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BUCK ROGERS SPACE GUN TARGET SET - FLEETWOOD - ?White 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 back of the gun is now has a distinctive hump containing a compass-like dial. The telescopic sight has gone and the lens housing has become a large plastic assembly that dominates the gun.

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 and red. Supersonic.

The gun was on sale in 1955.
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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. Uranium 235 was widely discussed in 1945. The gun was on sale in late 1946. The gun is 10.5" and was available in either a silver colored steel or a black finish steel. Yellow and black box.

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.

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 a gold version of the U-235 space gun, leather holster and belt. Sold in a red and black box. This was a mail-away boxed set for Christmas 1946. 10" 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 two-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 and certainly on sale as early as July. 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. The XZ-35 Rocket Pistol is smaller than the XZ-31 7.5" as opposed to the 9.5" of the XZ-31. In addition the XZ-35 barrel nose is black right to the end and has no collar. Called by collectors the "Wilma" gun. Pressed steel pop gun action. The box is the same, except that it carries the ZX-35 wording.

Released in 1935.
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CADET SPACE GUN - TSL - ENGLAND?Metallic silver green painted metal space gun. Simple pistol shape with partial rings pressed into the back. CADET and TSL embossed on the handle. Clicker action. Maker? Date? Early 1950s, possibly England.
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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 - SPAIN?Large plastic space rifle, red body, white stock, yellow barrel. XL5 decal on the sides. The unusual stock is flat in design with a battery housing in the middle. Battery operated with noise and flashing lights in the barrel.

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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CAPITAO ESPACIAL SPACE GUN - ESTRELA - BRAZILBlue and red tin lithographed bulbous space gun with a clear red plastic barrel containing "lipstick" inserts. Elaborate litho detailing of a space station and delta wing on the body. Marked Capitao Espacial. Friction noise and spark. Brazilian version of the Yoshiya KO Space Super Jet Gun 9.5" 24cm Box?

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CAPTAIN ATOM PROJECTOR PISTOL - MAKER? - AUSTRALIAMail-away space gun based on Captain Atom, the comic book that featured the Australian equivalent of Superman in the late 1940s. A metallic blue diecast pistol. The angular pistol shaped gun has a distinctive V design on the grip. Battery powered projector gun with six film strips featuring such Australian-drawn comic characters as Captain Atom, Flynn of the FBI, The Grey Domino and The Lone Wolf. Early 1950s

Sold in a fairly plain blue box. The gun is based on the American Auto-Magic Space Viewer by Stephens.

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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.

A second, more colorful holster in red, black and white is known (bottom) but a maker has not been established.
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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 GUN AND HOLSTER - TAKUTOKU TT - JAPANA basic black plastic Colt style western revolver marked Giant. The gun has a simple click action. Vinyl holster with Captain Scarlet image. The leather belt is made of a series of interlocking leather segments. Gerry Anderson
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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 with red top. Sold in a bag with a header card. Gerry Anderson. 7 1/2"
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CAPTAIN SPACE SOLAR SCOUT ATOMIC RAY GUN - MARX - USALarge 26" hard plastic futuristic battery operated space rifle with telescopic sight. The sleek gun's principal feature is the large flashlight mounted on top of the barrel: it has a color changing action activated by a switch. When the trigger is pressed the gun makes a sound and the light shines. 27"

The rifle was produced in a wide range of colors including red, blue, silver, gold, white and maroon. The gun has a colored nozzle tip in various colors.

The rifle appears in a 1955 George Worthington catalog where it is shown as a two-tone version called Space Ray Gun. No such two-tone version is known. The technical drawing is dated 1954.

On sale in December 3, 1953, The Indiana Gazette

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CAPTAIN VIDEO BELT AND HOLSTER - MAKER? - USATwo examples of the Captain Video holster.
1 Black holster with red top cover. White belt. Both carry Captain Video wording and logo.

2 Black holset and belt. Large red Captain Video logo on both pieces.

Maker? Early 1950s. Authorised Captain Video merchandise.
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CAPTAIN VIDEO SECRET RAY GUN PREMIUM - POWERHOUSE CANDY - USAMail away premium. Red plastic gun, battery operated flashlight action. Based on the popular radio series, the gun was sold as a premium by Power House candy. 4 ins long battery operated gun. Came in a plain box with a "Luma-Glo" card that produced glowing messages when the gun was pointed at it.

