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As it turns out, there are quite a few other Cap Guns from companies that never quite made it to the forefront. Some of the guns weren't any good and some were TERRIFIC! But they don't quite fall into a major category, so we present them here.


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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



True, this is not listed here because of the Cap Gun, but because of the HOLSTER!!! "Hey Kids, What time is it?" (answer) "It's Howdy Doody Time!" Clang your magic clanger Froggie! Where's Clarabelle? Everybody loved "Buffalo" Bob Smith. This holster must be pretty doggone rare, for I haven't seen one before.

Photos by Cheri Basham of LotzOfOldToys



Silver Star and Holster by Unknown English Maker
Here is a rare set that was made in England. Nobody seems to know who made it and the guns actually came in nickel, gold and bronze.

Photos by Austrin Mckenna



Gold Star Cap Gun from England
Chuck doesn't know much about this Cap Gun, except that it came from England and so he had to have it.

Photos by Chuck Quinn



Hop A Long Junr's From Canada
These guns are HOP A LONG Jrs. Ed says he has never seen them before until he got this pair from Canada. They are 8-1/4 inches long and just cute as heck. I would guess they are from the 1950's, but not sure. Per Paul Kennelly, Curator/Director of the West Wales Museum of Childhood, KE-LO Toys are made by the Keith Lowe Industries of Dudley, England. Paul says it is the Dudley Castle insignia on the plastic grips.

Photos by Ed Manes



Two Italian Guns
Two very well made and very hard to find Italian guns, the “Fury” made by Benedetto and the “Nelly” made by Colpi.

Be Sure To Click On The Thumbnails!

All Photos Thanks To Steve Arlin



Sally Starr was a famous cowgirl and prominent 1950s celebrity television personality. Using a cowgirl persona, she appealed to local TV audiences of several generations of children through American radio, Broadway stage, movies and as a recording artist for over 60 years. She passed away last year at age 90. This white double holster from the 1950's has blue Sally Starr logo and icons.

Photo by Marc Rossen



Canadian Walther P-38
Designed to look like a Walther P-38 right down to the Walther banner which reads " Cap Gun " this little 4-1/2 " beauty was made by the Last Minute Manufacturing Company of St. Catherines, Ontario. It fires perforated roll caps with a neat reverse hammer travel design. The box reads like a patriotic testimony to Canadian Workmanship. " This is a mechanical toy made by Canadians for the enjoyment of Canadian boys. Take it apart; put it together. The principle involved will prove a fascinating game for young and old. The side panels read, "The workmanship on this gun is a tribute to the prowess of Canadian workmen. It speaks for itself." The same in French on the opposite side. It is heavy die cast, painted black, and the sides of the grip section proudly display the Canadian maple leaf.

Be Sure To Click On The Thumbnails!

All Photos thanks To John Stuart



Here is the Targetland set rifle and it shoots soft "super stick" plastic darts. It has a break-down mechanism in the front of the rifle that lets you load the gun. The gun cocks by lever action.

Photo by Bill Shideler.



Champion Cap Gun
This little chrome plated beauty resembles the hammerless pocket pistols that were popular at the time. The toy wing of the company was better known for its cast iron rolling toys especially the Champion Police Motorcycle. The company closed its doors in 1965 and were making padlocks at the time. The gun is a break top and has a rotating cylinder. It appears to have used a paper disc cap like the Kilgores but not the same configuration.

Photos by John Stuart



This is from the TV show The Detectives which aired from 1959 to 1962 and starred Robert Taylor as Captain Matt Holbrook, as you can see, it has that on the holster. The gun is probably a Leslie-Henry (or maybe a Hubley?), as it has the H on the handle that was normally used for the HALCO series.

Photo thanks to Kenny Illges



Here's an unusual Cap Gun from Italy of all places. I wouldn't think that they had heard of "Wild Bill." Tim says that it is only 4 inches long! Almost as small as those "cannons" that go BANG from Italy and Austria that my dad once had. (pin fire guns)
Presented here by our friend Tim Tobin



This is a plastic gun you put together sold by Kelloggs back in 1954. You sent in one box top and $.50 for the set. There were four different models. This is the Colt .45 - 6 shot revolver. This is complete and has never been assembled. It has the directions and the original tube of glue (although dried up). These are rare in any condition and this one is mint.
Thanks to Dave Klahn of The Ten Gallon Hat.



Cap Gun Cane from
National Novelty Corporation
Here's a weird one. A walking cane that holds a roll of caps and will actually fire. It's kinda rusty, but you send better photos, and I'll certainly consider yours!

Photos by Brian Ravena



Well, it's certainly not a Cap Gun, but it is weird. This is a Buck Jones rubber band gun. The area where the hammer would normally be that looks like a chicken's comb is for multiple rubber bands.
Thanks to Dave Klahn of The Ten Gallon Hat.



1890 Cast-Iron Cap Gun
(be sure to click on the thumbnails)
Here is one of the weirdest Cap Guns that you are ever likely to see. It is a cast-iron Cap Gun from 1890. Katrina says, "The only info I receivedd about this came from a person who has the 1990 book by Logan & Best out of publish. It is 1890's & listed in the book s.n. 37." And that, my friends, is all we know about it. Except that it's older than all of the Cap Gun collectors. I had to use individual large photos, as all were different sizes.

Photos by Katrina Hatch





This smoker actually has "smoke" that you load into it in order that you get a nice and hefty cloud of smoke when you fire it. This box is sealed in shrink-wrapped plastic to protect it.

Photos thanks to Scott McCollum.



Where's a self-respecting cowboy without his spurs? Kenton and Schmidt both made Lasso 'em Bill Cap Guns and here's a nice set of Lasso 'em Bill spurs from Keyston Brothers.


And here are some Ruff'n Ready Spurs. I don't know who made the Ruff'n Ready series.

Photos thanks to Scott McCollum.





Comanche from Argentina
This Cap Gun is so much like the Hubley original that you would have thought of Hubley immediately. Even the bank teller you were robbing would have described it as a Hubley to the police.
All photos thanks to Chuck Quinn
Be Sure To Click On The Thumbnails!



Texan by Brentoy (Goodwood Productions...Australia)
Here is a copycat toy Cap Gun from Australia. Those Aussies ought to be ashamed of themselves. They're smart enough to come up with something on their own. They invented the kangaroos, didn't they? God? Oh yeah, God invented the kangaroos. Well, I'm sure they have the brains—certainly the brawn.
All photos thanks to Chuck Quinn
Be Sure To Click On The Thumbnails!



Can anybody tell me what company manufactured this Panther Machine Gun? It looks fantastic, but I can't find out anything about it. Old photo!
Photo by Jack Rosenthal of Toys and More


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