Daisy Powerline 45 (S&W Variant)




Smith & Wesson 4506 (45 ACP)
 

Info:
Manufacturer/Model:
Daisy, Powerline Model 45 (S&W Variant)
Replica Of:
Smith & Wesson 4506 (.45 ACP)
Made In:
Japan
Caliber/Ammunition/Feed:
177, lead pellet, 13-shot magazine
Air Source:
CO2, 12 g Powerlet
Accessories:
None
Recommended Pellet or BB:
RWS CO2 Target and Gamo Match
Weight (lb)/Length (in):
1.3, 8.5
Body Material/Finish/Grips:
plastic, black, plastic
Barrel Length (in)/Material/Rifled:
5, steel, yes
Trigger Action:
DA/SA
Trigger Pull (lbs)/Adjustable:
9.7 (DA), 4.5 (SA), no
Sights (front/rear):
fixed, fixed
Velocity (fps):
400
Sound Level (dB): 102
Thickness of Pellet Holder (in): N/A
Manufactured Dates:
2000 - 2002
Condition/Manual/Box:
95%, yes, yes (backer card)
Serial Number:
 0K03727
 
Comments: This pistol is marked as the Model 4500 even though Daisy refers to it as the Model 45. This all plastic gun is pretty accurate using RWS CO2 Target pellets or Gamo Match pellets. The magazine is difficult to load (Gamo Match pellets load the best) but does allow for 13 consecutive shots. Also, the 4500 series seems to have solved the annoying problem associated with earlier models of sometimes having the magazine flip up out of the gun while firing. It's too bad the rear sight isn't adjustable.

Performance: Measurements were made on 8/27/06 at a temperature of 86 F and 14' elevation. A ten shot string was fired from a bench rest at 15' using RWS CO2 Target pellets (7.2 gr). The highest velocity measured was 466 fps, the lowest was 416 fps (average of the 10-shot string was 435 fps). A six shot string fired with open sights grouped at 0.63". Click the thumbnail below to see a larger image. Click here for a description of the measurement methods.


 


 
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Left Side Markings: Note that this gun is marked as being a Powerline 4500 even though Daisy's literature and the packaging call this a Powerline 45.

 
Loading Pellets: Magazine requires use of wadcutter pellets.

 
Loading CO2:

Packaging:

 

 

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