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John Wayne Lil Duke BB Gun Rifle

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John Wayne Lil Duke BB Gun Rifle

  • Officially Licensed John Wayne engravings
  • Spring-piston Lever-action
  • BB Repeater
  • Shoots BBs only
  • 550 shot capacity
  • Smoothbore
  • Single-stage trigger
  • Manual safety
  • Hardwood stock
  • 350 fps velocity


Throughout his iconic film career, John Wayne trail-blazed across the silver screen, captured hearts worldwide, and portrayed courage in the face of all odds, as only he could. To honor the Duke's legacy, Air Venturi presents the Officially Licensed John Wayne Lil' Duke .177 Caliber Lever-Action BB Rifle. Aimed at beginners and younger airgunners, this lever-action repeater is a great way for pint-sized shooters to get involved in shooting sports, and start plinking away with a very user-friendly gun.

The 'Lil' Duke now includes Air Venturi's new LASSO Scope Mount which adds a 3/8 inch dovetail rail to the rifle accept a scope. This unique rifle features a stained wood stock etched with the Duke's likeness and the words "Lil' Duke" across the fore-grip. The big man's signature stands out in high relief on the action of the gun. Its large loop cocking mechanism makes for one of the easiest guns to cock and lock. The gun has a 550 shot capacity and launches BBs downrange at speeds up to 350 fps; perfect for knocking down cans and shredding paper targets.

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.

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Caliber.177" (4.5mm)
Max Velocity350 fps
Barrel Length9.5"
Overall Length34.0"
Shot Capacity550
Cocking Effort16 lbs
BarrelSmooth bore
Front SightBlade
Rear SightAdjustable for elevation
Scopeable11mm dovetail
Suggested forPlinking/Fun
Trigger Pull6.0 lbs
Trigger ActionSingle-Action
Body TypeRifle
Fixed/adj. powerFixed
Weight2.6 lbs
UpgradesMetal lever
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By Ben Riley on 2020-06-02
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Things I liked: I don't like this BB gun at all. I brought it for my grandddaughters 9th birthday. I was real excited about it because the whole family is John Wayne fans.When I got it I shot it 30-40 times. It shot good when it shot, but you would only get a BB approxamitly 1 out of 6 times, so I bought her a Daisy.The loading mechanism also was hard to work. I am trying to return the gun Pyramyd Air won't even talk to me.When they do return my calls they hang up on me as soon as I answer the phone , and they won't return my emails.

Things I would have changed: Pyramid Air's customer service

What others should know: Pyrmad Air is a horrible company I would not recommend dealing with them


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By David S. from USA on 2020-02-12
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Things I liked: Like the option of a metal cocking lever which I elected to pay an extra $20 for. Fit and finish are nice and classy looking. Holds plenty of BB's for a shooting session. Love the "John Wayne" theme on the stock forearm and receiver. Love the all wood and metal design minus the plastic trigger. This is a fun backyard plinker with almost no noise report when fired.

Things I would have changed: Okay since there are not many lever spring guns on the market, I have to compare this to my "Red Ryder" Daisy. This "Lil Duke" is hard to cock for a youth air rife. The Daisy is much easier and smoother. The Daisy takes the cake in accuracy as well. Fit and finish the Daisy wins again. Ease of loading, again the Daisy. Power is about the same with both. The "Red Ryder" is a much better deal and more fun to shoot as you can hit what your aiming at.

What others should know: If you collect BB guns like I do this one is a must. Otherwise just looking for something to plink with gotta go with the Daisy. The length of pull is close to the Daisy "Buck" youth rifle.


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By ben from USA on 2019-09-02
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Things I liked: Nothing

Things I would have changed: Its NOT accurate. I shot 20 shots at a 3 inch target from 7 yards and only hit it once. I picked up my Red Ryder and drilled out the bullseye! Dont get this thing get the Red Ryder if you want a classic BB gun! Please dont make your kids hate shooting because they can hit anything with the Lil Duke just get a Daisy!


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  • vincent from United Kingdom asked:

    Hi my son has just opened his lil duke underleaver BB rifle and after about 10 shots the underleaver has stopped cocking, anyone have any ideas,thanks vince

    • Mark from USA:

      You have a 1 year warranty. Contact Pyramyd Air.

  • mark from USA asked:

    Would it work for adults? How is its size compared to the Red Ryder? Thanks

    • Mark from USA:

      The gun is 34" longt. It would be short ,but can be used by adults. The Red Ryder is just under 36" long.

  • bob from USA asked:

    the lil duke in the ad show a gun with a scope mount on the gun, dose that come on the gun?

    • Jed from USA:

      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.

    • Tyler from USA:

      Yes, the LASSO scope rail does come with the gun

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Item Description

WJ-JWBR001 [PY-4227-8113]
Metal lever
Caliber.177" (4.5mm)
Max Velocity350 fps

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