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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!


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Hubley Panther Prototype
This Hubley Panther is probably a prototype and is so rare that it doesn't even exist! But somehow Steve manages to find gold in a lead mine.

Be Sure To Click On The Thumbnails!

All Photos Thanks To Steve Arlin



Hubley Puma Prototype
I put this one right under the Panther because they are so much alike and probably both prototypes.

Thanks to Steve Arlin for the photos!
Be Sure To Click On The Thumbnails!



This is a blued Hubley Marshal and the Hubley name is on the bullet extractor on the right side.

Photo thanks to Chuck Quinn



Hubley Marshal
This is the same Hubley Marshal as above, but is not blued and has grips similar to a Hubley Texan on a previous page.

Be Sure To Click On The Thumbnails!

All Photos Thanks To Tim Tobin



Well, if the Marshal above is a Hubley, then these "RANGERS" ought to be Hubleys too, right? They are exactly the same, except for the grips and name.

Photo thanks to Scott McCollum



Plain Old Hubley!
Here's the same gun, but merely labeled, "HUBLEY." It must have been made very late in the company's life.

Photos Thanks To Jim Manning



Hubley Mountie
Be Sure To Click On The Thumbnails!

All Photos Thanks To Russ Biner



This is one of the Little Cap Guns by Hubley that was produced in 1960, but I like it. It's simple and ornate. It says, "CHIEF" on the left side and "HUBLEY" on the right side.
Thanks to Al Wutzke for this contribution!



Hubley Texan 38
Well, I didn't find this one in the book, but the gun is clearly marked, "TEXAN 38."

And, of course, it is a Hubley.

Thanks to Jil Sanders for this contribution!
All photos thanks to Jil Sanders
Be Sure To Click On The Thumbnails!

Here's a really neat double holster set of 38s with the aqua grips.
Thanks to David Denton.
Here we have some good close-ups of the Hubley Texan 38, but in a box!

Photos thanks to I Sell Neat Stuff

Be Sure To Click On The Thumbnails!
And above we have almost the same Cap Gun, but a Colt 38.
All of these excellent photos are from Doug Hamilton.

Be Sure To Click On The Thumbnails!

This beautiful 38 set is from Jim Mair. Fantastic holster!



Hubley Gold Texan 38 MINT!
Be Sure To Click On The Thumbnails!

All Photos Thanks To Chuck Quinn



It's pretty hard to beat this close-up!
Click to see it even larger!




Such nice photos cannot be overlooked, so I just had to add them. (click on the upper one) The top one is a great close-up of the Hubley Texan 38. The bottom one shows the holster set that the Texan 38's came in.
Thanks to Jim Manning of JM Toys for this contribution.



And here's a small Hubley bullet clip for the Texan 38.


And here's a large Hubley bullet clip for the Colt 45 just to compare sizes and styles.


Australian Hubley Gunsmoke
Now here is one that you "State Side People" (and the rest of the Cap Gun World) are probably never going to see.

This is the same gun as the Texan 38, but is re-labeled "GUNSMOKE." It was actually made in Australia by Toltoys, an Australian company, apparently a company that leased the rights from Hubley, so I am "calling" it a Hubley.

It was marketed as The Gunsmoke Fanner, as Gunsmoke was very popular on TV (even in Australia) at the time. If you notice, it also has a fanner-type hammer. Kim says that the "GUNSMOKE" has traces of the same red paint as the star, so it was red when new. The photo at the lower left shows the "AUST" which I am informed was a common abbreviation in Australia for...Australia!
All photos thanks to Kim White
Be Sure To Click On The Thumbnails!





Here's a Cap Gun, the CowTyke, that is not easily mistaken for another! This MINT beauty has what looks like may have been inspiration for a scene in a famous movie! A horse's head handle. Nice clean gun. There were several versions of this concept made, but this one is rather rare. Notice that there is no scrollwork on this gun. The example of this type of Cap Gun in Chuck Quinn's collection is called a "Mustang." And his is mint and on the card! You should check out those collections on this website.

Photo thanks to Brian Wolf! Thanks Buddy!


Here's what it looked like after Hubley sold out to Gabriel, and this one is MINT ON CARD (MOC).

Photo thanks to Chuck Quinn




This is a version of the Tex that is VERY simple!

Photos thanks to Dennis Barbour.



Hubley "Tex"
This Hubley Cap Gun is like the Smoky Joe, but it is the "Tex."

All Photos Thanks To Tom Coates.




And here is a beautiful photo of the Tex with white grips. I am constantly amazed that people will put their photos on an auction site and then have virtually no description and a photo that is CRUMMY and out of focus or poor lighting, but this photo is about as good as it gets!

Thanks to J. Marcus Fultz for this nice photo.



Here's the box for the Cap Gun above.


And here's another one, but again, in gold!





Hubley Trooper
This is one of those "non-Western guns" but is still part of the Hubley set, which is HUGE.




Here's a Hubley Trooper made completely out of copper. A lot more rare!
This photo is from Sean Weeks.



Die-Cast Hubley Trooper
Here is a more modern version of the Trooper which is made out of die-cast alloy. This one is Mint On The Card (MOC) and deserves a little special recognition for that. It must have been made in the later Hubley years.
All photos thanks to Rich Hall
Be Sure To Click On The Thumbnails!



Hubley Patrol
And here's one more Hubley cast-iron cap gun. You know, the people who donate these photos certainly don't have to, but they are also interested in preserving a little of our history and building up the Cap Gun Hobby.

Thank you Marla Moon for these photos!



Here is another non-Western Cap Gun from Hubley: the Detective.
This photo is from Rod Hadden.



This is a special variation with the Chest Holster, badge and suspenders from Hubley.
This photo is from Jamie Linford.





Hubley Western Cap Gun
This is a rather simple Hubley pistol that is 8-1/2" long and has a nickel finish. The grips that are sort of...staghorn are a little unusual.

Thank you so much Sue Zentz for this photo!



Western by Hubley
Be Sure To Click On The Thumbnails!

All Above Photos Thanks To Tom Coates
The Above Photos Thanks To Don Raker

Another nice Western photo thanks to Bob Garvey!



Here's a beautiful Hubley Western Double Holster Set with Cap Guns from back in those "Good Old Days!"
This photo is from Hal Richardson.
CLICK ON PHOTO TO SEE IT BIG!





Hubley Yanki Boy - 1930
One of the rare cast-iron guns with LONG BARRELS (!) that you seldom see.
This gun is found in Schleyer's Book as a Hubley. I have never seen of of these.
Thank You Rob For Your Photos!


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