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EW Boyce carbine toy

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Topic: EW Boyce carbine toy
Posted By: peapod
Subject: EW Boyce carbine toy
Date Posted: Sep 27 2020 at 8:24pm
I found this toy some 25+ years ago and always thought it was neat.   I was showing it to a friend and collector and he said he had not seen one.   In researching what it was, the only site we could find information about it was yours.  I am hoping to confirm that it is what I think and wondering if there is any value. 

Thank you for any help you may provide.  Best regards. 


Posted By: painter777
Date Posted: Sep 27 2020 at 11:32pm
I live about 1hr+ from Grand Rapids.
Found a description from a seller on Worthpoint,
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As described above, I understood that these started out as Real M1 Carbine stocks that were Rejected.
The Gold paint was rubber stamped: GENUINE ARMY REJECT CARBINE STOCK

I'd try reading and or contacting the Grand Rapids Library or look for this companys history there.
I turned your pictures around for better view.

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There was a site I can't look for right now (it's late) like the Grand Rapids Historical Society that listed area Business's and their products during and after WWII.

I know Robert Irwin owner / operator of the stock making company got a bunch of area business groups together to lobby Ordnance to see what they could bid on. Grand Rapids is in the Grand River basin and furniture was the big ticket item in Kent county. But no one was buying furniture before / after WWII. He managed to put a number of locals companies together that received many contracts.
Any ways, it was in that site I found some history to the commercial use of Irwin and S.E. Overton (from South Haven) made gun stocks among many other wood items.... Field desks, crates, glider parts, etc.
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Posted By: New2brass
Date Posted: Sep 28 2020 at 10:29am
The thought is that the Emergency Equipment Company was the E. W. Boyce, however if you look at the linked article the Boyce advertisement is absent the "Genuine Army Rejected Carbine Stock"
If you are searching the internet then I would say search the Emergency Equipment Company toy carbine.

With anything collectable it comes down to original condition.
Yours looks like it was well loved which would deter from the value.
Trying to fix the finish might make it look better, but then it would no longer have the original markings. Something that a collector would spot.

I have seen nicer ones some sell in the 100 dollar range. With the carbine craziness you never know.

Still a nice carbine collectable

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Posted By: peapod
Date Posted: Sep 29 2020 at 8:31pm
Thanks so very much for your help.  


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