Daisy V/L Caseless .22 Rifle

NRA Museums special projects coordinator Ernie Lyles joins John Popp with another gem from the NRA National Firearms Museum in Fairfax, Virginia. It's a Daisy V/L rifle, the first to use caseless ammo. The idea is to avoid the cost of brass. The .22 bullet has gunpowder pasted on the back. There's no primer. It uses 2000 degree, compressed air to ignite the powder. The line ended in 1969 when the BATFE ruled it was a firearm, not an air gun. Daisy made about 23,000 before production ended.

Season 11