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Something a little different or Gun-a-holic Part II
« on: August 04, 2022, 04:27:54 PM »
Way back when, I was probably the best armed KID in my neighborhood range.

I recall, Mattel Shoot'n' sixes and a Fanner 50,
Daisy 1894 Spittin’ Image BB Rifle, & several other Daisy BB Rifles
I had a Mattel Babiy Rolling Block that shot the shooting shell bullets.
Numerus other Mattel, Nickols, Hubley and Marx guns of all shapes and sizes including Tommy Guns, Burp guns. I even recall a Double Barrel SXS cork firing shotgun.

I suppose somewhere about 6th grade or 7th. grade Jr High, or maybe puberty, they were regulated to the back of a closet.
The fate of most of them, packed off to the Salvation Army for some new up and coming little neighborhood terror.
Now gone but fondly remembered, I'm quite sure embedding my lifelong fascination in all things shooting.

Well, I ran across this little GEM tucked away some 62 years.
It is a Hubley Colt 1911 (no Idea what arrangement, Hubley had with COLT for the branding)
It was made in 1960 and in remarkable original condition, though the removeable magazine had gone missing, but the plating finish is rust free with no corrosion.
Just a relic from my childhood, it's refreshing to see it was made in the USA (you won't see that anymore).
And while I was at it, I discovered my old Cub Scout pocketknife, I carried IN SCHOOL as a scout was always prepared... circa 1956 made by AMERICA IMPERIAL here in the good old USA 
with real bone scales and carbon (holds an edge) steel.

I might also mention my Remington Model 341 22 long Rifle, I had it since Dad gave it to me in 1957.

Just some treasures from my by-gone era.  :D
 

   
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Re: Something a little different or Gun-a-holic Part II
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2022, 05:45:16 PM »
Cool!  I've never seen one of those 1911's.  I assume it is sized for a kid's hand.  Is it a cap gun?

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Re: Something a little different or Gun-a-holic Part II
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2022, 05:53:09 PM »
Yes and yes ...the removable magazine is missing, it carried the caps and the spring contact connection to the hammer...
Compared to today's toy gun it was miles ahead in quality.
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Re: Something a little different or Gun-a-holic Part II
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2022, 07:46:50 PM »
Nice ‘Colt’ there Major deux. My favorite childhood toy was an Erector set in the red steel box with an electric motor. Had a neat set of reversible gears built on the motor where I could build a working draw bridge. A great toy. Wonder I didn’t become an ironworker. Had an Uncle Otts who was an ironworker who said he worked on the Bromo Seltzer building in Baltimore.
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Re: Something a little different or Gun-a-holic Part II
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2022, 04:52:33 AM »
Cool memories  :)
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Re: Something a little different or Gun-a-holic Part II
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2022, 07:58:58 AM »

 :)  How Cool  ;)

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Re: Something a little different or Gun-a-holic Part II
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2022, 11:01:32 AM »
Way back when, I was probably the best armed KID in my neighborhood range.

I recall, Mattel Shoot'n' sixes and a Fanner 50,
Daisy 1894 Spittin’ Image BB Rifle, & several other Daisy BB Rifles
I had a Mattel Babiy Rolling Block that shot the shooting shell bullets.
Numerus other Mattel, Nickols, Hubley and Marx guns of all shapes and sizes including Tommy Guns, Burp guns. I even recall a Double Barrel SXS cork firing shotgun.

We must be the same age, Major. I grew up with the very same stuff, and watched "horse operas" with my Dad on Saturday and Sunday nights. Born in '52.    ;)
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Re: Something a little different or Gun-a-holic Part II
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2022, 12:10:03 PM »
That'd make you 70 or so... I'd have tad few more on you.
Mr. Truman had just come-from-behind to win an upset victory.  :)
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Re: Something a little different or Gun-a-holic Part II
« Reply #8 on: Yesterday at 05:52:35 PM »
I had a Hubley Luger.   I am guessing the Dime Store in town had little turn over as i got it when I was seven in 1973.   It was a prop when my sister was in the sound of music.  It came back in pieces.   Grrrrr.

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Re: Something a little different or Gun-a-holic Part II
« Reply #9 on: Yesterday at 08:57:49 PM »
I had/have one of those, now that you mention it.
I moved to this property in 1987 from Miami, and I still have a sealed box or two packed back then, unopened in all these years.  35 years :o
I believe there is a Luger in that box, not sure if it a Hubley though.
It's out in the Garage, Ill go look tomorrow.


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Re: Something a little different or Gun-a-holic Part II
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Re: Something a little different or Gun-a-holic Part II
« Reply #10 on: Today at 01:35:44 PM »
Apparently I am a wee bit older than some of you. When I was a kid, there were plenty of Hubley toy guns in the Woolworths store, but those guns were nearly ALL  of the cowboy variety, with a few semi-autos of the WW2 variety, along with helmets and such.

I remember one time being in the store and a good friend of mine was also there. We looked at the WW2 guns, and both of us, almost at the same time, said "who would want one of those"?

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Re: Something a little different or Gun-a-holic Part II
« Reply #11 on: Today at 05:53:34 PM »
Those were the days.
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