ww2 homefront toys...
Posted 10 February 2010 - 10:05 AM
WW2 HOMEFRONT TOYS
Posted 10 February 2010 - 07:15 PM
With the Army Sgt. set I got a plastic GI helmet (with sgt. stripes on front), the M1A1 submachine gun, and two grenades for throwing. The grenades were weighted to always land on their fining pin and could be loaded with paper caps, as could the M1A1. The Tommy gun used those roll type, and the grenades used single caps. Here is a link to the "Tommy gun" being fired from the Detective set in the right hand column, from an ad from Mattel.
Do you remember the toys you played with as a child from The People History Site
I was hot stuff with my helmet, tommy gun, and grenades when we played "GI v Axis"!
Posted 10 February 2010 - 07:27 PM
Posted 10 February 2010 - 07:53 PM
the old view master,my uncle brought that for me way back in the 50s,while he was still in the navy,from while he was in singapore at the time, the tommygun video? is that what you had? and a lyman site on it,wow! nice toy clint...
Yupper, that was my "tommygun". My little brothers were 11 and 12 years younger than I was so when they got to be about five or six (in that range), they had completely "used up" my old tommygun so I bought them each a Topper set called Johnny Eagle that had a magazin fed M-14 and a .45 ACP in it. Of course they immediately lost the two piece bullets for both the pistols and the rifles, but they were very realistic.
When they got even a bit older I bought them a matched set of Crosman BB guns in their M1 .30 Carbine replicas. Those were fun little carbines for BB guns. Looked just like my own real carbine, but on about a 3/4 scale.
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Posted 10 February 2010 - 08:48 PM
very good likeness too clint, long gone, and never kept any of them?
The little M1 carbine replicas are still on the farm and shooting well the last time my son visited in July last year. He used them when he was a kid, and he and my brother Jon took one of them down and shot at cans and stuff again just for the fun of it.
I also bought him, my oldest son, a multi-pump Crosman as a Christmas present once, he gave it to his little brother, and I don't know where that is anymore. That was a real "power house", you could pump it up to different levels, like three pumps was about the same as a spring loaded BB gun, and by pumping it up to about ten pumps you could almost equal a .22 at short range. I owned a bunch of BB guns over the course of my life, I only miss one of them, a Daisy Co2 powered "target" model that was very deadly and accurate. Don't know where that one went, it got lost in one of the many moves I fear.
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