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PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT THERE ARE A LOT OF HOPALONG CASSIDY CAP GUNS, MADE BY A LOT OF COMPANIES THAT ARE SCATTERED THROUGHOUT THIS WEBSITE ON OTHER PAGES!

To millions of kids watching TV in the 50's there wasn't a bigger hero in the world than Hopalong Cassidy. William Boyd played the part and every part of the show was not only a "Western," but it was full of morality. The emphasis wasn't on spilling blood. The emphasis was that Good will always triumph over Wrong and that Evil had to be rooted out by our heroes.

These days, though there are still events like the "Hopalong Cassidy Festival" in Cambridge, Ohio (See our Events Page), the memories are fading. These Cap Guns, however, still command a pretty good price and some of the collections and examples are among the highest priced of antique toy guns.

I hope that if you have any nice photos of Hopalong Cassidy Cap Guns or memorabilia, you will send some to me. Thanks! —MN


NICHOLS GUNS
(in Uncle Talley's order)





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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!
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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




An autographed picture of Hopalong Cassidy on his horse Topper. Jim bought this from the original owner—a man named Gary from California. He was very young when he got it with his uncle. His uncle knew William Boyd (Hoppy). Gary can't remember when he got this picture but he knows he lived in San Diego. His uncle may have got it for him or Gary got it autographed at the Rose Parade or a different event. The autograph says—To My Pal Gary, Good Luck From Hoppy.

Submitted by Jim Manning of JM Cap Guns & Toys. Thanks!



And here's another of the same photo sent in to me by the original owner—in this case the autograph says—To My Pal Larry, Good Luck - Hoppy. Hopalong Cassidy was a very generous man and was always concerned and thankful for his many fans.

Submitted by Larry Johnston. Thanks!



This is so rare it practically doesn't exist. This is a 23-inch long Hopalong Cassidy plastic rifle. There is no maker's mark but it was made by Marx. A Very Rare Find!

Thanks to Dave Klahn of the Ten Gallon Hat




John Bray, master modeler made this model in wood of a Wyandotte Hoppy cap gun. The size is 2-1 scale. Twice as large as the original. Notice the Nichols 45 for reference. He also made a copy of the Schmidt Roy. You can see the top of it in the photo. Both guns are unique and are one of a kind. This was at the Greensboro Toy Gun Show held in Sept. By the way, the Hoppy holster was custom made by John to match. John handcarved the engraving and he told me, "I will never do it again." It took him 3 years to make the gun and holster. It's not technically a Cap Gun, but it surely is interesting.

Submitted by Don Raker


A Very Rare Hopalong Cassidy Gun From New Zealand!
This "copycat" from New Zealand sure does look like it was made by Hubley. But it's a very rare model from the Kiwis. New Zealand, the land of every kind of climate, all within about a few hours.

Thanks to Scott McCollum for these photos!



This is a Hopalong Cassidy picture gun set in near mint condition and working great. This example comes with all the original films and original box. I bet you've never seen one of these before!

Thanks to Jim Mair for the above photo.



Here's a weird gun. It's not a Cap Gun, but is indicative of the fact that Hopalong Cassidy stuff sold like crazy in the 1950's. This gun looks like it could have shot ping pong balls, but it probably shot some sort of special Hopalong balls. The Hoppy on the grip is the same as on a typical Schmidt gun.

Thanks to Jack Rosenthal of Toys and More for the above photos.



In typical Ed Manes submission fashion, we have a fancy double holster set with photos, boxes. a cut-out gun, knife and such. The guns look like Wyandotte.


A Very Old Hopalong Cassidy Gun From Canada!
This must be rare. I can't figure out what company made it. The steers on the grips make you think Hubley and the stars do too, but I can't find it in Jim Schleyer's "Backyard Buckaroos" book, so maybe it is just priceless. It's not the highest quality, but if you're a Hoppy fan, then stuff like this is a "MUST."

Thanks to Otis Melvin for these photos!





This is a RARE small frame Hopalong Cassidy single shot cap gun in the flash chrome finish. Notice that unlike the photos above, it doesn't have what looks to be a lanyard ring under the grips. And it's very shiny! The 3rd photo in this group, however is the dull finish version. These are all DEAD MINT!!!

Thanks to Scott McCollum for these photos.





Here's some nice Hopalong Cassidy spurs. These kinds of character toys are beginning to be
even more rare than the Cap Guns, as there are less left and less people collect them.

Thanks to David Denton.



Wyandotte Hopalong Cassidy Gun
Wyandotte is very famous for their Hopalong Cassidy guns.
Thanks Jeff & Sharon Suschana of Massachusetts


Wyandotte Hopalong Cassidy Gun
Please Click On Each Thumbnail For An Enlarged View!


Wyandotte Hopalong Cassidy Gun
Please Click On Each Thumbnail For An Enlarged View!

These 7 photos thanks to Jeff & Sharon Suschana of Massachusetts



Wyandotte Hopalong Cassidy Gun in Gold!
This is the same Cap Gun as above, but in the more rare gold finish with black grips.

Thanks to Tom Coates for these photos!




A Wyandotte from around 1955. This gun is usually very pricey.



Here are a couple more photos of the same gun, but in GOLD. This is very rare and costly.
Photos thanks to Scott McCollum



In the early 1950's you should know that there were MILLIONS of $$$ worth of
Hopalong Cassidy products produced in America. Here is a watch.

Photo submitted by Jim Manning of JM Cap Guns & Toys.



Hoppy Anniversary Watch
This watch was manufactured in 1994 to commemorate Hopalong Cassidy's 100th year.

Hopalong Cassidy was portrayed on the silver screen by actor William Boyd whose image appears on the face of watch.

Thanks to Doug Hamilton for these nice photos.
Be Sure To Click On The Thumbnails!





Wyandotte Hopalong Cassidy Gun Dummy Version
The reason I am showing this model, which is basically the same as the Wyandotte version above, is that (1) it is the dummy version and (2) it has a nice holster set to go with it.

Add to that, that we get another look (and a few different views) of a nice Cap Gun and we have a winner.
All photos thanks to Roy Steunenberg
Be Sure To Click On The Thumbnails!



Here's a beautiful Wyandotte Gold Hoppy Cap Gun with a matching holster.

Thanks to Rick McQuiston for the photo.


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