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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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The Morton Harris Pistol

I have a lot of these in my collection. Most of them don’t work or don’t work well. This is that rare case when I acquire non functioning guns for historical purposes.

The Morton is one of the few gun manufacturers that did not get acquired by Daisy. The concept was great. A 1911 style bb pistol that fits your holster and shots multiple forms of .177 diameter ammo.

The one pictured here is a functioning model. Sure you could spit further than this thing shoots but spit don’t fit in a standard .45 holster.

Power? Nope. Accuracy? Heck no. An awesome concept? Without a doubt!

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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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