Red Rider BB Gun for XMAS


December 21, 2011, 07:46 PM
What's your "Red Rider" this Christmas? What weapon would you love to have under your tree?

Mine is a Nagant bolt action with accessories and ammo.

"You'll shoot yer eye out kid..."

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December 21, 2011, 08:29 PM
Two tax stamps.

December 21, 2011, 09:23 PM
You still get Christmas presents?

Last year I spent $1,500 on my two kids families and I got a $25 buck McDonald's gift card and a little box of chocolates.

The wife ate them all on the way home before I even got a taste!

Bah! Humbug! :cuss:


December 21, 2011, 09:38 PM
I'd like to have a NIB Red Ryder , but a 1956 model.

December 22, 2011, 01:40 AM
You'll shoot yer eye out with one of those things:neener:

December 22, 2011, 02:40 AM
I dont have a BB gun anymore. :( I could at least shoot that indoors when the weather is lousy.

My bro and I tend to buy eachother parts instead of whole weapons. Last xmas I bought him a surefire forestock for his 870. My bro bought me parts for my 870, M44, and M91/30 for my birthday. Ammo would be a nifty gift this year.

My best friend's daughter made out like a bandit. Last night I helped wrap her 26 presents.

December 22, 2011, 03:38 AM
I'm planning on an actual Red Ryder to replace the one I inherited from gramps.
His was bought used off a neighbor back in '48 and I think it deserves retirement (finally) and a spot above the front door nowadays. The old girl will still light up a stray dogs eyes though. ;)

Deus Machina
December 22, 2011, 03:40 AM
Anything, really.

So far, my dad seems to have good taste in firearms. A Luger in .22 (imported by Stoeger way back when) which he still has, and everything else he points out is either fun or so cheap to shoot (he knows my lover of .22) that it's fun. :D

Even ol' Lurch there got a smile from my Henry lever-action.

The only unwelcome thing from family this year is that, now that her own grandkids are too old, my aunt sent my old baby blankets and such to my mom. This is not a conversation I'm looking forward to.

December 22, 2011, 03:41 AM
Not a thing under the christmas tree for me . But when I see a 17 Hornet rifle I like there will be a new rifle, scope, sling, reloading dies, and brass comming my way. Great grand pa s do thing like that.. In a few days ,my son in law is going to help me go thru my fishing stuff and set up fishing tackel boxes for each of my three great grand sons. Because the kids are spread out and have to travel to visit us ,we will have all but one at our home a few days after Christmas. I got a 19 pound turkey to feed the crew ond my wife do the other cooking and bakeing.

December 22, 2011, 06:11 AM
I got one of those last year, new in box Red Rider BB gun. Actually I wanted it when I was in the forth grade. it's a few later now.

December 22, 2011, 07:50 AM
When I turned 60, I bought myself a Red Ryder BB gun. My dad never let me have one when I was a child. My wife thinks I still am. The new ones are not as powerful as the old ones. All my buds back then had BB guns....chris3

December 22, 2011, 08:23 AM
How about this: (
AR-15 Christmas, Hammond, IN - Dec, 2011 ( by tlanephoto (, on Flickr

December 22, 2011, 08:33 AM
The new ones are not as powerful as the old ones.
I would certainly hope so. A friend of mine had two of em when we were ten years old or so - about sixteen years ago. We used to put sunglasses on and have "play" wars, shooting at each other with the rifles from behind these giant dirt mounds in a nearby construction area. It wasn't uncommon to see the BBs strike our clothes and we wouldn't even feel the impact. Needless to say, whenever we decided to shoot birds or something, we used my BB guns, not his.

December 22, 2011, 08:46 AM
My red ryder this year is a .357 lever action 1892 clone. Lever action carbine!

My 10 year old son is getting a Red Ryder BB gun this year. Lock up your cats!

December 22, 2011, 09:02 AM
Colt 6920MPB.

December 22, 2011, 09:27 AM
Not getting any guns that I know of this year. As far as gun-related stuff I know I have a Chronograph and some video shooting glasses under the tree.

Haven't really bought any firearms related gifts this year either, though for his birthday this year I did get my brother a .270 Rossi and scope (mostly so he could stop borrowing my rifle :)).

When I turned 60, I bought myself a Red Ryder BB gun. My dad never let me have one when I was a child. My wife thinks I still am. The new ones are not as powerful as the old ones. All my buds back then had BB guns....chris3

I never had an actual "Red Ryder", but I had something pretty close. Pretty sure it was even made by Daisy it was just a bit bigger than the Red Ryder but was still a spring powered one with a lever. I loved just going out the back yard with that thing knocking over soda cans :).

Heck even though I hadn't shot one in years I remember winning a bet in high school when I was able to use one of my friend's little brother's BB guns to peg a soda can at about 40 yards :D.

