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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

Hubley Electra-Matic and Box
Now here's one I bet few of you have ever seen! I hadn't. Apparently Hubley made a gun to compete with the various automatic guns by Mattel. This one may be a prototype or a promotion; we just don't know. But it does use 2 "C" size batteries and must fire the caps about as fast as the Nichols Fury.

Photos by Tom & Sherri Calas
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This is something that many of you haven't ever seen before. Hubley made a Cap Gun that was good for you people who wanted a "Buntline-type" long-barreled gun and those of you who wanted a shorter one. You got both. This came from the early 1960s.

Thanks to Ed Manes for the photo.

The Tall Man was another TV Western show, starring Barry Sullivan as Pat Garrett and Clu Gulager as Billy the Kid. The show ran from 1960 to 1962 and portrayed them as a little to "friendly" though they were friends, just not close "chums." In real life, Pat Garrett killed Billy the Kid and Billy was not as clean cut as our actor friend Clu. The Cap Gun in this set is a PET by Hubley.

Photos thanks to Chuck Quinn.

Here is an even better photo of the Hubley Pet that was used in the set listed above. The Pet was just a simple little gun towards the latter part of Hubley's famous series.

Photo thanks to Donnie Bankston.

Gold Texan and Box by Hubley
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Photos Above Thanks To Judy Sinkular of ISELLNEATSTUFF
Photos of the black gripped version thanks to Scott McCollum
Photos of this "Dummy" (won't fire caps!) Texan by Chuck Quinn

Hubley Texan w/ Rearing Colts
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All Photos Thanks To Don Raker

Hubley Texan
Hubley made BOTH the Texan and the Texan Jr. Reason? Size. They, like Nichols Industries, tried to make Cap Guns that would appeal to all sizes of young buckaroos.

This is a very popular Cap Gun!

Photos by Doug Hamilton
All of these excellent photos above are from Doug Hamilton.

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This above set of Texan photos are from Tom Coates

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A very nice photo of a nice Hubley Texan box.

Photo thanks to Scott McCollum

And here's an unusual lid of a Hubley Texan box that supposedly had a Hubley Texan and also a holster in it.

Photo thanks to Joe Brody.

Here is one of the rarities of the Cap Gun world, a "Dummy Hammer" on this Hubley Texan. Reason? Because some of the dummy states required a dummy hammer. That is, they didn't allow guns that fired real caps. So Hubley got around this (and some other manufacturers did too) by creating Cap Guns that weren't really Cap Guns. I know, I know, it sounds stupid and, of course you are right because YOU AREN'T STUPID. But put a bunch of Liberals together and they will come up with all kinds of dummy laws designed to protect us. Anyway, ranting aside, this is a rare item. However, it was truly amazing how long your ammo would last with these guns.

Photo by Doug Hamilton

Late Version of the Hubley Texan
Apparently this was one of the last Texans offered by Hubley before they sold out and went the Gabriel way. The thing that makes this one unusual is the grip. I say "grip" because it is a single piece, whereas the others were 2-piece grips, usually with a Longhorn on them and a star. These grips are similar to the Marshal on another page.

Photos by Doug Hamilton

Hubley Gun and Holster Set
This set is just another grouping of some Hubley toys. They were very popular.
All photos thanks to Mike Medich
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