Be careful you can put your eyes out with that : A early Christmas special

I’ve always wondered how a little kid could put his eye out with his Daisy pump action B.B. gun while he was pointing it at another kid?

Never made any sense then, still makes no sense now.

I used mine to shoot at sparrows who were eating apples from our apple tree.

When they were leaving the apples alone I shot them anyway, need to practice, right?



You surely have a special  someone in your life for whom you’ve just got to get a Christmas present.


But since he’s on the wagon, is allergic to fruitcake, and doesn’t wear ties, you’re stuck.

And long ago you concluded that Ralphie’s mom was right when she told him he’d lose an eye with that BB gun, so that’s not an option.

Full movie here.

I’ve also wondered if there is any  truth to the rumor that the Daisy B.B. Gun and the movie were funded by the NRA with the covert attempt to turn young lads into pro Second Amendment gun rights advocates.

And we can’t forget the worlds gun manufactures.





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One Response to Be careful you can put your eyes out with that : A early Christmas special

  1. My upper end air rifle was $650, but I also have the Red Ryder, and a bunch of air rifles and pistols in between.

    In firearms, I had an Israeli Military Industries Uzi, 9mm, semi automatic, folding stock, 16″ barrel, it got traded for a semi-automatic AR-15 SP1, which got traded for something else. Now I’m into old, bolt action, military rifles, got tired of watching the endless attempts to get the semis. But the old stuff is fun.

    Rather addicting is the YouTube series “Forgotten Weapons”, see the video tab.

    Historical Air guns, like old firearms, had diverse designs, both a thing to behold. Crosman, Benjamin, Sheridan, all discrete companies, only Crosman remains, also making Air Gun models similar to the other two. The other two featured a brass pump tube and rifled brass barrel that sat atop it, and they were soldered together, and the front sight brass and soldered too.

    Other manufacturers came and went, but Daisy and Crosman remain.

    Daisy History

    Crosman History

    Oh, strange things. I liked the Uzi, but with a 16″ barrel, people at the range thought it was a .22, and my high power air rifle, well, normally very quiet, sometimes when I needed it to be quiet, it sounded like a .22 as well. Well, these higher power air rifles, the spring/air type, a piston pushed by a spring compresses the air to propel the pellet. But compressing air heats it, and the harder you compress, the hotter it gets. In my case, for several shots, lubricant used in the gun was ignited by the compressed gas, and the report would be loud and a small amount of smoke was seen in the barrel. This is known as dieseling, and needs to be avoided to prevent damage to the gun. But Daisy tried to exploit that effect in a caseless cartridge air gun they briefly marketed. I do miss this diversity in design.

    Daisy used the principle, too!
    In the late 1960s, Daisy put the caseless cartridge of Jules Van Langenhofen into production in a rifle that ignited the solid propellant using the heat of rapidly compressed air. Theoretically, their gun was a .22 caliber spring-piston rifle that just happened to shoot a caseless .22 as powerful as a conventional long rifle. In practice, the bore was too large for pellets, and any .22 pellet you tried to shoot in it was hopelessly inaccurate as well as being underpowered from all the blowby. Guns that use the VL system are still popping up at airgun shows, where they now command $150-225, depending on condition. The cased presentation models have always gone for more.


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