December 22, 2011, 10:25 AM
When I was about 11 years old, my Dad bought me a Daisy pump, spring fired 50 shot tube-loaded air rifle for Xmas after constant pleading by me and total disagreement from my Mother. It was my best present ever.

The thrill quickly turned into a cat-and-mouse game with my Mother who would constantly hide it since she did not like guns. Eventually, the sad day occurred when she got rid of it and the gun was never to be seen again.

I told my Mother that when I grew older, I would buy as many guns as I like. Although I have purchased many a gun, I never taunted her with the info. I just accepted the fact that that was the way most Mothers were.

Im into handguns more than rifles so I went out and purchased this Walther P38, i.e., Crosman C41 air pistol; a childhood memory reincarnated. With a 18 round clip and 495fps, its a fun plinker.

For those would-be buyers out there, Be careful, it could put your eye out.:what:

December 22, 2011, 10:53 AM
Had to share....

December 22, 2011, 11:14 AM
I own that Crossman myself. I use it for pigeon control. I never had a red rider, but did have a daisy when I was 9 that was a doozy! I pumped her up to something like 50 and she'd blow right through crows. I took out a whole nest of hornets with her the summer I got a scope. Miss that baby!

December 22, 2011, 01:39 PM
Those Christmas Story pictures are cracking me up!

December 22, 2011, 01:41 PM
I had a 1938 model---my brother was on the roof of the house showing off to his friends
by shooting at me. I hid behind a tree--it was not big enuf to cover my arms.
When the blood started coming out of my arm---dear old grandma came out & wrapped
good old Red Ryder around a tree. I had tears in my eyes & not from BB's.
We could not afford another Red Ryder--so much for BB guns.
I made up for it with better weapons later.-----------:D:D:D

Ky Larry
December 22, 2011, 03:05 PM
There won't be any guns for me under the tree this year.However, in the last 3 weeks I bought myself a new CZ-452 Style in .22lr and a new CZ-455 American in .22lr. Got Nikon scopes fo them,too. Hopefully, the boss lady will have a brick or three of ammo under the tree for me. HOHOHO.

December 22, 2011, 04:05 PM
I bought a Red Ryder BB gun for my boy a couple years ago for Christmas. I still haven't given it to him. Maybe next year. If I could win the auction that I've been monitoring for the last week, I'd be happy as can be.

deputy tom
December 22, 2011, 06:26 PM
I'd like to find a minty fresh Marlin bolt action .22 under my tree this year but that isn't going to happen.I might dig out my father's old Red Ryder and put a bow on it just for fun.I watched the Christmas Story around Thanksgiving just to get in the mood.Merry Christmas everyone.tom.:cool:

December 22, 2011, 06:29 PM
I've told my wife and two grown children for three years running that I wanted a Red Ryder for Christmas and all they do is look at me without saying anything. Same thing happened a couple of years ago with a vintage '74 Fender Musicmaster short scale bass. It never showed. The day after Christmas, I went down and bought it. Ho ho ho, Merry Christmas to me!

And to all of you! God bless us, every one!

December 22, 2011, 06:59 PM
I actually bought myself a Red Rider for Christmas this year. I did this because my favorite Christmas gift was my Red Rider when I was 6 years old (63 years ago). The other reason is so that I can introduce my grandchildren ( age 3-5-7)to shooting when they visit. One mistake I made was to let my daughter know what I did, so the grandkids may not get to visit for a while??? My Son in Law is pretty excited! I thought I would have to buy a gun and then shorten it for the kids. I was pleased to find that they have a smaller version called the Buck. My nickname is Bucky, so I thought it was appropriate.

December 23, 2011, 06:59 PM
I don't have a tree, or anyone that buys me gifts that has the money/desire to give me a firearm, but If I did I would love a Marlin 336 in 35 Remington.

December 23, 2011, 07:49 PM
No firearms for me this year, and I never had a Red Ryder. My BB rifle was a Crosman M1 carbine. Still have it, though I don't know if it still works. Need to take it apart and oil it up, it's been down in my mom's basement for over 40 years. I've also got a Marksman BB pistol that dates back almost as far. But that thing flat out still works!

December 25, 2011, 02:31 PM
Yup, a Red Ryder BB gun! My stepson got me one to with the...........

Yup! The leg lamp he got me last year! It's the mini model. He said that he'll get me the full size next year. He also got me the CD so I can drive the wife up a wall by playing it in July. Anyway , back to the movie marathon.

December 25, 2011, 05:30 PM
Got the Nagant plus kit! 1943 model in excellent condition! Very cool relic, can't wait to take her out to the range and get those 7.62X54r rounds booming downrange. Merry Xmas all!

December 25, 2011, 05:34 PM
Colt 1903 factory nickel. With pearl grips. But i dont think the grips are factory

December 25, 2011, 08:46 PM
2wheelsgood, I especially liked the reflection of the reticle.

December 25, 2011, 10:10 PM
2wheelsgood, I especially liked the reflection of the reticle.Yeah, isn't that great? I wish I could claim responsibility. Whoever did it, did an amazing job.

