Remember that prized cap pistol your parents bought you as a kid
growing up in the 1950s ? Was it a Roy, Dale or Gene gun ? Close your eyes
and recall the smell of caps when fired ? How about sitting down to watch
your favorite TV western at 8:00 PM after doing your home- work ? Remember
helping with chores around the house because Hoppy reminded you to help
Mom and Dad ? Do you recall that in 1958 more than 30 westerns blazed
across our black and white TV screens every week ? Remember "Gunsmoke"
? the longest running television series ever! Remember that by
watching various TV westerns, you also learned about America’s real
cowboys and gunfighters that they were based upon ? Remember that
Christmas when Dad bought you that Red Ryder rifle ? You do ? Then this
book is for YOU! This book is for all who remember ".......those
thrilling days of yesteryear......." and those that should
This spectacular and most interesting book is a must for
anyone who grew up in the 1950s and early 1960s when our heroes, indeed
many of our role models were Roy Rogers,
Gene Autry, Hopalong
Cassidy, and The Lone Ranger.
But this book doesn’t stop there. Woven into these gems of
"Americana"- the cap pistols and rifles named for these famous
western characters, this breakthrough book also captures those with an
interest in the role TV westerns played in our lives, as well as the real
characters of America’s western heritage. This comprehensive book is a
vivid guide on a walk through memory lane which includes thoroughly
researched data on the TV shows, the actors, the characters they
portrayed, and the real-life cowboys and gunfighters.
Accurate descriptions and current values accompany the cap pistols,
rifles, and holster sets that identified some of the TV western characters
you never forgot -- from Dale Evans to John
Wayne, from Bonanza, Paladin
and Wagon Train, to real-life heroes like Daniel Boone, Davy Crockett and Wyatt
Earp. The cap pistols and bejeweled holster sets we treasured are
beautifully photographed, including minute details. This well-illustrated,
engrossing book also gives us wonderful photos, many never before
published, of the actors and the characters they portrayed through the
"Golden Age of TV Westerns." This educating reference also
includes biographies and details on some of the legendary characters of
the old west, from Billy the Kid to Wild
Bill Hickok, from Buffalo Bill to Texas Rangers, forever immortalized
on cap pistols.
This exhaustive study of the phenomenon of American TV westerns and
the cap pistols we prize today also includes detailed information on the
cap gun manufacturers, special features and logos that set these wonderful
toys apart from anything else we played with as youngsters. So, return now
to those by-gone days, when The Lone Ranger, the Cisco Kid and 75 other
western characters from Annie Oakley
to Zorro made us all cowboys and
WARNING: You will not be able to put this book down!
You will want to give it as a gift to anyone you love who grew up
in the 1950s and 1960s !!
You can bet on it, Pardner!
Do you remember these wonderful
characters and TV Western Programs?