Chief AJ Special
Edition (Daisy 1938B)
Chief AJ Special Edition Instinct Shooting BB Gun is a special
version of the Daisy 1938 made by Daisy for Chief AJ (John "AJ"
Huffer) to teach instinct shooting to children and adults. The
gun is similar to a Daisy Red Ryder but has a longer stock and
an aluminum cocking lever. It has an image of Chief AJ laser
engraved in the stock. This particular specimen was purchased
from Chief AJ at the Findlay airgun show in March 2007 (it was
made in August 2005), and is
signed on the box and stock by Chief AJ. Click the links below
for more information on the Chief AJ BB gun, Exhibition Grade
BBs, and Chief AJ himself.
AJ Web Site
Newspaper article on Chief AJ
Daisy, Chief AJ Special Edition (1938B)
Replica Of: Not a replica
Made In: USA
Caliber/Ammunition/Feed: 177, steel BBs, 650-shot
Air Source: spring piston
Accessories: Chief AJ Shooting Camp DVD, Chief AJ
Exhibition Grade BBs, piece of clay pigeon shot by Charles Ward
and signed by Chief AJ
Recommended Pellet or BB:
Chief AJ Exhibition Grade
BBs (5.5 gr)
Weight (lb)/Length (in): 2.8, 36.25
Body Material/Finish/Grips: metal, black, wood
Barrel Length (in)/Material/Rifled:
9.25, steel, no
Trigger Action: SA only
Trigger Pull (lbs)/Adjustable:
7.4 (SA), no
Sights (front/rear): fixed, adjustable for
Velocity (fps): 280
Sound Level (dB): 86
Thickness of Pellet Holder (in): N/A
98%, yes, yes
Measurements were made on
4/08/07 at a temperature of 62 ºF and 14' elevation. A ten shot
string was fired from a bench rest at 15' using Chief AJ
Exhibition Grade BBs (5.5 gr).
The highest velocity measured was 277 fps, the lowest was
(average of the 10-shot string was 271 fps). A six shot string
fired with open sights grouped at 0.65". Click the thumbnail below to see a
here for a description of the measurement methods.
Closeup: Closeup photo showing the butt of the gun, the Rifle
Camp DVD, Exhibition Grade BBs, and the piece of sporting clay
shot on the fly with a Chief AJ BB gun by Charles Ward at the
Findlay airgun show in March 2007.
Chief AJ: John "Chief AJ" Huffer at the "Toys that Shoot" airgun
and toy gun in Findlay, Ohio, on March 31, 2007. Chief AJ was 72
years old at the time of the Findlay show.
Shooting Demonstration: Chief AJ conducts a shooting
demonstration at the Findlay airgun show. Participants shot 4"
clay pigeons thrown from a trap at 55 mph with Chief AJ BB guns.
Most people didn't think it was possible to shoot clay pigeons
with a BB gun until they tried it.