I used to love cap guns when I was a kid so I decided to buy little Deep singh jnr one. I didn't notice the blurb on the side of the caps saying something about regulations and decibels etc
Anyway got it home, locked and loaded and realised I'd been ripped off. Caps these days are so quiet that you can hardly hear them, I'm not exaggerating! The sound of the metal hammer striking metal was louder than the cap and I'm not joking
Can you still buy proper caps that I used to have as a child that made a really loud bang, a flash and then a lovely smell of gunpowder?
I used to have the revolver style cap guns with the red ring of caps like GC8 mentioned. During a summer holiday, me and my best pal at the time were playing with them in my papa's garage.
There was string and WD40 in the garage, so we put the caps down on the ground, made a big circle with the string, sprayed it with WD40 and then hit the caps on top of the string with a hammer.
Didn't expect it to work, but the whole circle lit up making a ring of fire. :L My Papa unfortunately noticed and came and stamped it out - probably a good thing with all the chemicals in the garage. Lol
Those roll ones: I remember two things about them.
The first was folding and folding a whole roll, putting it in my mate's dad's vice, and then tightening said vice with a length of steel pipe.
The resulting bang was most gratifying..................but it cracked the vice and we had to buy a new one
Another day a mate had a roll at school. He kept scratching a few with a compass point every time the geography teacher turned to the board, with the result that when the guy looked round after hearing the spluttering noise, there was a cloud of smoke just dissipating.
So he asks my mate, "Thompson, is that you?"
To which mate replies, all affronted and as if there's nowt there, "Is WHAT me?"
I laughed so hard I got thrown out of the room.
Unfortunately the deputy head was out patrolling, found me chucked out, and I got one stroke of cane for being out of lesson
I remember being 9/10 years old and taking my cap gun to Florida with me. Unthinkable now but back then things were different. Anyway..... Me and my dad were walking down the street one night and I let off a few round from the cap gun, only to see three American guys who were walking in front of us, dive for cover behind a car
Obviously when you hear them sounds over there it's more than likely real. Happy days
you can still get the paper rolls of caps , you get them in the "morning noon and night" about 200 yards from my house , as i was amazed when i saw them and bought them and a cap gun for my wee man a few weeks ago (wich i must admit he got nowhere near as i was too busy running about the house shooting it )
although the cap gun was crap little blue thing nowhere near as realistic as the badboys we used to get 15-20 years ago !
You can still get stink bombs and Fart spray,might just have too order some of these babies.Hope they haven't been watered down over the years,the fun we used to have letting these loose.I got banned from my local news agent's once for letting one off in their when i was a kid.Lol the shop had to be evacuated and the door left fully open to help get rid of the smell.And buying them swiss army knifes and spending allday cutting down tree branches with the pull out saw,and building tree houses with them.OH them were the days when it was just harmless fun and a good laugh.