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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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(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.

ONE WAY TO CONTRIBUTE IS ALSO TO PURCHASE THE GLASS CHRISTMAS TREE ORNAMENTS AS IN THE AD JUST ABOVE HERE!
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See how many people have helped us one way or the other over 12+ years at:
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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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Thank you "History Buffs & Collectors"—Mike Nichols, Texas



Hubley Automatic Pistol
Though this is not a Western Cap Gun, it is still part of the Hubley set if you want to be a serious Hubley collector. It is a particularly fine example and even comes with a box.
All photos thanks to Dean Coyle
Be Sure To Click On The Thumbnails!




Here's another Hubley 45 Automatic, but in a different box. In reality, the REAL Colt 45 1911 Semi-Automatic is the most popular pistol ever made and certainly the longest in continuous production, being nearly 100 years old. I want one too!
CLICK ON PHOTO TO SEE THE A LARGER GROUP

Thanks to Jamie Linford.




This is simply a perfect Hubley Colt .45 Automatic, MINT in the box. It doesn't get any better than this!

Thanks to Chris Oberhaus!




Here is the same basic Hubley Colt 45 Automatic, but a gold presentation model.

Thanks to Chuck Quinn







Are we having fun yet??? Here's some real Buck Rogers fun! This is a genuine Atomic Disintegrator Space Gun (or Ray Gun) from Hubley back in the 50's. This one is in pretty great shape, considering its age. I show more wear and tear! Due to the danger of disintegration there was a five day waiting period on these guns. This Ray Gun is always quite expensive, but especially if mint in the box.
CLICK ON DISINTEGRATORS TO SEE THE BOX

Thanks to Mark Leinberger for this unusual offering!
And thanks to Douglas Hess for the photos of the box.



Hubley Atomic Disintegrator
I told you that I would put more photos on here when you sent me some good ones

Well these are about as good as you are going to get. Besides this particular example of the Hubley Ray Gun is the only shiny one I have seen so far.

Thanks to Shannon Cole for these photos!
Be Sure To Click On The Thumbnails!

Positive proof that American companies used to be able to manufacture toys and make a profit and that they also took a lot of PRIDE in what they did. Hubley was one of the greatest manufacturing companies.

Photo by Chris Cole








Here is an old cast-iron Hubley Army 45. Notice that this has the rearing horse on the grip.

Thanks to Jim Manning for this photo.



And here is the same gun, but made during the World War II effort. In Don's own words, "All metal possible was used for the war effort. The military had metal drives and paid for scrap metal. I even saw a show on this on the History channel. It showed kids donating their metal toys for the war effort and yes you could see metal toy guns on the donation pile! The boxes were marked "Victory Model" and also said "Made from Wood Plastic." Of course this was when the country was united in the effort to win the war (will we see that again!) and this was one way toy gun manufacturers were able to substitute materials to keep their products on the market. Here is a photo of the Army 45. The gun in good condition is rare but the box is much rarer. Few exist in good condition. Note the Colt logo on the gun which indicates an early Hubley gun around 1939-40. Of course these guns did not shoot. I guess we could call them dummys. You just held them up and said, "Bang." They were exactly the same size as the normal Army 45."

Thanks to Don Raker for this photo.



Hubley Pioneer
Now here is what I think is a beautiful Cap Gun.

This Pioneer by Hubley has beautiful scrollwork, a nice working mechanism and very stylish grips. What more would you want? Perhaps TWO!
All photos thanks to Dick Jordan
Be Sure To Click On The Thumbnails!



This photo doesn't quite answer the above question, so I will just insert it and leave it unanswered.
Thanks to Jim Mair of Jim's Vintage Toys for this photo.



Hubley Pioneer
Well, I got some more photos of the Hubley Pioneer and you know how greedy I am for excellent photos, so here they are. This particular one has really nice "swirly" grips.

Photos by Doug Hamilton
Be Sure To Click On The Thumbnails!



Here is the very rare Pioneer, but with a turquoise grip that was released from Hubley. Belinda says that the swirls in the grips are really beautiful.
CLICK ON PHOTO ABOVE FOR LARGER VIEW
Thanks to Belinda Quan for this photo from Chuck Quinn's collection.



Here's a great photo that shows one of the very first models of the Pioneer and notice that this one has a compass in the grips!!! Wow! It took Robert Vadala to point out to me that I already had this Cap Gun on my own website! The site is just so big.
The photo is from Jim Schleyer.



Here's a good close-up of the gold Pioneer with a compass in the grip. Very rare actually.
The photo is from Rich Hall.






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