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by Tom GaylordWriting as B.B. Pelletier History of airguns This report covers: “Toy” BB gunsThe heavy Daisy 179FWB 125Daisy Annie Oakley BB gunSummary Gonna have some fun today. Instead of testing something I want to show you some airguns you’ll probably never see. We’ll start with a couple Daisys. “Toy” BB guns Imagine you work … Read more

Let BB show you the junk table

by Tom GaylordWriting as B.B. Pelletier History of airguns This report covers: Where BB shops The junk table Checking out the junk table Solving the puzzle Let’s get specific To un-junkify the image Can’t afford Photoshop? Watch the brightness of your background How about a dark background? Dark images Confusing listing Here is the listing: … Read more

Diana 23: Part 1

Diana 23

by Tom GaylordWriting as B.B. Pelletier Diana 23. A history of airguns This report covers: A stripper The rifle Two versions of the later rifle Trigger Breech seal and locking detent Sights Cocking What is it good for? Summary This report should be titled, “By any other name” because the airgun I’m writing about doesn’t … Read more

How powerful were the big bore airguns of the past?: Part 1

ball from Perkins gun

by Tom Gaylord Writing as B.B. Pelletier The history of airguns This report covers: New blog section — History of airguns! How powerful? Wood was first Iron and steel How fast — Spaltology Velocity of the big bore airguns of antiquity Available air pressure Why this is important New blog section — History of airguns! … Read more

The rise of the BB gun: Part 1

Markham BB gun

by Tom Gaylord Writing as B.B. Pelletier The history of airguns Part 2 This report covers: The first BB gun Plymouth Iron Windmill Co. The BB becomes air rifle shot Quality control problems You’ll shoot your eye out World War II After the war The first BB gun This is a comprehensive report of the … Read more

The stuff we do!

by B.B. Pelletier Announcement: Shao Lin is this week’s winner of Pyramyd Air’s Big Shot of the Week on their facebook page. He’ll receive a $50 Pyramyd AIR gift card. Shao Lin wins this week’s Big Shot of the Week. The more I read the old books about shooting and guns written by men who were … Read more

Sam Yang Dragon Claw .50 caliber big bore air rifle: Part 4

by B.B. Pelletier Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 The Dragon Claw from Sam Yang is a .50-caliber big bore air rifle. This is the second accuracy test with Sam Yang’s Big Bore .50-caliber Dragon Claw single-shot air rifle. As you may recall, or you can check out by reading Part 3 again, the rifle … Read more

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