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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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Is It A Buck Part 2

CaliAir uncovers the mystery… is it an original Buck or a Daisy no.102? This gun has been revealed as the no. 102 from 1936 and not the original lever action Buck which thus far remains an enigma. There was a Jr. Buck pump action from the 30’s and perhaps a lever action from the era as well. However I have not seen one in photos nor in real life. If you have any clues or answers leave them in the comments.

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

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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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Picking A Daisy with CaliAir on eBay 2019

Hi everybody it’s yer pal CaliAir here with a brand new episode of The Picking A Daisy Show on eBay. I’m releasing over half of the CaliAir Collection for auction on eBay. This has been a very difficult task – figuring which of the guns will be the first to go. Every day I find myself changing the priority of what will go next. In this episode I share some of the guns that are going and some that are staying. Of course I suppose you could say all of the guns are for sale but the guns I’m currently listing on eBay (for the most part) are being offed at a reasonable starting bid.

This is your opportunity to get your hands on a tested vintage Daisy for cheap. All of the guns in the collection have been given proper care and attention. They are ready for another lifetime of service and fun.

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Daisy 101 and 102 – “The Beginning… sort of”.

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The Daisy no. 101 and 102 represent the “Depression Era” guns that were first put out in 1933. They really were just the Markham King 2233 gun re-branded as a Daisy no. 101 model 33. The 500 shot no.102 was also released in 1933. Both guns were reissued with longer barrels in 1936 and were subsequently named “Model 36”. The shot tubes on the later 1936 models were removable unlike the no.102 Model 33 which was peened shut and inaccessible.

We had to drill the weld points to release the shot tube on the 102/33 for repairs. You could see where they saved money on not having to machine threads.

If you had a little more than a “Daisy For A Buck” you might have afforded any of the other models Daisy had manufactured and marketed at the time. The famous Red Ryder had not yet come into design until 1938 but the Buzz Barton, Buck Jones, and the No. 25 Pump Gun among many others were available.

I have found the 101 and 102 models to be the least accurate of the vintage Daisy models – with exception to one particular no. 102. This wooden stock Daisy 102 Cub from the 1960’s (first produced in 1957 with a plastic stock) forged out of the Daisy/Heddon partnership. Heddon Comptometer was a cash register co. that used much of the same tooling and machinery that Daisy used to make their products. Heddon’s machines fell out of vogue as they were replaced by lighter more modern cash registers. The 102 Cub is a CaliAir favorite and very enjoyable to shot. It is perhaps the predecessor to the hugely successful Buck 105b currently being produced. Both little “youth carbines” are capable of hitting a shovel head out at 50 yards and are compact and easy to keep around with 500 shots in the ready!

CaliAir will be releasing the 101 and 102 Daisy rifles from the collection on this site and on eBay. The 102 Cub will be staying in the collection for further potification …eh hem. See ya next time. I think the Red Ryder’s are up next! – Yer Pal CaliAir!

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Picking A Daisy Show

In today’s vlog episode of “Picking A Daisy Show” your host CaliAir shares the latest Daisy finds. A very cool and good condition Daisy Gun Cleaning Kit from the 1950’s, shooting the new Model 10 and Buck… again.

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Picking A Daisy with CaliAir

CaliAir talks about his favorite shooters and compares various models. Formerly known as the Keep On Shootin show it is now the official “Picking A Daisy Show with CaliAir”.

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