Daisy Powerline 92


 


Beretta 92FS (9 mm)

Info:
Manufacturer/Model:
Daisy, Powerline 92
Replica Of:
Beretta 92F
Made In:
Japan
Caliber/Ammunition/Feed:
177, lead pellet, 12-shot spring feed
Air Source:
CO2, 12 g Powerlet
Accessories:
Speed Loader
Recommended Pellet or BB:
JSB Match Diabolo
Weight (lb)/Length (in):
1.4, 8.5
Body Material/Finish/Grips:
plastic, black, plastic
Barrel Length (in)/Material/Rifled:
4.0, steel, yes
Trigger Action:
DA/SA
Trigger Pull (lbs)/Adjustable:
>12 (DA), 7.3 (SA), no
Sights (front/rear):
fixed, fully adjustable
Velocity (fps):
400
Sound Level (dB): 97
Thickness of Pellet Holder (in): N/A
Manufactured Dates:
1987-1992
Condition/Manual/Box:
95%, yes, yes
Serial Number:
 9J09036
 
Comments: This was Daisy’s first semi-auto pellet pistol. It is built from a higher grade plastic than was used in the later 6XX series and has the official Beretta logo molded into the grip. It is a very good replica of the Beretta 92F and even though it is plastic, it feels solid in hand. Its adjustable rear sight make it a good plinker. It has a heavy trigger pull in DA (> 12 lb) but the SA pull is lighter (7.3 lb) and breaks cleanly.  The Model 92 uses an internal tubular magazine with a removable spring follower. This mechanism was a source of many problems for Daisy due to jamming caused by users not following the directions (see below). Not surprisingly, Daisy never used this mechanism on any future models even though the basic design of the 92 was carried forward to the Model 500, the Model 622X, and the Model 617X. Although quite a few of these airguns were produced, good working examples are getting increasingly hard to find. I purchased a new Model 92 in 1988 and it was the second pellet gun I ever owned. The example pictured here was purchased as new old stock in 2010.

Owner's Manual for Daisy 92 (.jpg)

Performance: Measurements were made on 3/19/2012 at a temperature of 70 ºF and 5000' elevation. A ten shot string was fired from a bench rest at 15' using JSB Match Diabolo pellets (7.4 gr). The highest velocity measured was 385 fps, the lowest was 353 fps (average of the 10-shot string was 370 fps, s = 10). A five-shot string fired with open sights grouped at 0.78". Click the thumbnail below to see a larger image. Click here for a description of the measurement methods.

 


 
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Front View:

 
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Loading Pellets: The loading mechanism of the Daisy 92 requires use of wadcutter (flat-nosed) pellets to avoid jamming. Pellets are loaded in an internal magazine with a removable spring follower. An accessory "Speed Loader" (shown in photo) assists with getting the pellets loaded properly. The gun will not fire if there are no pellets in the magazine. To dry fire the gun, remove the magazine follower.


 


 
Loading CO2: Do not over tighten the piercing screw. Daisy recommends firing no more than 48 shots per CO2 cylinder to avoid getting a pellet jammed in the barrel.
Packaging:

Owner's Manual for Daisy 92 (.jpg)


 

 

 

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