my collection. Called AoA to order them yesterday. Neither was in stock. The gentleman I was speaking with then informs me that Gamo had bought Daisy. I actually already knew that but what he told me next was troubling. He said they could not order anymore because they are not being made right now and some models may be discontinued. After I hung up the phone I did a search of other vendors and found some still had various models in stock. But before ordering I thought I would call Daisy this morning and get the straight scoop on this. Here is what I asked the CS lady and her replies-

1. Is the Avanti line discontinued? Her response was "some models already are"

2. What models? Her response was "717 and 747 pistols are discontinued and the 753 rifle is not being made right now"

3. What about the other rifle models? Her response was " I don't know"

4. What about parts support for the tens of thousands of these airguns in use right now? Her response "we still have the parts for now but I can't say for certain we will always have them"

I thanked her for her honesty and said good day. Do what you will with this info, I'm just passing this on if you like these guns. I won't be buying a 753 or 747 now but that's just me.

I should add that I think it's a darn shame that a lot of kids and adults who enjoyed these crude but very accurate and easy to work on airguns are going to loose out now. There is nothing else like the 717/747 or x53 out there. Sad really.
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Re: Bad news for Daisy Avanti lovers.
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2017, 03:48:07 PM »
All is not lost.. soon you'll be able to get one thru one of the online auction sights for $500 to $900 like the Sheridans.
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Re: Bad news for Daisy Avanti lovers.
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2017, 03:59:15 PM »
All is not lost.. soon you'll be able to get one thru one of the online auction sights for $500 to $900 like the Sheridans.

maybe I should grab 3 or 4 of them and just box them up for 10 years from now .. LoL
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Re: Bad news for Daisy Avanti lovers.
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2017, 06:43:16 PM »
Sad, I was afraid Gamo would do something like this when I read about the takeover.
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Re: Bad news for Daisy Avanti lovers.
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2017, 07:18:40 PM »
All is not lost.. soon you'll be able to get one thru one of the online auction sights for $500 to $900 like the Sheridans.

I have, in the last year, considered a 747, but moved down other paths.   I am rather bothered (my issue, I know) by the reality of the truth above, because the situation is developed by persons not caring of the intrinsic value of certain items, just in making a profit.
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Re: Bad news for Daisy Avanti lovers.
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2017, 08:07:10 PM »
On the other hand.. if people wouldn't be so eager to pay those prices......
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Re: Bad news for Daisy Avanti lovers.
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2017, 08:46:02 PM »
Its a shame.  I always wanted to get a 753, just never took the plunge.  Funny thing is, I never see them for sale used.  People must really like them.
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Re: Bad news for Daisy Avanti lovers.
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2017, 08:54:04 PM »
Its a shame.  I always wanted to get a 753, just never took the plunge.  Funny thing is, I never see them for sale used.  People must really like them.

Your post brought a tear to my eye. In my early days I traded my 753 for a stupid Remington nitro piston. NP was new and I wanted one. I was so stupid! 

By the way I have a hardly used, made in the good old USA Remington Nitro Piston for trade...
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Re: Bad news for Daisy Avanti lovers.
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2017, 08:57:45 PM »
I really enjoy shooting the 7 series guns. Im wondering if i should buy another ? Hmmmmm.
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Re: Bad news for Daisy Avanti lovers.
« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2017, 09:03:27 PM »
Wasn't Daisy still producing the 753 for use by the CMP?
If they were, it might explain why gamo stopped production.
Maybe they have a 753ish gamo model they want to be used in the CMP instead of the Daisy??
And then again, they may just be weeding out the models that don't move fast or aren't available on shelves at walmart :(
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Re: Bad news for Daisy Avanti lovers.
« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2017, 10:02:21 PM »
The key phase is, Weed out what is not on the shelves at Walmart.  Another funny thing is, I only own one AG that is carried at Walmart.  A 1377
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Re: Bad news for Daisy Avanti lovers.
« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2017, 10:48:00 PM »
For anyone wanting to buy an 853 refurb from CMP:

http://thecmp.org/cmp_sales/rifle_sales/air-rifles/sporter-air-rifles/  and scroll down the page to where it says DAISY M853 .177 CAL. (PNEUMATIC) USED AIR RIFLE
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Re: Bad news for Daisy Avanti lovers.
« Reply #12 on: February 24, 2017, 11:29:47 PM »
Darn it Mark !!! I want a pair of those ! I just can't justify 2 more guns right now. Everytime I get them out of my mind someone like you comes along and posts the link...... grrrrrrrrr
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Re: Bad news for Daisy Avanti lovers.
« Reply #13 on: February 25, 2017, 06:10:46 AM »
On the other hand.. if people wouldn't be so eager to pay those prices......

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Re: Bad news for Daisy Avanti lovers.
« Reply #14 on: February 25, 2017, 06:45:37 AM »
Well boys, do you think it's time to make a run on CMP'S used 853 stash?  I have 4 and they are staying in the family.

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Re: Bad news for Daisy Avanti lovers.
« Reply #15 on: February 25, 2017, 06:54:36 AM »
Well boys, do you think it's time to make a run on CMP'S used 853 stash?  I have 4 and they are staying in the family.

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if for no other reason than having spare parts. mark my words, gamo's gonna kill daisy.
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Re: Bad news for Daisy Avanti lovers.
« Reply #16 on: February 25, 2017, 08:39:03 AM »
.... mark my words, gamo's gonna kill daisy.

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Re: Bad news for Daisy Avanti lovers.
« Reply #17 on: February 25, 2017, 08:44:51 AM »
Nah, it will just morph into BSGaimy....

So who is running the betting pool on who gets bought next, Crosman or Hatsan?
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Re: Bad news for Daisy Avanti lovers.
« Reply #18 on: February 25, 2017, 11:20:45 AM »
Nah.... Daisy did it to themselves by offering nothing other than low level bb guns and then doing everything possible to make those even cheaper. Both Crosman and Hatsan offer higher end options altho Crosman seems to be tightening the noose. Guns like the Disco, Mrod and "lego" are mainstays. The big turn off for me is, as the case with Crosman and GAMO, just how many times can you rename the same gun and market it as "the next best thing". It is sad but I think Daisy just may have shot their eye out kids.
I hope it all works out for the CMP program. Such a great program for the kids.
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Re: Bad news for Daisy Avanti lovers.
« Reply #19 on: February 25, 2017, 12:36:03 PM »
Well I changed my mind last night and decided to go ahead and find a 753 and 747 to order. Found a vendor who still had both and had some repair kits for the 753/853. Bought a 753, a 747, 2 of the basic rifle repair kits and one of the larger rifle repair kits. When I get an exploded parts diagram of the 747 I will order some repair parts for it from Daisy as well. Decided that this was probably the last chance to easily purchase them and I don't want to regret it later down the road.
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