Here is one of the finest Cap Gun (and Western
Memorabilia) collections on the planet. It's hard to get it all, for it is so
vast. Plus, if that isn't enough for you, then Charles has also built his own
cabinets and displays too. If that isn't enough, then he even has his own
luxury Bed and Breakfast just outside of Fredericksburg, Texas (read: Enchanted
Rock) where he displays all of this. He advertises it as the world's largest
Cap Gun collection and I would never doubt it.
If you want your Cap Gun collection featured,
then please send your photos to:
You can find his place
if you would like to visit there at:
http://www.troisestate.net, but I
recommend booking way in advance, for it is quite popular. Oh, by the way...I
asked him and he pronounces his name, "TROYSSSSSS" that would rhyme with
Steve Arlin took these
photos and you are going to have to be somewhat understanding, since they were
all taken in Charles' "Museum," which is at his Bed & Breakfast and
somewhat in the dark. The showcases are lit, which is great when you are there,
but a little difficult when taking photos. Also...taking photos of things
behind glass is quite tricky, so we are indebted to Steve Arlin as
I hope you'll be
forgiving of me if I don't recognize every Cap Gun and every holster and you
will just be contented to drool all over your keyboard. This is one of the many
showcases out in the middle of the room.
Those of you who have
shot photos in near darkness will understand why these are a tad grainy, but I
have enhanced them as much as possible without ruining them. And many of them
you can also click on to see larger photos. If there is a shortage in the
universe of holsters, blame Steve and Charles!
Even I can recognize a few Hubleys and a beloved
Nichols Stallion 38 when I see one!
Hoppy would be proud! Of
course, Hoppy was the real thing and was very generous with his fans. And his
fans loved him right back.
In the foreground we see
some Actoy guns and the holster in the front left says, "WYATT EARP." No matter
which version of his life you read about, you will know that the ultimate truth
is that Wyatt Earp died of natural causes in Los Angeles. These days you have
to be lucky to die of natural causes in Los Angeles. Ooooops!!! Now I'll get a
lot of bad fan mail for that one. But remember; I never intimated that this
website was going to be politically correct and I hope that you folks will
outlaw political correctness too! This is AMERICA! As one of my friends said,
"If you deny me my God-given 1st Amendment Right, then you're really not going
to like my 2nd Amendment Right." :-)
Here is one of the wall
displays behind glass. Roy is featured here.
Even cowboy boots for a
little kid and spurs! Simply beautiful stuff. It's like the Smithsonian of Cap
I'm going to take a
layman's guess and say that those Cap Guns in the middle are Hubley Cowboys.
This is up above the showcases on the walls.
More Hoppy stuff.
Charles even had the nerve to steal his saddle. With a complete collection like
his, Topper is probably buried in the backyard.