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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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Daisy WWII Commando

They haulted production of the Red Ryder model 40 due to the war. But they did continue production of toy products such as this wooden cork gun from 1943 called the Commando.

Not pictured here but made congruently with the Commando was the wooden Tommy Gun called the Chattermatic. They were child’s toys emulating the trench shotgun and machine guns of war.

These toys are an interesting and intriguing part of our history. The child that first played with this toy would most likely now be in their 90’s.

I didn’t think I would ever collect Daisy toys but certain items are undeniably cool and the values are starting to rise.

This is an interesting place marker for the Red Ryder which will go back into production in full force right after the war. The cooper bands will be replaced and the Red Ryder will go through many iterations.

It’s interesting that this wooden Commando was in some ways the real “2nd Variant Red Ryder”!

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Win Some Loose Some

Here are this weeks acquisitions. A Daisy Double Barrel Toy Cork Pop gun from Rogers and a Daisy Long Rifle Model 80 from Plymouth.

Unfortunately the pop gun arrived in non functioning condition and as cool as it looks – I’m unable to fix it. Check out the Plymouth Double Barrel.

The all plastic stock Long Rifle is great. It shoots nice and strong as many of the 50’s guns seem to operate. This was amongst the last production rifles from the Plymouth factories.

I will be posting my research on the Daisy Long Rifle in a forthcoming post. If you have any information or history on this model contact us. Thanks – CaliAir

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I’ve included pictures of the Long Rifle prior to my acquisition for historical and posterity purposes.

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