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Old March 21, 2013, 01:10 AM   #1
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Toy gun commercial from the 50's

I was researching the russian Burp gun and I came across this youtube video. Can you imagine the uproar a commercial like this would cause these days? Feinstein an bloomberg would go nuts.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPTUV77u6s8
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Old March 21, 2013, 05:29 AM   #2
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Today you would dare give your kids a CAP GUN and child welfare would send an army of cops to your house threatening to take your kids away and confiscate your guns, then force them to endure months of "therapy" from some state employee shrink.
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Old March 21, 2013, 06:43 AM   #3
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Here in NJ that DYFS caseworker without ID would be busting down your door with a platoon of armed escorts from local PD.
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Old March 21, 2013, 07:54 AM   #4
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Wow, that brings back memories. I had a Johnny Seven M-14 that shot plastic bullets when I was a kid. It was normal to run around the neighborhood with real looking, toy guns. Nobody cared, as neither the media nor politicians were causing unnecessary concern.

This one is probably the inspiration for all the add ons some of our AR aficionados seem to enjoy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCBvu9MX-po
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Old March 21, 2013, 08:17 AM   #5
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I think I had one very similar to that as a kid. I love the price they show at the end.
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Old March 21, 2013, 08:23 AM   #6
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Love it, I'm going to redistribute widely.
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Old March 21, 2013, 09:10 AM   #7
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If what has happened to our gun rights isn't disgusting,
think of what has happened to our money.
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Old March 21, 2013, 10:07 AM   #8
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"think of what has happened to our money."

Think about it, but talk about it somewhere other than TFL, please.

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Old March 21, 2013, 10:12 AM   #9
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Wow, that brings back memories. I had a Johnny Seven M-14 that shot plastic bullets when I was a kid. It was normal to run around the neighborhood with real looking, toy guns. Nobody cared, as neither the media nor politicians were causing unnecessary concern.
I was just thinking the same thing. We had official "Roy Rogers" western rigs with SAA look-alikes that shot plastic bullets from individual spring-loaded "cartridges." We'd stage gun fights just about anywhere and pop out from behind bushes with our guns to ambush the neighbors, and even strangers. Nobody thought anything of it.

I really feel bad for today's kids who'll never experience the America I had the great good fortune to grow up in.
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Old March 21, 2013, 01:06 PM   #10
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as kids we and the neighbors had these air/spring shot guns..
If you pried off the nose cap of the muzzle, you could stick it in the mud
and shoot a mud slug 10ft or so..

great fun, lots of dirty clothes
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Old March 21, 2013, 01:23 PM   #11
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Now I know why politicians want to ban guns. Because they couldn't get those toys when they were kids, now they don't want anyone to have them
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Old March 21, 2013, 01:28 PM   #12
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One of my fondest memories was the Nichols "Stallion 45". You'ld pull apart the two-piece cartridge, insert 1 (or more) circular caps, put them back together and load them through the side loading gate ... just like on your real SSA! God, what a great time to have been a kid!
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Old March 21, 2013, 03:27 PM   #13
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I'm so sick of the anti-toy gun mania and the political correctness that the public seems to follow.

I think there should be a national "SEND YOUR KID TO SCHOOL WITH A TOY GUN DAY." Hey, they can't suspend every student from every class from every school.

I only wish that I had kids because I'd be pushing their collective anti-firearms buttons every chance I got.
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Old March 21, 2013, 04:36 PM   #14
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you would dare give your kids a CAP GUN and child welfare would send an army of cops to your house
Depends on where you live. My kids school does trap and skeet, is an elementary school. Yes they shoot real 410s on the school grounds too.

I fear tho that the anti gun element will someday move in, until then we have to settle on using blue rock for targets

Twins down the road are girls, in 5th grade and are the ones to beat.
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Old March 21, 2013, 04:43 PM   #15
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That was very entertaining. Imagine the publics' reaction to that!
Back then all children must have been raised with common sense, i.e. to Never point them at anybody in uniform etc.

