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Rare c. 1880s Stevens Cast Iron Sea Serpent Figural Animated Cap Gun Very Nice

$1,150.00 $1,035.00

  • Lovely Early Ives Cast Iron Cap “Gun”
  • The figural piece really isn’t a “gun” per say, however it is a cap popper and falls under that category in the collector’s catalog
  • This beautiful piece is c. 1880s, earlier half has the toy can be found in the 1883 Ives catalog.
  • This particular version is gold painted throughout, which thankfully a large mount of that is left.
  • The jaw is manually lifted into position, revealing a small space to insert powder or a cap
  • The trigger is a “fin” underneath his jaw. (action is very strong)
  • Really nice example to round out any animated collection
  • Measures approx. 3-1/5″ L x 3-1/2″ H
  • **9V battery for size reference, last image**

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Description

Pretty exceptional condition considering its 140-year old age. The body retains a lot of the original gold paint on both sides. Obviously there is some loss, which is a bit heavier on the left side than the right. The head has some darkening and oxidation with a little paint left in the crevices. The detail is nice overall on the casting. The action works very well, with a lot of snap left in the creatures jaw. Sold as is, please review images and ask any questions you have before committing.

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