Hy-Score 805 – Part 2

by B.B. Pelletier

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Photos and testing by Earl “Mac” McDonald

Part 1


Mac’s little sheet metal Hy-Score 805 air rifle is quite the looker.

Remember that I’m accelerating this report, so today we’ll do both velocity and accuracy. This is really parts 2 and 3, combined. So, please don’t knock yourselves out looking for Part 3, because there isn’t going to be one.

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Hy-Score 805 – Part 1

by B.B. Pelletier

Photos and testing by Earl “Mac” McDonald

Mac wants to share another vintage sweetie with you. This one is a Hy-Score model 805, which the Blue Book of Airguns identifies as a Diana model 16.


Hy-Score 805 is actually a Diana model 16. It’s made of folded sheetmetal but made to a very high standard.

The gun is made entirely of stamped steel parts. The only machined parts in the gun are the screws! There are some laminated parts where several sheets of steel are tack-welded together to form a single part, but we’ve seen this kind of fabrication on high-end spring guns such as the BSF series. It isn’t just a cost-cutting measure.

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