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AUTOMATIC RAPID ACTION PISTOL, ATOMIC GUN - NOMURA - JAPANRed tin lithographed short machine gun. Double barrel with two clear plastic barrels. Drum magazine. Friction noise, spark and bullet simulation lipstick effect.
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AUTOMATIC SPACE GUN- ALFA - GREECEPistol style light green plastic space gun with long flared barrel. Red plastic spark window. Holes in the barrel. Friction noise and spark action. Boxed and carded versions shown. Date? This is the same molding as Space Jet Ray Gun, by KO Yoshiya Taiyo.
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Automatic Sparking Space Pistol - Hong KongClear plastic pistol style space gun with visible gears. Friction action with spark. Red clear plastic nozzle. A copy of the Yoshiya (KO) Junior Jet Ray Gun.Bagged with header card. Transparent plastic. Three gear version.
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AVARUUS PISTOLI - LASTVAL - FINLANDSmall red and blue plastic space gun, shoots green spinners. This version has a small rear fin, smooth handle and concave trigger. Based on the Park Plastics design. The spinners have no outer ring. Finnish
Image: Finntoys
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BABY MACHINE GUN OK-20 - MASUDAYA - JAPANAn early crossover piece. A metallic blue lithographed space machine pistol with a short barrel. The trigger guard is incorporated into the design. Small top sight. Red plastic spark window at the base of the barrel. Friction action with noise and spark.

The box shows the gun being used by a cowboy but the design is clearly space inspired. Made at time when manufacturers were keen to retain the cowboy interest while experimenting with space guns. Date? Western crossover.
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BABY SPACE GUN - DAIYA - JAPANA small (6" 15cm) blue and red tin lithographed space gun with spark windows at base of barrel. Serial no 577001. Friction action with sound and spark. There is a large green Space Rescue spaceship printed on the side.

There are two versions of this gun:
1 Three long oval spark windows on each side of the barrel. Usually seen in the box with the astronaut with Z-7 on his helmet and the gun held at an angle. This is most likely the earlier version.

2 Two circular spark windows on each side of the barrel. Usually seen in the box with the gun held horizontally.

The spaceship litho on the side of the gun is a direct copy of the spaceship on a Dan Dare trading card made by Calvert.

First sighting is currently the 1969 Daiya catalog.
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Batman Batgun - Lone Star EnglandA variation of the much used Lone Star pressing, a light blue plastic space gun with a diecast cap firing mechanism. The gun has a distinctive circular cross-hair site on the top and a bat logo on the handle. The gun is very difficult to remove from the window box packaging, thus undamaged examples are hard to find.
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Batman Bubble Gun - GI or CI LogoLight blue plastic gun with white nozzle. Simple bubble blowing action. Blister carded.
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BATMAN ESCAPE GUN - LINCOLN INTERNATIONAL - USASmall angular plastic pistol that shoots both darts and spinners. (Bat Darts and Flying Gadgets) There is a very basic paper Batman decal on the side. Blister carded. Red and black versions. 1966
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BATMAN FREEZE RAY GUN - LINCOLN and BARAVELLIBlue and white plastic flashlight raygun, battery operated with siren. A variation of Lincoln's Siren Stan. Two versions shown: one by Lincoln and one by Baravelli of Italy. A much copied gun.

Two box versions shown: the plain window box and the space scene. Blue and red versions. (See also the Pistola Spacial Luminosa Spanish version.)
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BATMAN PISTOL - LINCOLN - USABlack plastic space gun water pistol. Card mounted. Batman molded into the side of the gun. "BATMAN" printed on the side. The dome on the side where the spark window was on the original has a stepped effect. Similar to the Anti-Dalek Gun, though there are signiicant differences. This is another gun based on the Space Outlaw gun by BCM. The dome where the spark window of the original was has a stepped effect and the telescopic sight is much longer.
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BATMAN RAY GUN - TKK - JAPANA bulky red plastic battery powered space gun with yellow lens cap and fin. The gun combinines flashlight with dart shooting action. Japanese market release. Batman decals on the sides.

