Found a gun . . . sort of

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by M Yaworski, Jul 9, 2020.

  1. M Yaworski

    M Yaworski Well-Known Member

    Nov 16, 2016
    Driving home from work yesterday, I passed a house with a big pile of trash on the curb waiting for pickup. I glanced at it and was sure that I saw the buttplate of a rifle poking out from the pile.

    A busy road so I pulled a bit farther and pulled off. I walked back and sure 'nuff it was a butt plate. The gun was a Daisy Red Ryder. So I took it. Don't know if it works but I'll look it over when I have some time.

    As I said, it was on a busy road and as I was walking back to my car carrying this thing, I was thinking, "Someone is going to call the cops about a man with a rifle and I'm going to get shot." Fortunately, that didn't happen.
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  2. Mike Meints

    Mike Meints Well-Known Member

    Mar 2, 2017
    A lot of us older guys started out with a Red Ryder .
    I think it's just great.
    Keep us posted.
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  3. Cop_Out

    Cop_Out Pearl Pimp Supporting Addict

    Feb 3, 2017
    I always figured if I was gonna get shot it would be for something good. A bb-gun from a trash pile, not so much.
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  4. Integrity Arms

    Integrity Arms 1911 Pistol Smith

    Mar 20, 2017
    You'll put your eye out.. lol
  5. wrmiller

    wrmiller The Tinker

    Oct 29, 2016
    My first bb gun was similar to a Daisy 499B. I got to where I was lighting kitchen matches that I stuck in the corral fence. It was a good start, as Camp Perry was just down the highway to the East a bit. :)

    Kinda like this one.
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  6. Hunt5877

    Hunt5877 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Jan 27, 2019
    This begs the question....what kind of Monster throws away a Red Ryder Rifle??
  7. fieldgrade

    fieldgrade resident crank

    Mar 13, 2017
    I still have mine in the closet, from around 1965.
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  8. Uncle Bob

    Uncle Bob Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Sep 22, 2017
    It wasn't the red Ryder, but when I was 10 or 11, I discovered the old NRA air rifle program at Palms Park in LA. It was the same basic rifle type with "target sights". Got hooked immediately and never looked back. Went to high power and 1000 yard shooting later on. That was when CA still was pro gun more or less and the libtards hadn't taken over.
  9. M Yaworski

    M Yaworski Well-Known Member

    Nov 16, 2016
    A Democrat.
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  10. Hunt5877

    Hunt5877 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Jan 27, 2019
    A truer statement could not have been made, they'll likely be looking for it after November.
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  11. FWoo45

    FWoo45 Well-Known Member

    Jan 13, 2017
    Nice score!
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  12. Raylan Givens

    Raylan Givens Never Forget

    Aug 18, 2015
    Screenshot_20200710-024558_Samsung Internet.jpg OP is ATF man. Not today.
  13. Joni Lynn

    Joni Lynn Professional Pest, NRA Patron member

    Dec 21, 2014
    No paperwork, no waiting period. Nice old piece. What's not to like? Nice catch.
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  14. JNW

    JNW Well-Known Member

    Apr 19, 2017
    Nice grab! I didn't have a Red Ryder as a kid, but I did own a Daisy Monte Carlo. It actually had a Monte Carlo style stock. The barrel got bent and broken, but not until I put a zillion BBs through. Can't imagine growing up without a BB gun. Of course, now I own some very spiffy European pellet rifles and pistols, and several Daisy 747s.
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  15. isialk

    isialk Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Jan 7, 2017
    I got my grandson a Red Ryder a couple years ago and set him up a little range down in the basement. I was just down there yesterday with my son, and my grandson having a little shooting match. Three generations having lots of fun. I’d say you made a good pickup. They both out shoot me pretty consistently. Young eyes I think/hope/rationalize lol!

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  16. Badabing11

    Badabing11 I gotta have more cowbell

    Sep 6, 2015
    A one eyed monster.
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  17. M Yaworski

    M Yaworski Well-Known Member

    Nov 16, 2016
    A few years a back a very liberal acquaintance was complaining to me about an experience on vacation. He was originally from Massachusetts and had taken the family back to the homestead for an extended vacation. He thought that it might be fun to get a BB rifle so the kids could shoot in the backyard. He was furious that he couldn't buy a BB gun without a firearms license. I pointed out that he should thank the Democrats.
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  18. M Yaworski

    M Yaworski Well-Known Member

    Nov 16, 2016
    Small update. The gun was missing a couple screws and the rear sight adjuster. So I finally got around to calling Daisy the other day. The rear sight adjuster is a buck and a complete replacement screw kit was also a buck. Shipping was something like $2.50. I should have ordered a new front sight while I was at it. :-(
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  19. Uncle Bob

    Uncle Bob Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Sep 22, 2017
    I learned to shoot at age 11 when I found an NRA Air Rifle group at the local park. The rifle were the same as the Red Rider except they had "match sights" ( not really). So getting them started early and the right way always helps. Good job.
  20. gaijin

    gaijin Well-Known Member

    May 18, 2015
    Duh. : )

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