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Daisy Classic 1938 Red Ryder BB Gun

Daisy Classic 1938 Red Ryder BB Gun

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  • Code: 991938-603 · 0.177 cal · 350 fps ·
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Remember your first airgun? The excitement. The pride. The fun. For millions of today's shooters the name on that first gun was Daisy. Today, Daisy is still the first choice when it comes to introducing a young shooter to airgunning. Simple, easy-to-use designs. Safety features built-in. Ideal for developing shooting and marksmanship skills- Daisy covers the beginner airgun market like no other. Model 1938 Red Ryder (sometimes spelled Red Rider) is the stuff that legends are made of.

The rich tradition and dependable design of the Red Ryder holds a special place in the hearts and minds of millions of Americans. With a capacity of 650 BBs you?ll be shooting all day long! The rifle comes with a blade and ramp front sight and an adjustable open rear sight. It has a stamped metal receiver and synthetic cocking lever. Also features a solid wood stock and forearm. Burnished forearm band.

Note that the Red Ryder is intended for target shooting up to about 15 feet away. Using standard BBs may result in ricochet so always where glasses. Also consider using Smart Shot low ricochet BBs instead.
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  • ManufacturerDaisy
  • Caliber0.177 cal
  • Velocity350 fps
  • ConditionNew
  • Ammo TypeBBs
  • ActionLever-action
  • Barrel StyleSmooth bore
  • Fire ModeRepeater
  • Gun Weight2.2
  • Overall Length35.4
  • Barrel Length10.85
  • Loudness1-Low
  • MechanismSpring piston
  • RailNo
  • SafetyManual
  • Front SightsBlade and Ramp
  • Rear SightsAdjustable
  • Trigger AdjustabilitySingle-stage
  • Trigger Pull8
  • UsePlinking/Fun
  • Warranty1-year limited warranty
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Daisy Classic 1938 Red Ryder BB Gun Reviews
4.5 Stars based on 45 Review(s)
ernest irvan
Lynchburg Va
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

daisy classic 1938 Red Ryder BB Gun.
March 28, 2017
this is a very nice bb gun. it shoots well and I enjoy it.

4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Daisy bb rifle
February 2, 2017
I have so much fun brings back child hood memories. Buy one for your child and let them experience. The momories.
Just a unique bb gun love it.

5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Daisy Red Ryder.
July 11, 2015
Pretty good gun. shot it so much i could shoot it without aiming. the lanyard ring fell off and a bolt on the stock. good for target shooting.
feel, looks, and just fun to shoot.

5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Very accurate for inexpensive rifle. Great learning tool for my 12 Year old 1st rifle
June 20, 2014
This rifle suited all my sons need in a rifle. Very accurate and nice real wood stock. Thanks
real wood stock, accurate out of box
small nut loosened and fell off on stock. Make sure you tighten periodically

1 Stars

Did not last 1 month!
September 3, 2013
The cocking mechanism broke in the first month.
Broke in first month.

Murfreesboro, TN
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Too much Fun
April 27, 2013
I have been playing with this gun for quite some time and I'm always surprised with how accurate and powerful this tiny and inexpensive bb gun can be. It is fun at any age as my old college roommate and I are 21 and 22 and still put thousands of bb's through it on a regular basis. The sights are incredible and the accuracy will seriously blow your mind.
light weight, easy to cock, powerful, deadly accurate, great sights, quiet, requires just bb's

Mystic, CT
2 Stars

Daisy Classic Red Ryder 1938 BB Gun
February 20, 2013
This is a very nicely built and performing BB gun. It only resembles the one I bought in 1943 and took good care of. The webpage showing closeup photos, looks rustic enough. The one I received has a refined appearance like the other models advertised.
Goof performance.
The gun doesn't look original like it is supposed to look as illustrated in closeup photos on its webpage.

Vinton, IA
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Eventually you have to own one.
January 15, 2013
I never had one of these as a kid, and always wondered why they were inexpensive then as now. Recently, I purchased one for my daughter hoping she would appreciate the rifle, and she did. She has watched the movie "A Christmas Story" every year since she was little and loves it as most people do. I wasn't sure a girl would appreciate getting one of these but I was wrong. She loves it. Eventually you have to own a Daisy Red Ryder, don't fight it!
Light and fun.

DFW, Texas
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

A legend for a reason.
October 28, 2012
Mine as well as many peoples first gun: simple, light, and fun. It's been 12 years since I last shot mine, so dad was cleaning out the old gun safe and there it was, with a few BB's still inside. They must have been as rusty as the gun itself, I thought to myself "this thing wont fire anymore, too old and worn out." But I aimed it at a dirt hill behind the house and pulled the trigger. Twelve years had gone by with no attention what so ever, and it still shot. That more than anything, tells you of the quality of this gun.
Light Cheap Fun Good teaching weapon Memories
Finding someplace to keep it now that I have moved onto better and wont get rid of it.