Mentioned in a newspaper The Salina Journal, Mar 16 1955
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CENTURY 21 SPACE GUN - STALCO _USAA most unusual red plastic space gun. The sleek, futuristic rifle gun has two stocks. The gun first shoots plastic spinners and these become targets for the darts which are fired by a pump action. The official toy of the 1962 World's Fair in Seattle.
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CINE COLT - KOSEISHA - JAPANBlue plastic battery operated angular space gun. This is a projector gun designed to accept film strips and project them on flat surfaces. Japan 1950s? projector projection
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CLICK-FEU MARTIEN SPACE GUN - RJ - FRANCEThis green plastic space gun is a copy of the American Ranger Steel Cosmic Ray Gun, but there are significant differences, particularly to the sight on the top.

7 1/2 ins long. Trigger produces sparks via an internal flint. In this case there is a metal flint holder instead of the US plastic version. In addition the nose assembly is clear red plastic. Date?
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CLICKA BUBBLE SHOOTER - Ranger Steel Products Corp - USAPlastic 7-1/2" plastic gun.
Versions: yellow body with red barrel and blue trigger
blue body with red barrel and yellow trigger. Comes with bottle of bubble liquid; blows bubbles when the trigger is pulled. Mfg. by Ranger Steel Products Corp. , N.Y.

The body of the gun has essentially the same mold as used for the Cosmic Ray Gun.
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CLICKER JET GUN SET - REL MF CMPANY - USASmall grey plastic space gun "Clicker Jet Gun". Mounted on card with goggles and whistle.

The 5-1/2" plastic clicker gun has rings on the rear of the barrel and has a distinctly angled handle. It was sold in a set with goggles and in a larger set with goggles and whistle.

Colors: grey and yellow

Made by Rel Manufacturing Corporation of NJ.
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CLICKER SPACE GUN - UNIDENTIFIEDA hard plastic space gun with telescopic sight. An intricate molding with a truncated pyramid shaped body with a short barrel. Available in a range of colors, oftem marbled plastic. Simple clicker action. 5" 12cm Details?
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COLT "PARACHUTISTE" - MAKER? - FRANCEGold colored diecast pistol. Not strictly a space gun but it has futuristic lines and a distinctive angled sight on the top. Cap gun action. The gun has elaborate scrolling detail molded into the sides. Box?
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COMET GUN - DAH YANG DY - TAIWANLarge green plastic space pistol with yellow muzzle and red antenna. Shoots darts and fires caps. Cap firing. DY in a crown logo. Sold in bag with header card. Also in blue plastic.

See also the Comet-7 version of this gun.
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COMET MACHINE GUN - YOSHIYA - JAPANLarge tin lithographed pace machine gun. The gun has a clear plastic top containing a set of the colored plastic gears found in their robot range. Wood effect stock with spaceman's head. Clear green plastic barrel with a yellow tip. Friction noise, spark and turning visible gear action. 18.5" First sighted in the 1965 Yoshiya catalog, item #2032

Still listed in the 1973 catalog.

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COMET-7 GUN - DAH YANG DY - TAIWANThis appears to be identical to the Comet version of the gun. Large blue plastic space pistol with yellow muzzle and red antenna. Shoots darts and fires caps. Cap firing. DY in a crown logo. Sold in bag with header card

The artwork is essentially the same as the Apollo-X gun with simply a change of gun.
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CONDOR GUN - MASUDAYA - JAPANA tin and plastic friction space gun, machine pistol style. 15" long. Described as a 10-shooter. So far known only from the picture in the 1963 Masudaya catalog. Details? Box?
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CONDOR SPACE GUN - MAKER? - GREECEBased on the Daiya Mars Gun pressing and so called among collectors because of the image of a large bird on the sides. Silver lithographed tin friction space gun with three conical structures at the base of the barrel. Rocket litho on the forward sight and a spaceman on the handle. There is a telescopic sight on this version with litho patterning. Three oval spark windows on each side.. Friction noise and spark action. Box? Maker? Greek 9" 23cm
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CONDOR SPACE GUN - MAKER? - JAPANA small nickel plated tin cap firing space gun. There is a small blue painted plate near the firing mechanism. A condor design and the wording CONDOR are embossed the body. 4ins 10cm 1950s Early Japan. Plated metal
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COSMIC COP - WICKE - WEST GERMANYA large purple plastic space water pistol. The unusual design has a large water reservoir at the back of the gun with a slender barrel tipped with four fins. In addition this version has a detachable, long thin plastic sight at the front of the barrel. The gun also has a dart shooting action. 12 in, 31 cm. Made in Germany under license from Lone Star.