Based on the Ohio Art Astroray Flashlight Target Gun.
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BATRAY WATER GUN - PARK PLASTICS CO - USATo cash in on the 1967 Batman craze Park Plastics repackaged a number of their space guns.

A black bulbous hard plastic space water gun with added paper Batman decal. The gun itself is the basic space water gun used in many of Park's gun sets. This is a Batgun by virtue of its paper Batman sticker added.

Sold in trade counter boxes.
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BATTERY POWERED SPACE PISTOL - NOMURA - JAPANBlack and silver tin lithographed space gun. There is an angular green plastic window protruding from the tip of the barrel. The word "SPACE" is printed on the side. Battery powered noise and flashing light. Triangular box.
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Bee-Vo Bell Gun - USARed plastic space gun. sounds the bell in the barrel tip.
Made of hard plastic measuring about 6 1/2 by 4 1/4 inches and containing a glass marble Pull the trigger and the guns shoots a marble up a clear plastic tube into a bell that is in the honeycomb end of the gun. This rings the bell in the barrel tip.
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BIG X MACHINE GUN - TADALarge tin lithographed space machine gun with wood effect handle. There is a long green plastic spark window along the top. Noise and spark action.
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BILLY BLASTOFF BUBBLE P_OPPER WATER GUN - BANDAI? FOR) ELDON - JAPANPlastic space water pistol with red upper and white lower. Comes with bottle of soap solution. It's an exact replica of little Billy's signature red and gray gun. Made by Eldon in 1968, this gun has a unique selling point: it has a wand on the tip of the barrel to allow you to blow bubbles, then you can shoot them with the water gun. Blister card mounted. Two versions shown.

Probably made by Bandai, Japan.
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BLAKE'S 7 NEUTRON SPACE RIFLE - JOYSTAR - HONG KONGAn unusual gold plastic space gun. The angular pistol design has a long site addirion on the top. It also has a black arc shaped support. Ball shooting action with a spring loaded arm at the side. Copyright 1978.

The gun has a paper decal with POP-O-MATIC RIFLE wording. It is unclear if this was on the specific Blake's 7 gun or on an unlicensed version.
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BUB-L-ROCKET GUN - KENNER - USAA 7-1/2" plastic bubble blowing gun in the shape of a rocket. The gun came in a boxed set and mounted on a display card as the Captain Space Bub-L-Rocket. Available in yellow, red, blue with 2 accent colors.

Blowing the end of the gun produces a stream of bubbles. The gun has an auto feed system and came with soap solution "rocket fuel" in a glass jar. A long-lived product.

The first sighting is in the Bancroft's 1950 Gift Catalog.
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BUBBL-MATIC GUN - KENNER - USAAn angular unpainted aluminium gun with a distinctive extra cylinder mounted above the barrel. This holds the soap solution cartridges which were available separately. This was the first toy manufactured by the newly formed Kenner company in 1947. Considered a space gun by collectors.

Point of sale display also shown.
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BUBBLE GUN - ALAMEDA TOYSClear red plastic space gun (though there is no space content of gun or packaging). Bubble solution reservoir at the front of the barrel. Adjustment wire at the side. Friction fan bubble blowing action.
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BUBBLE GUN - EXELO DAIYA - JAPANBlue lithographed tin space gun. This friction action gun has a plastic reservoir at the front. The plastic wheel dips into this and passes the soap solution in front of the air blowing nozzle to produce bubbles. Comes with a small container of bubble solution.

There are two versions of this gun: the left hand one is by Exelo and has a predominantly blue color scheme; on the right is the Daiya version which has much more red.

Note: the Daiya version marked SPACE is a fake.
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BUBBLE MACHINE GUN - NOMURA - JAPANLithographed tin friction bubble blowing space gun. The gun has an odd stocky shape with a liquid reservoir and bubble mechanism at the front. Pulling the trigger produces the air flow for bubbles. The gun has no space litho but the box art depicts a space landscape. Marked Bubblegun on the handle Date?
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BUCK ROGER LIQUID HELIUM PISTOL XZ-44 (RED/YELLOW VERSION) - DAISY - USAThis is the fourth of Daisy's Buck Rogers space guns. Produced in 1936 this 7-1/4" red and yellow lithographed steel gun is a delightfully extravagant piece.

