Things I liked:I am attempting to compare the new with the old. However I am 71 years old now. I remember how it seems like a few weeks ago on christmas day,there was (a long box) under the christmas tree. I no longer have the old gun but both guns are very similar. Things I would have changed:One thing that I noticed that wasn't an improvement was the really stiff trigger pull. I think 3-4 lbs. less pressure would make a big difference. What others should know:I purchased my new Red Ryder today and even though the power level says it shoots faster, the old gun shot dead on right out of the box, and ten years later I was accurate then with it out to 100Yds. I did'nt measure distances at that age I just enjoyed shooting at targets.