Hip gun ctge


#1

This is in brass and it is designed as cartridge case used for :

  1. Derringer
  2. Special agent
  3. Hip gun
  4. Pony Express

The drawing is from Die Casting Machine Tool London England

An hip gun is a toy, isn’t it ?

Therefore must be the special ctge case for hip guns.


#2

Yes, that is for a toy gun. I had one as a child over fifty years ago.

A couple of paper “caps” were placed at the bottom of the case and then a cast zinc/potmatal “bullet” was placed in the case. When hit by the toy gun’s hammer the caps were pinched between the case and rhe “bullet” and went off.

Regards
TonyE


#3

thanks
jp


#4

jp

Here are both parts of the “cartridge”. (Not a very good photo. Sorry, I was too lazy to set everything up)

So, Tony was a wee lad over fifty years ago. Hmmmm. I wonder how many “over”.

Ray


#5

That’s fun! So the caps actually propelled the bullet? If so, I guess it actually qualifies as a cartridge! I missed out on those when I was a kid.

I guess this shows that I still am sort of a kid so maybe I need to find one of those. :)


#6

hendere,

I don’t know what the toy pistol looks like but I don’t think the “bullet” was expelled or propelled in any way. It acted as an anvil, more-or-less.

Ray


#7

Yes but in TonyE’s case it probably served to start him on the road to where he is today. A world wide acknowledged collector and researcher/ author.

The sad thing to realise is that possession of such a “toy” today could possibly start you on the road to jail under the “easily converted” rule.

In some ways it serves to illustrate how far things have changed in the interim.


#8

Ray is correct, the bullet acted as the anvil and stayed where it was.

…and since you wanted to know, I will officially become an Old Age Pensioner on the 22nd of next month when I reach 65.

Regards
TonyE


#9

Tony

As of the 22nd of next month, you will have to get used to saying, “. . . as a child over 60 years ago.” ;)

Ray


#10

oh well, I miss toys that could actually put somone’s eye out…