Daisy Powerline 1200 Reviews



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Daisy Powerline 1200


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Reviewer: Guest
Recommended: Highly Recommended
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One of the finest BB air pistols every made. I have to differ from the year of manufacturing however, as I remember getting a Daisy Powerline 1200 for Christmas in 1965 or 1966 ………Thanks ….


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Daisy Powerline 1200


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Reviewer: Rob
Recommended: Highly Recommended
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Got mine for my Birthday in 1978, my dad took me down to the hardware store and told me to pick out the airgun i wanted, i had a crosman rifle already so i thought id try out the daisy pistol, i loved it then and i still love it today, this is a very powerful gun and unusually accurate for a bb gun (smooth bore), i had a blast with this thing as a kid and i got in trouble one time for accidently shooting out the rear window of a Chevelle that was parked in our driveway (friends of the family), that Incident is what taught me to always treat every gun as though it is loaded, i couldnt sit down for a week.

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Daisy Powerline 1200


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Reviewer: Dan
Recommended: Highly Recommended
Thumbs Up: 60
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I got mine for Christmas back in 1978. I found packed away the other day when I was looking for a tool out in my shop. My wife has been having conniptions because a neighbor’s cat has been camping out under her bird feeder. This morning, I saw the cat jump up and almost get a bird off the feeder, so I went down in the basement, grabbed the pistol, punctured the CO2 cartridge that has been sitting in it for over 30 years, put a BB in the chamber, and fired. Got the cat right in the hind quarter from about 20 yards! That was about 9 this morning. This afternoon, I racked another BB and fired out over the water. The splash was about 80 feet away, so evidently the seal is still good. Anyway, I was pretty impressed. Shot out a lot of street lights with this gun back in high school!

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Daisy Powerline 1200


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Reviewer: Jim
Recommended: Recommended
Thumbs Up: 79
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Mine was my step-fathers, he must have purchased it right when they started to manufacture this model. I have remembered shooting this in our basement when it was raining. Many thousands of bb’s have been thru that barrel. I have had some issue with loading over the last year and now it wont load at all. I have taken it apart and could not find anything blocking the path. it looks as if the alignment of the barrel and the loading mechanism does not align to the correct depth to allow the BB to drop. If anyone has a hint or knows who can repair them please let me know (jtohago@yahoo.com) This one has been with us for over 30 years.

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Daisy Powerline 1200


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Reviewer: Ken
Recommended: Highly Recommended
Thumbs Up: 89
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I have had mine since about 1978. I recently found it in my shop and cleaned it up but the seal for the CO2 cylinder was not good. I went to the Daisy website and got a phone number to get a free seal. About a week after I called I received 2 free seals in the mail. My pistol works as good as new now!

Thanks, Daisy!!!

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Daisy Powerline 1200


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Reviewer: nick
Recommended: Highly Recommended
Thumbs Up: 72
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my name is nick i am 13 years old and i got my powerline 1200 from my dad because my dad knows i like pellet guns and he found it at the top of his work and brought it home for me and I loaded it up and shot it and it worked perfectly and there are no leakes whatsoever and now its one of my favorite guns and its a great gun

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Daisy Powerline 1200


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Reviewer: Jay
Recommended: Recommended
Thumbs Up: 75
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I bought this without my mother knowing from a flea market when was 13 in 1990. I’m now 34 and have a squirrel issue. Then I dug this gun out. I tore it down, oiled up the seals, put it back together in 3 minutes and voila, it shot like it did 20 years ago. Don’t have a squirrel problem anymore.

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Daisy Powerline 1200


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Reviewer: R Slate
Recommended: Highly Recommended
Thumbs Up: 102
Thumbs Down: 107
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had mine over 30 years, son got it out and striped the tighten ring for CO2, would like to buy used gun and use our parts to rebuild. great pistol

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Daisy Powerline 1200


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Reviewer: Ray
Recommended: Recommended
Thumbs Up: 93
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Some say the gun doesn’t shoot BBs all the time. It has gravity feed and the manual says that you are supposed to hold the muzzle down about 30 degrees from horizontal when cocking it. I’ve found that to be true.

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Daisy Powerline 1200


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Reviewer: David Burleson
Recommended: Highly Recommended
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I have had my old Powerline 1200 for about 25 years now. It had been in an old desk in an old garage for years and had to withstand the elements for years. I found it some time back and brought it in the house. I had just done a total re-build on a Chinese B3, and was very pleased with the result. So I decided to have a go at this old pistol. I couldn’t locate a schematic on it at the time, so I carefully dis-assembled it. It is a very simple gun to take apart and there are no heavy springs to be afraid of. There were a total of 4 seals in the gun. Co2 cylinder seal, small o-ring on the removable piercing head, large o-ring at the rear of pressure chamber, and a seal at the discharge end of the pressure chamber which seals against a spring backed ball bearing within the chamber. This seal as well as the o-rings were in perfect shape surprisingly. The only 1 in poor shape was of course the Co2 cylinder seal. I used a Gamo replacement seal that fits my Gamo P-23. These can be ordered from Gamo and it fits the 1200 perfectly. Cleaned the gun, and lubed all seals with silicone grease. I gave both the pressure chamber spring and the cocking lever spring a light coat of Moly paste. I polished what can be called the sear face and sear seat. Lubed trigger group with a moly/30wt mix, and re-assembled the gun. Oh I also did a nice Olive Drab paint job while I had it dis-assembled. The gun functions slightly better than the day I bought it. I remembered this being an extremely hard hitting pistol, and it still is. Around 420 FPS and no leaks whatsoever. I love this old gun am so pleased to have it back to enjoy. Hope this may help some of you out if you have or run across an old Powerline 1200.