BB Guns & Air Rifles Thread

Moderators: SHOOTER13, LAZY EYED SNIPER


.270 WIN
Posts: 155
Joined: Tue Feb 17, 2015 11:59 am
PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2015 11:58 am
Our own member Red Ryder posted some of his collection of firearms and that included a classic Red Ryder Daisy BB rifle from years ago which he still has and uses! Recently I did some checking and we just ordered 4 Red Ryder 75th Anniversary lever action BB Guns. They are assembled here in the USA. The workmanship and accuracy is quite exceptional. The BB Guns are the longest continuously licensed arrangement in the USA and possibly the world. Red Ryder and Little Beaver was a very popular comic strip character in the 1940s and 50s.

The sale price of these 75th anniv. BB guns ranges from $50 to $60. The parts are either wood or metal with two exceptions. The trigger and trigger safety are high impact polymer plastic. I do think this is a way of introducing young kids and think supervision is pretty important until it is clear that our youngsters treat the BB Guns as a firearm. I actually did not tver get one of these as a young boy. On the farm I grew up on they were regarded as frivolous. When I first started using a rifle it was a Winchester Model 72 bolt action with .22 LR rounds. My earlier rifles were wood my father hand carved and I still have the first ironwood carved "gun" my father did when I wanted a toy gun or BB gun. Now I regard the purchase of one of these BB guns as a good investment in our children and their future values. I will post some images in a few days and hope our red Ryder will also!
User avatar
20g
Posts: 785
Joined: Sun May 25, 2014 5:06 pm
Location: Central Louisiana
PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2015 4:31 pm
Davey, thanks for the Red Ryder BB gun backstory. Well done.

Adding a tad more flavor to the story. My RR has a BB pit on the stock from my Cowboys and Indians play days. Gun safety in those days on the farm was - don't get caught.

The BB pit is visible on the stock, toward the butt, in the gallery pic.
User avatar
Moderator
Posts: 4588
Joined: Sat May 07, 2011 2:56 pm
Location: PENNSYLVANIA
PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2015 10:15 am
Thread moved to sub forum:

Other Weapons / Firearms / Long Guns / BB Guns & Air Rifles Thread
Image

.270 WIN
Posts: 155
Joined: Tue Feb 17, 2015 11:59 am
PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2015 12:52 pm
Some Winchester related BB Gun stuff coming soon here.....
User avatar
20g
Posts: 785
Joined: Sun May 25, 2014 5:06 pm
Location: Central Louisiana
PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2015 3:13 pm
Hey Davey,

What do you have?

I have added a Daisy Winchester Model 11 45 to my packaged air family.

.270 WIN
Posts: 155
Joined: Tue Feb 17, 2015 11:59 am
PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2015 4:11 pm
This is the 75th Anniv. Red Ryder BB Gun
Attachments
DaveyJ Red Ryder.JPG
DaveyJ Red Ryder.JPG (232.08 KiB) Viewed 1881 times
DaveyJ Red Ryder.JPG
DaveyJ Red Ryder.JPG (232.08 KiB) Viewed 1881 times

.270 WIN
Posts: 155
Joined: Tue Feb 17, 2015 11:59 am
PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2015 4:14 pm
2nd Photo
Attachments
DSC_0743.JPG
DSC_0743.JPG (227.68 KiB) Viewed 1881 times
User avatar
20g
Posts: 785
Joined: Sun May 25, 2014 5:06 pm
Location: Central Louisiana
PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2015 7:25 am
Nice RR package. I wish Daisy would have offered a no plastic parts model option. I would pay the extra for the anniversary model all metal and wood.
User avatar
20g
Posts: 785
Joined: Sun May 25, 2014 5:06 pm
Location: Central Louisiana
PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2015 7:28 am
1940 Daisy Red Ryder SRC
Attachments
redryder.jpg
redryder.jpg (34.14 KiB) Viewed 1037 times
Last edited by redryder on Wed Mar 23, 2016 2:49 am, edited 1 time in total.

.270 WIN
Posts: 155
Joined: Tue Feb 17, 2015 11:59 am
PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2015 10:42 pm
The only plastic parts on the 75th is in the safe buttons. The lever is metal for certain. The fit and finish are quite good. The design is somewhat surprising though as real rifles tended to get upgraded and this design is pretty much like the one you have on the internet. The laser wood engraving is quite good. The wood is a Southeast Asian hardwood, not maple as some sale websites claim. I could not identify the wood. A 130 anniv. model comes out next year from the museum in Rogers, Arkansas and that will have an American Walnut stock and will sell out of the museum at around $100. My company was offered the wood work and I am not sure we will bid. The margins are pretty slim. We would write it off as a contribution and I know an outfit in the midwest is doing the plating for the metal work and that looks pretty good.
The Red Ryders chronograph at between 303 and 312 fps muzzle velocity. They are surprisingly accurate at 5 meters. We will be bidding the next tiger striped maple stocks but the American Walnut is a good project but our inventory of American Black Walnut does not allow me to bid this. All in all the 75th anniv. models are pretty hard to beat @ $50.00.
Next

Return to Long Guns

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron
Winchester Owners Forum is privately owned and operated. It is not affiliated or operated by Winchester company. Views and opinions expressed here are not necessarily that of Winchester.