From the Grand Forks (ND) Evening Times, December 15th, 1911, a great idea for under the Christmas tree!
Accurate .22 rifles — take your pick from Stevens, Winchester, Remington, and Savage brands!
Granted, in 1911 in North Dakota a rifle was a practical tool for farm work — it wasn’t a toy, it was something necessary to getting things done, from shooting pigeons in the barn to hunting dinner…and what kid is going to start taking pot shots at the neighbors? Well, maybe guns aren’t the best thing to give a kid…but sometimes the kid isn’t the one who shouldn’t be messing around with a gun. And yet nobody let Ralphie have a BB gun.