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Collecting caps for Cap Guns is almost a whole hobby unto itself. Usually the people are rather fanatical and like to have entire cases of these things! Kilgore might have made more caps than anybody and my Uncle Talley was instrumental in helping Kilgore (albeit his competitor!) make caps more efficiently. He made a trip up there and helped them redesign their machines and processes so that they could make them better and quicker. The smarter people have cartons like presented below and they are shrink-wrapped so that they won't get ruined. After all...we're talking cardboard!

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Dealer Display Rack and Pasadena Stallion 45 and Box
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And how's this for a good case display of caps? I am told that he has GOBS of display cases like this and specializes in caps.
Photo thanks to Dick Presley.



Stallion Round Cap Cartons
These are cartons of the round caps, but you might notice that the ones on the top have pictures of the Pasadena Stallion 45. Since they are labeled Jacksonville, Texas, then that means that they were produced before the Stallion 45 MK-II. The interesting thing about the lower left two cartons is that the colors are reversed. I don't know why they did that, for you will also notice that the carton itself is the same-except for the caps that are falling out of the little box on the front! The end of the lower right carton seems to say that there are 50 boxes in the carton. Well, that doesn't make any sense, as there are twelve in a layer and I have calculated that there are probably 6 layers, which makes 72 boxes of caps. So...are there 50 caps per box? You tell me.
Please Click On Each Thumbnail For An Enlarged View!
Thanks to Chuck Quinn for the above photos! One of our many advertisers.



Here's a couple of nice photos of Nichols Stallion caps in the carton from our good friend Dave Klahn.


And with the invention of 2-piece bullets, we had to have round caps! The one in the lower left is the earliest variation, but look at the one in the upper right-hand corner! Its colors are reversed. I had never seen that before.
Photo thanks to Jamie Linford one of our advertisers.



Well, here's a type of Stallion Round Cap Box that you won't see every day! Very unusual
Photos thanks to Jim Clowers.
(CLICK TO SEE LARGER PHOTO)





Nothing quite like owning an entire case of Nichols Top Hand Caps, is there?

Photos thanks to Chuck Quinn, one of our advertisers.
(CLICK TO SEE LARGER PHOTO)




It may be a "tall order" at today's grocery store, but here is a tall order from yesteryear's grocery store.

A BIG BAG OF CAPS! These were standard roll caps of the 1950's by Nichols. These particular roll caps are actually quite rare.

Another nice photo contribution
by Robert Nichols



Here's a good photo of a Fury 500 Dispenser Pack.
Thanks to Chuck Quinn for the above photo! One of our many advertisers.



This must have been a Kusan offering and is called COLT. These must be rare. I had never even heard of them.
Thanks to Chuck Quinn for the above photos! One of our many advertisers.



Here are some Kusan Circle "O" caps from our friend Jamie Linford, one of our advertisers.






Unusual caps! Click on the top picture to see a bigger one.

Photos thanks to Bob Hoover.




This is one of the oldest types of caps produced. MAMMOTH caps. Mammoth seems to describe a type of cap and these are the Superb Brand. Specifically "DOUGHBOY."

Photo thanks to Curtis Singleton.



Here's a case of those Doughboy caps. Once I saw a box of caps like this that advertised "Single Shot," then I understood how, in the old days, some Cap Guns could be single shot. I always thought of caps in rolls or round caps, but they would be hard to load into a single shot Cap Gun. Simple! There were actually tear off caps that you simply tore off and inserted between the hammer and the anvil and then when you wanted to kill the bad guy, you pulled the trigger and...BANG! My gut feeling is also that when caps first came out, the political climate wasn't what it is today and the caps might just have been BIGGER and LOUDER. You tell me.

Thanks to Chuck Quinn for the above photo! One of our many advertisers.




Here's a full case of Kilgore's roll caps.

Photo thanks Ted Dietrich one of our advertisers!




Kilgore was famous for making LOTS of caps for Cap Guns. Actually my
Uncle Talley was responsible for upgrading their abilities, which also helped Nichols.



Strange as it may sound, you won't ever find many photos
of the Disc Caps by Kilgore. I hadn't even seen them before!

Thanks to Susan Kenehan for this swell photo.




Here is an example of really collecting caps! Whole cases of caps at a time. I can't tell what that gun is on top, but it might be a HALCO Maverick.
Thanks to Chuck Quinn for the above photos! One of our many advertisers.



I'm not very familiar with these caps. Maybe somebody could tell me about the company.


Here's a nice photo of some HALCO caps. I haven't a clue as to where this photo came from.




Here's two cases of HALCO caps. Very rare to have these!


And more cases!
Thanks to Chuck Quinn for the above photos! One of our many advertisers.



Here's some caps for the Marx Thundergun.
Thanks to Chuck Quinn for the above photos! One of our many advertisers.



Western Repeating Caps and Star Brand Roll Caps. The Star Brand says, "MANUFACTURED BY M. BACKES SINS, Inc. WALLINGFORD, CONN. USA."
Thanks to Chuck Quinn for the above photos! One of our many advertisers.



Here's a nice end shot of a carton of Star Caps.


And here's the carton. This one appears to be dead mint.


More of the M.Backes' Sons, Inc. line of caps.
Thanks to Chuck Quinn for the above photos! One of our many advertisers.





More caps!
Thanks to Chuck Quinn for the above photos! One of our many advertisers.



Greenie Stik-M-Caps
Naturally I hated Greenie Stik-M-Caps. Why? For the "perfectly logical reason" that they weren't Nichols. And every kid on the block wanted them. And used them. And I couldn't, for that would make me a traitor! But they were a great marketing ploy and sold like crazy. Previously nearly every cap in the entire Cap Gun world had been red. Until these! Some genius thinking outside of the box. Pardon the pun.
Be Sure To Click On The Thumbnails!



Cases of Greenie Stik-M-Caps! (and rolls)
And here are some cases of Greenie Stik-M-Caps. They were about 25 cents a box at the time, but now, as you might surmise, they are worth a tad more!











I'm pretty sure these aren't exploding cigars.
Thanks to Chuck Quinn for the above photos! One of our many advertisers.



Here's a montage of cap boxes.
Starting at the upper left:
1.) Kilgore Mammoth single shot caps
2.) Arrow caps from Arrowhead Fireworks Company
3.) HALCO American Ace caps
4.) National Repeating Cane & Pistol Ammunition
5.) National Fireworks—250 shots
6.) Leader Brand Silver Bullet paper caps
7.) ACME Brand perforated toy paper caps
8.) Kilgore Disc Caps (lubricated, what the heck?)
9.) Kilgore BANG Caps
10.) Thundercaps from "Magic Marxie" (Marx)
11.) ACME Disc Super Mammoth Caps
12.) HALCO American Ace caps

Thanks to Chuck Quinn for the above photos! One of our many advertisers.



Another good photo of ACME Mammoth caps from the ACME Sparkler and Specialty company in River Grove, IL.


We're not sure of the year these were produced, but it wasn't yesterday. "BOOT-ER-OO" (???)
Photo thanks to Tim Senior
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