Daisy Powerline 44


 



Smith & Wesson Model 29 (44 magnum)
 

Info:
Manufacturer/Model:
Daisy, Powerline 44
Replica Of:
Smith & Wesson Model 29 (44 cal)
Made In:
USA
Caliber/Ammunition/Feed:
177, lead pellet, 6-shot revolver
Air Source:
CO2, 12 g Powerlet
Accessories:
extra 6-shot magazines, barrel changing tool, 4" barrel
Recommended Pellet or BB:
RWS Meisterkugeln Pistol & Rifle (7.8 gr)
Weight (lb)/Length (in):
2.25, 11.5
Body Material/Finish/Grips:
metal, black, plastic
Barrel Length (in)/Material/Rifled:
6.0, steel, yes
Trigger Action:
SA, DA
Trigger Pull (lbs)/Adjustable:
9.8 (DA), 6.6 (SA), no
Sights (front/rear):
fixed, fully adjustable
Velocity (fps):
400
Sound Level (dB): 101
Thickness of Pellet Holder (in): 0.441
Manufactured Dates:
1987 - 2001
Condition/Manual/Box:
95%, yes, yes
Serial Number:
 1C02871
 
Comments: This is a nice all metal replica from Daisy of the Smith & Wesson Model 29. It has a swing-out cylinder for loading pellets. The accuracy of this gun is excellent, putting 6 shots in almost the same hole. It's too bad Daisy didn't increase the capacity of the magazine since there is plenty of room for at least 10 pellets. The trigger is a little heavy in DA mode, but the SA trigger action is terrific. I also have the 4" barrel for this gun. This is the only CO2 revolver ever produced by Daisy and, in my opinion, is the best replica handgun the company ever made.

Barrel changing instructions for Daisy Model 44 (600 kB, JPG)

Performance: Measurements were made on 8/29/06 at a temperature of 89 F and 14' elevation. A ten shot string was fired from a bench rest at 15' using RWS Meisterkugeln Pistol & Rifle pellets (7.8 gr). The highest velocity measured was 401 fps, the lowest was 361 fps (average of the 10-shot string was 383 fps). A six shot string fired with open sights grouped at 0.20". Click the thumbnail below to see a larger image. Click here for a description of the measurement methods.



 


 
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Loading Pellets: Pellets are loaded into the plastic magazines nose first. The skirt should be slightly below the surface of the cylinder. The cylinder is then placed on the spindle that swings back up and locks in the receiver. Even with these precautions, there is still a tendency of pellets to sometimes jam between the cylinder and the barrel.

 
Loading CO2:

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