Wamo Powermaster (.22 LR)
177, steel BBs, 5-shot spring magazine and 200 shot gravity feed
CO2, 8 g Powerlet
Recommended Pellet or BB: Crosman Copperhead BBs
Weight (lb)/Length (in):
metal, black, plastic
Barrel Length (in)/Material/Rifled: 7.1, steel, yes
Trigger Pull (lbs)/Adjustable: 6.5 (SA), no
fixed, adjustable for windage and elevation
Velocity (fps): not specified
Sound Level (dB): 99
Thickness of Pellet Holder (in):
Manufactured Dates: 1962
Condition/Manual/Box: 85%, yes (copy), yes
Daisy bought the tooling for the
Hyde BB Pistol (originally
manufactured by Floyd Hyde Engineering) and reintroduced the
Hyde as the Daisy CO2
100. The Hyde air pistol itself was actually a conversion of the
.22 cal Wamo Powermaster pistol introduced in 1956. The CO2
100 was the first semi-auto replica repeater made by
Daisy and also its first CO2-powered
airgun. The Model 100 was only produced in 1962.
The trigger on this gun feels like a true single action semi-auto
although it operates the elevator in addition to releasing the
sear. Daisy reworked
the gun and reintroduced it as the Daisy CO2
200 in 1963. The Daisy 100 holds 200 BBs in a hopper from which 5 BBs at a
time are fed into a spring-loaded internal magazine. The Model
100 is pretty fragile and not many of them still work (leakers).
This specimen holds air and shoots very well.
Pyramyd Air Report on the Daisy 100.
for Daisy CO2
100 (966 kB JPG)
Measurements were made on
9/29/06 at a temperature of 77 ºF 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 454 fps, the lowest was 422 fps
(average of the 10-shot string was 435 fps). A six shot string
fired with open sights grouped at 0.76". Click the thumbnail below to see a
here for a description of the measurement methods.