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DIA 100 SHOOT AUTOMATIC - DIA - JAPANBlack tin plastic cap gun. Early style. Sold in trade boxes of 12. The box art has monster/Godzilla style artwork. Jun 23, 2017
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COMET RUNNING WATER PISTOL - KGK - JAPANClear green plastic space water gun in the shape of a jet plane. KGK is Kanto Gosei Kogyo. Jun 23, 2017
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MAGAZINE .45 SPACE GUN - MAKER? - JAPANGreen plastic space water gun. Yellow plastic insert in the handle. No 1979. Details?Jun 23, 2017
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ROCKET SPACE GUN - MAKER? - MEXICOBlue plastic space gun. Three rings on the barrel, Large trigger. Marked ROCKET on the sides. Clicker action. Located in Mexico. Maker? Box?Jun 22, 2017
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ATOMIC RAY GUN - ICHIMURA? - JAPANSmall black and silver lithographed tin friction space gun with distinctive ribbed single spark window. Six diagonal litho windows and the distinctive line decoration ending in two circles - just at the top of the handle.Jun 22, 2017
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ATOMIC RAY GUN - ICHIMURA? - JAPANSmall silver and blue lithographed tin friction space gun with distinctive ribbed single spark window. Six diagonal litho windows and the distinctive line decoration ending in two circles - just at the top of the handle.Jun 22, 2017
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ATOMIC RAY GUN - MAKER? - JAPANJun 22, 2017
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PISTOLA ATOMICA - BALILA - BRAZILBrazilian release of the Atomic Ball Gun. Plastic revolver. 9" A horse is molded into the grip, a detail that indicates its conversion from a cowboy themed original. Fires hard plastic balls when the gun is cocked with the lever on the underside of the barrel. Blue box with space graphics.
Known colors: red. Western, cowboy crossover.

Originally by Mfg. by M&L Toy Co., NJ - 1951 (Morris & Louis) On sale December 1952.
Jun 10, 2017
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FUN GUN - WHAM-O - USABlack plastic air blaster gun with a barrel extension and sight. This is a reissue of the Scorpion Hip Gun by AidsJun 10, 2017
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SPINNER GUN - SI/IS - ITALYRed and yellow plastic spring driven space gun, shoots spinners. This is another appearance the ubiquitous spinner gun. Based on the US Plastic spinner design.

The handle is marked SI or IS and Depositato meaning registered design. Name? Maker? Box? Date?
Jun 09, 2017
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FLYING SAUCER GUN - BULLMARK - JAPANA spinner shooting space gun with telescopic sight. This is a plastic space gun kit and comes with a spaceman figure that attaches to the spinners. 24cm x 16cm x 5cm Date? Jun 05, 2017
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TAKARA SPACE GUN - TAKARA - JAPANClear blue plastic space water gun. Bulbous design, particularly the bottom of the grip. Rear fins. 12cm Marked TAKARA. Box? Date? May 30, 2017
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LANZA CHISPAS - BERNABEAU GISBERT - SPAINAngular clear plastic space gun. Red ribbed body, blue flared barrel, rear addition and trigger. Friction action with spark. Blister carded. 15cm May 30, 2017
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ALFA ZETA GUN - CO-MA - ITALYPlastic space water pistol. A long, slender gun with a telescopic sight. A spinning plastic wheel is set into the side. 47cm. Date? Box?May 30, 2017
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DIA WATER PISTOL - DIA - JAPANBlack metal tinplate space water gun. Early design with a revolver shape and with DIA molded into the handle. The box art features a Japanese superhero. Sold loose in trade boxes of a dozen. Dia is an abbreviation of Diamond. May 26, 2017
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AGENTE ESPACIAL - BW PLASTICOS - ARGENTINAPlastic space gun with sight. Shoots darts. Carded. Maker BW

The basic shape is that of the Lone Star range of diecast space cap guns. The sight has been altered and deep lines engraved in the body forming a grid pattern. Seen in light green. See also the POLICIA PLANETARIO PISTOLA ESPACIAL

May 19, 2017
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MARS SUPER JET GUN - LYRA - GREECEA version of the Yoshiya KO Space Super Jet Gun. Bulbous shaped blue and red tin space gun with a ribbed clear green plastic barrel containing a moving core. Marked Mars Gun. Saturn on side. Friction action with spark. 9.5" 24cm
May 02, 2017
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GIANT WATER PISTOL - MAKER? - JAPANBlue metal tinplate space water gun. Small, early design with a revolver shape and with GIANT molded into the handle. DIA style. The box art features a space style submarine theme. Sold loose in trade boxes of a dozen. Apr 24, 2017
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MOONSTAR - MAKER? - JAPANBare metal tinplate space cap gun. Small, early design with a jet plane molded into the handle. DIA style. The box art is a bizarre crossover design with western cowboy and a space theme. Sold loose in trade boxes of a dozen. Apr 24, 2017
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THUNDERBIRD 3 SPACE GUN - MAKER? - JAPANRed plastic water pistol in the shape of Thunderbird 3. Yellow plastic tail fins. Molded white panels in the handles. Maker? Packaging?Mar 22, 2017
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COSMIC RAY GUN MOONLIGHT MAN - NOMURA - JAPAN
COSMIC RAY GUN - DAIYA - JAPAN