Philip Straker
New Zealand
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

For the Price
July 12, 2012
What a brilliant accurate little gun, wonderful for the grand kids. They still need granddad to cock it they can shoot it on their own without any help though. The looks on their faces when they hit the inner rings are great!! They ask if they can shoot the cowboy gun, it is a winner with all of them.
The price and for the price real wood and metal!!! Accurate.
Plastic trigger that is it!!

Orlando, Florida
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

A lot of fun
April 27, 2012
I shot this rifle over at my friends house all the time it has never bored me. Its a great price for a great gun. For plinking you can't go wrong with this rifle. Do keep in mind the FPS is low so this is NOT a hunters rifle. But if your bored and you want to shot something thats cheap to buy an own, buy this rifle
Lot of fun Easy to use Large "magazine" capasity
The coking handle feals a little weak.

westbrookville New York
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Greatest Begginer Gun on My Opinion
December 10, 2011
I bought my younger brother one of these he is 9 and i was just showing him how to shoot and i wanted to see how strong it really is so i backed up about 30 yards and i tested the distance and i hit a milk jug so it does have some power but it barely hit it and in my opinion this is the best begginer gun ever. I can probably kill something if given the chance with this thing. But my brother is now getting bigger and i would like to buy him a bigger gun to grow with him so please answer my question in the questions and answers section!
Great Gun Amazing Accuracy for the Price Highly doubted Capable of killing Small Pests Great for Small Children
Shows wear over time Doesnt accept Pellets Isnt strong enough for long range hunting

5 Stars

very cool
May 31, 2011
this was my first bb gun i got it when i was four it was the most fun i had and i still thank my dad for getting me into the wonderful world of airguns it is one of the most rugged,accurate,and fun guns i have ever had i am 13 now and i can still remember when i killed a dove with ONE SHOT in the back of the head of course i left it out in the rain i dry fired it i did everthing but jump up and down on it and it held up EXTREMLY well over the years and being that im 13 i dont shoot it much anymore i like to drop squirrels with one shot with higher caliber rifles

5 Stars

great bb gun
February 3, 2011
this is a great bb gun i love it i found it to be very accurate i can hit a pop can at 50 feet. The gun shoots at 350 fps not 280 look on the Daisy website it will tell you. All in all great bb gun for the price.

4 Stars

January 15, 2011
this is a great gun for beginers! keyword there, beginers. it is small, and not teribly accurate, but still, fun for trying to shoot up some tin cans!

5 Stars

December 25, 2010

the green ryder
4 Stars

good gun
August 10, 2010
this was my first bb gun. its not accurate over about 20 feet, but a great beginers gun, and rather powerful for its class. mine put a dent in some pine. overall, great gun.

5 Stars

great for beginers
April 18, 2010
i just got this gun 2 weeks ago it is very simple to use and it is pretty strong. the only thing i dont under is what the leather string id for.

5 Stars

Just bought it
February 4, 2010
Just bought this gun I have a hammerli in the mail coming and I wanted something to tide me over. Super fun gun to plink with in the garage. In the process of teaching my 6 year old how to shoot. Already has the ten rules memorized.

fallen tree airsofter
5 Stars

Great for plinking
December 8, 2009
THis gun is amazing for plinking around in your back yard. It has a range of about 200ft (not accurate at this range). I have had mine for 7 years and it still works perfectly. One of the things i love about the red ryder is the lever action function, it makes it fun and easy to shoot and this gun hardly ever miss fires. It holds a lot of BBs so u can extend your fun! If your thinking about buying this gun just go ahead and buy it totaly worth 39 bucks.

red ryder lover
5 Stars

December 3, 2009
had mine for a few month peirces cans and other targets it was a great 11 birthday presennt

5 Stars

For all you people looking to hunt with it
August 4, 2009
This gun is great but to all you people saying it can't kill a bunny... it is because it is not made for that. This gun is made for dad's to teach there sons how to handle a real gun because it feels like the real deal. It is not made to hunt if you want something to hunt with look into the more expensive break barrels... i recomend a gamo but i just wanted to say this gun did what it was meant to do

Trent whitted
5 Stars

best gun ever
August 4, 2009
ive had mine since 1990 and i never had one prob and mine will still kill any 3 pound animal

5 Stars

July 26, 2009
I just bought this gun its real fun to shoot. It's just like the old daisy's

4 Stars

January 12, 2009
Good power! Not accurate over 30ft, My first daisy 40years ago was the best!!

5 Stars

awsome!! gun
December 24, 2008
This is a great gun for young shooters it is accurate powerful and I recomened it

4 Stars

good gun for beginers
September 1, 2008
This is my first gun. Ive had it for about 4 years and its still great. Daisy makes a great gun. just a month ago i bought a daisy 880s and it is a nice gun.

