Would it work for adults? How is its size compared to the Red Ryder? Thanks
The gun is 34" longt. It would be short ,but can be used by adults. The Red Ryder is just under 36" long.
the lil duke in the ad show a gun with a scope mount on the gun, dose that come on the gun?
Yes, it comes with the rifle and the instructions to install it are quite clear. In addition it works and i installed a small Daisy 4 X 15 scope.
Yes, the LASSO scope rail does come with the gun
on the lil duke bb gun options you show a metal lever, is it a large loop lever?
Yes, the metal lever is still the large style loop
Does this come with a collectible, colorful box or is it shipped with a plain brown cardboard box?
Nice box and helpful, easy to read, manual.
It comes in a 4 color box that is pretty neat.
The standard Red Ryder is available in a bundle that includes Smart Shot copper-clad lead BBs. Does this mean the Red Ryder no longer uses a magnet in its action?
The Red Ryder still uses a magnet, that kit has been adjusted accordingly.
Are the smart shot BB's any more accurate than the match grade Avanti's ?
Well I haven't yet tried Avanti BB's in my Duke yet but I can tell you that Smart Shot don't seem anymore accurate than the three other bb's I've tried, Marksman Premiums, Daisy Precision Max and Daisy Max Speed. However they are nice in that ricochets are minimized considerably and they do seem to tame the powerplant in the Duke compared to the other bb's in terms of fps is a bit more consistent. The bore of the barrel seems large and if you can come up with a larger than average bb I suspect it would do better in the accuracy department.
Is there a wall mount rack available for display ?
Not available from Pyramyd Air
Is this better quality than the Daisy Red Ryder, or are they about equal?
About equal, though it does shoot a bit faster than the Red Ryder. And the fact that it works with the smart shot BBs is a huge plus over the Red Ryder.
hey, what company produces these ? and where are they made ?
They are made in China, to Air Venturi's specifications.
Air Venturi is what the manual says , cleveland , ohio unknown if there made there ?
what is a smart shot BB ?
These low ricochet smart shot BBs: Air Venturi, H&N Smart Shot...
I assume the scope mount will accept a 11 mm red dot ?
Yes, absolutely. You can see some suggestions here in the bundles.
how do you load the bb's in to the gun ? Is it like the daisy model 25 pump ?
Check out page 4 of the product manual: https://www.pyramydair.com/airgun-resources/manuals/lil-duke-py-4227-manual.pdf
Forgot to ask, does this bb gun utilize a magnet to hold steel bb's in the breech or spring retaining device so H&N Lead Smart Shot can be used without rolling out the barrel?
No magnet, so Smart Shot Bbs work well in it.
The Lasso scope mount requires a stock screw at the rear of the receiver. The photos do not indicate a screw in this location on this model, is Air Venturi/PA planning on these new BB guns shipping with a screw/hole at this location or will users need to drill their own hole? Also is the cocking lever made of metal or plastic?
I should mention, the gun will be compatible with a new version of the Lasso mount, the current one will not work with the Lil Duke, only the Red Ryder. We will update the Lasso mount page as well as this product page when the new Lasso rail is available.
There is a screw on the back of production units. No drilling needed. The pictures will be updated shortly. The lever is plastic.
Is the stock as big as the Red Ryder or is it more like the small size of the Sheridan Cowboy?
Similar in size to the red ryder
Just how "Accurate" are these BB Gun's?,,,,,,,,I've heard that with the "Proper" Shot(BB's), that they're the most accurate BB Guns around,,,,,Is this a True assumption?, Cheers Andy.
I have tried different things and sadly, Mine is the least accurate of my Red Rider bb rifle type collection using Daisy accushot. Most accurate is the R.R. then the Model 25, then the Sheridan Cowboy and last the John Wayne. One in 5 shots will hi a large can at 5 yards. So very disappointed. Powerful though, for some reason.
Yes, these can be pretty accurate!
how much for the scope
Is this gun available without the John Wayne stuff?
Red Ryder would be the closest.
Is this made of metal or is it like a Daisy and half plastic ?
You can upgrade to the metal lever.
Cocking lever is very sturdy plastic. Receiver and barrel are metal.