This is a Moonlight Man variation of standard silver 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. Only the box differs from the original


Mar 15, 2017
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GEMINIS 1-X-70 PISTOLA ESPACIAL - BASA - PERUYellow and white plastic space gun with elongated barrel with holes and an elaborate telescopic sight. Blue plastic details. Friction noise and spark action. The barrel removes for storage. This is a version of the Space Pilot Jet Ray Gun, by KO Mar 13, 2017
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SPACE HERO 300-X SONIC GUN - MAKER? - HONG KONGBased on the Tim Mee version of the Norton Honer gun. This white plastic space gun has a redesigned front end with a blue lens cap. It emits 4 different sounds. The interesting feature of this gun is the fact that it is referencing the Space: 1999 series in its font and in the depiction of an Eagle transporter on the box. 1970s. Mar 13, 2017
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PISTOLA MARCIANA - PLASTIMARX - MEXICOLithographed tinplate clicker space gun. 9.5" The gun has a picture of Flash Gordon on the handle but has Tom Corbett wording on the side. This is a reworking of the 1952 Flash Gordon Click ray Pistol. Little effort has been made to make it a Tom Corbett specific version other than the addition of the name.

Based on the original 1935 Flash Gordon Radio Repeater design by Marx.

1950s. Box?
Mar 03, 2017
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SPACE WATER GUN - MAKER? - JAPANAngular style space water pistol. An astronaut design is molded in the handle. Sold in trade boxes.Feb 23, 2017
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SPACE WATER GUN 628 - CHANG - HONG KONGGreen clear plastic water pistol. This is a knock off of the early Pez space gun design. Bagged with header card. This sample gun gives information on the manufacturer and the date. 1967. Feb 23, 2017
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APOLO WATER GUN - MS - JAPANClear plastic space water pistol. The gun's body has a distinctive conical shape. Apollo misspelling. Blue and yellow versions. Sold in trade boxes. Feb 23, 2017
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SPACE RIFLE - AIRGAM - SPAINA long bazooka style space rifle that shoots balls. The long silver plastic tubes has ribbed red plastic components at the front, middle and rear. These components are the same as those used on the Airgam Pistola Especial - the "wireframe" gun. Probably mad by Airgam. Box? Packaging?Feb 23, 2017
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SPACE WATER GUN - MS - JAPANClear plastic space water gun with a distinctive plastic antenna structure on the top. Magazine molded in the body. Blue and yellow versions known. Sold in trade boxes of a dozen. The Apollo graphics suggest a late 1960s date. Feb 23, 2017
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SPACE FLIGHT GUN AND HOLSTER - MAKER? - USAThe box and the leather holster are shown here. The gun remains unidentified. Space graphics on the belt. 1950s. Feb 23, 2017
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SILVER SPACE GUN - MIURA - JAPANChrome silver plastic space gun. Bulbous styling with small rear fin. Three stars molded on the side. 19cm. Friction action with spark. 1970s? Miura - M in three concentric circles. Nov 29, 2016
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SUPER DELUXE ATOM GUN - MAKER? - TAIWANBlue and orange lithographed tinplate space rifle. Friction action with spark. Top of the gun and the top of the barrel have clear red windows. Marked Atomic on the stock. 17" 42cm Astroboy / Atom Boy theme. Nov 03, 2016
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ATOMIC GUN - BANDAI - JAPANLithographed green tinplate space gun with red detailing. Early bulbous styling. Rocket litho detail and a spaceman on the handle. Saturn on the tailfin. Water pistol. Box? Nov 01, 2016
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SPACE FLASHER - DAISY - USAA large black plastic battery operated space pistol. The unusual design has a large body at the back of the gun with a slender barrel tipped with four fins. Paper decal detailing. 12 in, 31 cm. Produces five electronic sounds.

This is identical to the Crescent Sonic Space Laser gun, which in turn is based on Cosmic Jet Pistol: the earlier design has been adapted to use electronic components. 1981 Box?

