CHIEF NOSE WETTER'S SARCASM DERIVED THROUGH THE BOTTOM OF A GLASS
Fond memories.A roll of caps was a luxury.
I did. At 76 I can still remember buying the rolls of caps for the pistol. I also had a few of those cap torpedoes where you placed a single cap in the nose cone, tossed the torpedo into the air and when it hit the ground the cap exploded.
Oh WOW!!So many memories. If memory serves after 60 plus decades, the caps came in a cardboard box - two or four to a box?The more expensive the model of gun, the better the indexing of the cap roll.Thank you!!!
One? I'll bet I had a dozen over the years, half dozen anyway. Couldn't always afford ammo, that is whyfor "*BANG!*". Hellacheaper, if not quite as accurate? :p
Hey, all us old timers had them and every little corner store sold caps, too.
And who didn't borrow dad's hammer from his toolbox and whacked a WHOLE ROLL of caps on the sidewalk?
Wow! Cap guns! Cap torpedoes! And those snubby revolvers that used the little red plastic rings of caps. I used to buy rolls of caps at the 5 & 10 Cent store down in the village. Yes, to possess a full roll of caps was very reassuring. After all, one never has enough ammo.
ME! Had several. Hey, you ever hit a full roll of caps with a hammer?Holy Shit! Good times, ah, good times.
Oh my gosh. I took one look at the picture and instantly recalled the smell of the little puff of smoke that came out after firing. This was a great toy for all the aspiring cowboys in my family!
my generation, the phrase "who didn't" would apply..born 58 btw
Borrow Dad's hammer? Oh, you bet! BIG BANG. Maybe that's why my ears still ring.
Cap guns and the Cap torpedoes lawn darts. Unrestricted bicycle riding no helmets or pads. Free snow sledding. I saw one girl get hit by a tractor or semi tire tube she did a complete flip before she hit the ground. she got up and kept sledding now a days they would have called the ambulance and closed the hill to sledding forever.
I had a few Fanner 50s. Loved them. Had a Davy Crocket coon skin cap, too. And a musket that fired cork ball. And a couple grocery bags of baseball cards. Then I moved out of home and SOMEONE (Mom!) just had to clean out my room and tossed it all. THAT is why these things that were everywhere when we were kids are now rare. Moms of the world: making ordinary stuff into collectibles for thousands of years.
Oh yea!!! Got mine at Ben Franklin, remember that store???
Had my pop gun which shot a nice puff of air that could disturb the Christmas tree ornaments and my fanner 50s, and once in awhile, caps too. I could usually find enough empty coke bottles to cash in and get ammo. Maybe even a candy bar to. Armed with all that grub and gear, I was invincible. Wish it was still that easy.
bogsidebunny:I made the torpedoes using two bolts and a nut; the caps went in the nut with the bolts on either side. Haven't thought of that in a long time.
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