Monday, April 27, 2015

Cap Gun Monday: MATTEL Rolling Block Rifle

The Rolling Block Rifle was one of Mattel's distinguished line of Shootin' Shell weapons. It was sometimes packaged alone (with a cowhide bandolier - not shown because I don't have one) and sometimes with a Shootin' Shell Fanner 50. It was modeled after a real Remington rifle fitted with a rolling breechlock between the hammer and the cartridge. Because that sounds a little complicated, it was also called (at least on the box) an "Indian Scout" rifle. It's about 30 inches long.

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Cap'n Bob said...

A movie of you firing it would really be neat. I don't recall seeing commercials for this, or seeing it in the stores, and none of my friends had one. Good-looking long gun, though.

Rick said...

That looks very familiar. In the dark recesses of my mind I see one in my hands. Whether that is a real memory or childhood wish, I'm not sure. But I can almost it against my shoulder.

Anonymous said...

I had one and I became quite the marksman.
Marx playset cowboys, army men, whatever
all fell before my deadly aim.