See also the Space Hero 500-X.
Jul 25, 2016
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KANGAROO GUN - KUSAN - USARed plastic gun with rather elaborate styling. Shoots plastic boomerangs. Carded. Partial cared shown. Not specifically space themed, but the elaborate shape appeals to collectors.

On sale December 1961.
Jul 23, 2016
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ASTRA SHOOTER - A IN DIAMOND - JAPANA small (3") clear plastic space gun. Angular design. Shoots small candy balls. Date?Jul 20, 2016
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MARCIANITO, EL REY MAGO - MAKER? - ARGENTINAThe Little Martian, Magician King. A silver plastic space gun with simple clicker action. This is based on the Pyro Space Control Gun though the muzzle is much larger than the Pyro. Marked ATOMICO on one side but with no maker's mark. Available in a wide range of colors, some with hand painted detailing. The same gun was also produced in Spain. 5" (13cm)Jul 14, 2016
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PISTOLA ATOMICA - MAKER? - SPAINA bulbous red hard plastic space water guns. Rings around the nozzle. Fins at the front and back. Marked Atomica on the side. Date? Box?Jul 08, 2016
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ATOM MACHINE GUN - YONEZAWA - JAPANA large metallic blue lithographed tin space machine gun. A rather serious looking gun with perforated double barrels and a wood effect stock. ATOM wording and an eagle on the stock. The box art has a lively space scene of Space Patrol astronauts. Friction action with noise and spark. This is essentially the same as the Yonezawa Super Machine Gun.

Date?
Jun 28, 2016
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SUPER MACHINE GUN DOUBLE BARRELLED - NOMURA - JAPANMetallic blue lithographed tinplate space machine gun. Double barrelled. The gun has a distinctive red plastic drum shaped magazine on the top. Wood effect stock. Marked Super Machine Gun. Friction action with noise and spark.Jun 28, 2016
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AMETRALLADORA DE COMBAT, TIGER MACHINE GUN - DELL TOYS - ARGENTINABlack and grey tinplate space machine gun with red and yellow details. Cylindrical red plastic drum on the top. Short red barrel. Tiger wording on the side and a tiger head graphic on the stock. Friction action with noise.

A second litho variation is shown below.

See also the Halcon version. There is a strong resemblance to the Sankei Tracer Machine Gun.
Jun 28, 2016
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NEPTUNE AQUA GUN - PALITOY - ENGLANDKnown only from this 1959 Palitoy and Vogue catalog. A transparent plastic water space gun. Similar to the Mitra Marziano by Simca of Spain. Details?Jun 25, 2016
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POP MOON GUN - ALBERTS - HONG KONGSmall cheap blown plastic pop gun that shoots a soft plastic missile. The feature of this gun is the attractive display box. made for Albert's dime stores. 1960sJun 22, 2016
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SPACE SHOOTER AND MASK - MAKER? - USAA hard plastic clicker gun. Angular design with rings on the barrel. A rocket is molded in the sides and a spaceman on the stock. The gun incorporates a whistle. 5" 12cm.

Carded with a space mask and winged Saturn and rocket space pin badge. Better picture?

image courtesy Toyraygun.com

Available in a wide range of colors. Maker? circa 1954
Jun 19, 2016
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BUCK ROGERS COCOMALT RAYGUN & HELMET KIT - COCOMALT - USAA 1933 premium from Cocomalt. Comprises a card space gun and helmet. Packed in an envelope. Jun 19, 2016
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MAT SPACE GUN - MAKER? - MEXICOA simple blown plastic water gun. The interesting feature of this gun is the fact that it is based on the Tudor Rose clicker gun design. Details?Jun 14, 2016
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ROCKET SUB-MACHINE GUN - NOMURA - JAPANAn unusual black painted tin paper popper space machine gun. The gun has rings around the central body, a short nozzle and a rifle stock. A rocket is molded into the stock. The distinctive feature of the gun is the large crank handle that provides the drive. There is an extension at the top with an unusual logo: it holds the paper reel. "200 Shot Repeating". 35cm Maker?

The gun has a strong resemblance to the Flashy Ray Gun.

