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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.

Let us know what you’d like to see in the next video. Thanks to all the subscribers and great comments. Keep On Shootin’!

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Daisy History

There are a couple of sources online and in print that gloss over the history of Daisy. Details are hard to come by and there are more questions than clear answers. The company began advertising in the late 1800’s if not certainly by the early 1900’s. A good portion of the puzzle can be answered by observing the various ads over the years.

This is not meant to be a concise article on Daisy history. The images included are a look into the rich history of the Daisy bb gun and the bb gun industry as a whole. I will update this page as I get more information ie dates, places, locations.

 

 

 

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Model XZ-31 Rocket Pistol

In the past every kid had a Ray Gun. The 1934 Buck Rogers Rocket Pistol retailed for .39 cents! If you cock and shoot it it will fire an invisible rocket ray.

I just can’t turn down a good deal on a ray gun. This was also called the Wilma Gun. Daisy made several ray guns with various non projectile functions.

The prices on these toy pistols are actually skyrocketing.

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Targeteer Pistol Set

This 1937 Daisy Targeteer set comes in a box that converts into a mini target range. America was coming out of a “depression” era and Daisy was quite creative in their product design, packaging and marketing.

This set came in good condition and is operable. This of course is less of a shooter and more of a historical collectible.

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However I seem to have a lot of .118 ammo around so I’ll be setting this up and playing with it in the near future. Of course I’ll do a video on it.

Daisy also put out a plastic Targette mini shooting range in 1949. I’ll be featuring it in an upcoming post.

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