This is essentially the same molding as the Hong Kong Space Hero 500-X Laser Gun.
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COSMIC JET GUN - WE-KO PRODUCTS - USAA small plastic water pistol 5". A rear fin and rings around the end of the short barrel. Rocket molded into the handle. Color Variations: red w/ yellow muzzle, green w/yellow muzzle. Sold in trade boxes.

Featured in a 1953 trade ad in Toys and Novelties magazine.
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COSMIC JET PISTOL - LONE STAR - ENGLANDA large white plastic space water pistol. The unusual design has a large water reservoir at the back of the gun with a slender barrel tipped with four fins. Paper decal detailing. 12 in, 31 cm

This is essentially the same molding as the Hong Kong Space Hero 500-X Laser Gun.
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COSMIC PISTOL No K-4 Biotsiot GreeceRed plastic water pistol with blue nozzle.
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COSMIC RAY - STEVENS - USASilver painted diecast space gun. The gun has a combination of battery operated flashlight and a cap firing action. The gun has red capped windows on either side that light up when the trigger is pulled. Batteries fit into the rear of the gun, accounting for the gun's 11" length. It has the distinctive forward sweeping front sight of the Neutron Blaster and has a jet plane molded in the handle.

The gun was not released by the company before its closure, but a tiny number of examples were manufactured for evaluation.
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COSMIC RAY GUN - ALPS - JAPANBlack tin space gun with a horse printed on the handle. Friction action with spark. There is also a distinctive cylindrical siren mounted underneath the muzzle: it sounds when the trigger is pulled. Another example of a gun trying to suit all occasions: police, cowboy and, thanks to the name, space.

Police western crossover. early
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COSMIC RAY GUN - BELL TOY - ENGLANDA version of the American Electro Ray Gun. The mold has been altered to remove the Electro wording from the side and the gun generally lacks the fine detailing of the original. Red plastic with a yellow trigger. Saturn image on the handle. Battery powered siren and flashlight action. The box is also a copy of the Econ Products original.

5.5 ins.
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COSMIC RAY GUN - DAIYA - JAPANSilver grey tin lithographed space gun. Pistol shape. Battery operated "with noise and miracle flash". Transparent plastic barrel tip has a rotating coloured light effect. Angular cutout with red inserts in one side. Batteries fit into the handle.

Image courtesy Smith House Auctions
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COSMIC RAY GUN - DAIYA - JAPANMetallic blue plastic space gun with tin panel on the side. The panel reads "COSMIC RAY GUN". The barrel tip is clear plastic with a ligh. Battery operated noise and flashing light action. 10.5"

Featured in the 1967 Daiya catalog.
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COSMIC RAY GUN - RANGER STEEL PRODUCTS - USAMulticolored pressed steel space gun with transparent orange plastic barrel, the base of which is visible through a slot in the side of the gun. Marked "Cosmic Ray Gun" Small yellow site. Friction sparking action. 8 1/2 ins. The partially recessed nature of the barrel is reminiscent of some of the early Japan space guns.

The gun is featured in the Monygomery Ward catalog for 1952.
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COSMIC RAY GUN NO 249 - RANGER STEEL CORPORATION - USAA red hard plastic raygun. The gun has a futuristic design with a rounded body divided into a number of segments ending with a clear orange cylinder from which a short barrel emerges. Sight on top. Eccentrically shaped handle. 7.5" 19cm long. Pulling the trigger produces sparks via an internal flint. Red and blue versions.

This is the same mold as used for the Clicka Bubble Shooter.

Made by the Ranger Steel Products Corporation. Widely advertised in late 1953.
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COSMIC RAYS GUN - SHUDO - JAPANRelatively small lithographed tin space rifle, more the size of a space gun. Spark window in center. Friction noise and spark action. 20cm.

There is also a Korean version of this gun which is identical except for the letter "A" on the stock. It is believed that there must be a link between Shudo and some Korean factory bexcause there are a lot of Shudo space guns produced in Korea with no differences except the logo
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COSMIC SPACE GUN - YAMAKI - JAPANClear plastic space gun. Angular body with a rocket shaped muzzle. Paper decal decorations on the side. Friction action with spark. Metal trigger. Red and blue versions known. 8" 12cm Yamaki has a question mark in a circle of dots logo. 1970s.

