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Marx has long been one of the largest toy manufacturers in the world. They have created all sorts of quality toys for generations and the Cap Gun hobby is no exception.

In addition to their full-sized Cap Guns, they even created an entire line of miniature Cap Guns—not to be confused with the small Derringers and flintlocks like the Nichols Buccaneer or the Dyna-Mite, but TINY GUNS! In this section we have Colt Army 45's, Johnny Ringo stuff, rifles and miniatures.

(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

Here is Marx's entry to How The West Was Won.
Photo by Tim Tobin

This might be a cousin to the rifle above. The Marx-Man Ricochet Carbine. Be sure to click on the thumbnails above to see the bigger photos.
Photos by Scott McCollum of Cap Gun Treasures

Here's a very special set by Marx that was probably made about the time the TV show was on.
Photo by Kaedyn Limon

Fort Apache "Cavalry Pistol" by Marx MOC (The following are Rich Hall's words of Cap Gun Toys.) Some of the RAREST items that Marx ever produced were the "Fort Apache" Cavalry Sets. In fact this one is the only one of this variation I have had the opportunity to handle. Marx produced some of the most sought after toys ever made by any toy maker. This one is called the "Fort Apache" Cavalry Pistol. It is cap firing & shell shooting. It is an accurate copy of one of the early Navy Colts used by the US Cavalry. It comes complete with eight (8) Marx shooting shell bullets & shell. The contents have never been removed from the card. This set and original card are as MINT & FLAWLESS as you will ever find. The colors and graphics are as crisp as the day it left the factory. There are no rips, tears, holes, stains or missing graphics and has been shrink wrapped for preservation. As stated above, this is one of the hardest Marx sets to locate and will probably not become available again for many years. It is a Marx collectors dream to have this RARE & HTF set in their collection. This is truly a High Quality Set.
Photo by Rich Hall

Marx Detective Gun
This is a Marx Detective in the standard Smith & Wesson snub nosed 38 style. It has plastic bullets and the whole front appears to pivot down in order to change the bullets and caps.
Photos by Wendy Glover

Be Sure To Click On The Thumbnails!

Here is a very rare Untouchables Set from Marx that shoots bullets similar to the Mattel guns.

Thanks to Don Raker for the photo.

World-Wide-Secert-Agent 05 Cap & Shell Firing Holster Set by Marx MOC. Hard-To-Find variation. Inspired by the Spy & Secert Agent Movies and TV programs of the mid 1960's.

Thanks to Rich Hall for the photo.

Marx Plastic Magnum Cap Gun
I'm not really sure if this Marx plastic Magnum Cap Gun is rare, but this I know: You don't see very many Cap Guns that are plastic and are painted in very good shape because it is so easy to chip the paint away and break the parts.

Photos by Doug Hamilton

Be Sure To Click On The Thumbnails!

This is a large Marx gun, a Single Action Army revolver that is only one inch shorter than the REAL THING that is shown here on the top. Don says that these larger Marx guns are much rarer than the smaller ones. This gun is a "clicker." A nice black finish and a cowboy rearing on a horse on the grips on the right side and a steer on the left side.

Thanks to Don Raker for the photos.

Marx Army Plastic Clicker Gun
Here is the second large Marx plastic clicker gun. It is a very rare US Army marked gun. The left side grip is the cowboy on the rearing horse, but the right side is the unique and beautiful American Eagle grip. Some say these were a limited run or prototypes that were never produced. Perhaps they were in production but a very few were made.
Photos by Don Raker

Be Sure To Click On The Thumbnails!

Here is another great photo of this clicker gun from Marx. But this one shows the box.

Thanks to Don Raker for this photo.

Marx Large Plastic Repeater Cap Gun
Here we have a very rare large Marx plastic clicker gun. This gun is unique for 2 reasons. First notice the large trigger guard. Second, the internals are all metal and you lift up the entire metal cap box and trigger to load a roll of caps. I bet none of you have seen a Cap Gun in this configuration. Or few of you!
Photos by Don Raker

Be Sure To Click On The Thumbnails!

Magnificent Marx Grips
Be Sure To Click On The Thumbnails!

All Photos Thanks To Don Raker

Red Plastic Repeater Cap Pistol
This is a unique Marx red “Repeater Cap Pistol.” It is a copy of an early Colt New Service Revolver with the lanyard ring! The internals are all metal and flip up to load roll caps. A typical double action trigger. The box that accompanies this gun is beautiful and one of the most colorful Marx toy gun boxes. Most of the plastic clickers came in a plain tan box with the work Marx and clicker gun on it. This box is colorful and suggests the 1940 era.
Photos by Don Raker, one of our advertisers

This is it for Marx! The ultimate tribute to the Marx small plastic clicker guns. Notice the Marx logo in the middle of the display. This display was inspired by a similar display of Colt revolvers by Colt at the 1876 Philadelphia Centennial Exposition. Inspiration turned to reality by custom framer Jim Quick.

Thanks to Don Raker for these photos.

Here's another Marx miniature, this time a 1911 Army look-alike.

Thanks to Doug Hamilton for the photo.

Is this Paper Buster rifle like the other paper busting guns that just blows air (hard!) through a piece of paper and it makes a big bang, like when you hold a rose petal in your circled fingers and slam your hand over it? We used to do that when we were kids. You could use leaves too.

The Marx Museum - WV
These photos were taken at the Marx Museum in
Glen Dean, West Virginia.
Many thanks to J. Harold Utley

Marx - Johnny Ringo - From the 1960's
This Johnny Ringo 60's cap gun is hard to find and has a unusual way of firing: By pulling the lanyard ring on the bottom of the grip. The caps are loaded in the top of the gun in front of the cylinder as pictured. This black 11-inch gun is engraved and has great grips with steer and horse heads on them. Marx is known for their terrific grips.

This offering is from Jim Manning
Please Click On Each Thumbnail For An Enlarged View!

Here is the same rare Marx lanyard Cap Gun, but with a box. I had never seen the box before!

Photo by Belinda Quan from the Chuck Quinn collection.

Wouldn't you know it? Chuck had another Johnny Ringo set and this one is mint on the card! Same gun, but different packaging.


From the Chuck Quinn collection.

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