Steampunk Day at Old Cowtown Museum Wichita

November 5, 2011 was Steampunk Day, held at Old Cowtown Living History Museum in Wichita, Kansas. This event is always quite interesting, as it combines Victorian style with Jules Verne-type gadgetry. This year they many interesting exhibits, including an anti-airship machine (blank) gun demonstration, and my favorite- penny-farthing races.   The anti-airship machine gun demonstration…

Introducing Cap Guns Online

Love cap guns?  Of course you do!   Here is a guest post from our friends over at CapGuns.org — The Future Of Cap Guns Cap Guns Online started two years ago during December when my nephew received two western style cap guns for Christmas. I had always been a big fan of toy guns growing…

Denix non-firing replica-1928 Thompson sub machine gun – military style

Very cool replica!  The first thing that struck me about this gun was how heavy it was.  It is nearly 8.5 pounds.  I have never seen a real Tommy gun in person, but apparently, one of the drawbacks of the real guns were their weight.   It has a very solid action, and good loud engagement…

Denix Webley Indiana Jones replica revolver

Indiana Jones fan? Indy used a similar gun in Raiders of the Lost Ark. Here is a breakdown of the Denix Webley MK IV Style non-firing revolver- the classic British revolver spanning from the late 1800s to the 1960s. First off, this replica only operates as double-action. Also, it does have a functioning top-break action,…

Early reconnaissance- the spyglass

Recon equipment for pirates, Civil War soliders, cowboys and steampunkers… More stylish than binoculars, of course! Most recently seen in the westerns “True Grit” and “Cowboys and Aliens”, the spyglass was an important piece of intelligence-gathering equipment. Replica Armory features this fully functional spyglass, along with many other stage props.

Field strip of the Denix non-firing replica AK-47

I forgot to include this in my other showings of the Denix non-firing AK-47… For what it’s worth, its a very straightforward breakdown, so if this is what interests you, here it is!

Should realistic toy guns be outlawed?

Recently, an 8- and 11-old boy got busted in Oregon for running around in camo, and carrying toy assault rifles, painted to look real. The toys still had the orange plugs installed though. No, we don’t think realistic toy guns should be outlawed, but common sense needs to become a lot more common. Teach your…

1911 non-firing replica with US grips

Here is just a short video showing the “US grips” version of the Japanese non-firing replica of the 1911. It is the same as the 01-300, except with US grips. The part number for this one is 01-300-US. To see a more detailed look at the 01-300, see this replica gun video I made several…

Confederate Civil War Kepi

Need a rebel kepi? Here’s a closer look at a confederate reproduction kepi.   Made of wool, with cotton lining. Ever wonder why it’s called a kepi?   Both the cap and the name itself comes from the French.   The French re-spelled the word kappe, which itself means “cap”.   Its origins began as early as the…

Its the Denix Luger

Since WWI, the German-made Luger P08 Parabellum pistol has been a highly sought-after gun primarily because of its unique design and accuracy.    And, of course,  for its connection with Nazi Germany.  This is  the pistol for which the 9x19mm Parabellum (also known as the 9 mm Luger) cartridge was developed. Denix makes a good non-firing reproduction of…