Daisy put out many models by 1933. And while most businesses were struggling to survive Daisy was going full steam ahead with a wide range of products to choose from to suit your budget.
From the no. 101 Daisy for a buck to the Buzz Barton and the no. 25 that would cost you a whole 3 bucks! This mint condition Buzz Model 33 most likely has the mahogany stock and does not have any branding upon it.
This may have been due to their machine being broke which led to them using paper decals on the first 1933 run of the Buzz no.195’s. It has a reverse cocking lever made of cast iron.
The under barrel is a defining feature of the early Daisy guns which helped to contain the air pressure.
The nickeling on the gun is 99-100%. I have not seen a nicer specimen of this model thus far.
The Buzz Barton no. 195 was in essence the low end Buzz. They came out with it at first in 1933 as well as the no. 103. The model shown below is a Buzz no. 194 model 36 from 1936.
This no. 195 is in good condition and was acquired in repaired condition. The repair was rough but seems to have been done many years ago. Sometimes this gives guns a nice aesthetic character.
The small sight aperture is hard to use on anything at close range. The addition of a sight on these guns was rather peculiar. It seems like the “sight” was more for looks than function. But it did look cool and you could always knock the aperture out to get a better field of view when aiming.
This Buzz no. 195 was certainly the low end Buzz but this particular specimen has a great deal of charm with all its carvings, nicks and era correct square nut replacements. It also is a good shooter after all is said and done.
I’m sure there much I’ve left uncovered with the Buzz Barton models. It represents perhaps a companies foray into diversification. The depression brought about great financial disparity and Daisy was able to take advantage of both the low and high end markets. The rare availability of the fancy no. 103 in comparison to the more common no. 195 model 36 is testament to what sold more and to whom.