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Kilgore ca. 1950’s Kit Carson 50 Shot Repeating Cap Guns No. 2552 with Holsters Western Toy for Sale

$115.00

Kilgore ca. 1950’s Kit Carson 50 Shot Repeating Cap Guns No. 2552 with Holsters Western Toy 

These are a set of ca. 1952 Kit Carson 50 shot repeater cap guns No. 2552 that were manufactured by Kilgore Manufacturing Company of Westerville, Ohio. They also come with a ca. 1950’s child’s leather western style holster set. 

 A catalog for the cap guns says it is a, “Automatic 50-shot repeater made of diecast zinc alloy plated with bright silver effect finish. Has deeply embossed black plastic handle grips and efficient feeding unit that eliminates slipping of roll caps. Thumb operated lever controls automatic opening of barrel for reloading.” The plastic grip does have a piece missing, and the guns themselves are have honest play wear. You can tell these were really treasured. The holsters that come with it are real leather and still have the original sales sticker on them. The guns operated as they should, although we did not load them with caps. 

Our example of this Kit Carson 50 shot repeater cap guns No. 2552 with holsters are in good all original condition with no restorations, repairs, or touch ups. This piece shows the usual patina, fading, dust, chips, scuffs, surface rust, scratches, and wear that are to be expected from age and play. The guns are approximately 9 ¼” L. We invite you to view the photos to further determine quality and condition.  

 

 

A brief history of Kilgore Mfg. Co. of Westerville, Ohio: 

1920s – 1985
Slogan “Toys That Last”
Specialty: Originated in 1925 with the purchase of George D. Wanner Co., who made a brand of kites called “E-Z-Fly”. Its merger with Andes Foundry and the Federal Toy Co, in 1925 under the aegis of American Toy Co. In 1928, Kilgore introduced cast iron cars, trucks, and fire engines, including cast-iron cannons, cap guns, and toy paper caps. Butler Brothers became its biggest distributor. The company moved to Toone Tennessee in 1961 and remained in the cap gun and signal flare business until 1985. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Additional information

Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 12 × 12 in