It is likely that your lever-action Buck BB gun or Red Ryder BB gun is not fully cocked.
These guns only require that the cocking lever be cocked one time. However, the cocking lever must be completely and fully extended in order for the gun to be cocked.
The best way to know if you have completely cocked the gun is to listen for a series of “clicks” as you pull the cocking lever away from the stock of the gun – as far as it will go. With the muzzle pointed in a safe direction and the “safety” in the on position (no red showing), firmly pull the cocking lever away from the stock of the gun as far as it will go. As you pull hard on the cocking lever – away from the stock to cock the gun – you will hear a series of seven “clicks”. The gun is not fully cocked and will not shoot until you have heard all seven clicks. Point the gun at a target with a safe backstop, put the “safety” in the off position (red showing) and pull the trigger.
Here’s another way to determine if your gun is completely cocked: With the muzzle of the gun pointed straight up, in the “12 O’clock” position, the gun is not completely cocked until the lever is pulled up into the “2 O’clock” position.
If, after cocking the gun completely (you have fully extended the cocking lever one time and heard a total of seven consecutive clicks) your gun still will not fire, put the gun on safe (no red showing) and please contact Daisy’s Customer Service Department at (479) 636-1200.