Monday, April 14, 2014

Cap Gun Monday: Actoy BUNTLINE SPECIAL

The jury is still out on whether Wyatt Earp ever carried a long-barreled Colt, but if he did it probably didn't look much like this. Still, while there were a lot of Wyatt Earp cap guns, this is the only one I know of that actually says BUNTLINE SPECIAL on it, which makes it pretty cool. This piece, dating from the late '50s, measures almost 11 inches long, and more than 6 inches of it is barrel. 

Aside from the length and the engraving, this looks pretty much like any other Actoy (or Pony Boy) gun, right down to the lanyard ring. We'll see a couple more of them before I deplete my arsenal. 

More Cap Gun artistry HERE.


Rick said...

I had a plastic Buntline Special that i ordered by mail when I was a kid. It was lightweight in a dark black-blue plastic that did not have any movable parts. The barrel could never stay cemented either. Still and all, it was a BUNTLINE SPECIAL! Who didn't want one of those as a kid?

Evan Lewis said...

Saw that one at a flea market a time or two. If they'd made it in pot metal it could have been the best cap gun ever.

Cap'n Bob said...

Nice one.