Daisy Model-40 Military Variant 2
With thanks to Beth of Amoskeag Auctions, Inc. for permission to post this pic.
The original auction blurb said: "This 'Military Air Gun' features a full military stock, with sling swivels and bayonet mounting. Metal surfaces on this lever action air gun retain 30% original blue finish with the balance being a dark gray patina with some silvering on the top of the barrel and pin prick pitting due to oxidation. The gun has elevation adjustable rear sights and a fixed blade front sight. The heavy cast operating lever retains its blue finish with just some light oxidation. The one piece walnut stock rates very good to near excellent with only minor handling dings. Also included are an older reproduction rubber tipped bayonet and sling. This would make a great addition to your military arms collection."
Also included in the sale was another variant 2 no.40, with its original rubber-tipped bayonet.
Daisy 'military' Model-40
With thanks to Tim of https://www.timdysonairguns.co.uk/
Note: this rifle does not have the rubber bayonet that came with it.
"A very rare Daisy Model No 40 ‘Military Model’ 1st Variant Air Rifle manufactured by the Daisy Manufacturing Co in the USA Circa 1916-1918.
This rifle is in good original condition the blued finish has worn over time but the stamping’s are crisp and legible.
It has its original and functioning front and rear sights.
The wooden stock is complete with no splits showing signs of wear but in overall good condition.
This is a .175 calibre BB Firer it cocks and fires with no issues
A great example of this WW1 child’s Air rifle, there can’t be many of these around now."