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Shootin' Shell Buckle Gun :)
Posted by: Steve(Can)
Date: January 30, 2008 08:27PM
Ha! A fun little find. A toy derringer with a cartridge still in the chamber

Appears this was a "Shootin' Shell Buckle Gun :)

From a recent ebay auction:

A recollection of the Shootin' Shell Buckle Gun from the link below:

>...around the time I was eight, Mattel brought out what momentarily seemed like a Must-Own. It was the Shootin' Shell Buckle Gun...a tiny toy derringer built into a belt buckle. The premise here was that you were caught unarmed by the bad guys. "Put your hands up," they'd command and, since they had more conventional Mattel cap pistols (like the lethal Fanner 50 model) trained on you, you'd comply...and it would look like you were done-for. But! What they didn't realize was that you, shrewd lawman that you were, were wearing your Shootin' Shell Buckle Gun belt buckle. Just as they were about to pull their triggers, you would stick your tummy out and spring the control on the obverse side of the buckle. Suddenly, the derringer would pop out and fire at whoever was standing in front of you! What a secret weapon.

Of course, in real life, it didn't work precisely the way it did in the commercials. Few toys of my childhood ever did. First off, if you exhaled too much


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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/30/2008 08:45PM by Steve(Can).

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