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Kids today just don't know what they missed. Those of us that grew up in the 50's and 60's had some of the coolest toys!
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Yep. Had the Tommy Burst and a Shootin' Shell lever action "Winchester" rifle.
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Where was the "Baby Brady Bunch" back then when ya' needed them?
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Remember them well and spent a lot of time looking for the bullets in order to reuse them. Could you just imagine the number of government agencies that would go into screaming fits it they were available now, after all we must be protected from ourselves.
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"Shootin' Shells" They were great.
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Before I delved into airguns and then eventually, real firearms, my first toy guns I bought when living in Japan were a set of chrome cowboy action shooting revolvers along with the holsters (even had a toy horse too). When we moved to Korea, I also had a pop rifle, a plastic bullet firing rifle (that was given to me on my 6th birthday in 1979), and a set of black colored plastic bullet firing snubbie revolvers. Heck I even rode my bicycle with those revolvers in holsters that came with it too. Those were the days when we weren't politically correct then and the muzzles didn't had any orange markers on them. Too bad I forgot and left them behind when we moved stateside in 1980. After that, stopped playing with guns until I first got into air guns in 1987 and then into my first pistol, the H&K USP .40, in 1994. I have come a long way and this is how I evolved into a gunowner/CH carrier.
Wow! Those toys looked awesome!
Being a kid of the mid '70's, I just thought the plastic M-16's were kewl BEFORE they had to paint the tip of the barrels bright orange.
Anybody remember TRACER GUNS? They shot quarter-sized plastic disks, and boy, were they accurate and the gun could hold about 12 'rounds'.
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I had one of these when I was a kid.
Had a Green Machine and a Big Wheel. The BW had better handling and could spin out easier. The GM looked cooler, though.
My neighborhood had the best equipped kid army around, including cap grenades, a Browning .30 cal with working plastic ammo belt and my favorite MP-40ish sub gun. Man, you guys make me want to be a kid again!
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I remember all that stuff,I was too big for a big wheel,I wonder how many spare wheels they sold from kids rubbing holes in them doing spinouts
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The tommy gun set was a bit before my time, but I had an M1 Garrand that shot red plastic bullets with the greenie meanie stickum caps. Single shot(no magazine) but that thing was super cool!
I also had several hand gun style disc guns and a rifle. IIRC they held close to 20 discs in a pez like integral magazine. They were very futuristc and StarTrekish. Mondo Kool!
Ahhh...the good ole days!!
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I wanted a BB gun when I was little, but my mom was worried I'd hurt myself with it. Looking back on some of the stupid things I did with a lack of weaponry, she was probably right. LOL. I did have a cool wooden cowboy revolver that I got when we went to Silver Dollar City while living in Arkansas. Was a little too rough with it though and it started to splinter and crack and we had to get rid of it.