Anyone know the name of the company that makes make 1-1 scale plastic models of firearms. I'm after an M16 rifle for a museum display. They used to be made during the 70's -80's, but I cant find any info on current suppliers or manufacturers. Any help greatly appreciated.
Just saw them a week ago in the local hobbytown store. They had a pretty good assortment from really old pistols to really modern offerings. A flintlock was 32$, and I didnt look any further. Sorry, didnt notice a maker.
Pyro was the US company that made the guns that are apparently coming around again. I had the two cap & ball Colts, the Blunderbuss and the Dutch flintlock pistol. I still have the Kent...er, Pennsylvania Rifle. They are relatively simple kits compared to L-S's models. IIRC, their origin goes back to the '50s.
Might even go back further. I found in a couple of old issues of "Air Trails" magazines about a company called Constructo, which in May of
1954 had a line of 23 different 1:1 firearm models. All of the Pyro models except for the Blunderbus, the wheellock pistols and Baverian wheellock rifle are included in the lineup as well as a Luger, a Colt automatic and a number of flintlocks that are different from the Pyro designs. The biggest difference is that these models aren't plastic, they're made from wood and metal pieces. The wood pieces were shaped and appear to be fairly well detailes as well. Has anyone else heard of this company? The ad was from Polk's in New York City, so I don't know where this company was from. Actually, now I do. I just Googled the company and they're still in business. They produce a line of wooden sailing ship models and woodworking tools. No firearms in their catalog, however.
I have the M-16. The name of the company is L&S CO., LTD. I also have the thompson machine gun and most of the hand guns. I'm getting ready to sell off 600 of my models and the LS and Pyro are part of that group. I'm not into ebay but I also know the LS are rare and expensive. I sell my kits in order to purchase newer ones.
If you are interested in this one let me know. I will have to research a little to come up with a price. I expect good money for the kit but I lost my mind on ebay is not my style.