Weapons of our youth

#1
Over the weekend, I thought I'd go for a stroll down memory lane and try and find pictures of some of the 'weaponry' I had as a kid back in the sixties. I came up with this little lot of images. Me and the other kids where I lived must have looked a formidable looking buch, although with hindsight we were unevenly matched when it came to weapon distribution. On my side (the British naturally) we would have the tommy guns, the Airfix FN rifle and of course the fantastic Johnny Seven, whilst the 'Jerries' had an ecletic collection of spud guns, cowboy pistols and rifles, ray guns, James Bond's 'Thunderball' Harpoon gun and even John Steed's 'sword stick'. Tried hard to find pictures of the Airfix FN and Tommy Gun but failed miserably. Anyone remember these? :eek:

PS: Who remembers the kid down their street who could never make a convincing machine gun sound? His always went something like Ah Ah Ah Ah Ah Ah Ah Ah Ah Ah Ah Ah Ah Ah Ah - pathetic!









































 

Alsacien

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#3
I remember the pistol second pic down, balls came out of a hole above the trigger guard not the barrel IRRC - what is the name of it, piccy is not clear enough?
 
#4
Christ! I had the Airfix FN.
My dad got me a white rifle sling for it & my Gran & mum made me a full Welsh Guards outfit (Bearskin & all), for the Charles & Diana street parties fancy dress competition.
My grandad even let me wear his WWII medals.
I thought I looked the bollocks.
I was disqualified as the judges said it was so good it must have been "bought".
That pic brings back memories.


Edited for poor memory.
 
#6
MMMMM, Airfix FN.

Me and my brother had one each every Christmas for about five years.

Fired silver polythene like plastic bullets with an authentic "Splankkk!" sound.

The barrels always broke off when we were bayonetting each other.

I confessed to my Dad a few years ago why the shed had really caught fire. We'd sussed out that you could reverse the rounds and jam a matchstick in the hole in the base. This would 'explode' on contact roughly half the time......

Hands up who's just searched EBay for one?
 
#7
freedomman said:
MMMMM, Airfix FN.

Me and my brother had one each every Christmas for about five years.

Fired silver polythene like plastic bullets with an authentic "Splankkk!" sound.

The barrels always broke off when we were bayonetting each other.

I confessed to my Dad a few years ago why the shed had really caught fire. We'd sussed out that you could reverse the rounds and jam a matchstick in the hole in the base. This would 'explode' on contact roughly half the time......

Hands up who's just searched EBay for one?
Me. :oops:
 
#8
Bloody hell! This has taken me back :D
I had the commando knife,the FN,but always wanted the Johnny Seven. I did have a 'Mills bomb' which you could put a cap into, so when you threw it,it hit the ground with a bang! :)
 
#9
Alsacien said:
I remember the pistol second pic down, balls came out of a hole above the trigger guard not the barrel IRRC - what is the name of it, piccy is not clear enough?
Alsacien,

It was a Sekiden gun - last one I saw on ebay went for about £45 - if only we knew then what we know now :(
 
#11
It was a Sekiden.

It came with a load of gold coloured balls as ammo but you could fire dried peas which were much cheaper.
 
#12
I used to have the FN one in 1974, happy times running around Munster. :oops:
 
#13
Airfix FN.
Used to get them from Woolies when I was a kid and as a previous poster pointed out, the barrels always used to snap off.
IIRC Woolies also sold Airfix Thompson SMG's which were a little more to scale and were a bit more sturdy.
Both came with a detachable mag.
 
#15
What about the homemade weapons:

Peg gun - length of 4 x 2 or similar with a clothes peg attached one end, this is your trigger, your projectiles being elastic bands which your hooked over the "barrel" end of the wood, when you pressed on the peg it released the band, to make it a bit more painful, attach a metal springy bit from another peg to your elastic band bullet.

Bolt grenade - 2 bolts and a nut, screwed together loosely packed with red strip caps, throw it in the air and it should bang when it hits the floor.

Clay wanger - metal hollow pole, stick it in some muddy clay type soil, while holding the pole tightly, use a "throwing a stick for a dog" motion but holding onto the pole resulting in a clay "slug" being lanched at reasonable speed towards your enemies.

High power water pistol - dont fil it with water, use a 50/50 mix of vinegar and lemonade, goes twice the distantce buts hurts your eyes a bit!

Kids just arent creative at all these days! :D
 
#17
I also had the Tommy gun for about a week until the old man came home drunk as a skunk and decided that he would show a four year old who was boss of the house and smashed it against the wall. I had parts of the firing mech in a drawer for about 20 years until I lef home.
I also remember a plastic 303 with fully working bolt and mag which came with about 4 or 5 rounds so you could eject them and load another, again it lasted until the old man smashed it.
Not that I'm bitter mine you, it's just that his grandaughter doesn't want to see the "smelly old man" and so she doesn't.
 
#18
Had a Johnny Seven!
THE most fantastic toy,ever!...be interested to know how much one is worth now,including all the rockets and grenades and all bullets complete.
Also had a Man from Uncle set,a P-38 where u could clip on a suppressor,shoulder stock and telescopic sight,bipod.
Then later had a Daisy pump up Air rifle,in the instructions it said "Do not pump up more than twelve times as velocity of the pellet could excede dangerous levels"-wow,lets start at 20 pumps then!. Then proceeded to make mini Fig.11 s and place them in the garden and shoot at them.

Of course all this had no influence what so ever on my carreer choice.
 
#19
QUOTE:I used to have one of those when I was a kid.......swapped it for a real one in 1984


I did too on both counts, but I still want another one.

IF you can find one, I would imagine it would reach three figures to buy!

Check out the Yank ebay, they have some crackers, trouble is, you are only allowed to shoot your friends with them! :D
 

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