Remember in the late 80's when Daisy tried to market a .22lr bolt action rifle? (Not the earlier Daisy VL .22caseless rifle)
This was a youth sized single shot rifle similar to the Chipmunk .22, but much more crudely made and with a synthetic stock.
Well, I was in Walmart, and they had their last one marked down to 59.00. I knew it had to be a P.O.S. then, but hey, they had Daisy Pellet guns there that cost just as much, and I figured it might make a nice cheap knock-around for behind the truck seat.
Thirty minutes after buying it, I was at my range to try it out.
- Bottom line was, it wouldn't shoot.
Either the firing pin was defective or the firing pin hole in the bolthead was not large enough to let it pass, I didn't look closely enough to be certain which, I was too angry to check.
This was a Brand New gun, and it wouldn't dent a rim.
I experienced at that moment, some serious buyers remorse.
I returned the gun to the store, where they informed me that they did no accept returns on firearms.
I argued that this shouldn't be considered a firearm, because it wouldn't SHOOT AT ALL. .......BRAND NEW!
I had gone to school with their FFL holder, however, and after a heated discussion with the store manager, I did indeed get my 59.95 back.
I learned a 59.95 Daisy .22lr is far, far, inferior to a 70.00 Daisy pellet gun, - A lesson Daisy themselves had already figured out as well.
31 years firearms experience