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RAZER RAY GUN - MAKER? - HONG KONGA gold plastic space gun. The machine pistol design has a large telescopic sight shaped like a rocket with a red plastic nose and tail. The gun has a distinctive extending plastic stock. Friction action with spark. May 27, 2015
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JET JR CAST IRON GUN - MAKER? - USAA cast iron space gun closely modeled on the Stevens Jet Junior diecast gun. The gun is significantly different and is not simply a metal copy of the original. Maker? date? Details?May 25, 2015
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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? May 25, 2015
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TOM GUN - MELDON BROS - USABlack painted steel space gun. The gun has a conventional (non-space) pistol shape. Short perforated barrel with a flint adjustment screw at the end. Water slide decal decoration with Super Automatic Tom Gun wording. Pulling the trigger produces a lound noise and rubs a central rod against the flint, producing sparks. 8.5" 21cm. Meldon has repackaged an existing gun to target the growing space market and the box art confirms its space credentials with features such as the Uranium Chamber and Atom Blast Trigger. Meldon Bros, Cleveland Ohio.

Advertised in a 1947 Playthings publication.
May 25, 2015
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SPACE FLASHLIGHT RIFLE - MAKER?A so far unidentified plastic space rifle with a distinctive rocket in the place of the sight. Battery powered flashlight action. Marked with a star in a circle with wings logo on the stock. Two fastening points for a carrying strap. 17" Seen in yellow and blue versions. Maker unknown. Box?May 24, 2015
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STAR TREK FLASHLITE GUN - LARAMI CORP - HONG KONGA white plastic space gun with red trim Telescopic site. Marked STAR TREK. Battery flashlight action. 6" 15cm A battery was originally included on the card. Blister carded. Made in Hong Kong for Larami. Copyright date 1968.May 24, 2015
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ELECTRO SIGNAL GUN - ECON PRODUCTS - USAThis is a variation of the Electro space gun with a compass built into one side. Red hard plastic space gun with a small forward pointing top fin. Red plastic with yellow trigger and blue nozzle. ELECTRO molded into the side in a futuristic font. Saturn image on the handle. 5 1/2 ins. The gun was certainly available in 1956. This version is attached to a backing card marked Electra Flash Light Signal Gun. Click action with battery powered flashlight. (no mention of a siren). It has Morse code printed in the corner, with an instruction to cut it out, a fact that might account for its scarcity. (Some consider the name to be Electra)
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This same design was used for the English Bell Toy Cosmic Ray Gun.
May 24, 2015
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LAND OF THE LOST SIGNAL FLASH - LARAMI - HONG KONGAnother variation of the white plastic Signal Flash space gun with red trim. Battery flashlight action. Produced in Hong Kong for Larami c1975May 24, 2015
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SPACE WORLD RAY GUN - EMPIRE - HONG KONGAn angular green plastic space gun. Pronounced trigger guard. Box shaped silver barrel tip. Large spark window on the top. Friction action with noise and spark. The card's knock-off graphics clearly target the Star Wars market. Blister carded. Dated 1979. Made in Hong Kong for EmpireMay 22, 2015
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STAR DART GUN - MAKER? - HONG KONGA silver plastic space gun. Chunky design with trigger guard and a large bulky telescopic sight. Paper decal decoration. Shoots rubber tipped darts. Bagged with header card. No 2038May 21, 2015
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SHOOT OUT IN SPACE RAYGUN - TOMY - JAPANAn electronic transistorized shooting range. Contains a large white plastic machine gun with a conventional shape. Detachable stock. The bolt is mechanically released by the trigger making a loud click. The gun emits a beam of light which triggers rocket targets positioned in a tray. 27" 72cm.

Also sold by Chad Valley, England. Marked Raygun, Shoot Out in Space decal on the stock.
May 21, 2015
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SPACE BATTLE SET - GINPEL - ITALYA reworking of the ATOMIC ORBETOR-X. A boxed set with a metallic blue plastic space gun with a short barrel. The gun is now battery powered but incorporates the original CO2 cannister molding in its design. The gun is ultimately based on the Cosmic Ray Gun by Palitoy. Comes with belt, holster and pouch. Action? May 21, 2015
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URANUS III - MAKER? - PORTUGALSmall plastic space gun, angular handle. Paper decal decoration. Shoots darts. Blister carded. Available in a range of colors. Date?May 20, 2015
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FLASH GORDON SPACE GUN - LONE STAR - ENGLANDA large heavy diecast and plastic cap firing gun. White and red, with a plastic barrel tip. Angular telescopic sight. Flash Gordon logo on one side 9.5" 24cm Dated 1981.

