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Mint 1983 Christmas Dream

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Topic: Mint 1983 Christmas Dream
Posted By: NewGuy
Subject: Mint 1983 Christmas Dream
Date Posted: March-12-2019 at 10:52am
I recently came across a Daisy Rifle that a friend of mines father has had in his closet for many years that was originally purchased at a yard sale in the early 90’s. From what research I have done, it is indeed an original “Christmas Dream” with the Japanese compass and blue indicator. It has the original box, (slightly worn on one end with partially peeled Oval Christmas Story sticker) and sundial instruction card. But the gun itself is immaculate. He said it has never been shot and I believe it. It even looks as if it has the original production oil around the screws still. Original leather ring tie is still intact. Serial number starts with 3K. My questions are, what exactly do I have? Is this as rare as it seems? What value would I place on it? Any info would be greatly appreciated. Please feel free to let me know if I have broken any forum rules with this post.
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Posted By: Yng@hrt
Date Posted: March-12-2019 at 11:41am
I always say the value is what a buyer is willing to pay. This one doesn't appear to be as nice as yours although you might be able to gauge what collectors are willing to pay by monitoring the auction.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Daisy-Red-Ryder-bb-gun-Original-1983-Christmas-Story-collectible-verified-Rare-/123455535799


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Posted By: BSAGuy
Date Posted: March-12-2019 at 2:39pm
I have no idea of value, NewGuy, but that's one very nice gun.

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Posted By: 39hunter
Date Posted: March-12-2019 at 3:27pm
Here is one that sold one ebay for $132.49 in January 2019.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Daisy-Red-Ryder-1983-Christmas-Model-with-Original-Box-No-Reserve-/183638257432?hash=item2ac1b16f18%3Ag%3AxHUAAOSwLNxcN6K%7E&nma=true&si=MTVO5VGSjxtbdE1khjNJnwlj72Y%253D&orig_cvip=true&nordt=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557


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Posted By: Yng@hrt
Date Posted: March-12-2019 at 3:34pm
Let me know if you ever decide to sell. You can contact me here; vsotero78@yahoo.com

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Posted By: NewGuy
Date Posted: March-12-2019 at 4:04pm
Originally posted by 39hunter 39hunter wrote:

Here is one that sold one ebay for $132.49 in January 2019.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Daisy-Red-Ryder-1983-Christmas-Model-with-Original-Box-No-Reserve-/183638257432?hash=item2ac1b16f18%3Ag%3AxHUAAOSwLNxcN6K%7E&nma=true&si=MTVO5VGSjxtbdE1khjNJnwlj72Y%253D&orig_cvip=true&nordt=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557



Thank you for the help. I myself had come across that one, it did however have a broken stock. But I’m not sure how much that affects the value.

I thank all of you for the input so far


Posted By: oneandgone
Date Posted: March-12-2019 at 10:53pm
They're available so rarely that it's a hard thing to put a consistent value on. The broken stock would definitely hurt the other one. I'd be interested as well should it become available. everettgrichardson at gmail.com




Posted By: Bavaria55n
Date Posted: March-13-2019 at 7:26am
Originally posted by 39hunter 39hunter wrote:

Here is one that sold one ebay for $132.49 in January 2019.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Daisy-Red-Ryder-1983-Christmas-Model-with-Original-Box-No-Reserve-/183638257432?hash=item2ac1b16f18%3Ag%3AxHUAAOSwLNxcN6K%7E&nma=true&si=MTVO5VGSjxtbdE1khjNJnwlj72Y%253D&orig_cvip=true&nordt=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

Thanks, Hunter.
Using auctions that actually sell is a better guide than what someone hopes they might get for one.
Gary


Posted By: oldwizzer
Date Posted: March-13-2019 at 10:23am
Prices paid for the first year version-1983 new in box run all over the place  especially just before Christmas. Some times you can find a bargain but most run quite a bit over $200. 

Ejwills.
PS- different versions
http://forum.daisymuseum.com/christmas-story-red-ryders_topic4888.html


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Posted By: NewGuy1
Date Posted: March-14-2019 at 12:17am
Sorry, lost my password and apparently there is no way to recover it.... So I had to register again to reply to my post. Just wanted to thank everyone for the feedback, you have all been very helpful. It’s looking like the only way to truly determine the value is to put it up for sale. At this point, I’m still not sure I want to let it go, but on the other hand I’m not really a collector. But those interested will definitely be notified when I make a final decision. I thank you all once again for the input. You are a great community.


