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Toys2704 of 3617Could anyone tell me about these dolls?LOTTS BEECHWOOD PUZZLE SERIES 1 c.1959.
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Posted 4 years ago


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I saw this at an online antique site. It was advertized as a flare gun. The antique dealer told me that her late husband brought it home with a bunch of civil war items. He said it was a flare gun and he listed it as a flare gun.

Here is how it was listed.

"Flare Gun. Black; silver. Iron; steel. This gun has a two-piece, cast iron handle and a steel barrel. It is marked, "Pat. July, Aug."


I am now the owner.

I have diligently searched the web and found nothing even similar.
I cannot find patents or other records to tell me if it is a toy or whatever. There are 2 holes in the back of the grip that could accommodate a skeleton stock.

Three well known cast iron toy gun collectors told me they have never seen anything like it.

It weighs one pound and 1.3 ounces.
It is about 61/2 inches long and three inches high.

This is my “show and ask.” Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

Mystery Solved


  1. Dr.e13, 4 years ago
    After almost 2 years of looking, reading and asking, I finally solved my own question. A few days ago I had an idea and 5 minutes later my mystery was solved,

    It definitely is Not a flare gun. It is an air gun! It is the receiver to one of the earliest Daisy BB guns. Actually a Daisy rifle circa 1890s.

    I added a picture to my earlier question. Look above.
  2. dennissch, 3 years ago
    your gun is a new daisy bb gun made around 1890 with a wire stock missing missing air tube an barrel looks like casting on one side been recast should say new daisy on it I have the parts to fix it if interested in fixing it dennis at

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