May 20, 2015
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ATOMIC SPACE GUN - ICHIMURA - JAPANA small lithographed tin space gun. Black with white and yellow detailing. Marked ATOMIC SPACE GUN. Three spark windows at the front. Friction action with spark. 5" 12cm. Sold in trade boxes. Indian Head Logo. The gun is featured in an Ichimura page from an Exporters Guide dated 1964. May 20, 2015
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PLAZER RAY GUN - MULTIPLE TOYMAKERS - USAA very large blue and white plastic battery operated space gun with an unusual box shape. The structure has two handles and is held up to the face. A viewing window allows the gun to be pointed at objects and "shot" with an accompanying flash and an electronic sound. Three color filters. 26" 65cm. Featured in a Montgomery Ward catalog in 1966 One of the earliest space guns to use transistors. May 20, 2015
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AUTOMATIC 2000 - JOUETS PP - FRANCEA silver plastic space gun based on the Arrow Launcher Gun by Matsushiro. Darts and spinner shooting action. The gun has two barrels mounted one above the other. In addition a spinner launcher is mounted on top. The spinners are launched and become targets for the dart gun. 29cm. Jouets PP was a Monaco based company. May 19, 2015
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RAYDART GUN - TARRSON CO - USAAn angular plastic dart shooting gun. This unusual gun is made of three colors of plastic. It has a thin barrel with rings and a large plastic tip. The long telescopic sight sits directly on the top of the body. There is a round recessed decorative feature on one side. Storage compartment in the handle. The gun has been found in various combinations of black, blue, yellow and red. Sold with three rubber tipped darts: red, blue and yellow. 9.5" 24cm 1968May 16, 2015
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ATOM JUNIOR - MAKER? - AUSTRALIAPlastic space gun with simple clicker action. This is based on the Pyro Space Control Gun. Marked Atom Junior on the sides but with no maker's mark. Known colors: green 5" (13cm) Box? Packaging?

The gun is described as the Atomic Junior gun in the Perth Sunday Times dated 16 August 1953.
May 14, 2015
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PAPER POPPER GUN - LANGSON LMCO - USAA plain silver metal paper popper. This unusual gun has two handles and has a paper roller holder mounted at the front. The action is created by pumping the two handles back and forth. 10" 25cm This was released at the 1933 Chicago World's Fair, making it arguably a very early space gun, though its space credentials are the subject of debate. Box?May 14, 2015
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ASTRO MACHINE GUN - MAKER? - TAIWANPlastic space gun. Chrome attachments on both the back of the gun front of the barrel. Made in a range of colors. Friction action with noise and spark. Window box. May 14, 2015
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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? Packaging? May 13, 2015
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THUNDER GUN "SMOKEY JOE" - NEWELL - USAA large conventional single shot airfire rifle with 2-in-1 action. 25" The gun has a pump action and shoots ping pong balls. Comes with "muzzle compensator" that fits on front end of the gun. Walnut finished plastic and aluminum. The box depicts a spaceman and spacewoman. An advert for the gun featured in the Florence Times in November 1952.
May 12, 2015
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MIRRORMAN SPACE GUN - TOMY - JAPANThis is a variation of the Tomy Siren raygun design. Blue, red and white plastic flashlight raygun with siren. Window box with Mirrorman graphics. The Tomy trademark is molded into the side of the gun. There's also a cord or lanyard attached to the handle. May 12, 2015
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FLYING STAR - KGK - JAPANA green plastic space gun. Launches spinners with small pictures of a spaceman's head in the center. The distinctive feature of this gun is its tubular shape with four fins at the back. The elaborate box art exaggerates the Flying Saucer design of the simple spinners. Marumi Kogei May 12, 2015
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ESPACIAL ANO 2000 - TEYCA - MEXICOClear red plastic space gun, rounded shape with a distinctive ringed chrome nozzle with a circular sight. Friction action with spark. Teyca decal on the side. Lanza chispas. Blister carded. 7" 17cm

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May 12, 2015
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SALON DE TIRO - XAFMAS - SPAINA red plastic and tin cork shooting gun. The simple pop gun comes with a gallery of card targets, each of which depicts a space or fantasy scene. Mallorca, Spain. May 06, 2015
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ULTRAMAN GUN AND HOLSTER SET - MAKER? - JAPANBlue plastic spring loaded gun. Grey barrel tip. Shoots darts? Leathe Ultraman holster and belt. Anime superheroMay 06, 2015
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SPACE GUN - NAGASAKIYA - JAPANA small (6" 9cm) blue hard plastic water pistol with a short red plastic barrel. The angular gun has a relatively huge red plastic telescopic sight. Marked N. Name? Available in blue and grey. May 06, 2015
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RADAR RAIDER SPACE GUN - PREMIER PLASTICS - USAA large plastic conventional machine gun. Telescopic sight, drum magazine. Cap firing action. There is little obvious space styling and the box is equally unconvincing "Cap Firing Tommy Gun", but the gun was aimed at the emerging space toy market. Available in a range of colors including red and grey. 17" May 06, 2015
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FLYING SAUCER MACHINE TMG - TIGER CHEM - JAPANA black plastic machine pistol with a long stock and a lever action reload mechanism. This conventional and non-space like gun shoots small plastic discs. Two versions shown, one of which includes small plastic monsters as targets. The boxes have elaborate space graphics. 30cmMay 06, 2015
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TOMMY THUNDER GUN - MITSUHASHI - JAPANBlue plastic Tommy gun style machine gun with drum magazine. Red barrel tip. Marked Tommy Thunder. Paper bullet decals. Battery operated with sound and flashing light. The gun may lack space styling but the box and the inner packing are decorated with space themes. May 05, 2015
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SPACE JET GUN - VISPA? - ARGENTINALight blue tin lithographed bulbous space gun with a clear green ribbed plastic barrel containing "lipstick" inserts. Litho of stars and Saturn. Friction noise and spark. Argentine version of the Yoshiya KO Space Super Jet Gun 9.5" 24cm Box?

