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The Tophand 250 was really just another "break down" repeating cap pistol. However, it was large and therefore a good bargain—therefore it sold well. It was made in 1960 and cost $ 1.49.

However, like all of the others it was very durable. Durability has been a "Plus" and a "Minus" for the Nichols Cap Guns. It means that more have survived, but with greater numbers it also means that there are cap guns that are more valuable—not due to their quality, but due to their scarcity.



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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.

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Thank you "History Buffs & Collectors"—Mike Nichols, Texas


Tophand 250
Here's a blued version of the Tophand 250. As I've said before, the blued versions are a little bit more valuable.

Photo contribution by Steve Sheridan




And here's the same basic Nichols Tophand 250 (blued) in a shadow box.


Here's a Tophand 250 and this one is MINT ON CARD (MOC).

Photo thanks to Chuck Quinn


Now folks, here's one you're not likely to see very often (if ever!). This is a Tophand 250 that had a little extra hardware so that you could mount it on the handlebars of your bicycle.

Cap Guns like this still on the original store card are quite rare. Rule #1: See one—Buy it!

What a novel idea!

Photo contribution by Jamie Linford.

Here's the Turret 250 up close and personal in a nice mounting. I wish I had some of those!

Photo contribution by Cheri Basham.
Here's a couple of nice holster sets and pistols

CLICK TO ENLARGE!

Photo contribution by Robert Nichols



Tophand 250 - Chrome
Here are a couple of photos of the standard chrome version with the
nice staghorn grips. This gun was made in about 1960.

Photos Courtesy of Hugo Borst



Here's an ultra-rare Tophand 250 in bronze! It must have been a late offering.

Photo thanks to Mark Sangret.



Here's a nice full-page ad for the Blue Steels types of Nichols Cap Guns. Though they show a regular Stallion 300 Saddle Gun and a regular Mustang 500, I do know that the Mustang 500 came in blue. The funny thing is the prices: For instance, the price of the Saddle Gun is $5. You just try buying one for that now. You would have to have a real .30-30 and use it to get that price.


Here is an example of a Kusan version of this same Cap Gun, but the Tophand 50 version, that was made in the last days when Kusan was at the helm. This one is mint. The Kusan guns aren't worth nearly as much as those made during the time when everything was strictly "Nichols." Or perhaps I am prejudiced!

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