The bulbous pressed metal gun has a vibrant yellow and red color scheme with lightning bolts. Water gun action with an internal leather bladder "25 shot repeater". The gun carries a small picture of Buck Rogers along with plenty of copyright information to ward of competitors.

The gun was also produced in a copper finish.

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BUCK ROGER XZ-38 DISINTEGRATOR PISTOL - DAISY MFG - USAThis is the third of the Daisy Buck Rogers space guns, produced in pressed steel with either a copper or a nickel finish. For the first time we see the appearance of the space styling that was to become a standard feature of most space guns. The Art Deco styling is enhanced with the flared nozzle, cooling fins, molded handle and the raised spark window. 9-3/4". The gun combines a pop gun action with sparks.

The gun was sold in stores but was also available as a Cream of Wheat premium in 1935 and a Popsicle premium in 1939.

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BUCK ROGERS ROCKET PISTOL - COCOMALT - USAThis is the first of the paper Buck Rogers guns. Made for Cocomalt promotion-1934. There are no markings indicating Buck Rogers but at the time there was no risk of confusion.

9-1/2" cardboard. Came in mail away set with helmet

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BUCK ROGERS RUBBER BAND GUN - J F DILLE - USAThe second of the Buck Rogers paper space guns, John F. Dille Co. -1940. Offered a sales promotion for Onward School Supplies.

The 4-1/2" multi-colored paper gun card comes with with two cut out targets. Function - Punch out gun. Assemble and pull trigger to release rubber band
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BUCK ROGERS SONIC RAY GUN - NORTON-HONER - USABlack plastic battery operated flashlight space gun that also makes buzzing sound-7-1/2". This is the first appearance of this long-lived space gun design. First seen in a 1949 Miles Kimball advert (botton right). The gun had a long run. In 1953 other colors were introduced: red, yellow and green with knobs and lens covers in various color combinations from this range. Two box variations are shown; the die-cut version is also a 1953 innovation. Maker's name varies: some are Norton-Honer Mfg. Co., others are Commonwealth Utilities Co. Box. The gun has been seen in a Buck Rogers comic strip for 9/22/1948, so it may be earlier than 1949.

Some examples have a brass adjustment knob fitted at the back. It is believed that this would silence the buzzer to save battery life.


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BUCK ROGERS SPACE GUN TARGET SET 1979 - FleetwoodWhite plastic raygun. Shoots darts. Blister carded.
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Buck Rogers Super Sonic Ray Gun - Norton-Honer - USABased on the success of the Buck Rogers Sonic Ray Gun, Norton-Honer released an upgraded SUPER version: a much larger flared barrel and a redesigned rear that replaces the telescopic sight. The plastic battery operated flashlight gun has three changeable lenses, makes buzzing sound. 7-1/2" Later guns had single non color lens. The main color is black with color accents. The gun was also made in all green. Supersonic. The gun was released in 1957.
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BUCK ROGERS U-235 ATOMIC PISTOL - DAISY MFG - USAThis is the fifth and last Buck Rogers space gun produced by Daisy in 1945. The name Atomic on the box and stamped into the sides and reflects the popular fascination with the new science.

The new feature of this gun was its ability to repeatedly make a loud pop and produce a spark simply by pulling the trigger. No cocking of the gun was necessary.

The gun 9.5" and was available in either silver colored steel or black finish steel. It was not sold in a set with a holster. The black version is less common.

Function: Pop gun action with spark effect.

A patent for this version was filed as early as 1935 and published in 1937.
Pat No. 2077763
Inventor: Charles F Lefever
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BUCK ROGERS U-238 ATOMIC PISTOL AND HOLSTER SET - DAISY MFG - USAMfg. by Daisy 1946. A combination of the U-235 space gun, leather holster and belt.

