When I began collecting 25s, not a lot was known about them, or at least not a lot was written about them.
Also, you have to bear in mind that Daisy never threw away anything.
After they made changes to a design, they would continue to use the old parts until they ran out.
And, if a box of old parts was found a year later, there’s a good chance they found their way into the production cycle.
They want to know which version of the gun they have.
Pelletier Most of you don’t know this, but I receive many questions and comments on the older blogs. 25 pump-action BB gun, is particularly active, and the questions are almost always the same.
So, today I’m going to explain a few of the visual cues that are used to refine the dates of these guns.
This will give me a page to which I can refer people in the future.
With the comments we’ve had recently about the 25 versus the Red Ryder, I know this will appeal to more than just the hard-core collectors.
Even though this report will not be exhaustive, it will take more than one part to complete.
I discovered that as I photographed the first several features and realized what I’d bitten off.
Believe me, this will be a lot more informative than counting the grooves on the pump handle, which is about all we knew to do 20 years ago.