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    Six Shooter in the Woods

    After a short change of scenery at the beach this week I returned to the woods for some relic hunting where the ground has not yet frozen...

    My prize find of the hunt awaited me in the form of a Gene Autry Cap gun!
    Not to be outdone a crotal bell emerged from the ground. Unfortunately a chunk is missing from the side but it is a thing of beauty no less.

    Happy New Year!
    Nick
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    Very cool finds, congrats!
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    very cool
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    That's one Timex that took a licking, but didn't keep ticking! Great crotal bell--always a welcome find. Did u dig that cap gun? Looks to be in great shape. Does it work? I'd be tempted to load a roll of caps in it

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldmxrat View Post
    Very cool finds, congrats!
    Thanks, oldmxrat!

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUSADER View Post
    very cool
    Thank, CRUSADER! I was happy to find a cap gun and even happier when it turned out to be what I consider to be the "Mother of All Cap Guns"...

    Quote Originally Posted by Erik in NJ View Post
    That's one Timex that took a licking, but didn't keep ticking! Great crotal bell--always a welcome find. Did u dig that cap gun? Looks to be in great shape. Does it work? I'd be tempted to load a roll of caps in it
    Yes, Erik, the gun was buried about 3 inches deep in a loose, loamy soil with plenty of fibrous roots, and a layer of leaves on top. I was blown away by the condition! No luck finding the other plastic handle half though. I have not yet tried to open it to see if it will load. Maybe some WD-40 or 3 in 1 oil in the hinge?
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    Nice finds! The Gene Autry pistol reminds me of the cap guns I had as a kid back in the 1950's! Thanks for sharing with us.

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    Nice looking crotal bell and that really is the "mother of all cap guns"...unique finds.
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    That cap gun is cool, but I really like that bell, even with a missing piece. Congrats on the nice finds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ArfieBoy View Post
    Nice finds! The Gene Autry pistol reminds me of the cap guns I had as a kid back in the 1950's! Thanks for sharing with us.
    I had cap guns like that too, ArfieBoy but I don't know if they were fancy ones like this one.

    Quote Originally Posted by Coinstar magnet View Post
    Nice looking crotal bell and that really is the "mother of all cap guns"...unique finds.
    Thanks, Coinstar magnet, we all knew who Gene Autry was back in the day...

    Quote Originally Posted by lenmac65 View Post
    That cap gun is cool, but I really like that bell, even with a missing piece. Congrats on the nice finds.
    I agree, lenmac65. This is the best crotal bell, of this size, that I've found so far! My hope is to find a large, intact one someday.
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    Great finds !
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    Some of these guns pictured have the horse head grip like yours. This is from an old 1957 Sears catalog. Gary

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    Nice cap gun and probably one sad little boy loosing that one back in the day.
    Looking at the Fossil watch and on the dial says "50 meters", on the back "Water Resistant"
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    wow - great finds

    vp
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    Quote Originally Posted by E-Trac-Ohio View Post
    Great finds !
    Thanks, E-Trac-Ohio!

    Quote Originally Posted by ToddsPoint View Post
    Some of these guns pictured have the horse head grip like yours. This is from an old 1957 Sears catalog. Gary


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    Thanks, Gary, this is a great resource!

    Quote Originally Posted by pepperj View Post
    Nice cap gun and probably one sad little boy loosing that one back in the day.
    Looking at the Fossil watch and on the dial says "50 meters", on the back "Water Resistant"
    Too funny, pepperj, obviously not even dampness resistant!

    Quote Originally Posted by vpone View Post
    wow - great finds

    vp
    Thanks, yp! I may try to open it next...

    Quote Originally Posted by Trezurehunter View Post
    Nice finds. I like that Cap gun and Crotal Bell.
    Thanks, Trezurehunter I was very happy with this hunt!



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