Old Betsy Rifle Cap Gun - Solid Wood Stock, Die Cast
Makes a Super
Costume Accessory or Prop Gun
This Davy Crockett Old Betsy Rifle replica has been designed after the original rifle of its era. Measures approximately 37.5 inches long. Each is constructed with a solid one-piece wood stock, painted steel barrel and die-cast parts. Will fire caps. Full orange tip attached as required by Federal Law. Please note this gun uses pull off caps which are inserted manually each firing on the flintlock mechanism.
Uses the following caps:
Pull off caps 160 Ct #917C
Cap guns became especially popular when the heroes of cinema and television rode through the West ridding the territories of villains. Many cap guns were named after or endorsed by leading matinee idols like Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, Hopalong Cassidy, The Lone Ranger, Tonto, Dale Evans, Marshal Matt Dillon, or any of countless others.
Today, cap guns and other toy guns in the United States must be manufactured with a bright orange, red, or yellow tip placed over the "muzzle" of the cap gun, or with the entire gun made in these or other bright colors.
There are millions of collectors throughout the world who collect all types of cap guns, even though restrictive laws in some areas may make it difficult. Whereas the toy guns brought small prices originally, they now command significant prices for many models, with some of the most famous sets of holsters, guns and original boxes selling for high prices at auctions and toy gun shows. Some collectors will collect all types of cap guns, but many collectors specialize in either guns named after a famous western hero or a particular company's set, like the Nichols Industries or Hubley cap guns.