There is also a version with a non-ribbed barrel.
May 04, 2015
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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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May 04, 2015
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LUCKY RAY GUN - HORIKAWA - JAPANA large burgundy colored tinplate machine gun. A traditional military design with magazine clip and telescopic sight. Battery operated with noise and flashing lights. A color wheel rotates in the barrel tip. Marked Lucky Gun on the sides. Date?May 02, 2015
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BALL SHOOTING SPACE GUN - SELCOL - ENGLANDA clear plastic ball shooting gun. 7" 18cm The transparent plastic gun has red detailing. It holds five balls in a cylindrical upper chamber. These drop into the lower barrel and are fired by cocking the mechanism and pulling the trigger. Distinctive hoops on the barrel and a vertical sight at the back. An Australian advert shows this gun design, dating it to no later than December 1955.
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This is the same basic design as the Sensacional Pistola Lanza Bolas and the Pongo Pistol.
May 02, 2015
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BATTLE OF THE PLANETS WIND 'N' SHOOT GUN - GORDY - TAIWANBlue plastic space gun with yellow spinner assembly. Shoots red and yellow spinners. Paper decal on the handle. Made in Taiwan for Gordy. Blister carded. Dated 1979.

Battle of the Planets is the US name for the Gatchaman anime character.
May 01, 2015
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BATTLE OF THE PLANETS CLICK-RAY PROJECTOR GUN - GORDY - TAIWANLight blue plastic space flashlight projector gun. Bulky design with white barrel. Paper decal on the handle. Projects small images held on removable slides. Made in Taiwan for Gordy. Blister carded. Dated 1978.

Battle of the Planets is the US name for the Gatchaman anime character.
May 01, 2015
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BATTLE OF THE PLANETS SIGNAL RAY GUN - GORDY - TAIWANLight blue plastic space flashlight gun. Plain design with paper decal on the handle. Marked Flash Gun on the sides. Made in Taiwan for Gordy. Blister carded. Dated 1978. Takes AA battery.

Battle of the Planets is the US name for the Gatchaman anime character.
May 01, 2015
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BATTLE OF THE PLANETS SPACE WATER GUN - GORDY - TAIWANClear plastic space water pistol. Copious rings around the barrel. Made in Taiwan for Gordy. Blister carded. Dated 1980. Red and blue versions.

Battle of the Planets is the US name for the Gatchaman anime.
Apr 29, 2015
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ASTRO SQUIRTER - KILGORE - HONG KONGStocky transparent plastic space water pistol with telescopic sight. The barrel has rings and a distinctive cross pattern of fins around the muzzle. Bagged with header card. Similar in styling to the Rex Mars Planet Patrol Pistol. Made in Hong Kong for the US Kilgore company. Item 2012. Dated 1974.

This is the same design as the Mak's Mars No 288 Space Water Gun
Apr 29, 2015
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VETRO SPRIZ SPACE GUN - ARISTON - ITALYNot a functioning space gun but a container for some sort of liquid. Silver grey soft plastic space gun. This gun has a very distinctive handle design consisting of curved ribs. Red plastic tip. Apr 28, 2015
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R-47 ROCKET PISTOL - NOMURA - JAPANMetallic grey lithographed tin battery operated pistol raygun. A small tin rocket is mounted on the top and moves backward and forward. Light and sound. Short red plastic barrel muzzle with rings. Marked Rocket Pistol. R-47 on the handle. Atomic wording. Flashing Light and Noise.

The design has elements from the large Nomura Rocket Gun.

Apr 16, 2015
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JET-ROCKET GUN - MAKER? - HONG KONGLong red rocket shaped plastic space gun. The back of the guns has fins at the top and bottom. Spring loaded dart shooting action with caps. Shoots yellow rocket shaped darts. Blister carded. 1981. Also released as the Flash Gordon Rocket Range Gun.Apr 16, 2015
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THUNDERBIRD 2 GUN - MAKER? - JAPANA plastic gun in the shape of Thunderbird 2 with an attached handle. 7" long. Shoots small BB pellets. Blister packed on card. Sekiden Thunderbirds, Gerry Anderson.Apr 10, 2015
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