Just picked this Daisy model #97 with origional box up today. I don't collect these. So I'm looking for some advice on selling and a $ price I could possibly get for it. It's in nice shape except the print on the barrel grip is mostly worn off.
I acquired a Model 97 at auction on May 13, 2009, and my wining bid was $85 + $10 shipping; had to send it out to get it's "voice" restored at a cost of $75.50; the ricochet was like a whimper, it's sufficiently loud now,(the airgunsmith had to fabricate a new device from brass) and the gun was also resealed so it is a nice accurate hard hitter. I have seen only two Model 97's up for auction since February of this year, mine being one of them and in both cases the silk screen imaging was worn off from the forearm.
I will offer a little more information; these guns were only made one year, 1961, basically because the ricochet sound didn't go over very big with B-B gunners and if it doesn't sell it gets the ax. A similar model that experienced unpopularity at the time was the Daisy Model 21, a replica of a shotgun; lol; at auction you will see them going up to in excess of a $1,000 (yep, one thousand dollars plus).
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daisy model 97
October 19 2011, 8:45 AM
Daisy Model #97. Looking to add to my collection. Have one for sale ? please contact.......Joe email@example.com
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