Monday, April 28, 2014

Cap Gun Monday: MATTEL FANNER 50 HOLSTER


Stalwart Almanack reader El Kabong (How ya doin', El?) issued a special request to see a holster, and I am pleased to comply. I possess a few, and some are pretty fancy, but back in the day my rig of choice was this no-frills Genuine Top Grain Cowhide job from Mattel. 

This wasn't the same one I wore, of course. My ma gave that to the Salvation Army as soon as I outgrew it. But this one's identical, no doubt tucked high on a shelf by some other kid's ma - who didn't even let him play with it. Thanks, Other Kid's Ma, you kept it in great shape for its next owner. The holster still has that great cowhide aroma. 

The Fanner 50 itself is just a guest star in this post. I'll be slavering over the gun, in its several varieties, in weeks to come. 







More Cap Guns HERE

7 comments:

Cap'n Bob said...

A thing of beauty. We poor folks had to settle for a Pony Junior that didn't even fit its holster.

How about a short film of you fanning the Shoot-N-Shell? Or whatever it's called.

Richard said...

Man, that thing looks brand new!

Evan Lewis said...

Not sure which gun that was, Cap'n, but it sounds pitiful. No wonder you got scalped.

Some little bugger fired caps in it, Rick, but otherwise it's pretty dang nice.

Cap'n Bob said...

It was silver with white grips and a longhorn steer head in relief. I'm probably wrong about the brand.

Cap'n Bob said...

The steer head was in black, BTW.

Evan Lewis said...

Hubley made a lot of guns like that, Cap'n, and they were nothing to whine about. The most likely candidates (from small to larger) are the Tex, Western and Texan Jr. If it was cast iron it was probably a Texan (Sr.), and if it was BIG it was likely a Cowboy.

Cap'n Bob said...

Texan Jr. rings a bell.