Monday, July 21, 2014


I posted a Marx Miniature Tommy-Gun a while back (HERE), and there will be quite a few more Miniatures in the months to come. This flintlock rifle is 9 1/2 inches long, and, as is fitting for a longrifle, it's the longest gun in the Miniature line. Real Kentucky rifles (like Davy's Old Betsy) were usually five or six feet long.

This particular weapon, in its plastic footlocker display box, was marketed in 1974 as one of seven "Historic Guns," but I'm pretty sure the rifle itself was originally made with gold (rather than black) trim in the early '60s. See those little notches in the box below the rifle? They were designed to hold a powder horn. The footlockers also typically held a box of Marx caps. 

More Cap Guns HERE!

1 comment:

Cap'n Bob said...

It'll look better with a day-glo orange tip.