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There are so many Cast Iron Cap Guns that I have no clue as to where to start or where to end. Before it all got sorted out, there were dozens of companies making them, mostly after the American Civil War. Reason? Because (for real guns) the percussion cap had recently been invented. Some smart person added two plus two and realized that he could make a buck with toys that fired a very small powder charge and scared the bejeebers out of Aunt Mabel.

Stevens was the leader of course, but there were dozens of other companies. I'm going to list the Cast Iron guns made by the major companies under their own respective standard listings, but I'm going to list all of the "incidentals" in this section. I may get "burned out" in doing it, but I figured that there are a bunch of you out there who really love the
SERIOUSLY OLD STUFF!

Don't get in too much of a hurry to see absolutely every one ever made. For one thing, I only put photos on here from people like you and also I'm in no hurry as the list seems endless.
NICHOLS GUNS
(in Uncle Talley's order)





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Hundreds of wonderful people for over 12 years!

Also...The Internet wants a "mobile-friendly" website and we don't know how to convert a 7,000+ page custom website over to a format where you can always read it on a smartphone or tablet. Even Google said that this is the largest "Static" website on the entire internet. But it's only a matter of time before we lose it all to "progress." I'm old, have only Windows 7 and my software won't load on a higher operating system, and I don't know how to keep up with these changes and am worried about losing it all. If you're an expert, please help by suggesting a sensible technological upgrade! No two pages are completely alike on this website. If I could redo 10 pages a day, it would take about 2 years!

I would ask those who are enjoying this site to PLEASE contribute at least a little to helping us keep it going. Believe me, even small contributions help! This is the only site where you are likely to find most of the Cap Guns ever made. The site will always be free to use, but it's not free for me.

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Buddy Jr Revolver Style Cap Gun by Kilgore 1915
Extremely Rare, Unusual, Very Hard-To-Find, & Very Desirable five star***** Roll Cap Repeating Revolver Style Cap Gun. 5-3/4 inches long. Not Shown in the Logan & Best Cast Iron Book. NOTE the circle "B" on the grip panels. The one in the book shows the circle "K" logo of Kilgore on the grip panels.

If the rarity rating system of One* to Five***** that Logan & Best uses in their book were expanded this cap gun would be OFF THE CHARTS!!!

Functions as it should. No chips, cracks, breaks or repairs. This is a very highly collectible cast iron cap gun. Great piece of American History!!

Photos thanks to Rich Hall



1st Variation of Lockwood Sun
Sun Single Shot Derringer Cap Gun by Lockwood 1880. Rare, Unusual, Very Hard-To-Find, & Very Desirable three star*** Single Shot Derringer Cap Gun. 4-5/8 inches long. This is the 1st variation with the STAR on the right side. The 2nd variation has a CRESENT MOON on the right side.

Photos thanks to Rich Hall



2nd Variation of Lockwood Sun
Rare, Unusual, Very Hard-To-Find, & Very Desirable three star. Single Shot Derringer Cap Gun. This is the second variation of this cap gun with the crescent moon on the right side. 4-5/8 inches long.

Photos thanks to Rich Hall



Lion by Ives 1887
Cast Iron - Lion. Very Rare & Hard-To-Find Figural cap gun

Photos thanks to Rich Hall



1880 Parole by Ives
Extremely Rare, Unusual, Very Hard-To-Find, & Very Desirable four star single shot Derringer style Cap Gun. 3-5/8 inches long.

Photos thanks to Rich Hall



Ives Butting Match - 1885
This is a rare & hard-to-find example of a weird Cap Gun. Highly desirable and animated. 5 inches long.

Photos thanks to Rich Hall



An unusual cast iron cap gun by Stevens. This is a 130-year old cap gun and is in excellent condition. Rated a 3-Star*** rarity by Logan and Best in their book Cast Iron Toy Guns and Cap Shooters. Listed on p.176, s.n.5. Single shot, single action cap gun that measures 3"5/8" long and uses a single small cap.

Photo by Sara King



Cast Iron - Navy*** Single Shot Revolver Style Cap Gun
by Ideal N6.2.1 1907. Single Shot Revolver style Cap Gun. 5-3/4 inches long.

Photo by Rich Hall



Cast Iron - Polo*** Single Shot Derringer Cap Gun by Ives 1878. 5 inches long. My first thought was that this is sort of like the gun that assassinated Abraham Lincoln.

Photo by Rich Hall



Ives 1887 Bulldog. Cap gun with figural bulldog head. Hammer strikes bulldog's mouth exploding cap. Measures 4-3/8" long. Listed in Logan and Best, page 24, B45.1. Single shot, single action, derringer type cap gun. Uses a single cap. Rated a 3-star*** rarity in Logan and Best, page 24.

Photo thanks to our friend Sara King



Here's another Bulldog Cast Iron by Kilgore which was made in 1935. This is a working single shot, single action cap shooter and certainly a real oldie.

Photo thanks to our Dave Klahn



Cast Iron - Cadet**** Single Shot Derringer Cap Gun
by Ives C2.1.2 1887. Rare, Unusual, Very Hard-To-Find, & Very Desirable four star**** Single Shot Derringer Cap Gun. 3 inches long.

Photo thanks to Rich Hall



Liberty by Ives
Cast Iron - Liberty*** Single Shot Revolver Style Cap Gun by Ives L7.1.1 1875. Rare, Unusual, Very Hard-To-Find, & Very Desirable three star*** Single Shot Revolver style Cap Gun. 7-1/8 inches long.

Photos thanks to Rich Hall



Frontier by Ives 1890
This is an old gun with a wolf's head as the "target" of the hammer.

Photos thanks to Rich Hall



Cast Iron - GO Single Shot Revolver Style Cap Gun by Unknown Maker 1910. 6-3/4 inches long.

Photo thanks to Rich Hall



Cast Iron - Terror by Dent T13.2.5 1915. Rare Three Star cap gun. Single Shot, Single Action, Auto. 6-3/4 inches long.

Photo thanks to Rich Hall




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