air rifles, antiques, bb guns, CaliAir, Carbines, Collector, Daisy, history, No. 10, No. 25, Picking A Daisy, Picking A Daisy Show, Plinking, Pump Action, Red Ryder, Rifles, Video, Vintage, Youth Guns

Daisy Youth No.10 Carbine & No.25 Takedown

 

CaliAir shares his favorite Daisy’s – the no.10 and the no.25. The no.10 is a new youth model fashioned after the full sized Red Ryder. The no.25 is the classic 1937 variant 7. Both great guns albeit the vintage guns tend to shoot a little high and right. The no.10 hits point of aim easily at 20 yards if you do your part. Join CaliAir here on Daily Motion for future episodes of The Picking A Daisy Show. The only show on the internet dedicated to exploring the Daisy BB gun. Please share, subscribe, favorite, like and comment. We need all the help we can get transitioning to the new platform. Stay tuned for more!

Check out the entire CaliAir Collection

View Pump Action Carbines

View Lever Action Carbines

102 Cub, air rifles, antiques, bb guns, Buck, buying, Buzz Barton, CaliAir, Carbines, Collector, Cork Gun, Daisy, eBay, history, JC Higgins, King, Lever Action, Long Rifle, Model 33, model 40, Model 80, Model no 155, no. 101, no. 102, No. 25, no.102, no.103, no.111, no.195, Picking A Daisy, Picking A Daisy Show, Pump Action, Red Ryder, Rifles, Video, Vintage, Westerner

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.

To find what I’m posting on eBay just search for user “CaliAir2018”. Happy bidding!

Check out the entire CaliAir Collection here.

View all the Pump Action rifles here.

View all the Lever Action rifles here.

102 Cub, air rifles, antiques, bb guns, Buck, CaliAir, Carbines, Collector, Daisy, eBay, history, King, King 2233, Lever Action, no. 101, no.102, no.105B, Picking A Daisy, Picking A Daisy Show, Rifles, Video, Vintage, Youth Guns

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

REMINDER: The Picking A Daisy Show has moved from the AIR Show channel to Picking A Daisy. Be sure to like and subscribe to the new channel and turn on your notifications for new episodes.

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!

Check out more Lever Action guns here.

Check out the entire CaliAir Collection here.

air rifles, antiques, bb guns, Buzz Barton, CaliAir, Carbines, Collector, Daisy, eBay, history, King, Lever Action, Long Rifle, Markham, Model 27, Model 33, model 36, Model 80, Model no 155, no.102, no.103, Picking A Daisy, Picking A Daisy Show, Rifles, Video, Vintage

The Buzz Barton final part III

The 3rd and last series of videos on the Buzz Barton model. Haven’t posted much because I didn’t want to interfere with the Buzz series. The Daisy no. 155 has an interesting relationship to the Buzz. You could say the 155 is the same gun as the Buzz no. 195, the King 5536, and the Model 80 Long Rifle.

CaliAir also introduces the public auction of a substantial part of his collection here on PickingADaisy.com and on eBay.

Check out Buzz Barton part I

Check out Buzz Barton part II

View more Lever Action Carbines

View Entire CaliAir Collection

air rifles, antiques, bb guns, Buzz Barton, CaliAir, Carbines, Collector, Daisy, history, Lever Action, Model 33, model 36, no.103, no.195, Picking A Daisy, Picking A Daisy Show, Rifles, Video, Vintage

Daisy Super Buzz Barton Special No. 103

The new year brings in the 100th anniversary of the End of World War I. By 1933 America was suffering from the depression and in a little over 10 years will be going back to war in WWII. Daisy had put out the economical no. 101 and 102 Model 33 that where sold for around $1. However they also marketed a higher end product called the Buzz Barton Special named after the child rodeo star of the same name. Buzz’s future in the new media called “film” was limited but his name will forever be etched (literally) in the No.’s 103 and 195.

S1170001S1170002S1170003

The first Buzz no. 195 in 1933 came out with a paper label on the stock and few survived with the fragile label in tact.  They also produced the No. 103 Super Buzz Barton Special that was nickel plated and featured the reverse cocking action that allows you to cock the lever and keep the gun shouldered. A cool but short lived design feature that proved to be a bit hazardous.

S1170004S1170005

The Number 103 Model 33 from 1933 shares the same frame as the Daisy Model 27 from 1927 which also featured the “reverse” cocking action and similar cast iron levers.

S1170006

The following year Daisy would produce their improved 1934 Number 25 Pump Gun and their new Buck Jones Number 107 Pump Gun and even the super rare No. 105 Junior Pump Gun (same gun as the Markham No. 5 Pump Gun). The lever action guns were now sharing the spotlight with the pump action lines.

S1170007

I’ll be doing more articles and video episodes on this intriguing set of guns known as the Buzz Barton. The Number 195 model 36 was actually a re-purposed Markham King No. 55 which is also featured in the CaliAir Collection.

Check out The Buzz Barton Part II here.

