Larry Boykin: Still have mine from I think 1958 or so still wrapped up in an old pillow case. It's not for sale though even though I can't find any loads for it. It still will scare off any bad guy though it's only a toy. I used to run the neighborhood with it but now try that and you will get yourself killed by a cop or someone else. Did I mention NOT FOR SALE?
Andrew Ryan: i want one of theses it looks so cool but where would one even buy one with bullets and in working order?"
George Caylor: Back when boys weren't taught to be girls!
zaneyone1: Show Hillary you mean business.
Tom Hein: I practiced my quick draw in front of a mirror with the Fanner 50.
John T.: I packed the Fanner 50 exclusively back in those days. It's balance could not be surpassed and the fanning action was superb. There was nothing else like strapping on that belt and sliding that weapon in its holster. A great memory.
bringoutthelegos: Mattel, making guns since 1950
TheToontown2001: Actually here because I found one of these metal detecting an old house site.
KC Casey: That, my friend, is awesome! I remember that VERY well!! Thanks for the wonderful memory!! Now Im gonna go get out my Gene Autry pistol set and Red Rider BBgun and have a ball!!...lol Thanks again!
Mike B.: I had a Fanner 50, actually, I had two. One was the shooting shell model. I remember one of them had a real leather holster and gunbelt, which, quite frankly, was a better holster than some of the ones I've carried for real firearms in my adult years. Do you have any information regarding Mattel's genuine leather holsters and gunbelts?
Phillip Stewart: Oh God!! How I wanted a Fanner 50!! The most beautiful thing ever to a 4 year old. It was the ONLY thing I asked Santa for that year. I couldn't wait for Xmas that year. When it finally came, I opened every present, but no Fanner 50. Then.,.,,what should my brother open but...wait for it... a Fanner 50!?! OK you have to look at this through 4 year old eyes. You see, my brother was 2 years older than I and had not asked Santa for a Fanner 50. I don't remember what he asked for, but I'm pretty sure he got it, so I was sure that Santa had made a mistake and given my present to him. I tried to raise a stink, but my parents...and my brother...held firm, and he kept MY Fanner 50. It was heartbreaking, and I cried most of the rest of the day, I've still never forgiven Santa Claus.
Little Goblin: I wonder EXACTLY how many minutes it would take before an ARMY of Cops Gunned down a kid playing with one of these awesome toy Guns in this day and age... probably about 5....
Mosin54R: People had so much more common sense in the '50s. They never would let an awesome toy like that fly now-a-days. Tell me, how many of you had one of these as a kid and never grew up to accidentally mistake a real gun for it? or become a psychotic madman who goes on shooting sprees?
John Burgeson: This was the king of the cap guns -- the Mattell "Fanner 50." It took forever to peel off the old "Stickem caps" and put on new ones. And the little plastic projectiles got lost pretty fast. But it had a realistic heft to it.
sixty9harley: I wish I still had my Fanner 50, mine did not shoot the plastic shells, just perforated roll caps. Leather holster, leg tie, derringer belt buckle for getting out of those tough jams, and RAPID fire power. I just bought the grandkids die cast cap guns with the expensive plastic 8 shot cap rings. Decent quality guns but would leave them high and dry against a Fanner 50!
WickedTornado: Man, I can still smell what the smoke from those caps guns smelled like.
Look at all the fun....healthy fun...we had with toys like that back then. We used our imaginations like crazy playing war, cowboys and indians, etc. And ran around HARD all damn day. Not like these kids now...sitting in front of their XBoxes. It's no wonder these kids today are all freaked up.
WickedTornado: I wonder if Diane Feinstein's kids ever got these for Christmas?
gilmick1: They were EXTREMELY realistic as well as high quality
gilmick1: I kinda' remember them being about $6.95 for the double pistol w/holster
I took your Cheetos: Man i wish cap guns today were this realistic and cool. All we got today is stupid roll cap guns and no cap shells
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