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Red Ryder Christmas gun
12-25-2014, 10:42 AM
Post: #1
Shocked Red Ryder Christmas gun
Hello all....this is my first post. I own a Red Ryder BB gun with the sundial and compass. My son and grand son have learned to shoot with this BB gun. I have been told that it is somewhat of a collectible as it was the subject of a Christmas movie......Merry Christmas by the way! I purchased the Daisy in the PX at Ft Leavenworth in 1973. Here it is......Comments welcome as I know nothing about BB guns except they are fun! Regards, Rick.


01-04-2015, 05:31 AM
Post: #2
RE: Red Ryder Christmas gun
Hi, this is my first post too and I love your rifle! I have always wanted a Red Ryder and finally purchased one after shooting my father in law's yesterday (along with my boys and my niece shooting various Daisys!). I never saw the compass/sundial setup and wondered how the setup went. Beautiful rifle!

12-13-2015, 11:36 AM
Post: #3
RE: Red Ryder Christmas gun
I recently purchased the christmas dream red ryder. There is no hole for the sundial. Just a dot.

My question is, when you insert a stick into the hole. What angle is it? I would like to drill a hole , but would like more info , or pics before i do
12-13-2015, 08:50 PM
Post: #4
RE: Red Ryder Christmas gun
sakorick , when you insert a stick into the sundial hole. can you tell me what angle it leans over the sundial?

do you have a pic of this?

I want to drill a hole into the daisy christmas dream gun to make a working sundial.
09-26-2016, 05:27 AM (This post was last modified: 09-30-2016 08:16 AM by 2jakes.)
Post: #5
RE: Red Ryder Christmas gun
Buck Jones Special # 107 pump rifle by Daisy Co. from Plymouth
was the original that came equipped with a compass & sundial
in 1934. I own one.

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There never was a Red Ryder rifle with a compass and
a sundial that was sold to the public.

It was only after the movie, “ A Christmas Story” written
by Jean Shepard that the producers had to have one
Jean Shepard made a mistake when he wrote about the
Daisy rifle as being a Red Ryder.
It was the Buck Jones rifle.

There were copies made of this “dream” rifle.
Besides the original Red Ryders from Plymouth,
I also own a "Christmas Story” dream Red Ryder.
Although the originals are superior, nevertheless,
I enjoy all daisy models.

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