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Were any of you older guys lucky enough to have any of these toy guns back in th

You may need to be over fifty to remember some of these.  I remember most all of them, but we were too poor for me to get any of them.  I DID save my nickels and dimes though, and bought the "Star Trek Phaser."  I did still have it tucked away somewhere until the mid 70's, when I guess my Mother tossed it.  And I had a couple of "Cowboy Pistol Cap Guns."  In fact, I FOUND one of them tucked away in a box when we went through my Mother and Dad's house a couple of years ago.  The mechanism does not work, but it still looks the part.  I will give that to one of my Grandsons.  I would have traded my Sister for one of those "Johnny Seven OMA" rifles.  There is a separate video of the commercial for those; and it looks amazingly like some of the new Spec-op Rifles on the market today.  But at least my Dad let me take occasional shots with his Marlin 39 when I was maybe five or six.  He would have to help me hold it.  The first couple minutes of the video are sort of boring.  MM

Pretty cool! I think I was already grown up for most of those toys.  :)

I was too old by then, but my youngest brother had the Johnny 7 OMA, and the phaser gun. He was old enough to have had the 30-30 ricochet rifle circa 1966. I now have it as he passed a few years ago. The action quit working about 6 months ago. I can't find any you tubes for it.

My gun toys were "fanner 50's, a double rig of cap gun  SAA  45's.  Mid 50's!   ;D

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Today, the liberals & fake news would go ape sh*t with all those "fully automatic weapon toys"  LMAO!!!!!   I also had the SAA with caps, and the Lone Ranger outfit.   ;D

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I had a black plastic M-16 look-alike. I got it around 1972. With five or six pulls on the charging handle I could rattle off about 20 seconds of what sounded like automatic fire. The magazine contained the speaker. I have no idea how the noise was made but no batteries were required.
My dad made some Luger pistol cut-outs from some wide pieces of yellow pine. We never got hurt playing Army or Cowboys and Indians.
These days some people would freak out over the harmless things we did with pretend firearms. Maybe we were smarter kids than today’s crop and had better parents?
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Discipline had and has a big part in it.There is none now,or very little anyway.
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We did not have any extra money for toy guns for my two Sons, but I did let them shoot real ones under my supervision from time to time, even at an early age.  They had to make do with sticks and pipes for play.  They had one, a piece of one inch, or a little less, conduit that was bent down, sort of drooped for the last foot or so of it.  With a vivid imagination, it looked like a "Kentucky Long Rifle."  About a year ago, my ex-military Son was helping me do some stuff just outside the yard fence, and he found that piece of conduit buried under a bunch of live oak leaves.  While in the Service, he probably fired quite an assortment of weaponry, but he picked that piece of conduit up out of the leaves, and held it.... almost reverently, just staring at it; maybe for thirty seconds.  Then he held it out to me, and said, "Dad, I never lost a battle when I carried this."  He then wedged it in the chain-link yard fence, and then said, "It will serve the boys (his four little nephews) well too, when they are older."  I sort of got a little "balled up" inside.  I did build them one heck of a tree house, that still stands, that was also one heck of a "fort" for them.  MM   

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My Dad built me a Thompson "Tommy Gun" out of wood that I played with.I had all kinds of toys made from wood as a matter of fact.Lots of cars and trucks.We would rob axles and wheels from broken toys and mount them on wooden ones.Tons of fun building your own!
Sorry... Yesterday was the last and final day for any and all complaints whatsoever.

I try to avoid temptation unless I can't resist it.

Everyone has a photographic memory.Some just don't have film.

The homemade toys, I think were the best.  It made for developing an imagination in a kid.  One of the finest I remember a friend had, made by his Grandpa; was an old steering wheel, affixed to a two foot or so piece of one inch pipe/conduit, affixed to the fork of an old bicycle.  The wheel had a solid rubber tire, so it never went flat.  That apparatus would become anything, and countless miles were put on it.  MM

That was in my time frame but I can't remember seeing them or else I put them out of mind because I knew I would ever get one.lol I did have one of the lever 30-30 type guns mentioned that made the richoeting sound when cocked and fired.Mostly the cap guns with roll caps that only had caps to shoot Christmas Day that came with them.
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Here is a truck that my Mom saved from long ago.My Dad is here in Texas this week visiting my Son and I.We put this toy truck build date as 69/70
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It's hard for me to believe that was built 46 or 47 years ago and that my Mother had kept it all this time.
Sorry... Yesterday was the last and final day for any and all complaints whatsoever.

I try to avoid temptation unless I can't resist it.

Everyone has a photographic memory.Some just don't have film.

That is cool Tom.Amazing your Mother kept it over the years.Good memories I am sure.
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