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The cocking lever is synthetic. The barrel band is steel. The trigger, crossbolt, safety and front sight are plastic.
In 2015, the Red Ryder BB gun will celebrate 75 years of production. Without a doubt, the Red Ryder is known universally as the gun that got kids started in the shooting sports.
Even three-quarters of a century later, Daisy's Red Ryder model is still a favorite of boys and girls (and men and women).
Suitable for shooters 10 and older (with adult supervision), this lever-action spring rifle is lightweight, easy to cock, youth-sized and durable. The solid wood forearm and engraved wood stock bear laser-engraved graphics stating this is a very special air gun.
With a capacity of 650 BBs, all-day shooting fun lies ahead for anyone who picks up this wonderful shootin' machine.
This BB gun can be used for plinking, shooting paper targets and for training new shooters how to properly and safely handle long guns.
The Red Ryder is intended for shooting targets UP TO 5 meters away -- about 16.5 feet. However, the BBs can travel much further and cause damage and injury at further distances. Adult supervision is required.
Steel BBs can ricochet. The shooter and everyone in the shooting area should wear safety glasses when a gun is being handled (even if it's unloaded). Remember to remove all pets from the area, as rebounding ammo can hit them, too. Never shoot steel BBs at hard objects (including metal targets) or water, as that increases the chance of ricochet.
Interested in a bit of Red Ryder history? Here are some facts and data supplied by Daisy:
Over its history, the Red Ryder has been named the 111 Red Ryder Carbine, Model 40 (from 1940 to 1942, and 1945 to 1954 -- it was not made during WWII).
The Model 94 Red Ryder was made from 1954 to 1957.
The 1938 Red Ryder re-entered the line in 1972 and became the 1938 A and 1938 B in 1979, when a mechanical safety was added. It's been named the Model 1938 ever since.
Model 1938 was chosen because that's the year Stephen Slesinger approached Daisy and western artist Fred Harman (who illustrated the Red Ryder comic book character) approached Daisy about making a Red Ryder pistol (which ultimately became the famous rifle, instead).
That 1938 conversation led to what is probably the longest lasting still-existent licensing agreement in American business history. The licensing agreement was initiated in 1938, signed in 1939 and the first gun produced in 1940.
Some of the earlier special editions were based on the 1938 date. For example, a 50th Anniversary gun came out in 1988, and the 60th Anniversary gun was sold in 1998.
In 2005, Daisy began celebrating anniversaries based on the first date of production (1940), with a 65th Anniversary gun. The 70th Anniversary model came out in 2010.
This 75th Anniversary gun is dated 2015, but it debuts just before Christmas in 2014.
|Max Velocity||350 fps|
|Cocking Effort||13 lbs.|
|Front Sight||Blade & Ramp|
|Rear Sight||Adjustable for elevation|
|Trigger Pull||8.0 lbs|
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Things I liked: The engraving on the rifle is excellent and very much well worth the little extra cost compared to a regular Red Ryder. This is a Red Ryder that may become more valuable over the years because it is an anniversary gun and not just just another Red Ryder.
Things I would have changed: Perfect as-is.
What others should know: The 75th Anniversary is a gun that can be enjoyed for target practice, and is special because of the gold hand guard band, and engraving on the stocks. Keep this one in good condition for the years to come.
Things I liked: The 75th Anniversary logo is well done and the gold band is nice (it would even be better if it were polished). The gun has a lot of good looks and is fun to shoot. This is my second one. With it being the 75th Anniversary model I just had to have it as a collectable to add to my collection. I received a Red Rider in the late 80's from my wife as a Christmas Gift. That model is currently on display and I plan to display this one as well.
Things I would have changed: Remove the plastic parts & replace them with metal. The barrel band should be a little more secure. And as indicated early, it would be nice if it were polished.
What others should know: Overall rating 4 and 1/2 out of 5 Stars Value for the Money 5 Stars Accuracy 4 1/2 stars
Things I liked: Fast shipping
Things I would have changed: Advertisement description
What others should know: This was assembled in the USA not made in the USA
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Can the sights be easily removed. I want to use it for the shotgunning "shot where you look" training program. Hopefully, they just unscrew??
(I'm embarrassed to ask this but...) What is the purpose of the ring and leather lanyard on the left side. It just gets in the way and looks like it can scratch the gun.
In the early days of horse riding, cowboys and such they tied a piece of rawhide on saddle horn or their belt and connected it to rifle by the ring attached to receiver. Hence the name saddle ring carbine.
Does this one have the magnetic BB breach holder? I guess they are now standard to prevent accidents.
|Max Velocity||350 fps|