Daisy Powerline 45 50th Anniversary D-Day Commemorative (Colt Var.)


 


Colt 1911A1 (.45 ACP)
 

Info:
Manufacturer/Model:
Daisy Powerline 45 50th Anniv. D-Day Comm.
Replica Of:
Colt 1911A1 (.45 ACP)
Made In:
Japan
Caliber/Ammunition/Feed:
177, lead pellet, 13-shot magazine
Air Source:
CO2, 12 g Powerlet
Accessories:
None
Recommended Pellet or BB:
Gamo Match
Weight (lb)/Length (in):
1.25, 8.4
Body Material/Finish/Grips:
plastic, black, plastic
Barrel Length (in)/Material/Rifled:
8.4, steel, yes
Trigger Action:
DA/SA
Trigger Pull (lbs)/Adjustable:
9.6 (DA), >12 (SA), no
Sights (front/rear):
fixed, fixed
Velocity (fps):
400
Sound Level (dB):
100
Thickness of Pellet Holder (in): N/A
Manufactured Dates:
1994
Condition/Manual/Box:
95%, yes (copy), no
Serial Number:
 5000 4746

 

Comments: This is the D-Day 50th Anniversary Commemorative version of the Daisy Model 45 (Colt variant). Only 5,000 of these pistols were produced in 1994 and the serial number of this gun is 4746. The older guns in the Daisy 45 series had very stiff firing mechanisms (trigger pull > 12 lb). This gun actually has a heavier SA pull than it does in DA. Later versions (labeled as 4500) are much smoother. The magazines are interchangeable among all the versions. Although I usually don't collect cosmetically different versions of the same gun (I already had a Daisy 45 Limited Edition), it was hard to pass up owning a gun commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Longest Day.

Performance: Measurements were made on 8/28/06 at a temperature of 87 F and 14' elevation. A ten shot string was fired from a bench rest at 15' using Gamo Match pellets (7.7 gr). The highest velocity measured was 366 fps, the lowest was 326 fps (average of the 10-shot string was 344 fps). A six shot string fired with open sights grouped at 0.64". 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 Pellets: The magazine requires the use of wadcutter pellets only.
Loading CO2:

 

 

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