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SKY 7 ASTRO RAY GUN - AOSHIN - JAPANA light blue plastic machine pistol with rounded lines. Large red spark window on the top and a long telescopic sight. Friction action with spark and noise. Dec 15, 2017
CONDOR GUN - MAKER? - JAPANSmall tinplate space gun. Friction action. Bare metal with a Saturn logo embossed on the side. Marked CONDOR. Probably sold in trade boxes. 1950sDec 14, 2017
CAP ROCKET GUN - MAKER? - HONG KONGBlue plastic pistol that combines a rocket launching action and cap firing. Shoots a large plastic rocket. Bagged with header card.Oct 07, 2017
SPACE GUN - MAKER? - HONG KONGA blue bulbous plastic space gun with a retro styled rear fin. Two ribbed red plastic barrels, similar to those on Japanese rayguns. The gun has a double barrel that shoot rubber tipped darts. The two darts are fired simultaneously. The barrels are placed one above the other, a variation of the side-by-side design. The gun has a rocket molded in the handle. See also the Space Captain version. Oct 07, 2017
TIGER T-73 SPACE MACHINE GUN - NOMURA - JAPANLarge red lithographed tin machine gun with space scenes on the box. Japan 1960s 17.5 ins. Friction action with sparks and firing noise. Tiger wording on the gold stock. Box? Date?Oct 01, 2017
MULTI 08 SPACE GUN / SATURN SPACE GUN - MATSUSHIRO - JAPANBlack plastic space gun with removable telescopic sight. Removable silencer. Hand grip. Green plastic spark windows. Friction action with spark. Also sold as the Saturn Space Gun by FUN????. The advert dates to 1967.

This is a variation on the much copied Takatoku pistol design.
Oct 01, 2017
WORLD SPACE MACHINE GUN - NOMURA / KDP - JAPANEarly Japanese brightly lithographed tin space machine gun. The Universal Gun variant has ribbed center section with a cylindrical magazine attached to the bottom. It has a short black metal barrel tip. Two sights on the top. Wind up sound and spark action. Sep 07, 2017
SPACE WATER PISTOL - MAKER? - HONG KONGBlue plastic water pistol. Rear fins, rocket shaped nose design. Details? Packaging? Name?Sep 07, 2017
RAT TAT GUN - MAKER?Red plastic crank action space gun. Rings on barrel. Crank action. Details? Box? Name?Sep 07, 2017
SUPERMAN WATER GUN - FOR IPR - HONG KONGAngular black plastic water pistol. Superman decals. Blister carded. Made for the Italian market. 1970s. ItalyAug 29, 2017
CRANK ACTION SPACE GUN - MAKER?Currently unidentified. This is a stubby plastic space gun with a distinctive crank attached to one side. Gold plastic. Name? Box? Maker? Aug 24, 2017
ATOM GUN - MAKER - USA?Pot metal, solid cast gun. This primitive gun has bomb-like fins and is marked ATOM. Origins unknown. 7" long. Aug 24, 2017
MARX CLICKER DART RIFLE - MARX - USAPlastic rifle. Thin stramlined shape with a futuristic ringed attachment to the top. Dart shooting action. Known in red, blue and yellow versions. Box? Date?Aug 24, 2017
CRAZY SPACE GUN - BANDAI - JAPANLarge black plastic space gun. Bazooka style with telescopic sight. Paper decals. Battery operated light and noise. Date? Aug 15, 2017
MONSTER DART GUN - SYR- JAPANRed plastic dart gun with a built in flashlight feature. Rubber tipped darts. 7.5 ins. Blister carded. Japanese monster themed target. SYR ghost logo.

See also the Lightan versions.

Based on the Ohio Art Astroray Flashlight Target Gun.
Jul 21, 2017
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
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
MAGAZINE .45 SPACE GUN - MAKER? - JAPANGreen plastic space water gun. Yellow plastic insert in the handle. No 1979. Details?Jun 23, 2017
ROCKET SPACE GUN - MAKER? - MEXICOBlue plastic space gun. Three rings on the barrel. Large trigger. Marked ROCKET on the sides. Based on the Kellog's Smoke Ray Gun. Clicker action? Located in Mexico. Maker? Box?Jun 22, 2017
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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
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
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
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
SPACE WATER GUN - MAKER? - JAPANAngular style space water pistol. An astronaut design is molded in the handle. Sold in trade boxes.Feb 23, 2017
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
ASTRA SHOOTER - A IN DIAMOND - JAPANA small (3") clear plastic space gun. Angular design. Shoots small candy balls. Date?Jul 20, 2016
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
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
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.

Jun 28, 2016
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
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
NEPTUNE AQUA GUN - PALITOY - ENGLANDFeatured in the 1959 Palitoy and Vogue catalog. A transparent plastic water space gun. Similar to the Mitra Marziano by Simca of Spain. Details?Jun 25, 2016
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
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?

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Available in a wide range of colors. Maker? circa 1954
Jun 19, 2016
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
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
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
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
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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