This replica toy cap gun is not a real gun. This replica gun contains the colored markings required by law, including a permanently attached orange plug.
Vintage Original Lone Star Navy Colt 1851 (45) Toy Cap Gun Prototype with Original Box. Well cared for and properly stored. My collection is a little over 100 individual pistols and pistol sets some with their orignal leather holsters.My dad got me started on this- when I was a child he was an Industrial designer for IRWIN, Mattel, Hasbro and other New England Toy companies in the 1950's and early 1960's. I inherited his collection as a starting point. Up for sale is a spectacular vintage Lone Star Navy Colt 1851 Toy Cap Gun with it's original box.
This is a prototype released for promotion only and not for mass-market. It has a "gold chrome" finish and simulated wood molded plastic handles. This rare prototype is also known as "The Ghost Gun" due to its scarcity.According to research I have the factory claimed the molds for this gun were destroyed. Looks spectacular almost mint or new but surely near mint.
Works excellent and has seen little, if any use. The gold chrome finish shows little wear- there are some gold finish flakes missing from the back of the left cylinder side and a few small flakes missing on the bottom of the trigger guard. There are also a few flakes missing on the left side of the frame. I have tried to show images of the obvious missing flakes.The cap loading chamber looks very clean with no cap burn or wear. The trigger hammer and strike plate also look excellent with only a trace evidence of firing if examined very closely with a jewelers loupe.
The simulated wood molded plastic handles show only some very fine hairlines if examined very closely. The trigger snaps easily with authority. The original box is in excellent condition with only a few issues. The colors are bright and not faded.All flaps intact and working. There is a crease and light dent showing on the top and a few stress creases on the right side. There is a small 1/2" x 1" area on one side that shows some scuffing and possible repair. There are two small scuff spots on the back side from the high spots created when the gun is inserted in the box. This item was never cleaned or polished.