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Old March 21, 2013, 05:28 PM   #16
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Not as far back as the 50s, but does anyone else remember the ultra-realistic cap guns from the late 70s or early 80s? I think the brand was "Edison Giocattoli". The cap pistols had removable magazines, and you'd put a strip of caps into the magazine, and then insert the magazine into the pistol. I also had one of their "shotguns", which used plastic shotshells with replaceable caps where the primers would go on a real shell.
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Old March 21, 2013, 06:18 PM   #17
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My favorite was a Dick Tracy Pump action shotgun. It was a combo cap gun and water gun.
Pretty fun stuff.

I've seen cap guns here and there. Most are cheap plastic.
http://moretoyguns.com/MoreToyGuns/category/cap100.html
Wouldn't be surprised if there were some relatively cool models aimed at the adult market. Too expensive for kids.
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Old March 21, 2013, 06:29 PM   #18
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God...I just spent about 20 minuets watching the other videos too My dad had almost every one of those growing up, lucky duck. My brother and I both had solid metal ring cap shooters, that looked like 3rd Gen colt detective Specials. Back in the 80s...We took them EVERYWHERE, always got told by the cashiers at Kroger, that they were glad to have us special agents keeping an eye on things If my 6 year old son where to have on of those stuck in his pocket today at walmart....lord the disaster, I HATE the world he has to grow up in
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Old March 21, 2013, 06:58 PM   #19
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the ultra-realistic cap guns from the late 70s or early 80s? I think the brand was "Edison Giocattoli". The cap pistols had removable magazines, and you'd put a strip of caps into the magazine, and then insert the magazine into the pistol.
Those were my cap guns as well ScottRiqui. Had to hide them from my religiously anti-gun mom though.
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Old March 21, 2013, 07:06 PM   #20
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Funny... where we live, my wife's cousin's little boy is already a deer hunter like his father.

Where I grew up, I remember a classmate's four year old brother receiving a 20ga shotgun for his 4th birthday. They lived on a farm; the little brother had to support his shotgun on a fence rail to fire it.

That wasn't even all that long ago...
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Old March 22, 2013, 12:05 PM   #21
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The vdo brought back the memory of how those caps smelled. Good times.
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Old March 22, 2013, 12:34 PM   #22
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Re: Toy gun commercial from the 50's

When I was growing up we got some candy and underwear in our Christmas stockings, and then one "significant" present. One year I got a Rifleman cap gun. Whoohoo! It had a little mechanism on the lever that you could flip up that made the cap fire when the lever was pulled up, so you didn't have to pull the trigger. You could rip off the shots just like old Chuck.

Like it was said already, the smell of the caps was awesome.
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Old March 22, 2013, 04:46 PM   #23
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Toy gun commercial from the 50's

I want one for Christmas


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Old March 22, 2013, 05:13 PM   #24
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I loved my "Rifleman" gun, plus I had a tommy gun like they used on the series Combat..Plus all the others I have forgotten about..Somehow I missed the part where I was suppose to be a serial killer when I grew up because of it..OR just maybe I didn't become one cause I got it all out of my system back then..
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Old March 22, 2013, 05:39 PM   #25
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Re: Toy gun commercial from the 50's

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...plus I had a tommy gun like they used on the series Combat...
I had a Tommy Gun of one kind or another; but I don't remember much about it except that the machine gun function never worked too well as the cap roll would jam up part way through every round of fire. But the Rifleman rifle, it worked great and that's the one I remember playing with a lot. But I just couldn't swing it around in a circle and fire it like Chuck because it would hit my arm pit due to my little T-Rex child arms.

I confess, I don't understand the thinking in metropolitan schools any longer. It's simply surreal. I'm glad the grandkids (all but one) are growing up in rural Iowa where values and expectations remain recognizable to what I grew up with.

Thanks for sharing the video and bringing back fond memories.
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