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Memories Past..Oh Boy, Its a Daisy

by Rolway / December 15, 2005 7:53 AM PST

Anybody remember the Daisy BB Gun. I got one for Christmas one year. Can't remember how old I was, but what a thrill it was to find one under the tree that year.

The Daisy Red Rider BB Gun........

Gene Powers, 77, wholeheartedly identified with his 11-year-old grandson when the boy yearned for a Daisy Red Ryder BB gun last year. After all, the same gun topped his Christmas list in 1940.

It still looks brand new, and I still shoot it, Powers says about his original Red Ryder, made by the nations oldest air gun company. It didnt take much arm-twisting for the grandfather in Hawkinsville, Ga. (pop. 3,280), to buy each of his four grandsons his own classic Red Ryder. Now, when the boys visit, they head to the backyard to practice their marksmanship on a plywood bulls-eye propped against the azalea bushes.

http://www.americanprofile.com/issues/20051211/20051211_4946.asp

They are now illegal to own in this area. Sad

George

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(NT) (NT) Got mine when I was 8
by duckman / December 15, 2005 8:10 AM PST
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I didn't have one of my own :(
by MarciaB / December 15, 2005 8:21 AM PST

but I used to borrow my brothers' Daisy BB guns. Happy

Orion had one, and so does Kelton. When we go to Grammy and Papa's to visit they almost always sit out back with their cardboard targets, and an occasional gallon milk jug filled with water so we can watch it sprout fountains. Grin

Some things are just sacred - a Daisy BB gun is one of them.

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Never had one, but I remember the ads...
by EdH / December 15, 2005 8:57 AM PST

on the back of the comic books.

My sister got hit with a BB right between the eyes. It had ricocheted off a tree in a neighbor's yard. She had a huge blood blister. A couple inches to the left or right and...

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