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Turner-Nichols Service Center
Cap Gun Treasures
GrandDad's Toy Box
Jim's Vintage Toys
The Ten Gallon Hat
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The Cowhand is one of those medium sized toy cap pistols that came out during the last few years before the total control of Kusan. It was a 250 shot repeater and only cost $ .98. The design was quite simple and it used roll caps. This gun came out in 1961. It was designed to fill in a market for medium guns that didn't cost very much, and so the little tykes could afford them. It also supplemented the other end of the line, that is the Stallions.


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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!
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



Your basic Cowhand Cap Pistol

Another nice Nichols Cap Gun
on an original store card.

Photo contribution by Jamie Linford

An old Nichols Industries
Cowhand Ad.
Click to see!

Photo contribution by Robert Nichols
An old Nichols Industries
1961 catalog page.
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Photo contribution by Robert Nichols
Since it wasn't very fancy and was one of the lesser guns, finding one in pristine shape is a challenge because very few people saved them, thinking that they would not become a collector's item. Still, you can find one in pretty good shape. The primary reason to own one of these Cowhands is to complete the set.

This photo show how the cylinder area opens up to allow you to put in the roll caps. My photo.



This blued Cowhand is pretty rare.

Photo thanks to Chuck Quinn



And so is this later offering of the Cowhand gun & holster. This was sometime AFTER 1965, when Uncle Talley sold out to Kusan, but I include it here because...this is the Cowhand page, after all.

Photo thanks to Chuck Quinn



This is a very rare Cowhand that was copper painted at the Nichols factory. There aren't very many of these around.

Photo thanks to Jamie Linford



Now here's an unusual use for the Nichols Cowhand. Richard says that these are pretty doggone rare and that Roland Adams (former president of Nichols Industries) said that Nichols actually made them.

Thanks to Richard Strom for the above photo!



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