Posted By: oldwizzer
Date Posted: March-14-2019 at 11:31am
Another example.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Daisy-Christmas-Story-Red-Ryder-bb-gun-w-Compass-sundial-Ralpie-Limited-Run/253844763167?_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIM.MBE%26.
I've seen them even higher, not sure if sold.

Ejwills.


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Posted By: oneandgone
Date Posted: March-14-2019 at 6:47pm
^^^That one's actually much newer.^^^


Posted By: cobalt327
Date Posted: March-14-2019 at 8:50pm
I don't know how many of the newer versions I have seen listed as being a 1983 Dream, that aren't. I'm no expert on these limited production ready-made collectable Daisys but $250 seems awfully steep for a 35th anniversary Dream.
 
Just did a quick search, new 35th's are being sold for $160 shipped, may be cheaper somewhere else but point being the listing is fishing. See that a lot, too.  
 
ETA- mbrooks401's post below links to them for $70 plus shipping, WAY cheaper!


Posted By: mbrooks401
Date Posted: March-15-2019 at 1:27am
http://daisymuseum.3dcartstores.com/35th-Anniversary-Christmas-Dream-BB-gun_p_298.html

The museum store is out of stock on the 35th at the moment but if you want one it looks like they will be getting more soon.


Posted By: NewGuy1
Date Posted: March-15-2019 at 9:33am
Anyone interested can drop their email and I’ll give you heads up when I decide what to do with it. I would love to have someone that truly appreciates it to have the opportunity to own it.


Posted By: oldwizzer
Date Posted: March-15-2019 at 12:43pm
I should have paid more attention to that one.

Ejwills.



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Posted By: the fuse
Date Posted: March-16-2019 at 12:58pm
I had a nice 1983 Christmas Story RR. It was not immaculate but in about 90% condition with the original package card. The cello wrap and all papers were gone. It still displayed real nice on the card. As I recall, I got a little over $300 for it last summer. Yours is boxed. The rarer ones came carded with cello wrapping. One of those unopened is hard to put a price on........priceless. If yours were mine, I would be asking in the $400+ range for it. Good luck. 
BTW If you have any interest in Daisy collecting, you will kick yourself for selling that one. Cry


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Posted By: zipper28
Date Posted: March-16-2019 at 5:54pm
Originally posted by the fuse the fuse wrote:

I had a nice 1983 Christmas Story RR. It was not immaculate but in about 90% condition with the original package card. The cello wrap and all papers were gone. It still displayed real nice on the card. As I recall, I got a little over $300 for it last summer. Yours is boxed. The rarer ones came carded with cello wrapping. One of those unopened is hard to put a price on........priceless. If yours were mine, I would be asking in the $400+ range for it. Good luck. 
BTW If you have any interest in Daisy collecting, you will kick yourself for selling that one. Cry

Fuse    interesting that your Christmas Story RR came carded.  I have a 1938 RR that is carded and still cello wrap unopened. Have not seen another one but I am sure there are a few out there. Even the ones in the boxes are getting harder to come by. I like them because they resemble the original ones.

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Posted By: the fuse
Date Posted: March-16-2019 at 7:02pm
That was the card it came on!

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Posted By: oldwizzer
Date Posted: March-17-2019 at 2:10pm
Price wise i was thinking the Original Christmas Story version -1983. Got some what sidetracked.




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Posted By: the fuse
Date Posted: March-17-2019 at 2:19pm
Yeah.....I find myself getting sidetracked more and more these days. Confused

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Posted By: oldwizzer
Date Posted: March-17-2019 at 5:00pm
Stuart, that made me feel better. Lol !

Ejwills.


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Posted By: the fuse
Date Posted: March-18-2019 at 5:39pm
Every time I complain about getting older my British wife reminds me that another year on this Earth is a privalidge denied to many. I feel better right away. Wink

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Posted By: oldwizzer
Date Posted: March-19-2019 at 11:40am
You have a wise wife !



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Posted By: the fuse
Date Posted: March-19-2019 at 5:39pm
And she enjoys shooting with me.......Jackpot! Cool

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