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This Buccaneer is absolutely one of the cutest Cap Guns ever made! In my neighborhood it caused quite a sensation. It would fire bullets! The flintlock mechanism always worked (unless you got a "fizzle" from a cap) and the bullet would fire. It came in the standard dark brown and also a blonde stock.


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(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!
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See how many people have helped us one way or the other over 12+ years at:
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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


This is a very rare photo of an original card sold in stores.
Photo donated by "I Sell Neat Stuff"
If you will look very closely at this photo, you will see the little ramrod that was stored under the barrel. Folks, this ramrod might just be the rarest thing in the world. Right up there with frog hair. I don't think that I have ever seen one on an internet auction. And I have looked!

This Cap Gun sold for the low price of $ .98 and was worth it.
There's kind of a funny story to go with this particular gun. In the original design Nichols Industries wanted an exterior cap-fire solution that was similar to the original flint lock, with the hammer coming down on the cap holder. However, they were not sure if it would have enough power to fire the red pellet out the barrel. The cap has a vent to the inside of the barrel. Upon the initial test, it not only had enough power; it had too much power and would knock a window out. They had to relieve the barrel and increase the venting to try to reduce the force until it did not hurt when it was fired.


A rare gold Buccaneer. Note the VERY RARE little ramrod!!!
Photo donated by Robert Nichols



I have to think that this particular Buccaneer is rare, for it has the non-standard blonde plastic stock. I had never seen one before, but I bought it on an Ebay auction. True, the flash pan is broken and there is no ramrod (as usual!!!), but I am quite happy to own one! You will notice that the metal has been blued also!


I don't know about YOUR neighborhood, but when this cap gun came out and we noticed the "antique look" and that it fired BULLETS, then everybody just had to have one.

However, we quickly lost a lot of those little red pellets and then had to buy more. Then we lost the little ramrods and had to use a match stick. So, if you find those little ramrods anywhere, please contact this author!



A close-up of the flash pan area with the pan raised, awaiting a cap. This one has been fired quite a lot.



The regular Buccaneer. And another ramrod. Why can't I find any of these?

Thank you Robert Nichols!



Dueling Sets
by Nichols!
(from 1962 brochure)

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Thank you Robert Nichols!

Here's the Heirloom Dueling Set by Nichols. The box is what makes this set. Without the box, it's just 2 Buccaneers, but with the box??? Man, it gets expensive in a hurry.

Thank you Bill Zide!

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