The Centennial BB Gun from 1975

I am guessing that most boys (and a few girls) had there own “A Christmas Story” when it comes to BB guns. Mine was the “Centennial” BB gun.

The Centennial Lever Action BB Gun from 1975
The Centennial Lever Action BB Gun from 1975

What could you not love about this gun? The gold finish… the plastic walnut grain stock… and lever cocking action just like the Winchesters in the cowboy movies.

Sadly I never received this as a Christmas present but I didn’t complain either because I did get a BB gun. My first one was just like number 9 on this page. I think I was probably around 7 or 8 when I got that BB gun. (Most of us country bumpkins were shooting guns right after we could walk. That was just the way it was back then.)

I also like the “El Dorado” but the “Centennial” was always at the top of my list. I have always loved the way the Winchester rifle looked and felt.