Check out The Buzz Barton Part III here.

Check out all the Lever Action guns here.

View the entire CaliAir Collection here.

air rifles, antiques, CaliAir, Carbines, Collector, Daisy, history, Lever Action, Model 27, No. 11 Model 29, Picking A Daisy, Picking A Daisy Show, Rifles, Video, Vintage

Model 27 & the No. 11 Model 29

The No. 11 Model 29

IMG_1336

The Daisy Number 11 Model 29 shown above has been painted over in black. The original finish was nickel and held 350  .175 cal. bb’s.

IMG_0078IMG_0623IMG_3768IMG_4045IMG_4296IMG_4482

The design of the gun is very much like the earlier Daisy Model H from 1914. This no.11 was produced between 1929-1932 and it replaced the no.11 Model 24 manufactured between 1924-1928. Both models had nickel plated finishes.

IMG_4526

The Model 27

IMG_2708

The Model 27 was released as a 500 shot and a 1000 shot from 1927-1932. The 1000 shot model came in nickel while the 500 shot came with a blued barrel. The gun pictured is a 500 shot version in good condition.

IMG_5473IMG_7157

IMG_8102IMG_8220IMG_9177IMG_9797

The Model 27 (1000 Shot) would get re-purposed in 1933 and become the Super Buzz Barton Special. It may have been that the original Buzz being in actuality a common Markham no. 55 needed more sizzle, more zing – so they switched from the no.55 (aka no.195) to the Model 27 (aka no.103) . But by 1936 they resumed the Buzz as a no.195 (aka no.55) up until 1941. It was time to go back to war… WWII.

See more Lever Action guns here.

Check out the whole CaliAir Collection here.

.180, air rifles, antiques, bb guns, CaliAir, Carbines, Collector, Daisy, history, No. 25, Picking A Daisy, Picking A Daisy Show, Pump Action, Rifles, Video, Vintage

Daisy No.25 1919

[Correction: I mistakenly refer to this gun as a 1917. It’s actually a 1919.]

Today I have for you the gun that started my obsession with Daisy BB guns. Last year for the first time ever I bought a new Daisy no. 25. The new models are made in China – but the build, fit and finish on the gun is pretty good and regardless of the plastic trigger and lever – the new 25 is an excellent backyard plinker.

img_6031

I couldn’t believe how quiet and accurate the gun was for a dang BB gun. Previously I’ve always scoffed at BB guns and thought of them more as children’s toys. I bought the gun on a whim only to discover that the thing was an excellent shooter. Over the years I had invested in many types of firearms, break barrel gas pistons, pcp’s, spring piston, airsoft and multi-pump pneumatics. Don’t get me wrong, I have fun using all of those various shooting platforms.

img_6032

But the Daisy BB gun offered so many things that NONE of the others did. Most importantly – capacity. No other shooting platform gives you 50 to 1000 shots one after another. If you are a shooter you know that most of your time is spent loading the gun. The less time you spend loading the more time you have for a thing called trigger time!

img_6037

I couldn’t believe this gun existed since 1914 and I was only now getting hip to it. I started wondering if it was possible to find an early original version of the gun and sure enough they were available on the internet. I purchased a 1936 variant for this was what was considered the most desirable of the No. 25’s. I am also a big WWI buff and it turns out that the history of Daisy and The Great War are profoundly intertwined.

img_6039

WWI broke out in 1914 which is the very year that Daisy began manufacturing the Fred Lefevere designed No. 25. This is what led me to seeking a 1st variant no. 25. Currently I still have not been able to get my hands on a 1st variant. Between 1914 and 1979 there have been about 54 variants of the gun produced. What we have here is what some call a 3rd variant . Other sources place this as a 6th variant.

img_6040

This gun was bought at a premium from Dennis Baker over at Daisy King as a 1919. This variant has the short throw and non adjustable front sight. The variant we are looking at was produced between 1917 to 1926. By 1927 the easier to cock long throw lever was introduced. For the exception of the non adjustable front sight and the finish on the barrel – this is what a 1914 1st variant would look like. It has the barrel claw, the 5 groove pump handle, smaller rear sight, straight trigger, squared off rear trigger guard, large take down screw, a reinforcement rib and a straight stock.

What distinguishes the first variant from all the others is its “black nickel” finish. The first variant was never sold in bright nickel. Of course the flagship no. 25 was the 6th (sometimes referred to as the 7th) variant that included fancy etching on the receiver. I’ll be showing you those variants in a future episode. This particular gun came to me in weak shooting condition and could definitely benefit from a good seal job. The finish on this rifle is very good with little rust. It does shoot fine at close range and it is very quiet. The shot tube is functional but challanging to lock back the spring while loading the bb’s. This was a common issue with he earlier shot tubes.

I’m looking forward to reviving the seals on this gun to see how well it can shoot. For a gun over a 100 years old its still in great condition.

View all the Pump Action Carbines here.

Check out the entire CaliAir Collection here.