People all over the world are collecting Cap
Guns and finding out that their collections are growing more valuable as others
join in the hobby. We certainly encourage you to send in photos of your
collections or part of your collection. This page might take awhile to load on
your browser, as the photos will tend to be a little big. If you want to sent
your photos for your page/s, then remember that my e-mail address is at the
bottom of nearly every page.
Folks, I may
as well go ahead and show one of the best. If you will click on the above
collection photo belonging to Rich Hall, you will be led to the "Richsonian
Institute," as Troy Greenwood calls it. Rich has one of the finest Cap Gun
collections in the Milky Way Galaxy or anywhere else.
Oh, and I might
mention, photo thanks to Rich Hall.
You may as well go for
the gold. This may not look like a lot of money to you beginners, but IT IS A
LOT. There is (clockwise) a Stallion 45 MK-II G-45, a Gold Pinto in the rare
turquoise belt clip, a gold-plated Spit-Fire and another Gold Pinto. The stock
number for the Pinto is G-71. You will notice that the Pintos have the fancy
Circle "N" in the grips, whereas the Paints that are also sometimes gold-plated
don't. Theirs is a standard metal Circle "N." The Pinto box is worth quite a
bit. The Sheriff Texas Ranger badge is 24KT gold plated with blue rhinestones.
Real G-45's, by the way, have the most beautiful cloudlike swirly grips. I
ought to know, as I have one. Photo thanks to Brian Roeder.
How's this for a
collection. These two gentlemen are Gary Davis and Tom Wallace and they are the
guys who wrote the swell article in The American Rifleman for the NRA in July
of 1989. I have about 3 of those issues and if I ever see them, I'll probably
buy them supper out of gratitude for all of the nice things they said about
Nichols Industries and my Uncle Talley.
Photo by Gregory Pries
How's this for a nice Cheyenne display? If
only the donor will let me know, I'll give them a credit, but it is one of
those where somebody submitted it to me and I didn't get a chance to put it up
for a long time and then couldn't find the donor! Sorry!
This is an especially nice job of mounting for a small
collection. I wish I could take the credit, but it's from another
MikeMike Seale. The board really has a frame, but I used this photo
instead, as it was closer up and shows off the faux alligator backing well.
I made this photo
smaller HOPING that you would CLICK ON IT and see a larger photo. Note the
Model 94 rifle. Though it doesn't cost an arm and a leg, most people don't own
one! This is a particularly nice Nichols collection from Dick Presley! Thanks
Well..........top this one! I couldn't couldn't stand it; I
had to put it on this page. I couldn't figure out where to put it, as 3 guns
barely makes a collection, but I love Cockatoos sooooo much!!! Folks, you have
no idea how expensive these particular Cockatoos are. They are Leadbeaters
Cockatoos, or Major Mitchell's Cockatoos. This photo was taken by a
NicholsCapGuns.com fan named Steve Sheard from Australia. I guess he did it
just to hurt me where it hurts the most: (1) I don't own 3 Stallion 45 MK-II's
and (2) I have never owned a Leadbeaters Cockatooeven though I have owned
other types, having owned a pet store for 20 years. Ouch, ouch, OUCH!!! Steve:
I'll trade you 6 Stallions for one Cockatoo, okay? Fair enough? (These
Cockatoos are worth more (each!), here in the States, than a G-45 in perfect
More of Steve's collection below!
Here is a nice
collection that originally was 2 photos and I "stitched" them together as well
as I could. Panoramas are tough!
for another photo of Brian's collection and stuff!
thanks to Brian Roeder
small collections belong to my brother Guy Nichols. Besides the fact that the
guns here are all in terrific shape, the thing that makes the upper mounting
apart is that it is mounted on some really fancy Canadian Birdseye Maple. So,
when you see it, not only do you notice the fine guns, but the overall effect
is quite nice. Thanks Guy!
author's own words, "Mike, Well it was a nice day so I dug out some stuff to
make a picture for the collection page. I had to take the picture on the deck
as there is no place to take that big of a picture in the house. Too much
stuff. That is just a fraction of the cap guns that I have. I tried to get as
much as I could in one picture without making everything real small. Hope you
like the picture."
Even though this is a museum, The Antique Cowboy, I still
consider it quite a collection, for stores and museums that are devoted to
Antique Cap Guns and this sort of stuff are just wonderful. David Denton is the
contributor of this nice photo.
And another submission by David Denton of the
museum, The Antique Cowboy, a Hopalong Cassidy Desk and memorabilia. This is
actually a genuine Hoppy Desk!!! There were tons of items that were sold under
the Hoppy name and this is one of the rarest. But how can you study with all of
this cool stuff?
for a nice showcase (PLUS!) full of mint Cap Guns, just lined up in a row? I
even see a Kilgore Long Tom in there. Those are worth about $1,000 and lookeeee
at all of the boxes! My goodness. And then there are whole sets and even
American Flyer trains!
Thanks to Belinda and Jim Quan of
Here's a nice
Cap Gun collection from David Marks. Sorry David, I had to piece together the
two photos that you sent me. I moved some of the guns so it would
Thanks for the offering!
is it that I never find the good stuff and some people find cases of
David Denton is the lucky guy who found these!
how's this for a good case display of caps? I am told that he has GOBS of
display cases like this and specializes in caps.
Photo thanks to Dick
some of David Denton's favorite Cap Guns. Nice, huh?
It's very common to see
Toy Cap Gun collections like this. This photo came from an Ebay auction. I
contacted them and asked for permission, as usual, but never got a reply so
here it is. If they ever object, then I will certainly be obliged to take it
off. Thanks, whomever you are! I'm only working for the good of the hobby. A
fine little set of "Big-Uns" and miniatures.
Now here's a nice collection of Nichols Cap
Guns. I wish I had taken it all, but I wasn't being a very good photographer.
There are more guns to the right. In fact, this is a complete set, as far as I
know. As I said, there are actually more. Bit of advice: If the house burns
down, save the guns, you can build a new house. Can you see that gold plated
Stallion 45 from Pasadena on the right side? It's an original from the factory
in Pasadena. Oh, one other point. Every single one of these Cap Guns is a MINT
ORIGINAL. Lookee, there's a copper plated "something" just to the left of
center. Lots of unusual ones in this collection. I wish I had one as good. This
particular collection has the first Nichols Cap Gun that EVER came off of the
assembly line! But be careful. You can't see it, but there's a large stuffed
Kodiak Bear about 20 feet away, guarding the whole set. And of course, the
regular trained guard dogs. And alarms.
Well, naturally later I took another photo.
This is the right side of that collection. In the bottom foreground you can see
a DEAD MINT Nichols Model 95 rifle, complete with bullet clip and bullets. You
might notice that there is a strange gun with an unusual grip about a foot
above that rifle. I don't know what it is. It may be a prototype for all I
know. I'll have to ask. In this particular collection there are many more gun
stored away in boxes. Lots! Plus all kinds of literature like "Smoke
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