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    Posted: January-12-2019 at 6:37pm
I had a new model about 6 years ago, think I paid $28 in the blister packaging. The 2013 model seemed to have more gloss on the stock, but pretty much the same. Fit and finish is nice, no scratches dents etc. I use pelgunoil in the piston and it get a little more FPS. My standard test is to get an entry and exit hole on a coke can at 35 ft., and shoot through the bottom of the can which this one does. Accuracy was also on par, not bad for $22 with the retro packaging.Smile
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Good deal- both the gun and how well you shoot it!
 
Not to be a downer but it'll be a very sad day when the Red Ryder is discontinued. But hopefully that will not be anytime soon. If not for Gamo having bought Daisy I wouldn't even consider the possibility but who knows what they might do. I am especially concerned that repair parts could be gone tomorrow without notice.
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At $22 a pop, I plan on keeping several 105's and 1938B's on hand for parts. Triggers, internals, sights, etc all interchange in a pinch. As the guns wear out, they become "parts guns" and serve the purpose. I've bought several oldies for just that reason. They do come in handy.
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Added the fiber optic site I had in my parts bin, this really works nice on this gun, gives a good solid site picture. I can pick-off anything 1 inch in 35 ft. in my basement with it now, Gonna order the metal lever to spruce it up a bit more.
 
 
 
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Ferrbird, Looks good! When you order the metal lever, you might want to get a few. They can come in handy for future projects. I had several and am down to one or two already. FWIW, I've found the plastic levers last just as long....or longer. The plastic is a type of polypropylene (or something similar) and it is really tough.

I'm a sucker for those little lever guns.   
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The plastic is fine, it's some tough stuff that was engineered to last as long as the gun, I just like the look and feel of the metal. I buy one of these every few years and doll them up, and usually give them to one of my friends grandkids. Last one I did had the scope mount, and a vintage scope that was worth more than the gun, you could plink off little plastic army men at 40 ft. It had a sling and all, I gave it to my friends son and he thought he was a big game hunterLOL
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These guns only need a little work to spark the imagination. With a couple of mine, I can be riding "shotgun" with Wells Fargo, be a Secret Service Agent, be in jungle warfare, give Elliot Ness a run for his money, go on the skeet shooting circuit and even replace Steve McQueen in Wanted Dead or Alive!

Glad to see you're bringing joy to the yung'uns.     
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I'm going to have to try a Mare's Leg version someday, I've seen a few really well done ones, or perhaps stripped blued version.
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The Mare's Leg is one of my favorites. I will say that shortening the shot tube makes the accuracy suffer. It just had to be done though. The way I went about it, I didn't even have to take the insides out of it. Was even able to use the original stock. Just made it shorter. I used a BUCK and added a magazine tube and RR forearm. A little paint and. VOILA.

It's not a Replica but still a lot of fun.
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Here is one I bought off someone on the BBguns.com forum years ago next to my Rossi Ranch Hand.

It is made from a Red Ryder. You need to remove the front sight to load it.

When I show it to people I tell them it was Steve Mcqueens boyhood gun.

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