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Do any of you remember the capguns sold at Davegas way back when,they were modeled after SAA revolvers engraved,chromed,loading gates,cartriges came apart to install single cap into end of cartrige,immitation ivory grips with longhorn steer on grips?.
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Do any of you remember the capguns sold at Davegas way back when,they were modeled after SAA revolvers engraved,chromed,loading gates,cartriges came apart to install single cap into end of cartrige,immitation ivory grips with longhorn steer on grips?.
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I remember Mattel make single actions that was chambered for brass cartridge case with a spring inside it to propel the grey plastic bullet out the barrel. Had little round stick on caps to put on the cartridge heads.

Also, believe they made a lever carbine as well...

I got my first leason in gun control or how some people don't appreciate fine firearms...

Wore mine ( a brace of 'em) to school (3rd Grade) teacher made me hang 'em in the coat room, till school let out...Gees

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If a kid did that today he would be arrested, tossed out of school tossed in prison, and parents arrested for abuse
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The Mattel Fanner 50 was the one to own and I carried my pair to school as well!!!

Later it became the Mattel built M-16 but I carried one of those to including into school but it was the School at APG Maryland!!!
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I'm not old enough to remember the ones you are refering to but I love cap guns. I scored this at the gunshow this past weekend. It is like new


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Wore mine ( a brace of 'em) to school (3rd Grade) teacher made me hang 'em in the coat room, till school let out...Gees

...my third grade teacher still has my Duncan YO-YO...48 years...and she still hasn't given it back...



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All 4 students at my school had a brace of cap guns for recess. I was Hopalong Cassidy, another was Roy Rogers, another Gene Autry and the fourth was Red Ryder.
We had a serious shortage of Injuns to shoot, but we made do.

The Korean War was going on then. We didn't understand exactly what it was all about, but we all buried our guns in the dirt bank in the gulch where we played during 3rd recess so that Stalin couldn't find them while we were not in school.

Then we each got on our horses and rode home.
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One of my favorites was the Hubbell Trooper.
It must have imprinted something on my psyche because my first revolver -was a Colt Trooper.
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I had a rather large assortment of cap pistols during my younger days in the 50's, Several were Hubleys, Mattel's Fanner 50's also. One of my last was a 1860 Colt made by Hubley that you could lower the loading lever and spin the barrel out of alignment to remove the cylinder for loading. The cylinder accepted 6 two part cartridges, the cap was placed between the cartridge pieces.

I think I made it to school armed more than once also.

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I still have most of this colection in the attic some where.
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I wish I had the colt 45 cap pistols with the tooled leather Roy Rogers holsters I got for Christmas in 1951. I think I got a Hop-A-long Cassady coyboy suit as well.

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Ambassador;
Sounds like one of my favorites. The cartridges came apart, you stuck a cap in the 'case' and put the 'bullet' in and loaded it like a SAA Colt. The part I liked about it was the front of the bullet which looked like a hollow point was just the right size to hold a BB. Soooo, if the barrel was off, then you had a zip gun, .17 caliber of course. And it was just as accurate as it sounds!
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I can't take credit for the picture as another member posted it previously. I remember the Mattel guns because I had lots of fun making my own reloads. Of course the bullets went further with a cap on the back. Bruce

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Hubley and Mattel, two I remember very well. Hubley used roll caps. I remember that Mattel used the "high tech" Greenie stick M caps. What kid growing up in the 50's didn't have a cap gun.

This Nichols capgun website will bring back some memories.

Remco made a water cooled M1917A1 .30 caliber machine gun and a bazooka. They looked real enough to scare folks walking down the street watching them from my bunker.
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The best cap guns I had were Kentucky Cadets during the Davy Crocket/Daniel Boone time in the early 60's. Wood stocks, metal barrels, had a ramrod to seat cork balls that were propelled by a greenie stickum cap.

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Do any of you remember the capguns sold at Davegas way back when,they were modeled after SAA revolvers engraved,chromed,loading gates,cartriges came apart to install single cap into end of cartrige,immitation ivory grips with longhorn steer on grips?.
Hi ambassador,
Are you referring to a Mattel pistol
like this one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hR9ojNddiSI

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Ambassador, sorry for hijacking your thread but your post brought back many memories that were buried deep in my subcontious mind.

GSI,

I still have my Daniel Boone "Muzzle Loader" with the ramrod. Wood stock, 24" barrel and brass patch box that held the cork balls. Sadly, all of the original cork balls were shot to God only knows where. I also still have the Mattel M-16, black with gold painted front and rear stock. Pull back on the "Op rod" and it made a "clackita clackita" sound while a red piece of tubular plastic jumped in and out of the end of the barrel to simulate live fire. Sadly it no longer functions. I also have my M1 and my 1903. Both have wooden stocks and what is metal on the originals is metal on the toys that I have. The op rod on the Garand still works but the bolt no longer moves, op rod broke away fom the bolt where they were welded together. The Garand was for all practical purposes a single shot as it worked by pulling the op rod back after each shot to cam down the plastic strip caps. The 1903 is a single shot that had the plastic bullets that fired out of the barrel. I remember getting real smart when I was about nine or ten and putting three or four caps on top of each other by folding them over and placing them under the "Firing pin" and firing the plastic bullet. It seamed to launch that piece of plastic at least twice as far as a single cap. But the best ones I had and still have are a brace of Colt 1873's w/leather holster and wood grips that my dad picked up while on a business trip to Hartford, CT about 1965-66. He got them at the Colt factory. He use to write the insurance for Colt and this was one of the items that Colt gave him. He told them that he had three sons and all three of us ended up with a brace of Colt 1873 roll cap cap guns. I went by his house about a year ago and asked him if he still had them in one of the boxes in the attic. He kwew exactly where they were and directed me to them in less than three minutes. If memory serves me right they were a high polished blue. After 45+ years of sitting in his attic they are no longer a high polish and starting to turn into a brace of brown revolvers. No pot metal on these babies, they are made from blued carbon steel. They are now on display hanging in their original holsters and belt mounted above my safe in my office. I don't remember doing this, but the holsters have been changed to a dual cross draw format by removing the holsters from the belt and changing left to right and right to left. The only way I know this is my dad pulled out a Polaroid picture of my two brothers and I wearing the Colts that he snapped on the day he gave them to us. Any way, this thread has brought back many many good thoughts of my childhood.

Thanks for the memories,

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I still have my "Fanner 50" from the 1950's.
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I had several Aunts who worked for the Kilgore company, so almost all of our cap guns were Kilgore. Along with some of the other fun stuff they made. Like the booby trap that fired a cap when it went off.
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Originally posted by keith44spl:
I remember Mattel make single actions that was chambered for brass cartridge case with a spring inside it to propel the grey plastic bullet out the barrel. Had little round stick on caps to put on the cartridge heads.

Also, believe they made a lever carbine as well...

I got my first leason in gun control or how some people don't appreciate fine firearms...

Wore mine ( a brace of 'em) to school (3rd Grade) teacher made me hang 'em in the coat room, till school let out...Gees

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My first shootin' iron was a Fanner 50 that "fired" those gray plastic bullets.
Thanks for the reminder. Brings back some nice memories.....
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The Matel looks similar,the ones I've seen had ivory grips with raised longhorn steers on them and engraving on receiver and barrel,I swore that they were real.
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