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Hubley was from Lancaster, Pennsylvania and started in 1894. The Hubley company made some of the finest Cap Guns you ever saw. The Texans and the Cowboy were especially popular. They made guns with nice scrollwork and some that were gold. They are still considered very valuable collector's items. If you collect Cap Guns, then (besides Nichols Industries Cap Guns, of course!!!) you have got to have a good collection of Hubleys.

One of their most popular Cap Guns was from The Rifleman television show starring Chuck Connors and Johnny Crawford. It had that special cocking lever so he could really fire quickly. There are several examples in this Hubley section.

Then there is their fabulous Colt 45 that was a full-sized model of the Civil War pistol. I love it!

(in Uncle Talley's order)


There are over 8,000 pages (including those from thumbnails—and the site is still growing!) on this website that will give you more information plus BIGGER PHOTOS!
Mattel Marauder Division Tommy Burst w/ Night Scope
(then go find it!)

(Thank you for some of you have contributed generously and have helped us stay alive!)
Normally I don't grovel and beg for money, but I am past that stage. Originally we had quite a few who helped us each month by contributing a little to our cause of maintaining this website. Not so much anymore. It's a trickle now.


See how many people have helped us one way or the other over 12+ years at:

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.

(Contritubutions start at only $10, but you can make it more if you can afford it.)
(And we refuse to put you on a mailing list or sell your e-mail address.)
Thank you "History Buffs & Collectors"—Mike Nichols, Texas

Early Cowboy by Hubley
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Sort of "Just Because I Could" I'm sticking 2 examples of the same Cap Gun on here; the one on the bottom is the highly polished nickel version and the one on the top is not. The slightly interesting thing is that the one on the bottom doesn't have a red star. Curious. Since these are Chuck Quinn's, then you have to think that perhaps they didn't always paint the star red, as his are usually DEAD MINT, like these.

This is what the box looked like for the above early model of Cowboy.
More Chuck Quinn stuff.

Here's the same basic Hubley Cowboy, but dedicated to Roy Rogers. Click on photo to see close-up.

The Ultra Rare Hubley Lone Ranger
This Cap Gun is so doggone rare that it may as well not even exist. Some people would easily believe that it doesn't. But it does. Which is bound to lead to just a tad of controversy. In Schleyer's Backyard Buckaroos, he says that it is a cast-iron gun from around 1940 and may be a factory prototype. But it is quite rare and costs more than most real pistols. Naturally it is exactly the same gun as the Roy Rogers listed above.

Photos by Jamie Linford
Cap Gun from Tom Winge

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Hubley Cowboy
The Hubley Cowboy is your basic big Cap Gun. In fact, it may have been the most popular Cap Gun of its time.

However, its popularity was due to some good marketing and that led to a lot of its longevity. These days there are quite a few Cap Guns that have passed it in popularity, as their quality (and scarcity) is higher.

I hope that you folks will remember that you too can have your favorite Cap Guns on this website. Send the photos in, preferably in 320 x 240 resolution, and we will give you a "plug."

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These photos of this gold Hubley Cowboy were furnished by Rob Unkefer.
And here's a nice gold Cowboy, BUT WITH A BOX!!! I just can't imagine that there are many boxes out there. Especially of this particular model. This Cowboy Classic was a special offering from Hubley and the full set is now quite rare.

A nice offering from Rich Hall

Now this is one that you don't see very often. It's a standard gold Cowboy, but this one has a dummy hammer. For dummies? But you know how some politicos have nothing better to do with their time than makes stupid laws.

Thanks! To Dave Klahn of The Ten Gallon Hat.

And here's some green grips and a Cowboy that sure looks dark and not "chromy" at all.

A nice offering from Bud & Edith Dashiell

More Nice Hubley Cowboy Photos
These Hubley Cowboy photos were simply too good to pass up. There's nothing quite like a really decent photographer taking good Cap Gun photos.
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Extremely Rare Black Satin Cowboy
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This is a very special prototype gun produced by Hubley. Only two are known to exist. This one was a part of Jim Scheyler's personal collection. He included a letter verifying this is the prototype gun that is featured in the book. It has a see-thru brown grips with colors swirled into it. Notice that the angle of the grip is a little different than the standard Cowboy pictured above. This particular gun is absolutely unfired. A real treasure.

This offering is from our friend Scott McCollum of Cap Gun Treasures.

Don Raker submits this one from a photo he took at a Cap Gun show of Frank McMath's custom Hubley Cowboy with the Buntline barrel.

Here is a simple Cap Gun that isn't seen very much. A Hubley Cowboy Junior! WITH THE BOX!!!

This photo is from Jack Rosenthal of Toys and More.

And here's another Cowboy Jr., but this one has the black grips.

Cowboy Junior in Gold! (Mint)
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Hubley Champ 1911 Style Pistol
The 1911 Colt .45 caliber semi-automatic pistol by John Browning has been one of the longest enduring firearms of all time. Today there are plenty of major (and minor) manufacturers making it and it is very popular. Why? Good design in the first place. Well here it is in toy form.

Photos by Doug Hamilton
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And here is a slightly different version of the Champ. It is bound to be a later model, for it has the star emblem on the grips instead of the rearing colt. These are BIG thumbnails, but if you click on them, you will see larger photos.

Photos thanks to Dharam Damama

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