Western cowboy crossover.
Jun 12, 2016
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DOUBLE BARREL MACHINE GUN ME-716 - MAKER? - CHINALarge blue lithographed tinplate space amchine gun. On the top is a white plastic mystery dome with a colored light effect. Battery operated action with noise, reciprocating barrels and lighs. The box is rather drab with no suggestion of a space theme, but the toy is very clearly a space gun. ME716Jun 08, 2016
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X-ATOMIC MACHINE GUN - MAKER? - JAPANA fairly conventional dark grey lithographed tinplate machine gun with wood effect stock. Short barrel. Rings. The box depicts a clear plastic lighted drum magazine on the top, though this is not evident on the pictured example. Marked Atomic Ray Gun on the stock. S- N0612. Battery operated action with noise and flashing lights. Jun 06, 2016
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LIGHTNING GUN - DAIYA - JAPANA conventional silver grey tinplate machine gun with a wood effect stock and clear plastic window in the side. Battery operated action with noise and flashing lights. The box art depicts a spaceman using the gun. Jun 06, 2016
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ROCKET WATER GUN - MAKER? - JAPANBlue plastic space water pistol with a rocket shaped barrel and red muzzle tip. The distinctive feature of this gun is the large clear plastic cone at the back. Marked Rocket Water Gun. Box? Jun 06, 2016
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PISTOLA RAJOS LASER - JEFE - SPAINGrey plastic space gun with red handle and barrel tip. The design is essentially a long rocket shaped tube with a pistol grip. Battery operated flashlight and sound. Currently only seen in this Jefe catalog. Box? Details? Photo?Jun 02, 2016
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SPACE GUN - DKA - JAPANEarly wood and lithographed wood and tin space rifle. Wood body with tin candy striped barrel and lithographed sideplates with Saturn graphics. Pop gun.

Late 1940 or early 1950.
May 16, 2016
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AMETRALLADORA TIGER MACHINE GUN - HALCON - ARGENTINAGrey green tinplate space machine gun with a wood effect stock. Cylindrical red plastic drum on the top. Short red barrel. Tiger wording on the side and a tiger head graphic on the stock. Friction action with noise.

There is a strong resemblance to the Sankei Tracer Machine Gun.
May 16, 2016
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V THE RESISTANCE M-16 MACHINE GUN - ARCO - FRANCELarge metallic blue plastic machine gun. Skeletal stock. Telescopic sight. Silencer attached. Based on the 1984 TV series. Rapid fire action with sound. Card mounted.

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May 03, 2016
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RADAR RAIDER SPACE WATER SHOOTING TOMMY GUN - ARLISS - USAA large plastic conventional machine gun. Rings on the barrel and muzzle. Large telescopic sight. Drum magazine. Molded dial detailing in the side and lightning flashes on the stock. Water squirt action. Available in a range of metallic colors. 18"

This gun was advertised in 1955. Made of Catalin Styrene. See also the cap firing version. Arliss Co Premier Plastics Division.
May 02, 2016
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SPACE RANGER GUN - MAKER? - HONG KONGRed plastic space gun with finned barrel and telescopic sight. Space Ranger molded into the side. Dart firing action. Based on the Lone Star diecast space gun. Box? Packaging?Apr 29, 2016
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URANIA SPACE WATER PISTOL - MAKER? - ITALY?A bulbous clear yellow plastic space water pistol with rotating plastic aliens inside. This is a version of the Astronaut Rocket Ray Gun gun produced by Ideal toy company, J.G. Schrödel of Nuremberg. This is smaller than the German design. 15cm It has URANIA molded on the rear fin. Possibly Italian. Box?

Apr 29, 2016
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OHGON BAT AUTOMATIC RAPID ACTION PISTOL - NOMURA - JAPANSuperhero Ohgon Bat version of the tin lithographed space machine gun. Cylindrical magazine. 8" 20cm Copious litho detailing. Double barrelled gun: two green and red clear plastic barrels. Friction noise and spark. Bat logo on the sides. This has the same pressing as the Cragstan Double Barrel Automatic Rapid Action Pistol.

Ogon Golden
Apr 26, 2016
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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.
Apr 26, 2016
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GOLDEN SPACE GUN - MAKER? - JAPANHeader card only. Details?Apr 25, 2016
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LASER RESCUE TEAM SET - PROCESSED PLASTICS (TIM-MEE) - USALarge boxed set comprising later version (soft plastic) Laser Flashlight Ray Gun, Laser Rescue Team rifle, plastic rocket and space figure set. Box marked Planet Wars. 1970s.
Apr 14, 2016
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ASTRO RAY GUN - SHUDO - JAPANA metallic silver lithographed tinplate angular space gun. Marked ASTRO RAY GUN. The gun has a single rectangular red plastic spark window on each side. Friction action with spark.

Featured in the 1973 Ichimura catalog. Item #8111
Apr 05, 2016
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SG SPACE GUN - MAKER? - JAPANBrightly lithographed tinplate space gun with a substantial graphic of a Lunar landscape with rocket flying across. Three part spark window. Red plastic double barrel. Friction action with spark. Marked SG on the stock. The Y in a circle logo is possibly Sanko. 7.5"

Note: the long barrel version is the original version. Short barrel versions are new reproductions. The short barrel is a much later reissue in an old style card box with paper label.

This gun appears in the 1973 Ichimura catalog. Item #8117
Apr 05, 2016
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