Cast Iron Toy Guns and Capshooters. The Stevens "1776 - 1876" is a single shot single action capshooter. There are two that are almost.Exactly the same and they are identified as S1.1.1 and S1.1.2 in the book. The only difference between the two is the size. This one is the smaller of the. Two by 1/2 of an inch. It is 4.75 inches in length.
The grip that has 1876 on it looks like it was repaired, but it is a factory imperfection. I know this because I took this cap gun apart to fix it. It had no hammer retention.The last 4 pictures shows this area of. The cap gun and the last picture shows the inside of the grip. If someone did that kind of repair I would like to. Meet this person to shake his hand, but I can't believe that anyone could repair cast iron and leave. Absolutely no trace of a repair on the inside.
What I did to this cap gun. As I said, this cap gun had no hammer retention so I drilled out the pins to take it apart.Were fine, so I was able to reuse them, but the step on the hammer section was rounded over so it wouldn't catch. I took a jewelers file and made the step deeper, and that worked well. The holding pins did not go all the way through which. Made this repair a bit more difficult. I ground the pins down to the posts and brazed the new pins in place. Then I put it all back together. Cut the pins with about a 1/4 inch exposed. Then I melted the pins with a torch as I tapped the molten steel with a hammer.
Then I peened all around the edges so it doesn't feel rough when you run your fingers over the pins. So now it works very well, and if it's not abused it will last for many years to come. This is a toy cap gun. It cannot be altered to shoot any type of projectile.
The item "Antique Stevens 1776 1876 Centennial Cast Iron Cap Gun S1.1.1 -1876" is in sale since Wednesday, May 27, 2015. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Vintage & Antique Toys\Cap Guns\Cast Iron". The seller is "vrgdc56" and is located in Winsted, Connecticut.
This item can be shipped to United States.