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Old June 6, 2019, 08:42 PM   #1
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Hubley Texan and Army 45

I have a couple of vintage cap guns that date back to 1940's and 50's. They are made by Hubley, a toy company that was located in Lancaster, PA. I'd like to say these were mine or from a family member, but they are more than twice my age. I saved these from the landfill when I used to drive a garbage truck picking up residential waste. These toys predate me by quite a few years, but that doesn't stop me from being nostalgic for a time long since passed.
Do any of you have any toy firearm relics like these, memories of them, or stories to share? I'd love to here them.
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Old June 7, 2019, 12:36 PM   #2
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Somebody's mom throwing out his stuff?
Still have my Johnny Seven. Don't have any of the projectiles and the pistol is broken, but I'm ready to be a One Man Army if needs be. snicker.
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Old June 7, 2019, 02:48 PM   #3
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You might want to look into the value of those two. Some cap guns bring in some serious coin these days. I had that Texan when I was a kid. My dad made a set of wood grips from some scrap walnut for it as the plastic got broken. Guess you could say it was my first "custom" gun.
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Old June 7, 2019, 08:40 PM   #4
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T. O'Heir, I would be willing to bet it was someone's kids or grandkids that threw this stuff away.

Paul B. I believe there is some value in these old cap guns. I don't really know how much, but I'm not interested in selling them. They are a couple pieces of Americana and I just think they're cool.

When I was a kid there were lots of toy guns, but they were all plastic. Another one I salvaged was an original Star Wars blaster. It's from the late 70's.
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Old June 8, 2019, 06:38 PM   #5
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GarandTd, I had both of these as a kid. For me they were new when I was 8 or so, which is 1960. I think the Texan is about 1962 and the automatic is about 1964. I played with guns throughout that time, as did every other kid. Then came GI Joe and Viet Nam and it was no longer OK.
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Old June 8, 2019, 07:49 PM   #6
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I roll my eyes whenever people blame certain toys or video games for the violent actions of a small percentage of our youth. Every generation for 100's of years has had toy knives, guns, swords, video games, and some form of music that their parents didn't approve of.
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Old June 8, 2019, 07:52 PM   #7
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Thomas Clarke thanks for the years. I could find ranges of years, but it's hard to pinpoint when exactly they were from. It's amazing how many different variations of these cap guns that there were.
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Old June 9, 2019, 07:14 AM   #8
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Seeing that duded up six-shooter reminds me of when I was a small kid in the fifties and I had a Roy Rodgers gun and holster set. I played with it so hard the mechanism failed and I couldn't pop the caps anymore.
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Old June 9, 2019, 09:43 AM   #9
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The mechanisms on both of those cap guns are pretty rough and rusty. They're crudded up with residue from the old caps. They seem to function. Both will spring open when the levers are pushed/pulled. The rust on the mechanisms kills me, bit I know better than to clean things like these.
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I hope this thread and the pics bring back some fond memories if nothing else.
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Old June 11, 2019, 01:16 AM   #11
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I had Hubley's and Gene Autry's and a bunch of others I don't remember the names of.
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