Here are two guns that are almost superficially identical. The Cub 102 circa late 50’s early 60’s pictured here is an interesting comparison to the current Buck 105B of 2018. The Cub is a joint production between Daisy and Comptometer Co. Rogers Arkansas.
The Buck to my assumption is a reissue of the 1930’s Buck Jr. . I’ve never even seen pictures of a Buck Jr. (I have seen vintage ads of the rifle) and it’s listed amongst the most prized of vintage Daisy’s.
Both of these guns shoot great and hit out at 50 yards. The Chinese made Buck gets a lot of trigger time and is accurate and durable. The plastic trigger, lever, and front sight do not detract at all from the guns performance. The new Buck is over a year old and still shooting great.
The only plastic on this vintage early 60’s 102 Cub is on the aluminum lever. It’s actually a nice inclusion and makes for a smooth closure.