The Red Ryder BB Gun is a BB gun made by Daisy Outdoor Products and introduced in 1938, that resembles the Winchester rifle of Western movies. Named for the comic strip cowboy character Red Ryder, it is arguably the most famous BB gun in American history.
A pure novelty weapon, the BB gun is useless in serious combat due to minimal damage (which will be negated by even the most basic armor). It can be unloaded, however, to save ammunition for the much better Limited Edition version.
The Red Ryder BB Gun was also a powerful weapon obtainable in Wasteland, the predecessor game to the Fallout series. In Highpool, the party has to fight the child whose dog (Rex) "was gunned down by vigilante Rangers", or it could be acquired by a cheat.