Daisy Powerline 693


 


Smith & Wesson 659 (9 mm)

Info:
Manufacturer/Model:
Daisy, Powerline Model 693
Replica Of:
Smith & Wesson 659 (9 mm)
Made In:
Japan
Caliber/Ammunition/Feed:
177, steel BB, 15-shot magazine
Air Source:
CO2, 12 g Powerlet
Accessories:
extra magazines
Recommended Pellet or BB:
Daisy Avanti BBs

Weight (lb)/Length (in):
1.1, 7.5
Body Material/Finish/Grips:
plastic, black/silver, plastic
Barrel Length (in)/Material/Rifled:
4.3, steel, no
Trigger Action:
DA only
Trigger Pull (lbs)/Adjustable:
9.9 (DA only), no
Sights (front/rear):
fixed, fixed
Velocity (fps):
449
Sound Level (dB): 99
Thickness of Pellet Holder (in): N/A
Manufactured Dates:
Original Model 93 introduced in 1989. Model 693 introduced in 2000. Updated Model 693 (Model 93A) introduced in 2008.
Condition/Manual/Box:
98%, yes, yes (backer card)
Serial Number:
 7K 00923
 
Comments: Except for the silver/black finish, the Daisy Model 693 is essentially the same gun as the Model 93 that Daisy introduced in 1989. The original 693 was introduced in 2000. This updated version, introduced in 2008 and marked on the gun as Model 93A, has an accessory rail molded into the front part of the frame in front of the trigger guard. The front and rear sights have also been modified slightly from the original 93/693 design. The Model 693 is a very reliable gun with two separate safety mechanisms (a rotating safety on the left and a grip safety). The hammer, slide lock, and mag release are all molded into the body of the pistol and are non-functional. The trigger pull is long, heavy, and rough with no distinct break point. This gun has very respectable performance for a BB gun with a smooth bore and, in fact, is nearly identical to the performance of the Model 93 that I purchased 18 years earlier.

Pyramyd Air Report on Daisy 693 (reprinted from The Airgun Letter from March 2000)

Performance: Measurements were made on 3/13/08 at a temperature of 68 F and 14' elevation. A ten shot string was fired from a bench rest at 15' using Daisy Avanti BBs (5.5 gr). The highest velocity measured was 402 fps, the lowest was 363 fps (average of the 10-shot string was 379 fps, s = 13). A six shot string fired with open sights grouped at 0.68". Click the thumbnail below to see a larger image. Click here for a description of the measurement methods.


 


 
Right Profile: The front and rear sights on the new Model 693 (Model 93A) are more streamlined than earlier models but are not as faithful in replicating the sights on the original S&W firearm that the airgun is modeled after.

 
Front View: This new version of the Model 693 has an accessory rail mounted under the barrel for installing lasers and tactical lights.

 
Right Side Markings:

 
Left Side Markings:

 
Loading BBs: BBs are loaded in the 15-shot removable magazine that fits in a slot on top of the gun. A spring-loaded follower keeps pressure on the BBs in the magazine so they load smoothly and reliably.

 
Loading CO2:

Packaging: The Model 693 is marketed as a kit with BBs, CO2, and safety glasses as the Model 5693.

 

 

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