“G-BOY” REPEATING CAP PISTOL (Mar, 1946)

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A REAL METAL RAPID FIRING “G-BOY” REPEATING CAP PISTOL

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RAPID FIRING!
LOOKS LIKE A REAL “45″
ACTUALLY SMOKES ON FIRING HAS LOUD EXPLOSIVE REPORT

It’s a real thriller. Yes! Looks and feels like the Automatic “45′s” carried by our Army Officer . . . It’s made of strong lightweight aluminum . . . with a plastic “Pearl” handle. It’s easy to reload. Any boy would gladly give his entire allowance for one of these.

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7 comments
  1. Boing Boing says: September 3, 20067:12 am

    Classic cap-gun ad…

    This Popular Science ad from March 1946 for a cap pistol still has the power to reach out across the decades and grab me — the more I look at it, the more I want to get my own cap pistol made of “strong lightweight aluminum.” The blatant sexism actu…

  2. doug rogers says: September 3, 200610:07 am

    About 45 years ago, when I was about 5 years old I had a realistic replica German Luger model. Playing out front of the house of course drew police attention :-). Good thing it was a kinder, gentler, ask first, shoot later age.

  3. jlbraun says: September 3, 200611:06 am

    Cory, you really need to stay in your territory – tech and culture. Guns seem to make you hyperventilate. My friends and I all had cap guns and the attendant cap gun wars growing up, and none of us nor anyone we know ever had a ruptured eardrum or lost an eye. Swimming pools and car accidents kill and injure orders of orders of magnitude more children than capguns, so why the misplaced outrage? Get a grip.

    For what it’s worth, the “G-Boy” name probably stems from “G-Man”, the term for a government agent or FBI man, and therefore your “sexism” snark – while pitiably reflexive – is misplaced. Just because a term contains gender-oriented elements doesn’t make it automatically “sexist”. “Troglodytes”, indeed. Hmph.

    Lastly, the capgun doesn’t resemble any pistol issued to the US .gov; rather, it looks like a copy of the FN Browning m.1900 or m.1903 (neither of which is a .45). This leads me to believe that the cap pistol is an import of some kind, as it doesn’t resemble any widely known US pistol.

  4. jlbraun says: September 3, 200611:12 am

    For what it’s worth, the “G-Boy” name probably stems from “G-Man”, the term for a government agent or FBI man, and therefore your “sexism” snark – while pitiably reflexive – is misplaced. Just because a term contains gender-oriented elements doesn’t make it automatically “sexist”. “Troglodytes”, indeed. Hmph.

    Cory, you really need to stay in your territory – tech and culture is cool, but guns seem to make you hyperventilate. My friends and I all had cap guns similiar to this one when we were growing up, and none of us lost an eye or hearing due to one, nor did anyone we knew. Swimming pools and car accidents kill or injure orders of orders of magnitude more children than capguns do, so why do you waste outrage on this? Get a grip.

    Lastly, (as if anyone cares) this pistol is likely a copy of the FN Browning m.1900 or m.1903, neither of which were in .45 caliber. The FN Herstal logo on the original pistols is even in the same spot as the “G-Boy” on the cap pistol. It’s likely the cap pistol is a European import.

  5. Garathorn says: November 25, 20073:51 pm

    And uh…this threatens you? Dang…how do you manage to keep breathing?

  6. Forest says: February 17, 20087:33 am

    I really would like to buy this gun, is it still available?

  7. traci says: November 9, 20088:19 pm

    looking for value of cap gun similar to yours but mine has army 45 on it. do you know anything about mine?

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