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

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Hubley Flintlock
As they say, "And Now For Something Different!!!"

Well, this is different. It's a genuine, bona fide Pirate Pistol. I checked with the "Pirate Bureau" and they have already asked for it back.

But seriously, didn't kids used to go outside and play? We didn't have video games about pirates. WE WERE PIRATES!!! Walk the plank? Why sure. It's a wonder we didn't break a leg. Actually......well, that's a long story.
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Here's a Hubley Flintlock set w/ a really swell Pirate Double Holster. Hubley didn't make this holster, but that it came from their good relationship with HALCO.


Hubley Flintlock Jr.
Here is the Hubley Flintlock Jr. This gun only has one barrel, whereas I have seen some flintlocks that had two, like a shotgun. I have seen a lot more of the regular Flintlocks than the Junior version.
All photos thanks to Doug Hamilton
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Hubley Flintlock Midget Cap Gun
Here's the miniature version of the Flintlock from Hubley. It's hard to believe that they could make a profit from something that was so tiny. These days obviously they can't make a profit on anything bigger! Though China makes some good stuff I guess, it's certainly not like the "Good Old Days." Somebody wrote me the other day and I said, "Those days are gone—read: GONE, GONE, GONE!!!"

Thanks to Vicki Evans



Hubley Pirate Gun
I guess it wasn't enough for Hubley to make a Flintlock, so they had to make a Pirate Pistol also. Or Pirate Gun if you prefer. This one is similar to the one above except that it is a double-barreled pistol.
All photos thanks to Doug Hamilton
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Here's the box for the above with the Pirate Pistol.
Thanks to Jim Manning of JM Toys.






Here is a Winner. Literally! This is a plastic pistol from Hubley that is very rare.

Photo by Belinda Quan from Chuck Quinn's collection.



This is the Hubley Winner from about 1940 in cast-iron. Hugo says that ones that aren't completely black are the rarest versions.

From John Borst's collection.



And here is another one from Rich Hall. Here are Rich's words on the Winner:

This cap gun is the Hard To Find beautiful dark finish cast iron "Winner" cap gun made by Hubley Manufacturing Company of Lancaster, PA. Hubley made several different, very popular models, and styles of cap guns from the late 1910's to the late 1960's. This is a heavy small frame automatic style cap gun that measures 4-3/8 inches long.

Hubley produced this cap gun about 1940. It is referred to as the Colt logo "Winner" because of the "Rearing Horse" medallion on the grip frame. The grips and frame sides are one casting. As stated earlier this is the rare and HTF dark finish. The trigger, hammer, cap box, and cap box release are nickel finish. This is by far one of the most popular and appealing looking military style cap guns ever made and as such makes it one of the most cherished cap guns by collectors from all parts of the world.





Hubley Dick Cap Gun - 1940
Here's a relatively obscure little Cap Gun from 1940, the Hubley Dick. Chicken or Egg? Which came first? Dick Tracy or the Hubley Dick? It is said that this one was patterned after the one in the Dick Tracy comic strip. I would guess that the box is more rare than the Cap Gun.






I don't have a clue as to why Hubley would have come out with two different boxes for the same Cap Gun, but they did. Maybe it was just a cheap Cap Gun that sold well and being simple to operate, was popular.


Here's a set courtesy of our friend Don Raker.


Hubley Dick Cap Gun - Another Version
I wouldn't think that a Cap Gun that is this insignificant would have another version, but here it is.

Photos by our friend Doug Hamilton



Hubley Sniper
This Hubley Sniper must be one of the rarest cap guns ever made, as I seldom ever see one! But it is not extremely expensive, which would seem to contradict that. But sometimes if people don't really want something, it doesn't matter how many are available, it still won't be very expensive.

This unusual cap gun is 22 inches long!!! Can you imagine for one moment a little kid having one in his holster? Perhaps that is why we don't see very many. Maybe the very kids that would have played with it weren't tall enough.
Thank you Jim Mair of Jim's Vintage Toys - One of our advertisers.
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And here is another version of this same Hubley Sniper Cap Gun.



Hubley Coyote
Here is a Hubley model that is very much like the Pioneer. There are a few subtle differences though. For one thing the Pioneer is a larger gun.

Be that as it may, this is a fine specimen of that Cap Gun from yesteryear.
Photos thanks to Eric Przybyla and Richard Simone.
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Here's some nice spurs from Hubley.

These photos are from Doug Hamilton.



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