Got this as a Christmas gift as a kind of a joke from the movie not knowing what to expect but yes its the same as the one I had 40 years ago with a little more. (.177) Great!
Arrives by Wed, Dec 11
In stock at Fremont, 40580 Albrae St
I got my grandson the Daisy Buck BB gun as a Christmas gift, and I had so much fun "test firing" it, I got the Red Ryder for myself! I was planning to get the standard Red Ryder, but my local Walmart had about 50 of the "anniversary" guns on display, so I figured I would get one of the commemorative editions. But I had to laugh at how Daisy and Walmart have extended the "80th anniversary" of the Model 1938 by changing the dates from "1938-2018" to "1940-2020"! I guess they figured your average BB gun buyer (and shooter) either wouldn't notice or wouldn't care. The Red Ryder is supposed to be for ages 10 and up, but it's got a 13-1/2 inch length of pull (distance from the trigger to the end of the stock), which is comparable to the Ruger 10/22 and Marlin 60 rimfire rifles. The stock and forearm are wood, the barrel and receiver are metal, and the cocking lever and trigger are plastic. The innards must be pretty heavy-duty, because Daisy specifies that you use 20-weight motor oil as a lubricant! The 80th anniversary branding provides a nice touch, with an emblem on the stock, engraving on the forearm (somewhat unevenly executed on mine), and a seductive, vintage-styled box. I was pleasantly surprised by the gun's accuracy; I'm able to hit aluminum cans offhand at 50 feet, although my groups on paper tend to be slightly to the right. I would have made a sight adjustment, but they cheapened the sights on the "anniversary" gun by eliminating the windage adjustment. (The rear sight on the standard 1938 Red Ryder is adjustable for both windage and elevation.) Overall, I am happy with the gun's performance, and I don't think there's any way you can have more fun for less than $25. But if I could have done it over again, I would have gotten the standard Red Ryder due to the bogus anniversary dates and the downgraded sights on the commemorative gun.
These are quality for the money daisy specs made in china the box is a work of art and the gun is surprisingly polished in function and finish they ship 2 in a box labeled rogers ark for a set order 2 and you can unbox one and keep the other boxed and have the factory 2 gun set...Collectors Hint Upon actually shooting this carbine the one i tested was gritty with a sticky trigger and had more than a few miss fires it is however pretty accurate and a joy to shoot i hope it breaks in nicely and the trigger feed problems get better.
With a commemorative piece like this, yes, it will seem as if it wasn't made as well as when we were kids. And one would assume it would be made with better materials and a bit more care than usual. But, obviously, there is a price point that Daisy wants to keep it under. If you wanted materials, a more quality build and made in the U.S.A. figure on spending at least twice this much.
Picked mine up today at Walmart, great service on filling my order, $25.00 The gun is a disappointment in several ways? lots of plastic components, nothing at all like the ones we had in years gone by. None of these have any numbers pertaining to the number of manufacture, or dates. Just 1938B which is very very common of a model. The pretty looking box is what sells this gun, it is made cheap, as it is made in CHINA. Need I say more of this poorly made copy of the Red Ryder legend?
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