I still have my blowgun and my single shot...I'm not sure if it was a Wam-0 or not but it was a BB firing single shot, looked like a Luger and used paper caps for power. Stung like hell if you got shot in the butt. Stunned sparrows but wasn't as good as my Daisy 25, the most powerful Daisy of the period, force feed magazine and all.
Thanks everyone for the info. I went ahead and bought it for $75. Shot it a couple of times and was surprised how accurate it was. I am going to sell it as soon as I find out what it's actual value is. One person thought maybe $150. I know when it sold the price was $18.95. Probably more of a collector then a shooter. Thanks again for all the info. Del
Ya, the origional box would have been nice to have, but at least I got the shootin part. My vin number is 001329. I found that there were about 2000 of them made and when the guy died that designed them the company stopped production. He was one of the Whamo owners and when he got into fire arms he split from the origional toy company. He moved to a differen't place in Calif. and changed the name of "his" products to "WAMO", using all caps in the name. That is how it is spelled on this gun. The first company won't admit that it, (being a toy co.) ever was involved in making real firearms. They did make some air pistols I guess though. Del
Be careful on the auction sites, guys. Buy it now price is seldom a bargain. I looked over a Savage single shot handgun for a fellow the other day, new in the box, original price about 19.95 back in the early sixties (western style, of course). Blue Book (which is also a guide)put it at $200. Saw one on one of the auction sites at double that. Kind of kept an eye on it but never saw the bids go over a century note. Bids, and some of them are done by the seller or a shill, are about all you can go by.
There are some bargains to be had on auctions but I think it requires a combination of diligence, research and pure luck.
In the September 20th'09 issue 0f "Shotgun News"---there was a great story about "Whamo-s' Guns"-from cartrige loops to Hula Hoops.....
I have a "RocKy Mountain Arms Corpopration' TURRET BREECH .22cal BP rifle(talked about in the article),that used ROLL CAPS for ignition.-----------taught a 5 yo girl to shoot with it---may teach my grandkids to shoot with it:>)
I grew up in the "50's" and remember a lot of the toys that us kids had. Wish I still had some of them. I will try and find a copy of that shotgun news. A gunsmith friend of mine gets them all and maybe he has that one. Interesting stuff don't you think. Del