Chief AJ Special Edition (Daisy 1938B)


Comments:  The 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.

Chief AJ Web Site
Newspaper article on Chief AJ


 Daisy, Chief AJ Special Edition (1938B)
Replica Of:
 Not a replica
Made In:
 177, steel BBs, 650-shot gravity feed
Air Source:
 spring piston
 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 elevation

Velocity (fps):
Sound Level (dB):  86
Thickness of Pellet Holder (in):  N/A
Manufactured Dates:
 98%, yes, yes
Serial Number:

Performance: Measurements were made on 4/08/07 at a temperature of 62 F 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 267 fps (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 larger image. Click 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.



 Copyright 2006