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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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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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A Vintage Daisy .118 Pistol

This .118 came in but had a twisted barrel. Luckily we were able to find a replacement from the same era and it now functions. This particular one is not the earliest model with a fixed rear sight but represents the models following. Our collection has a good range of early Daisy pistols with original boxes and targettes.

You can see the twist in the shot tube. It was probebly twisted on too tight which is common with the early model shot tubes. This pistol now has two shot tubes!

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