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Kilgore, of Westerville, Ohio, was DEFINITELY one of the largest sellers of toy Cap Guns in the old days. They made a lot of quality cap guns and also made a lot of the roll caps. Uncle Talley assisted them in modernizing their equipment that made the roll caps and thus made it more profitable for everybody. Their line of Cap Guns will always remain in the top of the brands that are desirable to collect.

NICHOLS GUNS
(in Uncle Talley's order)







I handmake glassware which is perfect for gifts.
Like these inexpensive Angel Christmas Tree Ornaments!




PLEASE HELP!
(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!
www.NicholsCapGuns.com/glassware.htm


See how many people have helped us one way or the other over 12+ years at:
http://www.NicholsCapGuns.com/contributors.htm

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.

YOU CAN CLICK BELOW TO HELP OUT!
(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



I could have put this photo of Kilgore boxes on a number of pages, but finally just decided to stick it right at the beginning of the Kilgore section. These are all foam filled and shrink-wrapped. Mighty nice.

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From the Chuck Quinn collection.



Kilgore Big Bill
This is a single shot Cap Gun Manufactured by Kilgore. It measures five inches long and is made from Cast-Iron. "Big Bill" is embossed into the frame on the left hand side. Doug says it was originally nickel plated.
All photos thanks to Doug Hamilton
Be Sure To Click On The Thumbnails!



Kilgore Machine Pistol
We may as well start out with something really weird and that is this Kilgore machine gun (pistol). I have never seen one of these and since it is being added to this website rather late in the game, then it must be reasonably rare.

Photos by Greg Cuda
You Will Miss Out If You Don't Click On The Thumbnails!



Here's an even better photo of this Cap Gun because it has the hand crank.

Photo by Dave Klahn of The Ten Gallon Hat.





Rare Pristine 1955-60 Kilgore Deputy Cap Gun
No matter how you slice it, this is a rare Cap Gun. This one was manufactured by Kilgore sometime between 1955 & 1960. It is a 7-inch long die-cast Cap Gun that has a revolving cylinder & shoots disc caps. All metal gun including the grips. Nickel finish with great engraving. Page 203-TG-137 in the Jim Schleyer Backyard Buckaroos (that you can still get as a reprint from John Bracken!) book. It's not often that you see an absolute mint pristine condition vintage Cap Gun like this that is straight from the end of the assembly line!

Thanks to Doug Hamilton for these photos!
You Will Miss Out If You Don't Click On The Thumbnails!


A Different Kilgore Deputy
Well, another fine collector sent me these photos of a different version of the Deputy. I'm going to have to do a little research on this one, as I haven't seen it before.

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And here's the same basic Deputy (in chrome), but mint on the card.

Photo by Jack Rosenthal of Toys and More.



And here's the same basic Deputy—but in GOLD!!! And mint on the card.

Photo by Chuck Quinn.



Kilgore "BOBCAT" Cap Gun - Detective Style
Here is a small gun so that the little kids could play Detective.

Thanks to Doug Hamilton for these photos!
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Kilgore Buck Cap Gun
This Kilgore Buck is from the 1955-1960 era, which as it turned out to be, was the "Golden Age" of Cap Guns. The grips on this gun are what I think set it apart. High relief and lots of detail.

Many thanks to Mark Leinberger for these photos!
Here is this BUCK Cap Gun in all of its glory, as this example is ABSOLUTELY MINT!!! This particular example is probably better than 99% of the ones coming right out of the factory.

Thanks to Doug Hamilton for these photos!



I realized that I didn't have a very big photo of the Kilgore Buck Cap Gun, so I put this one on here.
Photo thanks to our friend Jack Rosenthal of Toys and More.



This rare boxed set was probably distributed by HALCO, but since the Cap Gun that came in it was a Kilgore Buck, I stuck it here.
Photo thanks to our friend Jack Rosenthal of Toys and More.





Kilgore Mustang
Another fine Kilgore offering, this time a breakdown repeater with white and red grips depicting a mustang.

Photos thanks to Gary DelVecchio

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Another Kilgore Mustang
Here is another Mustang offering from our friend Doug. This one has the turquoise grips and is in great shape.

Thanks to Doug Hamilton for these photos!
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And here's a fine pair of mint Kilgore Mustangs, showing both sides of the Cap Guns.

Thanks to our friend Rich Hall for this photo, which I doctored up! (put both guns together)



Kilgore Pinto
Kilgore actually made a very similar Cap Gun to the Mustang, but named it the "PINTO." The barrel is a little different too.

Photos thanks to Steve Arlin one.

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