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COSMIC SPACE SET - PARK PLASICS CO - USASet comprises two of the familiar spinner-shooting rayguns and a pair of microphones. This guns in this boxed set have a small rear fin, smooth handle and concave trigger. Based on the Parks original design. Probably Park Plastics.
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COSMIC WATER GUN - MAKER? - HONG KONGA large 17" plastic water pistol. Has space graphics molded into the sides along with the COSMIC WATER GUN wording. Came in various colors including clear plastic.

Function-Unique water gun with two triggers. The one at the front is a water pistol, the one at the back is a clicker.

Mfg. in Hong Kong in the 1970s. No maker's name on the packaging. Bag with header card.
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COSMIC-RAY MACHINE GUN - NOMURA - JAPAN16" blue tin lithographed space machine gun. Battery operated with noise and rotating flashing light in the clear plastic panel near the muzzle. XXX

Mfg. by TN trademark-Japan 1960s

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COSMICLOUDER SMOKE GUN - JVZ FOR QUISP - USAA 7” long soft red plastic cereal premium space gun with movable cone nozzle. Talcum powder blowing action. The gun has a very angular design with a distinctive cone shaped muzzle. Stars on grips. Quisp molded on the barrel The funnel-shaped muzzle is removable so gun can be refilled with talc.

Posted in a mail away box. 1965
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COSMISK STRALE MARS PISTOL - BAMBOLA - SWEDENGold plastic raygun with flashlite action.

The handle has a star in a circle.

This is a hard plastic classic shape space gun. The cylindrical body has an angled stock. Rings surround the barrel and the back of the gun. A short cone shaped telescopic sight is mounted on top. There is a clear plastic lens housing at the front. Seen in gold. A star is molded into the handle. The gun comes with an alternative lens cover.

Battery operated. Comes in a box with a pair of space goggles. Sweden. Based on the design for the Tom Corbett Atomic Pistol and the Space Patrol Atomic Flashlite Pistol both by Marx. "Cosmic Ray Mars Gun" Swedish flashlight 8" 20cm
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COWBOY ON HORSE SPACE GUN - JAPANEarly small blue and yellow lithographed tin space gun. This angular gun has two wavy lines cut into the sides of the gun with red plastic liners. Friction noise and spark.There is a picture of a mounted cowboy on the handle.
Name? Box?
Western crossover
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COWBOY SPACE GUN - ASAHI? - JAPANThe shape is clearly a space gun, but the litho is serving the western market. A typical crossover item in the same range as the Space Navigator Gun, therefore probably made by Asahi.

Small early blue, red and yellow tin lithographed space gun. Angular pistol shape with a picture of a cowboy on the handle, COW BOY wording. Friction noise and spark. 3.5" 9cm Box?
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CRACKER JET SPACE GUN - METTOY - ENGLANDAn English version of the Renwal INTERPLANETARY PLANET JET CLICKER WATER GUN. Unlike the American version this is made of metallic green plastic with yellow sight, trigger and nozzle. The toy was sold on a small backing card similar to Renwal's. Pressing the trigger pushes on an internal bladder and squirts water with a click sound. Marked Mettoy Made in England on the round boss above the trigger and Crackerjet on the handle.

Featured in the Mettoy catalog for 1954.
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CRAGSTAN DOUBLE BARREL AUTOMATIC RAPID ACTION PISTOL - NOMURA - JAPANRed tin lithographed space machine gun. 8" 20cm Cylindrical magazine. Copious litho detailing. Double-barrelled gun: two clear green plastic barrels. Friction noise and spark. Condor logo and elaborate heraldic styled detailing. Same pressing as the Super Jetter Space Gun and the non-Cragstan Atomic Gun. Plain white box with a picture of the gun.
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CRAGSTAN SPACE JET GUN - YOSHIYA? - JAPAN A version of the Yoshiya KO Space Super Jet Gun. Bulbous shaped white and red tin space gun with a smooth clear green plastic barrel containing a moving core. Marked Space Jet. Red lightning flash and Saturn on side. Friction action with spark. 9.5" 24cm

The same pressing as the SUPER TRIPLE-O-GUN by TY. Marked Cragstan on one side.

Box? Packaging?
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CROWN SPACE GUN - CROWN - JAPANAn early black painted metal water pistol. Shaped like a rocket. A rear plunger is pulled to fill the gun. A crown symbol is embossed on the handle 6" 15cm 1950. Probably sold in trade packs of a dozen. Box? Plated metal. Packaging?
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DAISY TWO GUN ACTION SHOOTING GALLERY - DAISY MFG - USAA target shooting game comprising two Daisy space guns, the Daisy Rocket Dart Pistol and the Daisy Zooka Pop Pistol. The target consists of two rows of plastic crows, a common feature of target games of the 1950s. The guns are based on the pre-war XZ-31 Buck Rogers guns.

