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How To Attack A Pineapple

CaliAir and Hamilton (the Swedish James Bond) take a closer look at the Chinese Hand Dragon springer dart gun. This ancient gun is a replica of the early Hand Dragons circa 500 bc (or earlier). This is a novelty dart springer and its date of manufacturing and place of origin is unknown. It was purchased in 2016 from China. Today’s mission is to shoot the dreaded pineapple. Pretty sure a pineapple WAS harmed in the making of this video. Viewer discretion is advised. The use of all the necessary safety gear was utilized in this operation.

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I’m BACK! CaliAir survives the COVID

CaliAir is back after a 5 month break due to the pandemic. It’s been a long challenging journey both literally and figuratively.  Cali is joined by guest host Hamilton (the Swedish James Bond) in Denver Colorado.

Today’s episode of Picking A Daisy on the A.I.R. Show we talk about my traveling Daisy EDC (Every Day Carry). Catching up on some lost time and talking vintage Daisy’s… and erring on the side of safety.

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The Chinese Hand Dragon PLUS Cowboy Chad vs CaliAir

Cowboy Chad visits CaliAir in the Nevada desert and conduct a friendly competition with the The Buck (of course). Plus CaliAir shows off his 12th/13th century Chinese Hand Dragon – perhaps the worlds first “springer” pre-dating the Daisy and everyone else!

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Revisiting the Markham No.17

CaliAir shoots the King no.17 circa 1917. This particular specimen was acquired via the Baker Daisy collection. I’m seeing it listed these days for nearly $400 which is good cause it’s around what I paid for it! This No.17 is propertied to have been made around 1919 but the actual date is uncertain. It could be from anywhere between 1917-1934 when they stopped making them. Advertising for this gun was most prolific in the 1920’s (1922). This brass barreled beauty requires the vintage lead ammo.

This gun shoots pretty darn well out at 10 yards. BB’s are the only thing we are shooting today but it is also capable of shooting darts and pellets! In ways this is reminiscent of both the original Daisy from 1888 to todays portable little Buck – albeit the Buck is not a break barrel. This is not the only video on the King no.17 that I’ve done and it won’t be the last. This gun reminds me of the Quackenbush that was a firearm and a pellet gun from the late 1800’s.

Check out the first video I did of the Markham no.17 here.

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Could This Be The Original Buck 105!!!???

(YouTube is behaving funky and isn’t showing a still but it seems to play for me – please let me know if you have trouble viewing this video. Thank -CaliAir)

Hey Everybody It’s your pal CaliAir here and I have something special for you. I have here a vintage Daisy I wanted to share with you before branching out and showing you some non Daisy air rifles. This Daisy has been featured in photos about a year ago and finally we have made a video on the gun.

I thought that this was a 1980 Buck but upon removing the rust and dropping oil down the barrel I discovered it is a vintage Plymouth rifle. And of course it works even with the original seals from 1947.

This Daisy offers a bit of mystery due to the engraving on the receiver being too worn away to make out the actual model. I have considered that it could be a no.102 (1933 or 1947) and I will be doing a comparison video in the near future. The confusion also comes from there being an aluminum lever instead of cast iron which may or may not be a replacement.

Throughout my searches the original Daisy 105 has been pretty elusive and it would be very interesting to discover more about this vintage Plymouth. When was the original Buck 105 produced? Is the Buck 105 just an iteration of the no.102? Have I somehow lucked into an original Buck? Stay tuned for more!

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