9-3/4" long gold colored steel

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BUCK ROGERS XZ-31 ROCKET PISTOL - DAISY MFG - USAThis is the first ever toy space gun. The gun is manufactured from heavy gauge blued steel, a fact that explains why so many have survived. The gun has Art Deco styling with a flared barrel tip and distinctive double ring structure on the top. Pop gun action. Available in plain steel and blued steel versions, though the latter usually loses its finish. Released for Christmas 1934. The gun was a very popular item and stores soon ran out of stock. 9.5" long.

The gun was designed to produce a loud report without firing a cork.

The patent for this gun was granted in July 1935.
Pat No. 2006741
A second more detailed patent was filed soon after
Pat No. 2055900
The inventor was Charles F Lefever
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BUCK ROGERS XZ-35 WILMA ROCKET PISTOL - DAISY MFG - USAThis is the second Buck Rogers space gun. Identical to the ZX-31 in all but size. This is appreciably smaller than its predecessor and is called the Wilma Deering gun. Pressed steel pop gun action. Released in 1934, shortly after the success of the ZX-31. The box is the same, except that it carries the ZX-35 wording.
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C 900 RAKETEN PISTOLE - GERMANYThe Rocket Pistol. Hard red plastic space gun that shoots darts. This is based on the US Plastic Space Patrol Rocket Dart Gun with some alterations to the design, giving it a stockier look. Marked "Raketen Pistole" on one side and "Rocket Gun" on the other. The gun does not have the rear pull cocking action.
Sicherheits Raketen

Sold on a header card with a target space graphic. There are several color variations.

Marked DBGM angem, Made in W Germany
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CAP PISTOL ROCKET GUN F-703 - DAH YANG DY - TAIWANA stylish light blue plastic space gun with a brown handle insert. Cap firing. Bagged with header card. DAH YANG F703
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CAPITAN MARTE - CAPTAIN MARS GUN - SPAINLarge plastic space rifle. Action? Capitan Marte is the Spanish Steve Zodiac from Fireball XL5

This is the same design as the Tada Tommy Kick gun.
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CAPTAIN ATOM PROJECTION PISTOL - AUSTRALIAMail away space gun based on the Australian equivalent of Superman in the late 1940s. A metallic blue plastic pistol. Captain Atom. Battery powered projector gun with six film strips. projection, projector

See: http://danefield.com/alpha/forums/topic/10909-captain-atom-projector-pistol/
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CAPTAIN METEOR HOLSTER SET - RANGER STEEL CORPORATION - USABoxed set comprising the Ranger Cosmic Ray Gun and silver holster on a black belt.
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CAPTAIN SCARLET ANTI MYSTERON RIFLE - LONE STAR - ENGLANDA very long space cap firing rifle. At the heart of this gun is the diecast metal pistol. Plastic components have been added at either end to make this imposing gun. The body is red metal with a side grip, at the front is a silver plastic nose assembly and at the rear is black plastic handle. 1968.

Gerry Anderson
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CAPTAIN SCARLET DART GUN - CENTURY 21White plastic dart shooting space gun, using the same mold as the water pistol version of the gun. Blister carded with three flat Mysteron target figures and three darts. Authorised Gerry Anderson.
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CAPTAIN SCARLET GUN - LONE STAR - ENGLANDDiecast metal cap firing gun based on the Gerry Anderson series. An angular red metal design with yellow plastic handle inserts. The tapered barrel has concentric rings. Released in 1967.
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CAPTAIN SCARLET HOLSTER SET - LONE STAR - ENGLANDWhite plastic cap firing space gun, using the same mold as the water pistol version of the gun. Blister carded with plastic holster. Authorised Gerry Anderson.
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CAPTAIN SCARLET SUPER ESPACIAL DART PISTOL - BALTASAR - SPAINBlue plastic pistol. Spring darts shooting action. Gerry Anderson. Bag with header card. Baltasar, Spain. Accurate shape, but the color is not accurate. Comes complete with a trade card. Possibly unauthorised.
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CAPTAIN SCARLET WATER PISTOL - CENTURY 21 TOYS - ENGLANDAuthentic design white plastic water pistol raygun. Bag with header card. Gerry Anderson. 7 1/2"
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