On sale in December 1953.
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DALEK ROCKET GUN - LONE STAR - ENGLANDRed plastic space gun with a distinctive silver barrel with side fins and barbs. The gun is stamped with Dalek Rocket Gun wording. Shoots yellow darts at a target that forms the backing card on which it was sold. BBC Authorised Doctor Who product.

The gun is based on the earlier Lone Star Rocket Firing Gun, though DALEK has been molded into the sides.
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DAN DARE AQUA-JET GUN - LONE STAR DCMT - ENGLANDEnglish copy of the Futuristic Products Co Strato Gun. Made by Lone Star, DCMT. This is a chrome silver plastic water pistol space gun with sight. Dan Dare Aqua Jet molded into the handle.

Lone Star created their own molds based on the Futuristic Products Strato Gun. The three round details on the gun are their own contribution. Featured in trade catalogs for 1954. Introduced in the Eagle 6:27 in July 1955.

Described as a Water Jet Repeater. Also available in other colors: purple
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DAN DARE ATOMIC JET GUN - DCMT - ENGLANDThere are two versions of this space water gun, both sharing the same box.

First Version (top)
Red diecast metal space water gun. The gun is a re-packaged ATOMIC JET GUN by DCMT which in turn is a reworking of the original Hiller design. The simple addition of a Dan Dare decal to the top is the only change. Dan Dare was depicted using this version of the gun in the Eagle Comic.

Second Version (bottom)
This is a substantial redesign using hard plastic components. Large DAN DARE wording printed on the top. There is a black rubber plug at the back of the reservoir.
The Atomic Jet wording is still present on the sides of the gun. The barrel position has been moved lower and is now part of the trigger. The gun's trigger has been redesigned: it is now yellow plastic and has an additional rod to improve the robustness of the action.

The gun was first announced in the Eagle comic in August 1952. DCMT also traded as Crescent Toys.
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DAN DARE COSMIC RAY GUN - PALITOY - ENGLANDRed plastic space gun with flashlight operation. The gun has a large chrome plastic lens housing at the fron and a long telescopic sight. Three color filters can be adjusted to alter the beam. Battery operated. A secret compartment is located in the handle. There is also a yellow version. The box insert draws attention to a number of rather fanciful features. This gun has been widely copied in a variety of guises.

On sale in Late 1953.
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DAN DARE PLANET GUN - MERIT - ENGLANDThe original Dan Dare 1950s (and well into the 60s) issue of the small plastic space gun with three spinners. Green and red versions with black plastic spring assemblies. The guns carry the Planet Gun wording and the Dan Dare name and logo ( a circle with a vertical oval inside). The guns have distinctive side bumps suggesting fins. This version has a small rear fin, smooth handle and concave trigger. Based on the Park Plastics design.

Merit was the trading name of J & L Randall.
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DAN DARE RAY GUN - METTOY - ENGLAND 1951Large red and yellow tinplate space rifle with Dan Dare in RAF uniform an the Eagle logo on the stock. Spark windows in the barrel tip. Marked "Dan Dare Ray Gun" Friction action with spark: turning the handle produces machine gun noise.

There are two known boxes. The more common box is predominantly red/yellow. The second is box is predominantly blue. It depicts Dan Dare in RAF uniform on one side and in a spacesuit on the other. It is possible that this is the box for the Australian release.

This is the first the Dan Dare space guns. It was announced in the 1st August 1951 issue of "The Eagle". Available exclusively from Marks and Spencer. The gun rapidly sold out. Also featured in the 1953 Mettoy catalog (bottom)
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DAN DARE ROCKET GUN - MERIT - ENGLANDBlack plastic raygun embossed with Dan Dare wording. Rounded design with oval side moldings. Flared barrel tip. Shoots darts. Produced in black silver and gold - red has also been seen.

Based on the US Plastic Space Patrol Rocket Dart Gun. Introduced in the Eagle 3:35 in December 1952, available exclusively from Marks & Spencer.

Merit was the trading name of J & L Randall.
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DAN DARE SPACE GUN - LONE STAR DCMT - ENGLANDMetal diecast gun, spray pain finish. Cap firing action. The mold was used by Lone Star for a wide range of TV based space guns. The red version is associated with the 1950s box and has Dan Dare molded into the gun. Featured in trade catalogs for 1954 eg "Playthings and Hobbies 1954-55". Introduced in the Eagle 6:27 in July 1955. This is the first appearance of this much copied diecast gun.

