14 Sep 2020

The Old America

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July 1941. “Store with cap guns and fireworks for sale, Fourth of July, Vale, Oregon.”

Cap guns were still legal when I was a boy.

From Shorpy’s.

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Captain Witold Pilecki

Shorpy.com is one of my favorites, and I recommend it to anyone that likes Americana

Spurt Reynolds

Cap guns are still legal. I bought all my nephews some a few years ago with thousands of extra caps. I thought it would drive my brother in law crazy. He loved it and got one for himself.

Fusil Darne

You, and your brother-in-law, would be great neighbors.

bob sykes

In the 19th Century, cap guns actually fired a very low velocity pellet, and they were a parlor target game.


That metallic *click* then *pop*,tiny puff of sulfuric smokiness.
Me and my brother laid waste to a lotta bad guys in our X-treme youthy-ness.


roll of caps
laid on sidewalk;
raised claw hammer-

a mother reveals her innate hysteria


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