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Toy Pistol Caps

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Subject :Toy Pistol Caps
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Location : Ipoh
Estimated Year : 1960
Media Type : Artifact
Source : Mr Thong, Ipoh
Remark :

Toy guns had a few types of caps:

  • Roll caps, perforated roll caps: often sold in sets of five rolls of 50 red paper caps per roll, initially costing 5 cents
  • Greenie Stick-M-Caps: Green peel-and-stick paper caps manufactured by the Mattel company to stick on the back of their "Shootin' Shells"
  • Plastic, red circular discs used today. Containing gunpowder and a zinc alloy used to create a smaller explosion than would be previously reached with pure gunpowder components in the 1950s
  • Plastic strips, similar to disks, but arranged in a line, often with means of attaching singular strips to one another


The picture shows the red paper caps. This brand is from China.

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