Produced by Nichols Industries around 1955 to 1963 in Jacksonville, TX. We visited Jacksonville not too long ago and everyone there knows about Nichols. Nichols was ingenious with the design of their cap guns and cap rifles in the toy industry second to none. Mattel, Hubley, Johhny Eagle tried, but the durability of the Nichols name lives on. AND if you don’t believe me, visit Jacksonville, Texas.