” Yes ” know that this film comes out and Ralphie wants a red rider with compass and sundial in stock, we better make Daisy Red Rider! “
Rogers, Ark. (KNWA) – The film ‘A Christmas Story’ is a domestic favourite, but did you know it has links to North West Arkansas.
That’s right, Roger, Daisy Manufacturing in Arc, is the creator of the iconic Red Rider BB Gun.
‘A Christmas Story’ is the story of a young boy named Ralphie who tries to convince his parents, his teacher and parents that a red rider BB gun is the perfect Christmas gift.
According to Daisy Airgun Museum President Joe Murfin, we connect Ralphie in more ways than one.
” That’s what makes this place exciting and that’s what makes the gun exciting,”. “Murfin said.
The famous Red Rider BB Gun, through Red Rider Comics by Jean Shepherd, came through music at the Walton Arts Centre in northwest Arkansas and is the birthplace of the iconic BB gun.
” Daisy Red Rider BB Gun was first created in 1940, “Muffin said.0 “At our Daisy Museum, we have a case established in chronological order that shows all the significant changes in the gun over the years.0 “
Murfin said Shepherd had told Daisy’s officials in 1982, he wanted six Red Rider BB guns the way they were in 1940 — with a freak and compass.
“Unfortunately he was wrong,” “Muffin said.0 “The model in which compass and Sunyal was the Buck Jones model was never a red rider.0 “
Although the Red Rider never had an amicable and compass, Shepherd was adamant about having that kind of BB gun for the film – a Christmas story.
” They definitely make guns for the movie,” “Muffin said.0 “Then about the time when Daisy met sales staff and said, ‘Again’ it’s known that this film comes out and Ralphie wants a red rider with a compass and sundial in stock, we better make Daisy Red Rider. ‘ “
And that’s why the iconic gun came in Rogers.
Muffin said he encourages everyone who loves the film or just loves red rider BB guns to investigate the chronological changes of the gun throughout the year.
The Daisy Airgun Museum is open at Rogers every day except Sunday until 5 p.m.