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Preview: Daisy Christmas Dream Red Ryder

Preview: Daisy Christmas Dream Red Ryder

When it comes time for your children to start their journey on the road to safe gun-handling and marksmanship, there's no better starting point than a BB gun, and Daisy offers one of the most iconic models on the market in the form of its Red Ryder.

The Red Ryder was popular throughout the 20th century, but it received renewed interest after its role as the object of desire for Ralphie in the cult classic, "A Christmas Story." Now, you can get your own version of Ralphie's Red Ryder, thanks to this limited-edition Christmas Dream Red Ryder, released just in time for the holiday season.

For more than 80 years, the Daisy Red Ryder has been one of the iconic BB guns desired by young kids across America, and the famous "Model 1938 Red Ryder" after which Ralphie pined in the 1983 movie, can now be unwrapped by your own son, daughter or grandchildren!

This classic, special-edition Christmas Dream Red Ryder features the traditional Red Ryder logo engraved into the left side of the stock. On the right side of the stock, young shooters will find an embedded compass, as well as a deep, engraved sundial. The gnomon, the part of the sundial that casts a shadow, is removable, and one is included with each BB gun.

Each Christmas Dream Red Ryder BB gun is built with wood stocks and forearms, and the guns single-shot capability drives a .177-cal. BB at speeds of up to 350 fps. The guns are charged by pumping the lever action on the underside of the gun, which cocks the spring inside the action. Once the trigger is pulled, the tensioned spring drives forward, impacting the BB and driving it from the end of the barrel.

The Daisy Red Ryder measures 35.4" long, with a length-of-pull measuring 13.75". Each BB gun weighs 2.2 pounds. The gun is equipped with iron sights, which are adjustable for windage and elevation. A crossbolt safety is built into every Red Ryder, which blocks the trigger from moving. For more information, visit daisy.com.

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