Have ordered this item before and it fit my Deluxe Cub Rifle perfectly. The one I ordered on June 10, 2017 came with a thin rubber coating, the coating made it TOO BIG around to fit in the thimbles.
I might have been able to remove the coating but did not want to waste $30.00 trying.
DO NOT ORDER this rod for the Dixie Cub Rifles unless you want to carry it around with out putting in in the rifle thimbles.
I emailed Dixie and they seem unconcerned, I returned the ramrod.