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As time went along, the average age of little Cowboys and Cowgirls kept getting younger. Though the larger Stallions were still selling, the need was clearly for smaller guns that would fit the hands and budgets of the younger set.

Therefore, in 1957 Nichols Industries came out with the Stallion 22. This smallest of the Stallions, though not the last in the series, was much simpler in design and therefore could sell for $ .98. Again, this Stallion 22 Cap Gun used the same 2-piece bullets as the Stallion 38 Cap Gun.

After you see the Stallion 22, remember that there are quite a few other Stallions on this website, but the Stallion 300 Saddle Gun is listed under "Rifles."


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There are over 6,000 pages (including those from thumbnails—and the site is still growing!) on this website that will give you more information plus BIGGER PHOTOS!
Nichols-Kusan Buck Rogers Sonic Stunner
CLICK ON THIS THUMBNAIL TO GO TO THE PARENT PAGE FOR THIS ITEM.
(then go find it!)
WE HAVE LOTS OF BRANDS OF CAP GUNS BESIDES JUST NICHOLS ON THIS WEBSITE.




PLEASE HELP!
(Thank you for some of you have contributed generously and have helped us stay alive!)
Normally I don't grovel and beg for money, but I am past that stage. Originally we had quite a few who helped us each month by contributing a little to our cause of maintaining this website. Not so much anymore. It's a trickle now.

ONE WAY TO CONTRIBUTE IS ALSO TO PURCHASE THE GLASS CHRISTMAS TREE ORNAMENTS AS IN THE AD JUST ABOVE HERE!
www.NicholsCapGuns.com/glassware.htm


See how many people have helped us one way or the other over 12+ years at:
http://www.NicholsCapGuns.com/contributors.htm

Hundreds of wonderful people for over 12 years!

Also...The Internet wants a "mobile-friendly" website and we don't know how to convert a 7,000+ page custom website over to a format where you can always read it on a smartphone or tablet. Even Google said that this is the largest "Static" website on the entire internet. But it's only a matter of time before we lose it all to "progress." I'm old, have only Windows 7 and my software won't load on a higher operating system, and I don't know how to keep up with these changes and am worried about losing it all. If you're an expert, please help by suggesting a sensible technological upgrade! No two pages are completely alike on this website. If I could redo 10 pages a day, it would take about 2 years!

I would ask those who are enjoying this site to PLEASE contribute at least a little to helping us keep it going. Believe me, even small contributions help! This is the only site where you are likely to find most of the Cap Guns ever made. The site will always be free to use, but it's not free for me.

YOU CAN CLICK BELOW TO HELP OUT!
(Contritubutions start at only $10, but you can make it more if you can afford it.)
(And we refuse to put you on a mailing list or sell your e-mail address.)
Thank you "History Buffs & Collectors"—Mike Nichols, Texas


An ad from 1957.

Photo thanks to Ken Thompson.




Though these two Stallion 22's look very similar, they are not.
The one on top is a later model and the hammer is united with the
trigger. The one on the bottom is an earlier model and is full double action.



I stuck this fancy (diagonal-!!!) store display board on the "Lowly 22" page, just so that those of you who are visiting all of the pages would see something that perhaps nobody else has seen. This is the first non-square-rectangular board I have seen. Jack Rosenthal from Toys and More, contributed this photo.

This Cap Gun stayed in production right through the Kusan acquisition in 1965. Kusan changed the 22 in a few ways, but kept the overall design. The push was on to make the guns cheaper and cheaper. Why? Simple. The market was basically disappearing. Once our favorite cowboys and cowgirls began to disappear from television and the movies, kids quit playing cowboys and Indians. There was change in the air, and the change was not going to prove to be good for the toy cap pistol industry.

These days kids just don't go outside and play cowboys and Indians at all. Instead, they get all of the stimulation and exercise that they need by playing video games indoors.

 ...Or do they?





A NOS (New Old Stock) Stallion 22 set.

Thanks to Paul Brenner for the photo.

A couple of tags that came with them, saying that they could be disassembled easily and should be oiled and cleaned occasionally. And for 50 cents (!) you could return your Stallion 22 for repairs.


A portion of the 1962 catalog for dealers.
CLICK TO ENLARGE


A scan from an old Aldens catalog.

Thanks to Jim Turner.
(One of our advertisers!)

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Here are some good close-ups of the Stallion 22.
Photos by Ronnie Orlowski.
And here's a find bunch of photos of a WHOLE DOZEN Stallion 22's in a display box!
Hard to believe, isn't it?
CLICK ON THE ABOVE THUMBNAILS.

This group of 12 Mint Stallion 22's in the store display is worth a small fortune. These are the earlier double action Stallion 22's. The 4 above FINE photos were furnished by Jerry Cook. Thanks buddy!

Here's another fine grouping of Stallion 22's—still in the dealer's boxes. The group on the left is the single-action Stallion 22, which is the earlier version. The group on the right is the later version, the single-action Stallion 22 that was a Nichols/Kusan version. These have been wrapped in plastic to protect them. It is completely amazing to have both of these sets in the same collection. Kudos!

Photos thanks to Chuck Quinn.

Click on the thumbnail for a larger photo!



And finally, here's the Stallion 22—Mint On Card.

Photos thanks to Chuck Quinn.



I included this nice 9-gun Dealers Board (reproduction) to "fatten up" this page, but this is as good a spot as any to show some really nice workmanship!!! It just shows you to what lengths some Nichols collectors will go. Jim is selling these and I have one! You still have to furnish the guns and holsters and clips and bullets. Oh well, it would be so expensive with DEAD MINT guns that few people could afford one at all, much less an original board with DEAD MINT Cap Guns! But it's still a great item of history, so to speak, and fine workmanship!

Photo thanks to Jim Hunt.



Here is a 7-gun board that is actually signed by Uncle Talley! It's worth a ton of money.

Photo thanks to Rich Hall.


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