Silver Dollar City Cap Gun

I turned seven during the summer of 1983 -- the same summer my family visited Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri. Just like any kid my age, I was super excited to get my hands on a new cap gun while we were there -- and apparently I didn't waste any time trying it out. Here I am threatening one of my parents with both caps cocked and ready to fire. No orange tip for this kid's cap gun!


After years of storage in everything from cardboard boxes to a chest of toys in the garage, this gun's still around today. The hammers both work perfectly even though a bit of corrosion has started to form on the metal.

 

Underneath a bit of the corrosion, you can still make out the specifics: #2891 made by Replicas By Parris. Yes, they're still in business.

3 comments:

Shawn Robare said...

That reminds me of the similar guns you used to be able to get at the Pirate of the Caribbean giftshop at Disney World. I miss the wooden ones without that stupid neon orange tip. Heck, on a trip back to Disney recently I noticed that the guns themselves are now orange or aqua blue (and plastic.) What a shame...

RavenCrow said...

I find one of these babies in a goodwill store in Buenos Aires (Im from Argentina)...

TL said...

RavenCrow -- Looks like cheap souvenirs are worldwide!