Wanted: Vintage Daisy Powerline 880, 881

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Wanted: Vintage Daisy Powerline 880, 881

this should probably be in the classifieds. however, they don't really have a "Wanted" section and i know it will get a much better response here. I am looking for an older or vintage Daisy Powerline 880 or 881. I know they still make them. However, the new ones are basically plastic POSs. I am looking for an old one. 20-30 years old. saw one at my cousins this weekend in the case. looked brand new. solid metal. much heavier than the modern day toy guns that daisy makes. but, he wouldn't part with it. anyone got one laying around they want to part with. i used to have one but wore it out and now i want one for the boy. thanks for any replies.

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Does it have a compass in the stock?

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lol... no. but, you could very easily "shoot your eye out".

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HAHA!!

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or better yet... anyone got any suggestions or opinions on what they consider to be the best multipump airgun or spring gun for your money currently being made.

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I don't think I would go with a multipump gun any more. I got a gamo, and love it. Accuracy is very consistant. I would check out Gamo, RWS and Hammerli. All excellent guns and very accurate.

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Hello,
  I was searching the web and came across this post. I know it is over 2 years old, but I'd thought I'd ask anyway. Did you ever find a vintage Daisy Powerline 880? The reason I ask is because I have a brand new one in the box. Never been shot, has all the literature and even comes with a scope. I was wondering if you were interested. I got it an an estate sale. Scope has never been mounted and is new in the box. It is from the early to mid 80's.

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Ohioguy - ive been trying to contact you! Please check your messages here or email me here: tbaron55@yahoo.com

Thanks

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praetorian... don't you be sticking your nose in my deal and stealing my bb gun...i got dibs on it..

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I have a Benjamin-Sheridan in a 22 cal 8-pump max.  I have wallopped about everything you can imagine with that pellet gun.  The 22cal pellet is slower than 177, but the knock down power is way better(I also have a couple pumpmaster 760's, an old daisy, and a spring operated RWS).  My favorite one is the benjamin.  The old daisy's are kinda cool, but performance is fair at best.  It all depends on what you are looking for in an airgun and $$$ you want to spend.

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Oh, I also have a 1077 repeat-air semi-automatic pelet rifle.  That thing is pretty darn fun.  You can rap off 12 pellets in a matter of seconds and you can store extra clips in your pocket.  The downside is you have to buy CO2 cartridges and change em out pretty often for max performance.  The Benjamin outperforms this gun by quite a bit in accuracy and knock down performance, but it is fun to be able to just pull the trigger again if you miss.

"Diligence is the mother of good luck."

"The constitution only gives people the right to pursue hapiness.  You have to catch it yourself."

"Well done is better than well said."

"Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy."

All by:  Benjamin Franklin.

"The solution to any problem - work, love, money, whatever - is to go fishing, and the bigger the problem, the longer the trip should be."

Author: John Gierach

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I have a 1974 powerline that my dad past down to me that I dont want. But i would have to sell it.

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After owning a couple pellet guns that shot terrible groups, I bought like nine different models/brands in one shopping trip, took them all home, and had a shootout. A single Gamo was accurate, all the others were terrible, some worse than others. All the others got returned the next day.

That Gamo has killed a crap-ton of bunnies and squirrels, couple crows, a muskrat, and a really stubborn racoon. Nice to know it will hit where it's pointed.

 

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There is a couple old ones some new in box with metal receiver on gun broker. I think crosman owns the benjamin line now I see crosman nosler have just released a new .357 pellet and compressed air rifle they talk of the power to take deer size game with it

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Still got it, Tried to email you.

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Ohio having issues writing private messages from my phone. Will try get it figured out.

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 hi i have a vintage daisy powerline 881 from 1980 still in box with brochure like new not a scratch on it fired maybe 50 times max with a tasco 4 x 15 and pack of targets and box 1500 bb , was my dads he passed and 30 years later its up on sale interested?
not sure how these forums work and if i can attach my email here?
will try maxxalntlng@hotmail.com  

thanx all

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Yes. Still interested. Email sent.

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espringers Said:
or better yet... anyone got any suggestions or opinions on what they consider to be the best multipump airgun or spring gun for your money currently being made.

do you really mean best?  think about $1500 and you'll be in the hunt for the 'best' springer

multipump is a thing of the past; single pump air or spring powered are the current leaders

For a few hundred you can get a Benjamin trail with an air power plant in .17 / .22 or .25 caliber.  They are very well liked and will out perform the 880 in every measureable way.

The Gamo cfx is also very well liked in the 'budget' category of a few hundred dollars.  But quality control can be a pain so tuning will likely be needed.  As well as a trigger, they are total garbage.

If you want to get into very interesting get a Benjamin Marauder; they run compressed air at very high pressures.  So $500 for the gun then another $500 or so for the compressed air goodies.  But they are amazingly accurate.

Air rifles are a blast; my .22 caliber air spring is amazing out to 50 yards.  By far it is the most enjoyable 'gun' I own when it comes to covert squirrel/bunny/crow removal in an urban setting :)

Here is an awesome site with a ton of products for sale as well as very detailed video reviews are nearly every air rifle they sell: http://www.pyramydair.com