Collectible Cap Guns
Collectible Cap Guns are toys that, like real guns, create a loud ‘bang' and let out smoke, but no bullets. Collectible Cap Guns were toys that were made to look and feel, even fire, like the real thing and so, manufacturers used cast iron to make the guns. Explosions or the ‘bang' sound is caused due to the ‘cap' or disc of explosive compound that's used to create the effect that replicates real firearms.
Collectible Cap Guns Hisory
In the early 1900s Collectible Cap Guns came into the market as a major revelation to the existing toys. The Second World War brought about a major change and the once cast iron guns were now made of zinc alloy. As time went on, western shows and movies began hitting television screens in the western world and Collectible Cap Guns, with names like “Mustang” and “Stallion”, were selling off the scales.
With time, there have been many changes and plastic has become the chosen material of construction. Also, as the western shows began reducing in popularity and numbers, sales began to drop and today; it is mostly collectors who are still interested in owning a major part of history, one that drove the world crazy at its peak.
You will primarily be looking at three different types of Collectible Cap Guns, the semi-automatic, the revolver with a rotating cylinder and finally a revolver that had a cylinder that would pop out to allow you to reload your weapon.
While getting hold of these guns today is relatively simple, it is tougher to find one of those antique pieces that have high demand. Although Collectible Cap Guns have had a change in style with improvements coming along the way, Shells, with pellets or cartridges that shoot out of the gun are also part of the product line today.
Storing the gun in its original casing is advisable however; it is unlikely that you would find the original casing for one of the early pieces. But whatever be your level of involvement, there is absolutely no end to the amount of fun that is on offer with Collectible Cap Guns.