The Official Red Rider Carbine-Action Two Hundred Shot Range Model Air Rifle

“What I want for Christmas is a Red Rider BB gun with a compass in the stock and this thing which tells time…”

…and who could blame little Ralphie Parker, really? What kid wouldn’t want to wrap his hands around Ol’ Blue? Especially with Black Bart and his gang scamperin’ over the backyard fence?

The toy at the center of 1983’s A Christmas Story was a thing of beauty, and that’s precisely why (no less than 28 times!) Ralphie expresses his desire to own one… an official Red Rider carbine action two hundred shot range model air rifle.

Yes, we know that there’s always the risk that we’ll shoot our eye out, but really–– c’mon. It’s a BB gun, not a bazooka.

We certainly give Ralphie credit for trying… slipping the Red Rider ad into his mom’s magazine, writing about the BB gun for his ‘What I Want For Christmas’ theme, heck–– he even went straight to the top to tell Santa about it.

And yes, eventually it did pay off (as his dad offered that all-too-knowing, ‘hey, what’s that over there behind the desk?’), and young Ralphie could finally sleep soundly on Christmas night, nestled with Ol’ Blue, snuggly in his bed… keeping the Parker family household safe and giving us one of our warmest Christmas memories.

“Adios, Bart! But if you do come back, you’ll be pushin’ up daisies!”

We ♥ the Official Red Rider Carbine-Action Two Hundred Shot Range Model Air Rifle.

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~ by weheart80s on December 9, 2011.

One Response to “The Official Red Rider Carbine-Action Two Hundred Shot Range Model Air Rifle”

  1. You’ll shoot your eye out, kid!

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