A Christmas Story

(1983)

A Christmas Story is a classic Christmas film about a young boy who wants an air rifle for Christmas yet his parents won't allow it saying “you’ll shoot your eye out.” The film illustrates the comic mishaps and adventures of a young boy named Ralph in the winter in a small town in America in the 1940’s.

‘A Christmas Story’ Museum Brings Home Ralphie's Red Ryder BB Gun

‘A Christmas Story’ Museum Brings Home Ralphie's Red Ryder BB Gun

When a fan alerted the staff at A Christmas Story House & Museum that a vintage air rifle used in the film was for sale on a film collectibles website, Jones and his staff didn't hesitate. They snapped up the prize for the $10,000 asking price. The previous owner, Gary Meck, was the production asset manager for the film. According to information provided by Meck to the collectibles company, The Prop Master, six guns were made by Daisy for the production. After filming, one of the guns went to Peter Billingsley (who played Ralphie), one to the film archives, and the others to Meck and various members of the production team.

Although Daisy had been making the Red Ryder BB Gun since 1940, the version used in the film never existed as a Daisy production model. The current style at the time of the film did not have a sundial or compass, as described in the Jean Shepherd story that was the basis for the movie. So Daisy made this Christmas wish come true for little Ralphie by creating this unique model especially for the film.

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CONTEST: Win Huge from ‘A Christmas Story’!

The holidays are just around the corner, and one of the movies that is often revisited during this festive time is the 1983 classic A Christmas Story. Warner Bros. has launched a contest for A Christmas Story, which invites fans to recreate a scene from the movie themselves. The winner receives a two-night trip to the actual house used in A Christmas Story, with cast member Ian Petrella, who played Randy, judging the contest. We have an exclusive video clip where Ian Petrella shows us an example of how to re-create a scene from this holiday classic. Click on the video player below to watch this exclusive sample.

You can visit AChristmasStoryScene.com to enter this video contest for A Christmas Story and win a trip to the actual house used in the movie.

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