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Found these pellets among some of my dads stuff, “KING” air gun slugs.

Does anyone know anything about them? .177.....don't know about the claim on the box “very accurate”

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I THINK the King was a simple Daisy/Diana mod 1 type of kid’s first air gun. This was a very long time ago and you may find those boxes quite collectable. Perhaps you should find out for sure before parting with them hastily.

Of course, I maybe wrong.

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Found something on a company called MarkhamUSA, the name of the Markham company was changed to “King Air Rifle Company” after the company was purchased by Daisy in 1916 after decades of intense competition between the two.

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Yes , used them all the time as boy in the 50s as they were half the price of waisted slugs . God they bring back memory’s of sparrow pie .

harnser

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Must be why as a kid all the old fellas used to say if gun. To me always air rifle and air pistol.

Oy recently with the increasing popularity of the FX slug liner barrels and neilsen slugs have I looked at the whole slug thing.

Maybe them old shooters knew a thing or two.

Them king slugs look so short they look as if they would tumble.

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On 27/09/2019 at 22:22, Harnser said:

Yes , used them all the time as boy in the 50s as they were half the price of waisted slugs . God they bring back memory’s of sparrow pie .

harnser

you havnt eaten sparrow pie ....what was it like ?

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My long departed grandad used to tell stories of netting off the hedges in the church yard to get sparrows to make into pies. He never really commented on the taste other than "tasted like sparrow" which doesn't help much. His dad was a butcher  his uncle a poacher and a bit of a card shark and this was deepest darkest Hampshire pre war. 

Mum says as a child there was always something hanging up by the rear door and once a pike soaking in the sink reanimated itself and smashed all the drying plates on the training board in the middle of the night. She claims to have never eaten sparrow pie but grandad said differently. He did say it took a fair few to make a pie and I got the impression it was more hard work than anything else. 

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1 hour ago, ditchman said:

you havnt eaten sparrow pie ....what was it like ?

As boys we used to trap and shoot hundeds of sparrows . My mother used to make sparrow pie as a treat . I carnt remember what it used to taste like but I loved it .

harnser

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I can only imagine they skinned and boiled them till the bones and flesh melted into one, I've eaten hundreds skewered over a fire, you end up eating the whole thing and the taste is as good as most cuts of beef. 

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I lived in Malta back in the mid 70s and ate many different species. "Hunting" was a passion of the locals and they shot for the pot and for trophies. Obviously it was a different time but, turtle dove, starling, thrush, sparrow (it's a long list) were all on the edible list. I certainly have a few stories. 

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