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Tinplate6

Member Since 29 Jan 2008
Offline Last Active Aug 22 2014 07:44 PM

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The Jefe Multi Pistola

09 August 2014 - 06:33 PM

I already had a Jefe pistol in my collection, but this model has a bit more of a cool factor to it.

 

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The gun is roughly 7 inches long and is a dart gun. The design is fairly simple; a steel tube with a long spring anchored at the back, and a trigger catch inserted into the bottom to hold the dart. This is sandwiched between two dense high impact plastic body halves.

 

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I like the scope and sight ball on the tip of the barrel. The scope even has "cross hairs" of a sort at the front.

 

It has the words "Multi Pistola" and "patentado" molded on both sides, and "JEFE Valencia Espana" on the grips.

 

And, if you squint your eyes a little bit, it looks even more like a space gun.

 


Spanish "zoomer" Pistol

09 August 2014 - 01:23 AM

This very unusual space pistol arrived from Spain and I had never seen one of these before.

 

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It is a "zoomer" style gun that fires a transparent celluloid coil.

 

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 It is a harlequin style; red on one side and yellow on the other. The only particular space design element, other than its odd shape, is a lightening bolt on both sides. It measures 5 inches long, and has a wonderful red transparent trigger.

 

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The way this works; you push in the trigger, which pushes a firing rod out the back of the gun.

 

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When it reaches a certain point, it releases the spring loaded rod, which hits a similar plastic tack, with a wide head, attached to the center of the coil. The coil ejects from the barrel with lightening speed about 2 inches, then returns instantly, you can barely see it fly, however, it gives the impression of a red flash from the barrel that is most effective.


The Pistola Espacial "wireframe" Gun

07 August 2014 - 11:46 PM

I have been intrigued by this odd gun ever since I saw one in Doc Atomic's collection. So now I have an example of my own.

 

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Measuring barely over 9 inches long, it is molded in a dense, high-impact, iridescent blue plastic. It came from Spain, but was crafted in Argentina by the Everlindo company. The only actual mention of the name is on the left side of the trigger guard.

 

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However, there are several tiny smile-shaped phrases cast into both the trigger guard and the barrel muzzle which, under extreme magnification, spell out "Industrial Argentina".

 

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The gun came with one original rubber tipped dart, resembling a rocket with fins at the rear. There is a red cap at the butt and a red plastic plunger in the barrel with a steel rod anchored into it.

 

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I'm really glad I could finally find one of these unusual guns.


Vintage Flashlight Gun...but Is It A Ray Gun?

07 August 2014 - 11:01 PM

I picked up this really well made flashlight gun recently; a few have popped up for sale. Although not mint, mine was in the moderate price range. It is 5 inches long, and made of a fairly thin, highly polished metal, possibly tin.

 

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It is really simple in design and has only one feature...pull the trigger and get light...no buzz, no click, just light.

 

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The barrel, or body has three flutes or indentations on top.

 

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There is a simple screw cap at the butt, and a screw cap with a lens on the front.

 

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There are no maker's marks, save for a small stamping just under the "muzzle" which states simply,"MADE IN USA".

 

So, is this a ray gun, or just a novelty flashlight? Dunno, it all depends on how they were marketed, and that, I was hoping, someone out there might know.


The Rocket Control Gun

21 July 2014 - 10:58 PM

I recently acquired this neat little gun with the name Rocket Control on the left side...

 

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It is roughly 5.5 inches long...

 

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Ah, but when you turn the gun over, the name becomes very clear...

 

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It is a "Rocket" control, for a toy, most likely a robot. So, what robot, or space toy did this little gun control? :scratchhead:

 

At least 3 of you probably knows the answer to this one. :biggrin: