Daisy Powerline 93


 


Smith & Wesson 659 (9 mm)

Info:
Manufacturer/Model:
Daisy, Powerline Model 93
Replica Of:
Smith & Wesson 659 (9 mm)
Made In:
Japan
Caliber/Ammunition/Feed:
177, steel BB, 15-shot magazine
Air Source:
CO2, 12 g Powerlet
Accessories:
extra magazines
Recommended Pellet or BB:
Crosman Copperhead
Weight (lb)/Length (in):
1.2, 7.75
Body Material/Finish/Grips:
plastic, black, plastic
Barrel Length (in)/Material/Rifled:
4.3, steel, no
Trigger Action:
DA only
Trigger Pull (lbs)/Adjustable:
9.4 (DA only), no
Sights (front/rear):
fixed, fixed
Velocity (fps):
400
Sound Level (dB): 99
Thickness of Pellet Holder (in): N/A
Manufactured Dates:
1989 - 2002 (continued as Model 693)
Condition/Manual/Box:
90%, yes, no
Serial Number:
 8G02863
 
Comments: This is a nice little plinker. It is very reliable and has two safety mechanisms, a rotating slide mounted lever and a grip safety. All other "controls" are molded into the body of the pistol and are non-functional. The slide does not move. The double-action trigger pull is long and heavy with no distinct break point. Overall, this gun has very respectable performance for a BB gun with a smooth bore. Daisy shows this gun being introduced in 1989, but I bought this one new in December of 1988.

Performance: Measurements were made on 8/13/06 at a temperature of 81 F and 14' elevation. A ten shot string was fired from a bench rest at 15' using Crosman Copperhead BBs (5.1 gr). The highest velocity measured was 412 fps, the lowest was 386 fps (average of the 10-shot string was 396 fps). A six shot string fired with open sights grouped at 0.74". Click the thumbnail below to see a larger image. Click here for a description of the measurement methods.


 


 
Right Profile:

 
Front View:

 
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Loading BBs: BBs are loaded into a 15-shot magazine. A spring-loaded follower in the magazine produces smooth and reliable feeding. Notice the slide-mounted safety lever as well as the grip safety.

 
Loading CO2:

 

 

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