The metallic blue version has a Dan Dare decal. I'm not sure of the box for the blue version.
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DARLING ROCKET GUN - SA - HONG KONGWhite plastic angular space gun with telescopic sight. The gun is marked "Darling Du-Shooter 786" on the side and "Vicky" on the handle. Pop gun action, shoots small plastic missiles. The box art has a strange cowboy and indian fight scene.

Western crossover.
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DELUXE SUPER LIGHTAN SPACE RAY GUN - SANYO RAITO - JAPANA large bulky chrome silver plastic raygun with a white lens cap. Battery operated flashlight combined with a dart shooting action. This is the more imposing version of the Super Lightan gun, with the silver finish and the larger box. Japanese market.

Based on the Ohio Art Astroray Flashlight Target Gun.
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DETECTIVE SPACE GUN - BEBUS - ARGENTINAClear hard lastic space gun with a distinctive pointed or triangular nose and round pattern on the side.Marked Bebus. Friction noise. Red and yellow versions shown. Bagged with header card. Also sold as the INVADER GUN
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DETONADOR AIRE COMPRIMIDO, SUPERMAN GUN - GEYPER - SPAINPlastic space gun with a distinctive curved handle. Superman images emboseed in white plastic panels on the grips. Pop gun action with pull plunger. The name translates as Compressed Air Detonator.6" 15cm Blue and red colors known. 1950s.

Cowboy/western theme on the back of the box. Crossover.
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DIA SPACE DOUBLE BARREL GUN - DIAMOND - JAPANAn early small blue, red and yellow brightly lithographed space cap firing gun. The two small barrels hinge to allow access to the cap holding compartment. The gun has elaborate litho detailing of an astronaut, rocket, stars and Saturn. Litho bullet holding revolver chamber.

1950s. Probably sold in trade boxes. Dia is an abbreviation of the maker Diamond.
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DIA SPACE GUN - JAPANBlack tin cap firing gun. This DIA version has a rounded body and is notable for the extent of the space details embossed in the body. The white knob releases the cap chamber. Function - swivel chamber for cap roll-trigger to fire caps. Probably sold in trade boxes. Dia is an abbreviation of the maker Diamond.
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DICK TRACY SILENT RAY GUN - MAKER? - USAA large angular black plastic raygun. Marked American Silent Ray. This is a battery operated flashlight gun that accompanied a rotating electric target. Photoelectric cells in the target could register hits from the gun. Though this is a Dick Tracy detective toy it is evidently one of the earliest electronic space guns. Date?
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DIE CAST LEAD ROCKET SQUIRT GUN - JOHILLCO? - ENGLANDA small lead space squirt gun with a distinctive rocket shape. 3" 7cm Rubber bulb. Metal. Johillco made similar lead squirt guns and this is possibly the maker.

Two slight variations shown. There is a third version.
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DIE CAST LEAD SPACE SQUIRT GUN - MAKER?A small die cast lead space squirt gun with a distinctive arched fin on the top. Rubber bulb. Metal. Maker? Date? 9cm
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DIE CAST LEAD SPACE SQUIRT GUN - MAKER? - USAA small lead space squirt gun with a distinctive hoops around the barrel. 5" 12cm Rubber bulb. Trigger guard. Metal. Maker? Date?
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DIE CAST SPACE SQUIRT GUN - MAKER? - JAPANA small die cast lead? space squirt gun with a colorful yellow rubber bulb. The bulb has a fish (ray?) logo. The actual gun barrel is very thin. Metal. Maker? Date?
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DOUBLE BARREL AUTOMATIC RAPID ACTION PISTOL - NOMURA - JAPANThe non-Cragstan version of the tin lithographed space machine gun. Cylindrical magazine. This is a red gun with the word ATOMIC in large lettering on the side. 8" 20cm Copious litho detailing. Double-barrelled gun: two clear green plastic barrels. Friction noise and spark. Condor logo and elaborate heraldic styled detailing. Same pressing as the Cragstan version and the Jetter Space Gun. Green box with a picture of the gun in a white oval.

Also shown is the cowboy version of this gun. The bizarre combination of cowboy graphics and a space machine gun is characteristic of the guns produced during this crossover period. Manufacturers were keen to serve these two interests. Western crossover.
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