5 Stars

August 16, 2008
this gun really is good for young shooters or pest control best bb gun on the market

jj 99
5 Stars

June 22, 2008
Well I just got my daisy red ryder a few days ago. This gun has good power and accuracy. My dad shot it at a rat and dang thing was dead after eight shots. Great gun for kids.

4 Stars

A suggestion
April 15, 2008
Please, please, please, make a "soft air" version of this gun. EXACT same form and function, just plastic bb's! bb guns are a "firearm" in NJ. Guns that shoot plastic bb's are not. Thanks!

Lil dip
5 Stars

bb gun
April 1, 2008
shoots great. good for target practice or pest control.BETTER THEN CROSMAN! (760B pumpmaster is not good) The RED RYDER rocks!

5 Stars

great buy
March 8, 2008
bought this for giggles but got alot more for my money. when you shoot this gun you can feel the quality.

5 Stars

Everyones First...
February 6, 2008
This was my first gun that I had ever shot in my life. I shot it at my friends house after Christmas when I was 7. I can almost guarantee that anyone who owns a gun of some sort, that this was their first.

5 Stars

nice gun
January 27, 2008
bought for my nephew and he loves it. he just turned 10 and this is his first bb gun he thought it was the best thing since sliced bread.

5 Stars

November 26, 2007
awsome they shoot relly good and far ther good for a gift and kids for ther first gun

5 Stars

October 6, 2007
This is my first bb gun, im only 13, and i gotta say this is the best(of all ive tried) bb gun that i have ever used

5 Stars

NRA Qualified 3 cheers
July 14, 2007
I quallified official National Rifle Association NRA Pro-Marksman with the Red Ryder Model 1938B 10 year old's youth rifle at the age of 63. This was one of the first times I had fired live ammo since I qualified with the 30-06 M1 Grande rifle in army basic training almost 45 years ago. Three cheers for the Red Ryder BB gun.

5 Stars

Just Like My Old One
July 7, 2007
My folks surprised me 60 years ago with the Daisy Red Ryder for Christmas. This new one looks and performs exactly like the first one.

4 Stars

May 18, 2007
this is a great gun for a kid or a younger person. I had one when I was 11 and recently gave it to my son. He enjoyes it, and it doesnt have to much power for youngsters.

4 Stars

dads gun
May 17, 2007
my dad gave me this same gun that is now 39 years of age. truly outstanding quality. but it wont go more the 15 feet, but still, its funt to have. im loking into some how souping it up/upgrades for it, but for rightg now, its fine.

5 Stars

December 31, 2006
a great begginner airgun. while it does have many great features, when the begginner has shot this many times they will yearn for more power and expandability. but that is th only complaint i have

4 Stars

Great overall
December 28, 2006
I still have mine...the 2nd version from about 15 years ago. Unfortunately the cheap little plastic bridge on the back site is missing. The rear site fell off but I glued it back on. I only wish the gun had a bit more power, like the one you used to pump from the barrel length-wise. It was a real squirril killer! The safety is a nice touch the old ones didn't have and thankfully the stocks are still "real" wood! Get one.

5 Stars

red ryder
December 25, 2006
very good choice for a starter gun I got mine when I was around 8 or 9 and I still have it and it shoots like new I am 34years old now! I just bought my 8 year old one for christmas!

5 Stars

Black Bart
December 25, 2006
Black Bart had better watch it. If he shows up here, he'll be pushing up daisies.

5 Stars

The best gun
December 17, 2006
I love these things they're so cool

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By Toubouc from Montreal, Canada on March 6, 2012
Is it possible to put a scope on it?
By Staff on March 6, 2012


By Andrew from westbrookville New York on December 10, 2011
My little brother has a 70 year anniversary red ryder and i was wondering if he can kill anything with it. I think its the same exact gun as this just says 70th anniversary. If he cant kill anything what is a good gun i can buy him to kill a squirrel maybe for under $50 a clean kill. He is about 80 pounds and 4' 10" tall if that changes anything. I really dont want to give him a .177 silent cat becuase i dont think hes ready for it but i would like to get something for him that is large enough and strong enough to take down a squirrel from about 20 yards. Or should i just let him use one of my rifles?
By Staff on December 29, 2011

Hello Andrew,
You would have a hard time killing any animal with the red ryder since it is a bb gun. Pellet guns hit much harder. The Gamo Recon is a youth pellet rifle with fairly low FPS (525) that is still powerful enough to kill small animals like squirrels. The rifle is a bit smaller than adult rifles so your son would have no problem using it.
The gun is $75 which unfortunately is a bit higher than your desired $50.
I hope this helped

By Bob from Tucson, AZ on March 10, 2012
I heard that on some of the Red Ryders the lever was made of plastic but was later changed to metal. What year did they go back to metal and how do I make sure I am not getting the model with plastic via an internet purchase ?

By Staff on March 12, 2012

I would recommend calling Daisy and seeing when stopped making them with plastic.

Daisy 800-643-3458

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