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A Christmas Story -- Daisy Red Ryders --This had to be done!

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by CAL30M1, Dec 2, 2013.

  1. CAL30M1

    CAL30M1 Longview, WA Active Member

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    As some of you know (and are subscribers) Mark and I just finished up our Christmas Special for Fire Mountain Outdoors. We decided to pay homage to A Christmas Story given that they are celebrating their 30th Anniversary. We each went out and bought a Daisy Red Ryder (a first for both of us) and decided to have a build off.

    So watch the video when you have some free time with a bit of egg-nog and let us know which Tacticool Daisy do you like best.

    [video=youtube;LfSB8ngPOlk]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfSB8ngPOlk[/video]
     
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  2. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Thank Gosh you didn't do that to a vintage Red Ryder. Some of the vintage ones are worth a small fortune and in nice shape are quite rare.

    I last used ours to get a herd of raccoons off the carport roof.
     
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  3. CAL30M1

    CAL30M1 Longview, WA Active Member

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    It would have been nice to use a couple of vintage Red Ryders... but after seeing the going price of some of these guns we decided newer was better. ;)
     
  4. Rot503

    Rot503 portland New Member

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    They are both amazingly awesome!
     
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  5. Flopsweat

    Flopsweat Slightly right of center Well-Known Member

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    Wouldn't that be a nursery of raccoons? Or a gaze. Yeah, I think it's a gaze of raccoons. A nursery is what you call a group of Biebers. ;)
     
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  6. 206thsense

    206thsense Seattle, WA, USA Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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  7. trainsktg

    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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    I bought my daughter the pink one a few years ago. Its nice enough, except its made in China.

    Keith
     
  8. Dallas Ken

    Dallas Ken Dallas Or. Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I have been a Daisy collector for years and have about 90 or so. Time for me to thin them out a bit, taking up too much room and I guess I have lost interest in them. Mine date from 40's to 2000 some pistols and most all models of rifles and are in all conditions...New in box to just plain ol wall hangers. Most people are looking for that special one they had as a kid. I finally found the special one a few years back when the economy was booming and paid dearly for it.
    If any of you are thinking about a bit of nostalgia for Christmas, drop me a line.
    Trade or cash....volume discount.

    Good day Gents
     
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  9. Ironbar

    Ironbar Tigard, OR Well-Known Member

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    OK, THAT was a pretty funny video! The thing is, I like features of both your builds- to the point where I cannot pick a favorite! I guess my Daisy BB build would be a combination of both!
     
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  10. Papa Jon

    Papa Jon outer N.E. Portland Member

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    Nice video Guys
    The only mod's I ever did on mine back in the 60's was to take out the spring and stretch it out (probably doubled the FPS) and tapped a flashlight to the barrel for night shooting
    My vote was for the "Long Range" version
     
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  11. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    I vote for the snow camo tacticool version!
     
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  12. CAL30M1

    CAL30M1 Longview, WA Active Member

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    Thanks for all of the kind words. This video really was a lot of fun to make. I really liked my snow version but the aspect I like most about Mark's is that everything is 100% reversable.
     
  13. Papa Jon

    Papa Jon outer N.E. Portland Member

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    But modifying the cocking lever to a pistol grip was awesome
     
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  14. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    Yep, that's what did it for me. That was impressive.
     
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    Ironbar Tigard, OR Well-Known Member

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    Yes, that's one of the features I'd like on my Franken-Daisy.
     
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  16. CAL30M1

    CAL30M1 Longview, WA Active Member

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    Yeah, there's no way I would have even attempted it without doing a pistol grip. Just wish I could have come up with a better grip angle. It's not perfect but at least it's functional, and comfortable to shoot.
     
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    rick49 Lewis Well-Known Member

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    My hats off to you both. Great idea, good story line, and best of all...I now can finally find a use for the Jello that otherwise goes into the trash every Holiday season. Now what to do with all those fruit cakes that show up via UPS and Fed Ex on the porch this time of year! A possible part II maybe?
    Merry Christmas Gents.
    Rick
     
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  18. CAL30M1

    CAL30M1 Longview, WA Active Member

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    Hey thanks for watching.... Thinking of a new tannerite video. Hmmm.... what do do with holiday fruit cake?
     
  19. Papa Jon

    Papa Jon outer N.E. Portland Member

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    Maybe a New Year video with hopped up Air Soft ?
     
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  20. KalamaMark

    KalamaMark Kalama Wa Well-Known Member

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    Merry Christmas everyone, from Mark and Bob at Fire Mountain Outdoors!

    Don't shoot your eye out!