I was still a JW at the time and my four boys were always anxious for me to bring home a Daisy product. I did just that during a weekend for a lab tryout. Ha! It was really for my pleasure although my conscience stung a bit because of Watchtower teaching. The gun was a pistol, a modified early model of the CO2 200. Which brings me to my motive for posting.
I was a young tool and die designer for Daisy in the late 60s and early 70s. I recently found three early issues of their newsletters, "The Daisy Aim", in my files. They are charming, historically informative -- perhaps more so to present day readers. They were all very well written -- one of them at the pen of Beth Hough (wife of then president of Daisy, Cass Hough). Yes, both have since passed and although I never personally met them, I alway held that dynamic couple in the highest esteem.
I decided to scan them so others may get the same pleasure I received. You may click on links to those newsletters, peeking into Rogers, Ar (and Daisy) history, from 60 years ago.
The Daisy Aim Newsletter Toy BB Gun Compay Nov 1960.pdf
The Daisy Aim Newsletter Toy BB Gun Compay Dec 1960.pdf
The Daisy Aim Newsletter Toy BB Gun Compay Feb 1964.pdf