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Old School Hunt (Toy Gun)

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socceraustin23
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 Posted 03/08/2012  7:44 pm Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add socceraustin23 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

went to hunt this old school down the road from my house and found this Toy gun tried to find out how old it was but couldnt find it maybe one of you have an idea how to find out

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 Posted 03/08/2012  8:18 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add TheNickelGuy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It's a Hubley Star circa 1955 to 65 cap gun mfg in Lancaster PA missing the 4.5 inch (or so) barrel and ejector rod section.
Worth finding for fun and excitement but a fairly common cap gun.
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 Posted 03/08/2012  9:53 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add socceraustin23 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you so much you must know your stuff or I just looked at the wrong websites but thanks
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 Posted 03/08/2012  10:06 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add TheNickelGuy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Can you imagine the fun that thing saw?
I had several cap guns as a kid and that was surely one of them.

I guess this one broke when one kid got the bright idea to whack a whole roll of unused caps with the butt of the handle?
( I was smart ... I used a brick )
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 Posted 03/08/2012  11:06 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add socceraustin23 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
yeah I searched the hole again after I thought for a while that there should be a barrel on this but I didn't get anything o well still a cool find. Going again on Saturday hoping for silver
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 Posted 03/11/2012  07:56 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add fistfulladirt to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Cool! That sure brings back memories, all us kids had cap guns in the '60's and '70's...buy a roll of caps and shoot up the neighborhood...I could be wrong, but I'm sure they don't sell em in the store anymore, they'd be plastic guns anyway. ffd
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 Posted 03/11/2012  09:53 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add TheNickelGuy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I don't know if you can find a roll of caps anymore. They used to come in a box with 5 rolls inside and you broke off a roll as they were perforated and stuck together. The box probably cost a whole nickel or a dime, tops, and you opened the side of the cap gun and fed the end in under the hammer.
When we played "cowboys and indians" or "good guys - bad guys" if you ran out of caps ... no problem, you kept on playing and just yelled "BANG! .... You're dead!" The poorer kids weren't left out, they could use a stick as a carbine if it looked close enough for our imaginations to be a long gun.


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