December 25, 2011, 11:16 PM
If this thread does inspire anybody to buy a Red Ryder BB gun, Walmart seems to be the cheapest at $29. Make sure you get the one with the METAL cocking lever. I bought one earlier this year (I can't shoot regular firearms on my property) and I have a little empty beer can shooting gallery in my back yard that I plinking at pretty much every day. I'm 5' 11" and 190 lbs and the RR shoulders just fine for me. For what it is, it is mighty accurate as well.

December 25, 2011, 11:19 PM
I got 300 rounds of 5.45 and 300 rounds of 9x19mm

I also got some parts and stuffs =) and a lot of survival equipment.

December 25, 2011, 11:58 PM
My GF, (now my wife) bought me a Red Ryder BB gun the first year we were dating. I take it out every Christmas, and shoot it!

December 26, 2011, 09:13 AM
I am proud to say that I am the owner of a brand new Red Rider Carbine. My wife got it for me as a gag but she was surprised how much I liked it. It is raining here in east Texas and have not had a chance to shoot it yet. I thought about raising the kitchen window and just set up over the sink and run through a box of 'ammo'. She might object.


December 26, 2011, 01:36 PM
Not quite a Red Ryder, but we bought my daughter a pink Crosman 760 Pumpmaster for Christmas. She was pretty excited, and since it was actually decent weather, we had a great time in the back yard plinking a bit.

She had asked for about a month for this gun, and we kept telling her she would shoot her eye out. Being 16, she looked at us like we were crazy every time we said it, and we would just smile. (She had never seen Christmas Story, until two days ago.)

December 26, 2011, 08:01 PM
I'd like to have a NIB Red Ryder like the one I got in 1954.

I gave my grandson a Red Ryder for Xmas.

December 26, 2011, 09:04 PM
My mom would never let me have a bb gun when I was a kid. I always eyeball the red ryder when I see it at wally world, just never bought one. If I told my daughter thats what I wanted I'd have it now. She asked me what I wanted and I told her a 22/45 Ruger .22. I knew neither my wife or daughter would buy a gun (they wouldn't know where to start) but I do plan to buy it for myself soon.

December 26, 2011, 10:05 PM
Christmas Eve my BIL and nephew were discussing the Red Ryder which was a theme of the movie they were watching. In seconds, I came back into the room with mine. I noticed in the movie, the kid loaded his and looked like he was pouring the bb's down parallel to the barrel while I have a "window" in the side of the outer barrel shroud.

December 27, 2011, 08:24 AM
Huey, the old guns had a tube under the barrel that would hold lot's of BBs. My new buck has the window that is much harder to load, but probably cheaper to produce. I assum that after a little use the windo will break out and we'll have a piece of duct tape to cover the hole.
I wish I knew where my old gun went? It would be 63 yrs old this Christmas.

December 27, 2011, 09:40 AM
Love the Christmas Story photoshop jobs with the ARs!

December 27, 2011, 10:52 AM
I love watching A Christmas Story repeatedly on Christmas. It is a tradition in my house. I received a Henry Big Boy in .357 this year. Let's hope, I don't shoot my eye out. LOL

Also, I received a plastic keychain/ornament that looks like "the major award" and has button that when pressed plays a recording of the "fragile..." line.

December 27, 2011, 10:55 AM
A sixteen year old had never seen A Christmas Story until two days ago!


December 27, 2011, 10:59 AM
Lastly, I have a question for those that are old enough to have the Red Ryder from the movie. What was "this thing that tells time"? I have never actually seen one with a little clock (or even a compass) in the stock. Pics would be awesome.

December 27, 2011, 12:06 PM
I got a Red Ryder as a kid, this year it was a Jap 25 in almost perfect condition with Chrysathunam? 'Flower' :D'

December 28, 2011, 09:43 AM
The "time" thing is a sundial.

deputy tom
December 29, 2011, 04:15 PM
The "time" thing is a sundial.

Correct,and RR's didn't have them.That was a mix up with the writers and the prop dept. had to make one up for the film.It was the Buck Jones model that had the sundial and compass in the stock.

I received a Leg Lamp night light from my DIL this year and yes we had the Christmas Story marathon running in the background as we opened our presents.I hope everyone enjoyed Christmas.Happy New Year.tom.:cool:

ETA Daisy ran a limited edition of RRs a few years ago with both of those features but on the wrong side of the stock.IIRC.tom.

December 29, 2011, 06:46 PM
For over 63 yrs I have never once got what I asked for on Christmas day. This year after giving 4 grown kids, 13 grand kids, 2 great grand kids tons of cash and buying a 14k gold rope designed tennis bracelet with more carrots of diamond that would give Bugs Bunny a rush for the wife I went out and bought a Gamo WhisperDX airgun for myself. See if you wait long enough you get what you want (one way or the other)

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