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The Cow-Tyke is a LITTLE GUN! While not a miniature, this was a regular "Old West Gun" for the little folks. It used roll caps instead of Stallion bullets.


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There are over 8,000 pages (including those from thumbnails—and the site is still growing!) on this website that will give you more information plus BIGGER PHOTOS!
Mattel Marauder Division Tommy Burst w/ Night Scope
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(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



Here's one of the rarer Cowtykes: A blued one. Nice grip!
Photo by Robert Nichols



Standard Chrome Cow-Tyke
Don't you just "love it" when you have to try and find one of the really simple, but small Cap Guns in order to have a complete set. Well, I am getting close to getting a full "basic" Nichols set. A "Basic Nichols Set" is one of each Nichols gun that is listed in the back of my Uncle Talley's little book. If you don't have a book, get one and read up and start your collection now. You won't ever have a better opportunity!

All photos thanks to me!
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The Cowtyke was introduced in 1960 and retailed for a whopping $ .69. (SIXTY NINE PENNIES!) By today's standards you would probably look somewhere on the gun and see that it said, "Made In China," but this gun was made in Jacksonville, Texas. Somehow in those days our labor costs and material costs were low enough that America was a competitor! What happened?




A really nice Mint on Card Cowtyke! Have you ever seen one of these?

Photo thanks to Chuck Quinn


A good close-up of the right side of the blued Cowtyke.
Photo by Robert Nichols



Another Blued Cow-Tyke
As in many Nichols Cap Guns, there were several variation. While different grips might not sound like a different variation, I just had this bunch of photos and decided to use them.
Photos by Phyllis Moraga
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Here's a great MIB Cowtyke set with two blued guns. The Nichols holster sets are quite rare.
Photo courtesy of Louise Utley.



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