Daisy Powerline 780

Smith & Wesson Model 41 (22 LR)

Daisy Powerline 780
Replica Of:
S&W Model 41 (22 LR)
Made In:
22, lead pellet, single-shot
Air Source:
CO2, 12 g Powerlet
Recommended Pellet or BB:
RWS Meisterkugeln Professional Line (14.0 gr), H&N Match-Kugeln (13.4 gr)
Weight (lb)/Length (in):
2.7, 11.25
Body Material/Finish/Grips:
metal, black, plastic
Barrel Length (in)/Material/Rifled:
8.3, steel, yes
Trigger Action:
Trigger Pull (lbs)/Adjustable:
8.4 (SA), no
Sights (front/rear):
fixed, fully adjustable
Velocity (fps):
385 (high), 330 (low)
Sound Level (dB): 96
Thickness of Pellet Holder (in): N/A
Manufactured Dates:
85%, yes (copy), yes
Serial Number:
Comments: The Daisy 780 is Daisy's version of the S&W 78G. The S&W airguns were based on a design from a former Crosman engineer and the actions closely resemble the venerable Crosman Mark I and II. Daisy bought the airgun division of S&W in 1980 and produced the S&W 78G and 79G as the Daisy 780 and 790. Daisy replaced the metal loading bolt mechanism of the S&W 78G with a plastic version. It works OK, but feels flimsier than the bolt on the S&W. The Daisy versions have a heavy trigger pull for a target pistol. This gun has excellent accuracy but fairly low power. However, it gets about 70 shots with a fresh CO2 cylinder.

Performance: Measurements were made on 12/06/06 at a temperature of 62 F and 14' elevation. A ten shot string was fired from a bench rest at 15' using H&N Match-Kugeln (13.4 gr). The highest velocity measured was 311 fps, the lowest was 288 fps (average of the 10-shot string was 298 fps). A six shot string fired with open sights using RWS Meisterkugeln (14.0 gr) grouped at 0.32". Click the thumbnails below to see larger images. Click here for a description of the measurement methods.


Right Profile:
Front View: Power can be adjusted over a limited range by turning the screw at the back of the tube located just below the barrel. Turning the screw clock-wise increases power, counter-clockwise decreases power.
Right Side Markings:
Left Side Markings: Pulling the cocking knob all the way forward cocks the hammer. Unlike the S&W 78G and early models of the Daisy 780 on which this gun is based, the safety can be engaged when the gun is cocked or uncocked. Once the gun is cocked, there is no safe way to decock it.
Loading Pellets:
Loading CO2: The CO2 cylinder is loaded tip down. The cylinder is pierced by a pin in the screw-on cap. The cap is screwed on tight, then the piercing button is pushed in by tapping the cap on a hard surface.

Packaging: The top of the box is in very good condition and the bottom is in good condition. A photocopy of the owner's manual is included. The original owner carved the styrofoam to make a place to hold a CO2 cylinder.



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